Snead State Community College Phi Beta Lambda students recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the 2022 PBL Career Connections Conference.
Nine students attended the Career Connections Conference from Jan. 5-8 for a fast paced, high-impact program focused on connecting talented individuals with leading employers. During the conference, they heard panel discussions and participated in roundtable topics with business professionals from corporate America. Companies represented included Intuit, Goodwill Industries, IBM, Smart HR, and the Obsidian Group.
“The students were part of mock interviews, some in-person and some on Zoom, had their resumes reviewed, attended a networking reception, and received free headshots to improve their online networking presence,” said Dr. Meredith Jackson, Snead State Business and Social Sciences Division Director and PBL Co-Sponsor.
In addition to their professional opportunities, the students took advantage of the cultural experiences in Washington, D.C., such as visiting the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, the White House, and the Museum of American History. The students were also excited to experience five inches of snow that fell one night during their trip.
“Most of the students had never flown or been on a subway before, but they also learned some life lessons on navigating the subway and air travel while they were in Washington, D.C.,” said Dr. Jackson. “Being a part of the students’ experiences outside of the classroom is one of the best parts of my job and a vital part of their college experience. Membership in Phi Beta Lambda and support from our College makes these experiences possible.”
Students interested in the fields of business and economics are encouraged to join Phi Beta Lambda. The purposes of the organization are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership and to create interest and understanding in business occupations.