The University of Alabama Career Center and Parent & Family Programs are excited to offer family members of UA students a variety of ways to support the career development of all UA students. Please see the list of opportunities below then submit the interest form to get started! Your time and dedication to the career development of UA students is greatly appreciated. Roll Tide!Sign up to Volunteer!
The UA Career Center is always connecting with new companies who are interested in hiring UA students and graduates for internship, co-ops, and post-graduation, full-time employment. The Career Center welcomes contact information for the person in your company/organization responsible for recruiting/hiring.
UA Career Panels are an opportunity for parents and alumni to engage with campus to share real world experience and tips on how to be successful during and after college. These panels generally have between 4-6 representatives who answer questions about their jobs and give tips to be successful in their career life. These events are important for students because they get a chance to learn about the amazing jobs and industries UA alumni and parents are working. At the end of each panel there is a networking opportunity so that students can get a chance to connect with the panelists on a one-on-one and/or small group basis.
Get to know some of our students and engage with UA by contributing your time. Hosting an informational interview provides a high-impact learning opportunity for students and allows you to share your experience and career journey. The Career Center encourages students to do informational interviews with professionals in fields that interest them, but their connections may be limited. Talking with students for 20 to 30 minutes gives them valuable insight on industries and organizations.
UA Career Consultants conduct mock interviews for employment and graduate school, however, our ability to provide feedback on responses to technical questions is limited. If you are in a technical field, you can contribute to a student’s preparation to answer technical questions and boost their confidence before interviews.