Members of Phi Beta Lambda in Atlanta, Ga. Selfie taken by Sunny Sheth, a senior studying Economics at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences.

Phi Beta Lambda members scoop up awards at national conference

Members of the Rutgers Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda in New Brunswick won nine awards, including three chapter awards at the National Phi Beta Lambda Conference in Atlanta.

Rutgers students received national awards in competitions testing their skills and knowledge in a variety of subjects, including business communications and macroeconomics.

"The national leadership conference was an enriching experience for me because I learned a lot of valuable skills in the competitions and had fun networking with students from across the country," said Elaine Lee, a sophomore at Rutgers Business School who is studying supply chain management.

Students were eligible to compete in the national conference if they placed first, second or third during the New Jersey Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in April. The national competition was held June 24-27.

National Phi Beta Lambda Conference in Atlanta
National Phi Beta Lambda Conference in Atlanta

Manika Harikumar, a senior majoring in business analytics and information technology at Rutgers Business School, said the national conference was a great opportunity to represent Rutgers PBL.

"Competing on the national stage was both challenging and rewarding,” she said. “The continuous support from fellow Rutgers PBL members made it even more memorable."

Students of all class years and majors are invited to join Rutgers PBL for the upcoming school year.

The chapter and its members won the following awards in Atlanta:

Individuals who received national awards:

  • Manasa Chinta, business communications, third place.
  • Manika Harikuma, business sustainability, second place.
  • Sunny Sheth and Manasa Chinta, economic analysis and decision making, ninth place
  • Elaine Lee, microeconomics, fourth place.
  • Sunny Sheth, Who’s Who in Phi Beta Lambda

Chapter awards:

  • Second largest local chapter in the Eastern Region
  • Nine place among Phi Beta Lambda Big Ten chapters
  • Local chapter with the most Career Membership Achievement Program awards in the Eastern Region

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