• Successful People and Their Successful Habits

    Successful People and Their Successful Habits

    Continuing our speaker series, we were pleased to welcome Mr. David Jeter on April 12th. Mr. Jeter is a certified financial planner in partnership with the Allegheny Financial Group. With his immense experience working in the financial services, he advised prospective financial students to consider the three different streams of work: corporate finance, capital markets, and personal finance. He was kind enough to share with us insight on what facilitates success in all fields of work as well, or the elements of success.

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  • The Skills, Habits, and Strategies of Successful People

    The Skills, Habits, and Strategies of Successful People

    For our March meeting, we welcomed Dr. Todd Jochem as our speaker. Dr. Jochem has his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University and his PhD in Robotics and his work includes the development of autonomous vehicles.

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  • Building Your Brand

    Building Your Brand

    For January’s monthly meeting, we were glad to have Mr. Amit Gupta speak for us. Mr. Gupta got his MBA from Penn State before joining the workforce with companies such as DuPont, Celanese, and Owens Corning, where he now works. His immense experience allowed him to provide essential tips as well as a personal narrative on how to navigate through the corporate field.

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  • The Roads to Opportunity

    The Roads to Opportunity

    We were pleased to welcome Ms. Stacy Siegal as speaker for our December meeting. Ms. Siegal has worked as head of the legal and human resources department and is the Executive Vice President of American Eagle. She is a graduate of Lehigh University and George Washington University. She highlighted, for us, the complexity of the career path, explaining it as “more of a jungle gym than a ladder”.

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  • The Mindset to Put You on Path to Succeed

    The Mindset to Put You on Path to Succeed

    For our second FBLA meeting this year, we were grateful to have Mr. Chuck Holm as our
    speaker. Mr. Holm is a graduate from the Black Hills State University with a Bachelors of
    Science in Accounting. He now works as the CFO of an oil and gas construction company. With
    his significant experience accumulated through work at such a senior position, he was able to
    provide us with some information on how to maximize our resources and important social skills
    to cultivate in order to set the path of a successful career.

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  • Five Key Strategies for Success

    Five Key Strategies for Success

    The 5 Keys to Set Yourself Up for Success: For our first meeting this year, October 12, 2020, we were grateful to welcome our speaker Mr. Thomas Swartout. He addressed the 5 topics of Selecting a Career, Networking, Creating Centers of Influence, Charitable Work, and Capacity.

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  • The Three Integral Growth Elements- Knowledge, Experience, and Wisdom

    The Three Integral Growth Elements- Knowledge, Experience, and Wisdom

    You can always modify your goals as you grow and your interests and needs change over time. He also shared the advice to never be reluctant to ask for help. He would always tell his interns, “Don’t expect other people to do your work for you, but people do like to be asked for advice.” Even as an employee himself, Mr. O’Neil learned that asking for advice makes you a stronger worker and more personable in the workplace.

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  • Suit Up And Give It 100%

    Suit Up And Give It 100%

    After sharing the important characteristics that an individual needs to thrive in the workforce, Mr. Swartout then shared a few tips with our members to better themselves. He shared that communication is everything. Getting to know people is vital in any career.

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  • Leadership Comes From Motivation

    Leadership Comes From Motivation

    Mr. Dugan kicked off his presentation with the quote “leadership is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it” stated by Dwight D. Eisenhower. This led him to share the questions “Why is it worth it?” and “How can I build a culture and style in the workplace that makes people motivated to do their work?” that he asks himself everyday while he works. Mr. Dugan went on to share the benefits, fundamentals, and standards of leadership in today’s workforce.

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  • Your Future Is Not A "One And Done" Deal

    Your Future Is Not A "One And Done" Deal

    Because us students have our whole future ahead of us, Mr. Jeter wanted to ease the uncertainty of our futures by sharing three stories that relate to what we might experience within the next ten years. He asked our members to reflect on the theme of each story because the themes display that our futures are not a “one and done deal.”

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  • Spring Forum 2019: Developing Effective Leadership Skills - Mr. Keith Cuyar and Mrs. Cynthia M. Dorundo

    Spring Forum 2019: Developing Effective Leadership Skills - Mr. Keith Cuyar and Mrs. Cynthia M. Dorundo

    Pine-Richland FBLA continued this year’s Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 30th at our annual Spring Forum with Mr. Keith Cuyar, an Account Manager at Amazon, and Mrs. Cynthia M. Dorundo, a healthcare consultant at Healthcare Economics, Logistics, Informatics, and Transformation.

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  • “Communication is a Journey, not a Destination”

    “Communication is a Journey, not a Destination”

    Pine-Richland FBLA continued this year’s Speaker Series on Monday, March 11, 2019, with Mr. Battaglia, the Chief Executive Officer of Crown Brands LLC. Mr. Battaglia believes that one of the best skills of a leader is effective communication. He said, “You’re never going to be perfect, it’s about improvement. It’s progress, not perfection.”

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  • Have Fun, Seek Balance, and Enjoy the Ride

    Have Fun, Seek Balance, and Enjoy the Ride

    Mr. Zink talked about his tips for success starting with, “No matter what you do, these are things I think I’ve learned throughout my life that will be key to success.” He explained that these tips are for your personal life and professional life. He then went on to explain that many people he knows have sacrificed their personal lives for their professional ones, but it is all about having a balance, not prioritizing one or the other. He shared some of his tips with us.

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  • Tips on the Journey to Success

    Tips on the Journey to Success

    In order to succeed, we must develop a great work ethic, have a passion for helping people, love continuous learning, and be a leader. Mr. Smith explained that leaders come in many different forms and have unique qualities but their passion for their work binds them together. He explained that great leaders model the way, are good listeners, build consensus, are stern, and are good at making decisions.

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  • Creating and Driving your Vision as a Professional Leader - Mr. Tom Swartout

    Creating and Driving your Vision as a Professional Leader - Mr. Tom Swartout

    Pine-Richland FBLA started this year’s Speaker Series strong on October 8, 2018, with Mr. Swartout, an accomplished business professional who shared his view on successful, professional leadership.

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  • Skills, Habits and Strategies for Success

    Skills, Habits and Strategies for Success

    As Dr. Jochem put it, “If you’re going to have uncommon goals, you’ll have to work uncommonly hard.” This hard work is guaranteed to involve sacrifice and dedication to your end goal. Entrepreneurs have found strategies that have helped them in their careers immensely. One is to be goal-oriented and look to make progress in your goals daily. Another is to play the long game. Looking ahead can help you to make the right decisions today to secure your future and grow. Finally, surround yourself with the right people. Instead of trying to be the smartest person in the room, hire and work with others who are smarter than you and who push you to be better.

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  • Mr. Douglas Murray Advises Students to Find Their Own Success

    Mr. Douglas Murray Advises Students to Find Their Own Success

    On January 8, 2018, Pine-Richland FBLA continued our Speaker Series with Mr.
    Douglas Murray. Mr. Murray spoke about how people have differing views of success.
    Mr. Murray made it very clear that success is unique to a person. Someone may find
    success is a fulfilling career and money, while another finds success on building a family.Therefore, it’s very important to identify what your own success is. Mr. Murray gave the PR FBLA members some tips on doing so.

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  • Mr. David Jeter Tells Students that Every Field Has an Aspect of Business

    Mr. David Jeter Tells Students that Every Field Has an Aspect of Business

    On December 11, 2017, Pine Richland FBLA continued our Speaker Series with Mr.
    David Jeter. Mr. Jeter showed us the different ways business can be incorporated into various career fields.No matter what career field someone is in, you can identify business values anywhere.Mr. Jeter demonstrated this through Bain’s Elements of Value.

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  • Mrs. Mary Grace Musuneggi Reminds Students to “Get up, Get Dressed, and Get Going”

    Mrs. Mary Grace Musuneggi Reminds Students to “Get up, Get Dressed, and Get Going”

    Mrs. Musuneggi discussed the key factors that go into success and tips
    to motivate yourself to be more successful.The biggest concept Mrs. Musuneggi wanted to make clear to students was that you have to love what you’re doing. Using your skills and positive qualities to pursue what you’re passionate about means you’ll never feel like you are working a day in your life. Along with this,Mrs. Musuneggi encouraged students to go after what they want wholeheartedly and give it everything they have, because going after something partially doesn’t usually get results.

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  • Stacy Siegal Tells Students the Path to Success is Not Always Straight

    Stacy Siegal Tells Students the Path to Success is Not Always Straight

    Mrs. Siegal shared her own personal success story with students as well as advice on carving their own paths in the world. One thing Mrs. Siegal made very clear is that someone’s career can take multiple twists and turns before landing in a satisfying place, referring to her own career as “more of a jungle gym than a ladder.”

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  • Ms. Mary Grace Musuneggi Advises Students to "Get up, Get Dressed, Get Going"

    Ms. Mary Grace Musuneggi Advises Students to "Get up, Get Dressed, Get Going"

    According to Ms. Musuneggi, there are three key principles in order to achieve success. They are as follows:
    1. Attitude
    2. Know what you know and don’t know
    3. Ask for help

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  • Mr. Pat Dugan Shares International Business Experience

    Mr. Pat Dugan Shares International Business Experience

    There are multiple social factors that we do not take into account before starting a career. Mr. Dugan presented the following social factors associated with International Business:

    1. Geography Matters

    2. Climate is Important

    3. Natural Resources are Valuable

    4. Politics are Crucial

    5. Legal Issues

    6. Different Cultures and Business Customs

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  • Mr. David Jeter Addresses the Generation Gaps in Corporate America  Giving Students Advice on How to Stand Out

    Mr. David Jeter Addresses the Generation Gaps in Corporate America Giving Students Advice on How to Stand Out

    Mr. Jeter further illustrated the gaps that “Generation Z” experiences. These are as

    follows:

    1. A need for personal responsibility

    2. Increased optimism

    3. Stronger strength evaluation

    4. A need to take care of selves outside of work to provide for a healthier work setting

    This speaker prompted students to escape the stereotypical norms associated with
    “Generation Z.” It was stated that students should do the unexpected to stand out from their generation.

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  • Mr. Ken Coup, UPMC Senior Supply Chain Systems Analyst, Shares the Importance of Coupling Skills for your Toolbox

    Mr. Ken Coup, UPMC Senior Supply Chain Systems Analyst, Shares the Importance of Coupling Skills for your Toolbox

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  • Alison Celigoi: How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

    Alison Celigoi: How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft


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