July 8, 2016 – Six members of MSOE’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter competed and placed in the top ten of their respective competitions at the 2016 PBL National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. They were among more than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students who connected with top future business leaders and showcased their talents as they vied for the opportunity to win more than $92,000 in cash awards.
Back: Joel Foster (left), Marc Tan (center), Hamzah Mirza; Front: Brina Whittier (left), Amanda Beberger (center), Samantha Riding
Amanda Beberger, business management, Anoka, Minn.
5th place: Project Management
Joel Foster, actuarial science, Burlington, Wis.
1st place: Statistical Analysis
Hamzah Mirza, management information systems, Greenfield, Wis.
5th place: Information Management
Samantha Riding, business management, Melrose Park, Ill.
7th place: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Marc Tan, business management, New Berlin, Wis.
2nd place: Management Concepts
Brina Whittier, international business, Algonquin, Ill.
10th place: Project Management
Their awards were part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in more than 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.