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Jessica Chin Takes 1st Place in National Computer Applications Competition

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ChinMoon Township, PA — Senior accounting major Jessica Chin took first place in computer applications at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda’s (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference. Participants from across the nation attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business-related competitive events.

Prior to being invited to the national conference, Chin took had to place 1st or 2nd in the state competition. More than 1,600 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to the Windy City to compete in the conference and showcase their talents as future business leaders. The two-part competition consisted of a hands-on computer applications test and a 100 question multiple-choice test. Chin completed the competition with the highest combined score, dubbing her the champion.

“The professors were really supportive,” says Chin. “ And Phi Beta Lambda at RMU teaches valuable skills for people who want to enhance their skills.”

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics. 

Chin is enrolled in RMU’s integrated program and is expected to graduate in 2017 with a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s in information security and assurance. She completed an internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a wealth management tax consultant and was also president of RMU’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter. 

About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest and oldest student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.