Students organize club to create networking opportunities for fellow business majors
By Jaclyn Sawasky
Madonna University’s new Future Business Leaders Club will be holding its first meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in room 2401. The club welcomes anyone who is studying or planning to study a concentration of business.
The mission of the club is to bring students and experienced professionals together to help students gain knowledge and create networking opportunities in the workplace.
Future Business Leaders Club president and co-founder, Nicholi LaRocca, is eager to bring business majors together at the first meeting and plan future events for the club.
“After our first meeting, we are looking at bringing in speakers from Ford, Wayne State and a few other reputable organizations,” said LaRocca, Business Administration major. “Another event we would like to hold is a résumé building workshop along with a live interview situation where an HR professional asks questions to members of the club and then evaluates the interview. Rita Fields, our advisor and mentor, is an excellent asset to this club and has helped guide us in the right direction with different event ideas.”
Before the Future Business Leaders Club was established, Madonna had no club related to business.
“It’s important for business students to broaden their horizons and join an atmosphere full of driven colleagues. With the help of seasoned professionals, professors, and students, this club will better enhance the image of the school of business and our university,” said Ryan Williams, Management Information Systems major and club secretary.
FBLC is looking for dedicated and driven students.
“We want committed, respectful, and creative people to join our organization. In order for our club to become reputable, we must be committed with meetings, events, and peers to become successful,” said Monique DeGrandis, Accounting major and club treasurer. “Members must be driven to put hard work into our club, as we want people who are passionate about business. They must be respectful as we are having professional people come and speak with us. Lastly, we want creative people who can bring something different to the table.”
The Future Business Leaders Club has a lot to offer students who join.
“Possible internship opportunities, t-shirts, networking with fellow business students & professionals and learning to market yourself in the real world are just a few benefits our club has to offer,” said LaRocca.
Since all board members of the club are seniors, there is only a small window of time left to get the club started and running smoothly for years to come.
“Our long-term goal is to build a network that is recognizable in the business community. We would also like to network with alumni and boosters in hopes of one day having enough funds to give a scholarship away to a deserving member,” said LaRocca. “We want the Future Business Leaders Club to be known as a club with excellent individuals who are well spoken in business and have a head start in whatever path they choose.”
For more information or to talk to a club representative, email email@example.com.