Recruitment week started out with info session. New recruits got to hear all about PBL from a number of different perspectives. Denise He started out with an overall view of the organization, with Paul Mason following up with an overview of the different types of professional development events. PBL alum, Justin Rosenkaimer talked about his PBL experiences and how it has helped him in the work world. Enanuvie Ewharekuko and Emily Dotson gave a summary of their experiences that they have had in PBL. Overall, this was a great night, and really showed off what PBL had to offer.
During meet the members, recruits had a great opportunity to meet current members. This night was filled with speed dating and bingo. There were a couple big winners during the bingo game, and they received small bags of candy. This was a great event, and it really allowed recruits to meet the leadership team, and all of PBL’s great members.
The resume workshop on Thursday night was a great opportunity for prospective members to get great tips on their resumes. Sarah Weber and Lauren Smith did an excellent job with their presentation. They also did a couple great mock interviews to show the do’s and don’ts during an interview. This was a great night for recruits to get in some professional development time.
Game night on Friday was a lovely time. The night started out with four corners. This game made its debut in 2200 Sennott during fall recruitment, where Robbie Simcik, past recruitment chair, introduced the game to PBL. This time around, it was played in 2400, which is over twice the size of 2200. This lead to some winded PBL recruits and members by the end. After a great game of four corners, the fun continued with “heads up seven up,” a classic preschool game. This game consists of the majority of the room putting their heads down on the table (so they can’t see), with their thumbs up. Then seven people run around and put one thumb down. After the seven people choose, they say, “heads up” and everybody lifts up their heads. The people who got their thumbs put down then guess who picked them. This game was newly introduced this semester, but will surely be played next time around. It was a great compliment to four corners. After heads up seven up, members played board games, tic-tac-toe “three in a row” and hangman (or hangwoman for the ladies) for the rest of the night. Game night is a great ice breaker with interviews looming the next day.
Interview day was a great success. After hours of interviews and deliberation, leadership team came to a decision and invited 13 new members to PBL.