Career Champions

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The Career Champion Partner Program is a special initiative of The University of Alabama Career Center that provides specific opportunities to enhance an organization’s recruiting efforts and brand recognition on campus. Participants in this program will enjoy increased student awareness of their organization, opportunities to interact with specific student demographics, personal introductions and connections with key faculty and professional assistance developing effective recruiting strategies and programming. 

To become a Career Champion Partner, companies pledge support of $12,000 per year for three years. The benefits that our Career Champion Partners receive include: 

  • A recognition plaque in the main Career Center 
  • A commemorative recognition item for office display 
  • Waived career fair registration and priority interview room reservation for day after interviews 
  • Year-round visibility through company logo display on Career Center website and printed materials. 
  • Custom social media takeover or campaign including posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote employment opportunities, campus recruiting deadlines, and career fair/event participation 
  • One customized student recruitment event 
  • Inclusion on the Career Center Advisory Board for each year of patronage 

The Impact

Career Champion funding supports career-readiness programming for under-served student populations at The University of Alabama, including first-generation students, racial minority students, LGBTQIA+ students and others. One program supported by the Career Champion Partners is our Crimson Career Closet, which houses professional clothing that students and alumni can borrow at no cost. This program benefits students who may struggle to afford the professional clothing they need in order to participate in career fairs, networking events and job interviews. Another championed initiative is internship stipends to support students with unpaid or low-paying summer internships. This initiative makes it possible for students to accept unpaid or lower-paying internships that would give them invaluable work experience while continuing to support themselves financially. 

Become a Career Champion Partner

If your company is interested in joining our Career Champion Partner Program, please contact Tammy Donaldson at or (205) 348-0810.