ECPI University Charleston Hosts Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference

PBL Leadership Conference

PBL Leadership ConferenceThe Charleston ECPI University campus was honored to host this year’s Phi Beta Lambda State Conference. Students from all over South Carolina gathered to compete in test-based events, obtain professional development skills, and shape their career goals through workshops, networking, and leadership recognition.

Professional members from the community served as workshop presenters and judges to help participants hone skills required for the workforce such as public speaking, accounting and finance, website design, job interviewing, client services, networking concepts, and leadership skills. Students also learned how to start and market their own business, become a professionally-published author, and serve as leaders in their communities. Moreover, ECPI University garnered first and second place in the following PBL SC competitions:

  • Business Presentation
    Karen Sheppard, 2nd
  • Cyber Security
    Jerrel Cooper, 2nd
  • Impromptu Speaking
    Ariel Smith, 2nd
  • Public Speaking
    Simon Andrews, 2nd
  • Networking Concepts
    Michael Allen, 2nd
  • Networking Concepts
    Paul DeJesus, 1st
  • Job Interview
    Paul DeJesus, 1st

“There was a lot of great energy and a lot of opportunities,” says first-year student Courtney Washington. “I can’t wait to graduate and put these new-found skills to work. I am going to try new competitions next year.”