Blog post provided by Nicole Serino ’13
I am sure you are all waiting to hear how our Phi Beta Lambda Stevens Chapter did this past weekend at New Jerseys State Leadership Conference. This year the competition was fiercer than ever having more students participating than ever before. But I have to say, our Stevens competitors brought their game!
Our day started off at the Stevens gatehouse at 6:00am sharp. We took 2 path rides, one long train ride and a taxi ride before arriving at Mercer County College in West Windsor, NJ. This conference however is not all about the competition and beating each other out in different business-oriented events. It is all about networking. Who knows, some of these future business leaders could be my co-worker in the future. In between competitions, NJ PBL offered all of the participant’s fun seminars and networking worships along with a catered lunch and dinner. Although we did not get back to campus until around 11:30 that night, it was sure worth it for all of us.
The Stevens chapter of PBL walked away with 6 different honors out for the 10 members who attended. Although last year might have had better statistics with everyone walking home with at least one award, I’d say we didn’t do too shabby! More than half of our competitors were brand new to PBL this year and really held their ground at the competition. I would have to say the best part of the entire day is awards at the end. Being at Stevens, everyone is just as smart as you if not smarter. Stepping out of our school, you realize how well Stevens has prepared you for the outside world. We are a lot smarter than we think! Our Chapter of PBL will be doing some events around campus this semester to try and recruit more members to be a part of this wonderful experience with us as well as supporting the March of Dimes, our national foundation. I hope you will think about joining! Please see the honors below.
Daniel Cousillas- Business Communication
Jorge Rivera Reyes – 1st Honors in Computer Applications
ShaQuill Thomas- 2nd Honors in Computer Concepts, 2nd Honors in Word Processing
Oren Herzenberg- 3rd Honors in Impromptu Speaking
Michael Lee- 1st Honors in Networking Concepts