Rutgers Phi Beta Lambda members win some top spots in national competition

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Five Rutgers students were among the top winners in events testing their knowledge of accounting, finance and management during the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference last month in California.

The conference attracted business students from across the country and around the world. A total of eight undergraduate students from the New Brunswick Campus qualified for the national competition after taking home prizes in a state leadership conference in February.

During the national conference, individuals, state teams and local Phi Beta Lambda chapters participated in more than 50 different events, including written tests of their business knowledge and public-speaking competitions.

The competition increases in intensity, according to Veronica Velazquez, president of the Rutgers Phi Beta Lambda Chapter.  “”At the nationals, you’re up against the top people from each state and people from other countries,” she said.

The following Rutgers students were among the Top 10 winners in separate competitions during the three-day conference, which took place in Anaheim between June 22 and June 25:

  • Yesha Chokshi, Rutgers Business School junior – Financial Analysis and Decision-making, ninth place
  • Donald Coughlan, Rutgers Business School junior – Macroeconomics, seventh place
  • Jeremy Liu, Rutgers Business School sophomore – Human Resource Management, tenth place
  • Perla Payan, Rutgers Business School junior – Accounting Principles, fourth place
  • Rebecca Tray, Rutgers University neuroscience student – Sales presentation, fifth place

Rutgers Business School’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter competes annually in the state and national leadership conferences.

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