Phi 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
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
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
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.