From left to right: Ashley Pozo (5th place Community Service Project), Jesus Mendez (5th place Hospitality Management), Karina Hleuka (7th place Help Desk), Carolina Chavez (5th place Sales Presentation), Albert Amaya (3rd place Future Business Executive, 5th place Community Service Project and elected National President), Elizabeth Alvarez (appointed National Parliamentarian), Michael Angrand (5th place Hospitality Management) , Lai Eng and Alexander Alonso (5th place Hospitality Management).

FIU Business student elected national president of Phi Beta Lambda at conference.

Albert Amaya, a human resource management major at Florida International University (FIU), has been elected as president of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the largest collegiate business student organization in the world. The announcement was made at the National Leadership Conference for PBL, the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), which was held […]

Student leaders’ ideas shared with executive dean result in action plans.

Student leaders’ ideas shared with executive dean result in action plans.

Some events promise beneficial outcomes; others actually deliver. A roundtable discussion of 27 student leaders recently hosted by Joyce J. Elam, executive dean in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU), resulted in an enriching event and new directions, including a faculty-student networking event planned for the fall. The top three officers […]

Hospitalized children benefit from FIU students’ altruism.

Over the course of a week in February 2010, Florida International University (FIU) students celebrated hundreds of kids in local children’s hospitals. “The success of our ‘A Tribute to Children’ week was truly a dream come true,” said Megan Lee, finance major in the College of Business Administration and vice president, community service for FIU’s […]

Students compete in university’s first-ever Business Olympics.

In today’s challenging economy, the need to distinguish oneself from the competition has taken on a new urgency. To help business students adapt, the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) chapter at Florida International University (FIU) held the 1st Annual Business Olympics on January 22, 2010. The day-long competition, which combined both written […]

Leaders are not born . . . they are made.

  One goal the Business Alumni Chapter established for 2009-2010—to cultivate future Florida International University (FIU) business alumni leaders by enriching and enhancing the experiences of business students—is on the road to fulfillment. Thanks to chapter sponsorship, eight business organization leaders participated in FIU’s Center for Leadership and Service’s Academy of Leaders (AOL) certificate program […]

Future business leaders train for success at FIU.

Jose Betancourt went from being a shy high school student to winning the public speaking competition at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference last summer. He credits his decision to join the organization as a high school sophomore with making that growth possible. In a show of gratitude, Betancourt, […]

Students distinguish themselves at national leadership event.

Eleven students from the College of Business Administration participated in competitions at Phi Beta Lambda’s (PBL) National Leadership Conference, “Get the Edge,” attended by more than 1,700 college students from across the country. Jose Betancourt, president of the Florida International University (FIU) chapter of PBL and Florida PBL state secretary took first place in public […]