Phi Beta Lambda: New business society for all

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Phi Beta Lambda, a new business society starting up this fall at California Baptist University, aims to give students of various academic disciplines the opportunity to grow in their leadership and professional development.

Phi Beta Lambda Inc. is a non-profit education association with a quarter-million members and advisers across 12,000 chartered middle school, high school and college chapters worldwide.

Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Harmin Kaur, director of communications for California Phi Beta Lambda, said one of the distinctive aspects of Phi Beta Lambda is the amount of leadership growth members gain.

California Baptist Univer sity’s adviser of Phi Beta Lambda, Stephanie Fluitt, currently serving as a graduate admissions counselor at CBU, said she was in Future Business Leaders of America, the high school division of Phi Beta Lambda, since her freshman year of high school and enjoyed everything from the first day she saw the people walking to the position.

“I love seeing how many people are benefiting from it, and it’s really the connections and amount of fun that makes it so special,” Fluitt said. “It’s especially great seeing the growth of everyone and the exciting memories.”

This new start-up of Phi Beta Lambda offers the leadership opportunities that will allow growth for any individual seeking to expand skills in public speaking and research.

Phi Beta Lambda offers various competitions that members can take part in, and a majority of the meetings and events revolve around preparation for various competitions. These competitions range from different academic presentations to mock interviews for resume and job preparation.

CBU aims to develop student leadership in their graduates, and Phi Beta Lambda is one of the several efforts CBU is making toward developing student leaders.

Students may get involved by contacting Fluitt at sfluitt@calbaptist.edu.

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