The Rutgers PBL chapter is divided into a few committees to ease the workload on the executive board, and allow members to get more involved and take initiative. PBL is currently accepting applications for several committees. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in PBL aside from the general meetings. Everyone can apply to ANY of the committees. There are no restrictions. However, you may wish to choose a committee that is most suitable for you. Here is a description of our committees:
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) grants its members opportunities to assist with Professional Development sessions conducted during PBL general meetings. The committee works together to sculpt productive and informative sessions which will hone the career skills of PBL members and provide resources to them that will assist in their networking and job-searching. PDC members meet regularly to plan future PD programs, discuss topics for PD sessions, and fashion activities and material which will enhance the development of the PBL members. The PDC aims to enable every PBL member to secure a substantial full-time job upon graduation in a desired field of work.
The Professional Development Committee is headed by the Professional Development Director.
PDC members will receive more in-depth training in professional development and other areas such as effective presentation, liaising with on-campus and off-campus resources, team organization, and leadership. They will be given chances to demonstrate leadership by running at least one PD session during a general meeting, and commandeering the committee to execute their PD session plan. They will also learn beyond what is imparted during PD sessions through their hands-on research into PD fields and topics. The PDC will always provide plenty of opportunities for its members to embellish their resumes.
Public Relations & Events Committee
The Public Relations and Events committee is committed to retaining old members, and attracting/recruiting new ones. We will focus on advertising Rutgers FBLA-PBL on ALL campuses. Whether it be fliers, posters, Media advertisements (Targum, newsletters), Facebook updates, email updates, or class announcements, we will dedicate our time towards constantly increasing awareness of the unique opportunities available to students once they join our organization. This committee also works towards making event ideas a reality. Members work together to reserve rooms, contact guest speakers, and anything else necessary to plan and perfect upcoming events.
The PR and Events committee is headed by the External Vice President and the Events Coordinator.
The main benefit of becoming a member of this committee is that you have the power to make an event as interesting as you’d like. PBL can host a wide variety of events and as a part of this committee, you can think outside the box and create virtually and event. Additionally you will also receive exposure to different areas on campus, building social connections with other organizations on campus, opportunities to add to your own personal networks, creating innovative and fresh ideas, learning how to effectively work/communicate with a group of diverse individuals, having the opportunity to speaks to hundreds of people at a time
The Fundraising Committee will focus on seeking out creative, exciting and effective ways to raise money to benefit Phi Beta Lambda’s members in their pursuit to travel and compete at the state and national conferences.
The Fundraising committee is headed by the Fundraising Chair.
Some of the benefits found by joining the Fundraising Committee will be the experience in a leadership position and all the responsibility that comes along with it. You will also gain experience in contacting and communicating with other business professionals and be able to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment after creating an effective fundraising activity.
Community Service Committee
The Community Service committee works to encourage and facilitate members in volunteer activities and events on and off campus throughout the year. The committee works together to organize community service events and fundraisers for various charities. March of Dimes, one of FBLA-PBL’s community service projects and national partner, plays a substantial role in several events organized by the committee. In addition, the committee is committed to helping organizations that further the cause of charity and goodwill with the help of Rutgers PBL’s members.
The Community Service Committee is headed by the Community Service Chair.
Experience in event planning, networking with other community service organizations, building connections with other Rutgers-affiliated community service, organizing events, small to large scale fundraisers, implementing innovative ideas in order to raise awareness and funds for multiple community service organizations.
This committee works towards keeping the PBL website updated with the latest announcements, and information about meetings and events. It also seeks to keep records of PBL events through photos and to assist the Historian in drafting and editing the newsletter. Rutgers PBL is currently looking to improve its website’s aesthetics and to greatly expand its features – a member database, logins for admins and members, etc., and parts of the Historian-Webmaster Committee are involved in building and testing these features. Other parts of the committee fulfill a less technically-inclined role, keeping the website consistently updated, helping with the newsletter, and taking photographs at events.