The Mid-Plains Community College chapters of Phi Beta Lambda are part of the largest student business organization in the world. PBL has over 10,000 members and more than 500 chapters nationwide.
Its mission is to bring business and education together through innovative leadership and career development programs.
“PBL gives students the opportunity to practice and fine-tune skills that we study in the classroom and put them to use in a real setting,” said Lorrie Mowry, PBL co-sponsor. “Among other things, members organize community service projects, such as blood drives, and go to conferences and seminars where they learn about professional networking.”
PBL members also participate in mock interviews. They have the opportunity to hold offices at the state and national levels, which allows them to develop their leadership skills.
“Competitive events help students see how they compare and prepare them for the real world,” said Mowry. “PBL is a résumé builder that challenges students to see what they can do. It also gives them a connection to a group on campus. They make lifelong friends through the organization.”
PBL is not limited to business majors. It is open to any MPCC student taking business classes.