SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Members of the Penn State Schuylkill chapter of Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) — part of a national student business organization, Future Business Leader of America (FBLA) — participated in the 49th annual Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference from April 9-10. The annual state conference hosts students from more than 25 local chapters to compete in various contests designed to bolster professional development and simulate real-world experiences.
Six members of the campus Phi Beta Lambda chapter competed in the spring competition, with two students earning top finishes.
Junior Rachel Wiest, a business major with a management and marketing option, earned first place in the Statistical Analysis event. This objective online test measures abilities in descriptive statistical analysis, organizing and presenting data, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Her first-place finish qualifies Wiest to compete in the national competition that will take place virtually June 24-26.
“My participation [in PBL] has provided a chance to meet new people and expand my network for future employment,” said Wiest. “I am so grateful for the many opportunities PBL has given me as I move forward with my undergraduate degree.”
Sophomore Kenneth Johnson, whose major is currently undeclared, took third place in the Public Speaking competition with his speech on money management. This five-minute performance…