How UAB Business School students stay out of unemployment lines
By Linda White
Published: October 3, 2008
UAB School of Business students are using their connections to stay off unemployment lines. Many students already have jobs and or internships and are getting what they need to be better prepared in this tight economy.
They are the cream of the crop and in high demand for scholarships, internships and jobs.
UAB Senior, Laura Bordelon said, “Because of uab internship programs, i can feel comfortable that i already have a job secured.”
At the annual scholarship luncheon for UAB School of Business students this is a place to thank scholarship donors and network.
UAB Senior, Adil Faizee said, “UAB School of Business has given me so much social networking opportunities that I’m pretty sure that once I graduate in December and as of course market condition improves, I will have opportunities opening up in Birmingham.”
Here there are no worries about unemployment lines. If employers choose to hire from among these faces - they know they’re getting a well-diversified, well-trained employee. Greg Hirsch, a General Electric/CNI District Sales Manager said diversified skills are the key.
GE CNI District Sales Manager, Greg Hirsch, said, “Our pipeline in the past has been significant low. That’s why with schools like this here event here, the business school has been great bringing lots of quality talent to us.”
Even before graduation - students have a variety of opportunities to enter the workforce.
Bordelon said, “Through the internship program that uab offers, lot of students get to know employers, and start that relationship close to graduation”
And in this tight economy - every little bit helps - to secure a job in the future.
While the students we interview are finance majors - they are also exposed to accounting, marketing and other business skills to make them more marketable to future employers.