Eberly College of Business Hosts Phi Beta Lambda Orientation

Posted on 10/30/2013 2:22:23 PM

Phi Beta Lambda OrientationPhi Beta Lambda hosted its annual State Fall Organization Orientation (SFOO) on October 19, 2013, in Eberly Atrium.

The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity for the chapters in Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda and the State Executive Council to discuss and learn from one another.  

The statewide orientation is held at two venues: One at Bloomsburg University for the east side of the state and one at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the west side of the state. 

Through interaction, activities, and open forums, the members discover new ways to better provide for their members. 

They then create a stronger statewide relationship by building better communication within Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and sharing ideas and experiences with one another in an interactive and open environment.

Three breakout sessions were held during the event, including an interactive resume workshop, chapter startup and succession, and “Professionalism Before You are a Professional.” Guest speaker Jeff Peters from US Steel also presented on personal branding.

The event even featured an interactive Jeopardy game, where the East played the West via teleconference. 

SFOO is a great opportunity for new members to learn what PBL is about and for experienced members, officers, and advisers to learn more about PBL and how to improve their local chapters. 

Phi Beta Lambda state secretary Jennifer Johnson felt the event was success. 

“Members from all of the schools were able to attend a professional workshop as well as an interactive group leadership session,” Johnson said. “It was a very positive start to the year for Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda.” 

Phi Beta Lambda is a college-level business organization open to all majors that brings business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. 

—Aleda Johnson