Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Developing the Next Generation of Business Leaders
One of the newest organizations to come to campus is Phi Beta Lambda. The chapter at SMWC is a professional student business organization that emphasizes the development of its members into becoming the next generation of business leaders. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
PBL offers many opportunities that improve leadership qualities, and it looks great on résumés. It is open to both campus and online students. Contact your advisor for more information, or apply online.
I've Submitted My Application. Now What?
Once you submit your membership application, your name will be added as a candidate to membership. To qualify for membership, a candidate must:
- attend three monthly meetings where leadership speakers are featured, and participate in at least one activity, or
- take BU490-T for course credit. Teams of students (campus, distance, and even graduate) meet in a virtual classroom and choose projects that not-for-profits have submitted. Students work all semester to complete these projects. Please visit the Social Marketing Internship page for more information.
There is a membership fee of $20 (scholarships available) once you are moved from candidacy to membership. Certificates of membership along with pins will be awarded in the spring.
Woods students attended a national leadership conference in California (2012) and Florida (2011). The 2013 PBL conference is scheduled June 22-25 in Anaheim, California. The 2014 national leadership conference is scheduled June 24-27th in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit the FBLA-PBL website.
Read the Tribune-Star article about what this experience has brought to four students (2011).