Career Champion Partner Program

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, multiple occasions to interact with specific student demographics, personal introductions and connections with key faculty, and professional assistance developing effective recruiting strategies and programming.

View our current Champion Partners.

To join the Career Champion Partner program, 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,
  • Career Fair registration,
  • Company logo on Career Center printed materials, including the career guide,
  • Priority reservation access for on-campus recruiting interview rooms following Career Fairs, held until general registration opens,
  • One customized student event, and
  • Inclusion on the Career Center Advisory Board for each year of patronage

 

Career Champion Partners 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, LGBTQ+ 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 initiative supported by the Career Champion Partners 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 Today!

If the Career Champion Partner Program sounds like something your company would be interested in, we would love to talk to you. Please contact Melinda King at mjking@ua.edu or 205-348-4904, or Amber Capell at amber.capell@ua.edu or 205-348-9291 to get started today!