UAB is one of Forbes’ best employers for new graduates

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Forbes listed UAB as number four on the 2021 list for America’s best employers for new grads. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Postgrad life is no joke, but finding a job you love helps make it a smooth transition. Birmingham is the 12th best city for new college grads, and according to Forbes, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of the country’s best employers for new graduates. Keep reading to see what makes them such a great option.

America’s No. 4 Employer for New Graduates

UAB is Alabama’s largest employer, and many of those employees are new graduates. As a Birmingham native, I’ve seen firsthand how much my friends love UAB, whether they’re studying or working for the institution.

For many new graduates, working at the school that brought them years of great memories and education is a no-brainer.

How does the ranking of Forbes’ list of America’s best employers for new graduates work?

Forbes teamed up with Statista, a market research company, to survey 20,000 Americans with less than 10 years’ professional experience working for businesses with over 1,000 employees. Respondents were asked to:

  • Rate their employers on criteria including safety of work environment, compensation, opportunities for advancement and effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Rate their willingness to recommend their own employer to friends and family
  • Nominate organizations other than their own

After this, UAB made it to #4—becoming the only company with Alabama headquarters in the top 50.

Topping Forbes’ lists

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UAB employees love this beautiful campus. Photo via Bham Now

This isn’t the first time UAB has made it to the top of Forbes’ lists. According to Forbes, UAB is one of America’s best employers for diversity and “America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer.” Plenty of UAB students choose to work at UAB after their time as undergraduate and graduate students there. As employees, they have opportunities to continue learning and growing their career.

“Having highly engaged new graduates on our team is important to the work we do.”

Pam Benoit, UAB, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

A win for UAB is a win for Bham

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Another win for UAB. Photo via Bham Now

We love seeing local institutions succeed because when they thrive, all of Birmingham thrives. We can’t wait to see what comes next for UAB!

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Cecilia Wood
Cecilia Wood
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