This is a third article in our series that profiles undergraduate clubs. If you are new to this blog (congratulations new admits!), the list of sponsored Haas undergraduate clubs is here and their event calendar is here. Today’s post is about FBLA-PBL or Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda.
After a week of intense chalking, flyering, and class announcements, the evening of Friday, March 11, 2011 quickly arrived. The beautiful and large Wells Fargo Room was nicely arranged, with small and close clusters of chairs at the perimeters of the room. As the officers and the marketing committee bustled about getting everything in order, the room quickly filled with PBL members, non-PBL comers, and the speakers for the night, all dressed in business casual clothing, setting the professional mood. Until ten minutes after the hour, the room was abuzz with conversation, both casual, as people were getting to know each other, and formal, as many engaged the speakers to learn more about their professions. At about 7:10p.m., our hosts, Tim and Ancy, graciously proceeded with the event and made their opening remarks and introduced the speakers, making up for their technical difficulties with charisma!
The speakers then took their positions at their respective stations, and everyone was split into groups, rotating every fifteen minutes for three rounds in order to more intimately talk and network – SPEED NETWORKING!! All of the speakers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, willing to answer all questions, and offered much insight into their professions. The night featured representatives from many companies, including Google, Oracle, GreeneSearch, Corridor Group, Confihealth, Kaiser Permanente, and Northwestern Mutual. It was an extremely successful event filled with engaging conversations, delicious appetizers, and professional networking.
Posted by Dinko L. for Victoria Kam