Pennsylvania State University's Chapter of

PHI BETA LAMBDA

Part of the largest career student business organization in the world

Our Mission

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Since our founding, the mission of ΦBΛ has been to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and professional development programs. We embody this mission through our four pillars: professionalism, philanthropy, social, and competition.

PROFESSIONALISM

PHILANTHROPY

PHILANTHROPY
SOCIAL
COMPETITION
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PRESIDENT'S WELCOME

Hello all! It is with my utmost pleasure to welcome you to the website of Penn State's chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity! We would like to personally invite you to learn more about what we do as an organization and how you can become a part of our family as well. PBL consists of individuals from all backgrounds and majors, so no matter who you are and what you study, you're sure to find a home within PBL. Our brothers are constantly active in pursuing careers, making a difference in the community, and forging life-long relationships. With over 120 active brothers, our organization is continuously growing under the leadership and direction of our Executive Board. Whether we’re running a professional development event, raising money for Penn State’s Dance MaraTHON, participating in a philanthropy event, or just hanging out, PBL is always living by our motto, “Big Business, Bigger Family."

 

PBL is one of the most well rounded organizations on campus. With our four main pillars directed towards "professionalism", "philanthropy", "social", and "competition", you'll never find yourself  looking for something to do. To put it simply, PBL allows students to “get involved” in all aspects of being a University Park student. I would like to personally invite you to explore our website and see if you'd be a good fit within PBL. Allow us to help you find your home away from home and, as always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. 

- Connor Levant

 Class of 2023

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Brotherhood Spotlight

Meet some of our members!

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Sarah Kanzaki

Sarah is currently a senior studying Labor and Employment Relations with a minor in Sports Studies. She is serving as the Secretary for PBL this year, and was one of the Rush Chairs in a previous semester. 

 

Sarah says "I'm working for Nestle after graduation (which I got with help from a PBL alum) and I currently intern for Madison Square Garden (the NY Knicks and Rangers) as well as Penn State Football in recruiting!"

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Kyle Wong

Kyle is a senior majoring in Statistics and is in BS/MBA program. Within PBL, Kyle has previously served as a General Executive chair, a Rush Chair, and Historian.

Outside of PBL, Kyle works a Business Technology Co-op with Johnson and Johnson from spring until the end of summer 2022. 

When asked about his favorite part about PBL, Kyle responded,  "everyone's willing to go the extra mile to help out one another."

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Matthew Verdi

Matt is a senior studying Finance at the Smeal College of Business at PSU. Within PBL, Matt has served as the Director of Finance and External Vice President 

Last summer, Matt was a Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs. After graduation, he plans to work full-time at Chatham Financial.

His favorite part of PBL is the people. "When I rushed as a freshman, the people in this organization made me feel welcomed and now that I am a senior, the people in this org are still the best part."

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Sophie Briseño

Sophie is a freshman majoring in Supply Chain Management. She a member of the recent New Member Class, Beta Epsilon.
 
Outside of PBL she is a THON chair for Schreyers Honors College Student Council. In the upcoming summer, Sophie plans to do a nonprofit consulting externship with PWC.

When asked about her favorite moments, Sophie responded "everything with Beta Epsilon especially the retreat and anti-formal!"

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Reyna Doña

Reyna is a junior studying Supply Chain Management. Mary has previously served as a liason for the Beta Epsilon new member class and is currently serving as a General Executive member.

Reyna was the Supply Excellence Project Management Intern this past summer at Merck where she worked on three different supply chain projects.

Reyna's favorite part of PBL is "the people! I’ve made some of my closest friends in this org"

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Corey Watkins

Corey is a senior studying Industrial Engineering. Within PBL, Corey has served as the Fundraising chair, a THON chair, and Director of Finance. In the upcoming THON 2022, he will be one of four dancers dancing on behalf of PBL!

Following graduation, Corey plans to be in the Operations Leadership Program for Cepheid, a biotechnology company.

Corey's favorite memory is THON 2021 and is looking forward to what THON 2022 will bring!