Phi Beta Lambda Membership Application Deadline Approaching!

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019-2020 WILL CLOSE ON OCTOBER 20, 2019! ANY APPLICATION SUBMITTED AFTERWARDS WILL BE COUNTED FOR SPRING 2020! DUES ARE $20!

Here is the link to print the application:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zdHGoHaJIw86iTseRFbiRT2EieSm-aO0/view?usp=sharing

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IN PERSON OR BY MAIL TO:

  • Marny Rhodes, Advisor
    • Office: North Campus, NK 241

Some more information regarding PBL

What is PBL?

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL). And don’t let the Greek name deceive you––PBL is not a social fraternity or sorority. Social events are certainly a part of PBL activities, but the main focus is business and leadership development.

The mission of PBL is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

  1. Business and education are brought together when students preparing to enter the business world interact with those persons currently in the business world. Through this interaction, student members learn how to become more marketable, and gain contacts in the business world that will help them accomplish their career objectives.
  2. The best leaders and business professionals are not born being the best––they have to continuously hone their skills if they want to stay on top. PBL gives motivated individuals the tools they need in their quest for self-improvement. Local chapters throughout the nation participate in a wide variety of activities both on and off campus. They initiate business ventures, organize community service projects, attend state and national leadership conferences, participate in fundraisers, and create publications. Students have the opportunity to win accolades on the state and national levels. Members gain a competitive advantage in the business world by interacting with local companies and their executives.
  3. PBL is for college students, with over 8,000 members and more than 350 chapters nationwide.

How Can You Benefit From PBL?

In short, the only limit to what can be achieved is how hard you are willing to work. Here are some of the most common activities that PBL members participate in:

  • Conferences : Conferences include informative and motivational keynote addresses, career fairs, workshops, competitive events, theme dances, election of officers, and awards recognition. The workshops at the conferences provide business-related and personal educational opportunities, while event competition allows students to gain recognition for their business and leadership knowledge.
  • Community Leadership Activities : PBL is about working together. In keeping with this spirit of cooperation, PBL has formed partnerships with national organizations to provide its membership with a range of exciting and innovative programs and activities. Members gain recognition, financial assistance, and valuable experience through their participation in programs such as the March of Dimes, the National Literacy Project, Investment Challenge, Operation Enterprise, and the PBL Foundation Scholarship program.
  • Leadership Positions : Because PBL is a national organization, students have the opportunity to serve as officers on the local, state, regional, and national levels. Members who aspire to leadership roles gain the experience of running a campaign, going through officer training, and playing an important role in the development of the program of work for the year—not to mention the experience of leading the chapter in its activities and acting as an ambassador for the organization.

Accounting Fair Update

Here is a list of careers/organizations/firms that WILL be at the fair with internship opportunities:

  • Clifton, Larson, Allen, CPA
  • Koonce, Wooten, Hayward, CPA
  • James A. Lucas, CPA Stancil, CPA
  • Hendrick Automotive
  • Tax Center of Cary
  • FredCo Accounting Solutions
  • Bookkeeping101
  • Accounting Experts
  • Dixon, Hughes, Goodson, CPA
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Welcome Federal Credit Union

Here is a list of universities/higher education that WILL have representatives to answer any transfer/major specific questions:

  • N.C. State University
  • Campbell University
  • NC Central University
  • East Carolina University

“Passport to Success”: 2nd Annual Accounting Fair!

Attention students! Wake Tech’s 2nd Annual Accounting Fair will be held on Thursday, October 24th at the Southern Wake Campus at 5:00pm. There will be FREE FOOD and PRIZES available!

Many employers will be there looking for students to partake in internships for Spring 2020 alongside some local universities who will be there to answer any transfer/major specific questions you may have

Full Details:

  • LOCATION: Southern Wake Campus
  • ADDERESS: 9101 Fayetteville Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603
  • DATE: Thursday, October 24th, 2019
  • EVENT TIME: 5:00pm-7:00pm

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ AND FOLLOW ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. PLEASE RSVP! SPACE FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED! Please use the following link to reserve your spot: https://forms.gle/xNzPDwodSPUwqDYL7
  2. YOU MUST RSVP BEFORE FRIDAY 10/18 ! THE LINK WILL CLOSE AFTER THE DEADLINE
  3. Attire: DRESS PROFESSIONALLY
  4. On the day of the event, Registration/Sign-in begins at 4:45PM. The event will begin PROMPTLY at 5:00pm and end PROMPTLY at 7:00pm
  5. Please remember to bring MULTIPLE COPIES OF YOUR RESUME

The first 50 registered students who sign in will receive a FREE professional photo (head shot) by a professional photographer. SWAG Bag items will be available to the first 100 registered students who sign in, so please plan to arrive EARLY

Northern Wake Campus Accounting Club Fall 2019 Kick-Off

The NWC Accounting Club will hold the Fall 2019 Kick-Off Meeting on Wednesday, August 28th at 11:30 AM

Location: North Campus, Building K, Room 340

Pizza and Beverages will be provided from Sergio’s. Come and learn about the Accounting Club and how you can participate as a member and even an officer (Great For Resumes!). All students are welcome. You do not have to be an accounting major to join.

Accounting Club Meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 11:30 AM in Bldg K, Room 340 unless otherwise posted.

North Wake-Tech Campus Accounting Club – Spring Kick Off Meeting

The Accounting Club will be holding their Spring Kick-Off Meeting from on January 25th from 12-12:45 in Room NK 345.  There will be free food and drinks provided.  You do not need to be an accounting major to attend or to become a member.  The club offers great networking opportunities with fellow students and professionals in the accounting field.  Last semester the club participated in the NC Association of CPAs volunteer event.

The meeting will provide an introduction to the club. We will discuss plans for the semester including our upcoming officer elections, volunteer projects and our proposed accounting special event for the Spring.  We hope to see you there!

Chuck Powell

Accounting Club – Faculty Advisor

Next North Campus Accounting Club Meeting – September 21st

Thursday, Sept. 21st | 11:30 am | NWC, NK-355

The Accounting Club – North Campus Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Thursday, September 21st at 11:30am in NK-355.  We welcome all students in good standing to be a member of the Club.

We will be holding elections for our officer positions at this meeting.  Below is a listing of Officer Position.  If you are interested in running for one or more of these positions, please email Deanna Knighton or Chuck Powell, Faculty Advisors.  Please indicate the office(s) you are interested in.  The deadline to declare you interest is one week before the election date (September 14th).  The Faculty Advisors will prepare a list of candidates and distribute this before the meeting.    

Officer Positions:

President, Treasurer, Secretary, SGA Representative, Member Manager, Event Manager

Faculty Advisors:

Deanna Knighton – dlknighton@waketech.edu

Chuck Powell – crpowell2@waketech.edu

*Drinks and Snacks Provided*

First NWC Accounting Club Meeting of the Semester on Thursday, September 7th!

Learn how to get involved with your NWC Accounting Club!

Come to NWC, Building K, Room 355 between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Thursday, September 7th.

  • Meet and greet accounting students and faculty
  • Free pizza (while it lasts)
  • Officer elections will be held about 2 weeks later at a TBD date and time

Please contact Faculty Advisors Chuck Powell (crpowell2@waketech.edu) or Deanna Knighton (dlknighton@waketech.edu) for more information.

Set yourself apart with exceptional skills—and not just technical ones.

Distinguishing yourself as a top accountant can lead to many rewards: more responsibilities, higher job satisfaction, promotions, and higher pay. But making your mark involves more than debits and credits. Here are 10 qualities you should start practicing now to set yourself apart.

http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/newsletters/2017/feb/10-competencies-top-staff-accountants.html?utm_source=mnl:twtcpa&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08Mar2017#sthash.liP8q7Ge.dpuf (opens in a new window)

Reminder: Business Technologies & Accounting Career Fair on Wednesday, 3/22

Business Technologies & Accounting Career Fair (opens in a new window) [plain text: https://orgsync.com/93263/events/1793610/occurrences/4211341] This is a great opportunity to ask questions and gain insightful information by meeting and talking with employers in the Business Technologies industry. This event is open to current curriculum students and graduates, in the targeted program area of Accounting, Business Administration, Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources Management, Business Analytics and Global Logistics. Mar 17, 2017