FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America, is an organization for American career and technical students with a mission to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. I am currently in my fourth year with the program and I wanted to give some reasons on why you should join it too.
Develops Business Leadership
One of the great attributes of FBLA is building competent, aggressive business leadership is students. Taking the role of a chapter officer helps students in becoming leaders of their chapter and their school. Having held both Historian and Parliamentarian in my chapter, I feel in charge and accountable for my chapter’s success. I help lead the way for other students when our chapter volunteers or does fund raisers. I’ve had many of newer members of the chapter come to me for help with their competitive events and other obstacles. Overall, FBLA has helped me to become a leader in my school, chapter, and region.
Another goal of FBLA is to strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work. FBLA has helped me to build confidence within myself and my work. Many would not even believe it but before joining FBLA I wasn’t very confident in going into a business major or career pathway but now I couldn’t see myself doing anything but that. FBLA has put me in situation where I have had to speak in front of many of people, and I use to be terrified of public speaking, but know I feel confident to stand in front of a crowd and smoothly provide them information. Also winning FBLA competitions at the regional and state level has made me more confident in my work, whether it is business calculations or an Excel spreadsheet.
Create Interest In Business Enterprise
Another great thing about FBLA is the creating more interest in and understanding of the American business enterprise. When is first join FBLA in 2013, I surprisingly didn’t care that much about business and had more interest in video games and basketball. After joining FBLA became obsessed with business. I started taking as many business classes as I possibly could and watched, read, and studied everything I could get my hands on. The bottom line is that FBLA will defiantly increase your interest in business.
And Much More
This is no where near all what FBLA has to offer. There are so many relationships you build and memories that will last a life time. You will also gain many more skills I didn’t even mention that I would love to follow up on in a later article.
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