Alderson Broaddus students set out for Charleston to compete in a statewide event on April 9.
A total of 19 students from the business oriented student organization Phi Beta Lambda will be participating in the organization’s State Leadership Conference at the University of Charleston. Each student will be competing in one or two events, which take the form of interviews, objective tests, presentations, speeches, prejudged projects, or a combination of several types.
Students had the opportunity to choose from over 60 events for the competition – all of which vary in content and required skills. Individuals who place first or second in their event will be able to participate in the National Leadership Conference in June.
“We have very strong projects and people in the competition this year,” said Alderson Broaddus chapter president Jeremy Linaburg. “I believe many of them will continue on to nationals.”
In addition to events that students signed up for prior to the competition, several open events will be hosted that all students will be able to join. In the past, Phi Beta Lambda has also traditionally hosted a keynote speaker for the event alongside the competitions. However, this time the event will instead host a job fair and numerous workshops.
This year will mark the third consecutive year that Alderson Broaddus University has participated in the competition. Last year, Linaburg placed second in the Future Business Educator event during the conference, and later went on to win first place at the National Leadership Conference.
Phi Beta Lambda is a student organization that focuses on connecting education with real-world scenarios by utilizing leadership, service, and learning. For more information on the organization and to inquire about membership, contact chapter president Jeremy Linaburg or faculty advisor Rich Foley.