Alpha Kappa Psi attends the Principled Business Leadership Institute

March 7, 2018

This year marks the fourth time COB’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi attended the PBLI in Chicago.

Last month seventeen members from the College of Business’s (COB) chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi attended the Principled Business Leadership Institute (PBLI) in Chicago.  This annual conference offers programming to help build professional skills, and it allows students the opportunity to network with other business professionals.

During the conference, students heard from keynote speaker Jeff Blade, CEO of Matilda Jane Clothing, who spoke about servant leadership. In addition, students were able to customize their experience by attending breakout sessions throughout the day. Session topics included ethical decision-making, salary negotiation, preparing for your first job and being a change agent. In addition, members of the chapter’s executive board received special training to learn more about their positions as officers in the organization. 

Nine student organizations housed in COB provide students with opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Students take on leadership roles, work as teams, give back to the community, network, and develop professional skills. Read below to see what some Alpha Kappa Psi members had to say about the benefits of being part of a student organization:

Alpha Kappa Psi "has provided many opportunities that have enhanced my value as a professional business leader. PBLI is just one of many events offered by Alpha Kappa Psi that enriches the mind and offers well-constructed workshops that further improve each individual.”  - Andrea Apeland

"Alpha Kappa Psi is a great way to meet a diverse group of motivated individuals. It provides you with fantastic opportunities to grow and learn about business. The annual PBLI conference offers the chance to network with peers around the country and to further expand your leadership abilities." - Jacob Kempton

"It is through others' perspectives that I have grown as a leader, and Alpha Kappa Psi has provided me with more experience than I could ever gain in the classroom alone. Chicago's annual PBLI has helped expand that sphere of influence both professionally and socially. Never have I felt more connected to a group of people than my fellow Alpha Kappa Psi Brothers!" - Sean Nowak

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