The Collat School of Business has launched new opportunities for business students to excel in real estate.
Beginning this semester, students across all business majors interested in real estate can serve their community, advance their real estate education, network with working professionals and be eligible for a real estate scholarship.
Students who like to learn through experience and give back to their community will be interested in the HomeFirst service-learning initiative. Supported by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), HomeFirst enables students to provide virtual counseling to homebuyers across rural Alabama.
The program teaches students how to provide financial coaching, individualized support and program referrals to low-income individuals and families seeking first-time homeownership. They gain real-world real estate experience while creating tangible change in their communities.
Students gain real estate knowledge in several Collat courses that also give them a leg up on the Alabama Real Estate Licensing Exam.
UAB students enrolled in real estate classes can now bypass the need for extracurricular education needed for exam eligibility, enabling them to get their license faster. Eligibility requirements are met by taking two courses: FN 370 Principles of Real Estate and an additional real estate course of the student’s choosing.