By J1 reporter Emma Williams
Marian encourages students who pursue their passion. Marian’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club motivates students exploring the business world before they even graduate.
On Nov. 6, students involved in business classes and current business leaders came together at Marian’s annual Day of Business Round Tables. Through the members involved in FBLA, these business leaders show up to talk to interested students. Students in business classes and FBLA members attend to learn from the stories and advice these leaders are passing on.
Taylor Sterba, a junior involved in FBLA, attended the Day of Business Round Tables. “I think it’s important to attend because they advise you on how to conduct yourself in the best manner and make yourself presentable for a future employer,” Sterba said. Eighty-three students were excused from classes to be able to attend and learn something. “Most people by the end of the session had met with a business leader that really connected with them,” Sterba said.
FBLA members used their connections to get a variety of leaders from the business world. Sterba’s dad, Jeff Sterba, attended as a representative of SpecPro, Inc. A few other leaders were Fred Nelson from Cenveo, Kristen Whitman from Lukas Partners, and Kathy Sullivan from CQuence Health. They can carry these lessons throughout their lives, and maybe even pass them down to others. Current Marian students could one day be successful business leaders providing wisdom at a future Day of Business Round Tables.