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.
January’s member of the month is PBL’s Spring Recruitment Chair, Myles Brady. Myles was responsible for creating all of the recruitment events, coordinating roles with PBL members and keeping in touch with all of the potential new members throughout the entire week. Myles undoubtedly spent a lot of time emailing members, keeping track of attendance, putting up posters, and making sure all the events of the week ran smoothly. Coordinating all of these tasks is a huge undertaking, but Myles tackled everything without a problem.
On October 16, 2010, a group of 5 Phi Beta Lambda members helped the Oakland
community during the annual Pitt Make A Difference Day. We traveled to the
Store House for Teachers, which provides school supplies to teachers
who aren't provided with supplies by their schools. Throughout the morning,
we cleaned the warehouse floors, walls, and even helped move furniture
around. It was a fun filled morning of making a difference. During the
month of October, a couple of other service events occurred, including the
The members of the month for October is the Job Shadow Day Planning team. This team consists of 5 members, Lindsey Dietz, Sarah Mauer, Mike Accornero, Rebecca Schriver, and Jessica Murch. This team has put in numerous hours since the beginning of the semester emailing various Pittsburgh businesses to put together this prestigious event. This is PBL’s 6th Annual Job Shadowing day and is one of Phi Beta Lambda’s biggest and best events of the year. It provides freshman and sophomores the opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of a variety of fields of business.
In October, 12 PBL members went to Heinz Field to be trained as Landmark Event Staff. While there, we sat through an hour long presentation on how to conduct ourselves while in uniform and what to do when certain situations occur. After being taught the basics of each position, we went on a short tour of the stadium while the coordinator told us the importance of each location. After the tour, we were dismissed to go home. Having gone through that training, the 12 of us are now cleared to work as a Landmark Event Staff Member. We will be working at the Steelers games on 11/14 vs.
University of Pittsburgh Alumni tend to stay loyal to their roots and contribute years beyond they graduate.
First, Josef Madar gave a great cover letter workshop on October 4. For those who applied for internships at PNC, his advice was very beneficial. If you are writing a cover letter and need help, ask anybody who went for the templates that Joe distributed.
For most college students, summer is a time to make money, spend time with friends, and a welcome a break from the rigors of academia. However, for several students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, it is a time to compete against some of the best and brightest business students in the nation. Thirteen members of the Pitt chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, otherwise know as Pitt PBL, recently returned from the National Leadership Conference, held July 9th through 12th in Nashville, Tennessee with exciting results.
Target held their “Taking the Lead” workshop on November 5th. The representatives from Target discussed what it means to be a leader. Members were asked to identify their strengths and areas of improvement from a list of characteristics of a leader. This helped our members identify their leadership style and where they can improve as leaders. The presenters also talked about their roles within Target. Both Target representatives were energetic and eager to speak to PBL.
On November 13th, the University of Pittsburgh chapter of Phi Beta Lambda hosted its 2009 Job Shadowing Day. With the hard work and impressive leadership of junior PBL member Rachel Strittmatter, the event was a great success. Open to freshman and sophomores within the College of Business Administration, 40 students had the opportunity to spend half a day at the offices of thirteen different companies. With a high number of company participants, students from all business majors were able to find a company that matched their interests.
On Sunday, November 22, over 60 PBL members gathered in Sennott Square lobby to share a Thanksgiving meal. The dinner was made possible through the help of many volunteers who donated both their time and money to bring all the delicious food made available to share. Everyone came with quite an appetite after a long day of cooking, one that became apparent as the once filled plates were emptied in minutes.