Future Business Leaders of America

October 30, 2013

Raihan Sayeed of Loyola University has served on the Future Business Leaders of America. Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, is the high school division of the non-profit education association Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). As the largest business career development organization for students in the world, FBLA-PBL has over a quarter million student members preparing for business-related careers. The association also contains the FBLA – Middle Level division for middle school students, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students, and the Professional division for alumni, business professionals, and educators. FBLA-PBL hosts and sponsors a number of events, conferences, and competitions across the United States each year. These events, such as the National Leadership Conference (NLC), allow students to test their business knowledge and skills, develop leadership abilities, forge professional connections, and participate in motivational and career planning workshops. As a non-profit organization, FBLA-PBL relies on membership dues, corporate contributions, and grants for funding. FBLA-PBL offers scholarship opportunities for its student members. About the author: Raihan “Ray” Sayeed studies business and pre-med at Loyola University in Chicago. As the Vice President of his high school’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, Ray Sayeed was an elected speaker at the State FBLA Conference and was awarded a certificate of merit for his work in marketing.

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