A leading chapter of the largest student business organization, we are UC Berkeley's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). We are committed to developing your leadership and communication skills, and growing your professional network. Open to all majors. Learn more.
Traditional student organizations at Berkeley have targeted membership and limited scope. PBL does not. It aims to be broad enough to encompass all aspects of college life from acquiring internships to making friends, yet present members the opportunity to learn a focused professional topic each semester.
The diverse committee system allows members to actively hone specific business skills. Each committee specializes in a unique aspect of professionalism. Interested in advertising strategy? Want to learn Photoshop? How about solving real-world business problems? PBL has a committee for each of them.
PBL is one of the only organizations on campus that has established state and national competitions. Members are able to compete in diverse topics such as Management Decision Making, Accounting, Digital Video Production, Hospitality Management, Public Speaking, and much more at the annual State Business Leadership Conference. These awards are great additions to the resume and the Haas Application.
The Sophomore Mentorship Program gives new members a one-on-one mentorship from our prestigious and successful alumni. While ideal for Pre-Business majors seeking feedback on their Haas application, anyone looking for career advice from a different perspective or curious students open to chat about life are welcome.
PBL offers incredible networking opportunities with esteemed industry professionals. Aside from being able to speak with representatives from companies like Google, Oracle, and Deloitte at PBL’s various professional events, members will also have PBL’s professional resources at their disposal, such as resume templates, professional workshop slides, and email updates about exclusive internship opportunities in a variety of industries made possible by the alumni network.
Regular social and intrachapter bonding events are the secrets behind PBL's small-club feel. PBL's Internal Networking program hosts a multitude of fun and engaging activities every week, so members grow to be very tight through out the semester. In addition, PBL Sports lets members unleash their athleticism at regularly arranged football, basketball, tennis, and badminton meet-ups.
PBL is open to all majors. PBL members include computer scientists, statisticians, political economists, molecular cell biologists, and various other majors who want to increase business knowledge. This diversity offers members valuable connections and advice should they ever need help in a foreign field, and increases points of view on pressing current events.