Interest meeting for Phi Beta Lambda

FMU’s chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda business honor society held their spring interest meeting at 5 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Lee Nursing Building (LNB).

More than 20 students came out to find out how they could become a member of the organization.

Austin Wright, public relations and event committee chairman, along with the other executive board members, told students about their upcoming activities and what Phi Beta Lambda is about.

“In this meeting, we didn’t start the selection process,” Wright said. “We wanted to see how many people would actually be interested.”

Wright said students were very interested and they asked a lot of questions.

“We were really happy that everyone who came was so interested,” Wright said. “We have a whole new executive board and we really appreciate any feedback.”

Students were encouraged to attend the meeting dressed in business casual clothes.

“As a business fraternity, we thought it made sense to have the students dress up in business attire,” Wright said. “We wanted to give the students a taste of what it would be like to be a part of the organization.”

Wright said the main goal of Phi Beta Lamda is to bring business and education together.

“We focus on things like career development and innovative business ideas,” Wright said.

Wright said the organization holds at least one business event for students of all classifications.

They also host resume workshops where students can come and get feedback on their resumes.

To become a member of the Phi Beta Lambda fraternity, students have to undergo a selection process.

“The selection process can be lengthy, but it really helps us to know who will be dedicated and beneficial,” Wright said.

Phi Beta Lambda president Makaylia Washington said the reason they make students go through a selection process is so that they can figure out which candidates are willing to stick with the organization.

Jaylen Johnson-Sinkler, a senior economics major, was one of the students who attended the meeting

“I really like the networking opportunities that I can get from it,” Johnson-Sinkler said.

Johnson-Sinkler said he liked that the organization made students go through a selection process.

“It’s important to find out who will represent the organization,” Johnson-Sinkler said.

Johnson-Sinkler said that if he makes it through the selection process, he wants to learn more about the organization and meet new people.

Phi Beta Lambda started their selection process at 5 p.m. on March 4 in the LNB.