Members not only network and compete with students from across the nation, they have opportunities to participate in programs designed for personal and career development. Outstanding members and chapters are also recognized for active participation and involvement in these programs.
Both California and National FBLA-PBL offer a number of programs for chapter and individual member recognition, scholarships for travel and education, and opportunities which include state and regional positions, grants, and internships. Click the links below to learn more.
This is the second year of the CAPBL Internship Program. This year will be a project based internship program in which interns will learn a large amount about the functions of State and the various programs we run throughout the year. Interns will gain a behind the scenes look at what it means to be a State Officer, and a chance to get to know the State Management Team (State Officers and Advisors Board). There are a number of different areas that an intern can apply to in the application. You will work with one state officer whom you're interested in working with. Our state officers this year consist of:
Each of the state officers will take up to three interns for the program and you will work directly with them over the course of the year.
Please find the application and FAQs below.
Time Commitment: 4-5 hrs per week
Attend weekly meetings with State Officers (Weekly Report Meetings)
Attend decision-making meetings biweekly (SMT Meetings)
Draft and present bi weekly report to State Officer Team in Weekly Report Meetings
Attend to CAPBL State Internship Slack for communication and communicate effectively with other interns and officers
Engage in conversations and actively listen in meetings
Develop one marketing material per week
Develop Intern Project with other interns and write up and present Project Overview prior to SBLC pending completion (keep check-ins with respective officers)
Gain an understanding of State functions and daily business
Get to know the State Officers better and understand what it means to be a State Officer
Assist in developing the State Business Leadership Conference
Be recognized as interns at both conferences pending performance
Learn more about business as a whole and different industries
Meetings will be casual and online via video conference
Any official events held by California PBL (unless denoted otherwise) will be Business Professional (State Conferences, Summer Leadership Conference, etc.)
In collaboration with the other interns will develop an intern project and present it to the State Management Team upon completion
This project will be discussed more in depth upon acceptance into the program
The application process will have three phases:
2) Informal Interview via Video Conference
3) Formal Interview.
Application will open: August 22nd, 2018
Application will close: October 8th, 2018
You can apply to the application by:
Upon passing the screening phase of the application you will then be sent a link to a google spreadsheet as well as contacted by one of the state officers.
The informal interview will be a way for us to better understand you as an individual and get to know and what position you are applying for a little better.
Upon passing through the first two rounds, you will then be offered a formal interview if selected that will take place at SFBLC.
Please direct all questions regarding the Internship Program to the President of CAPBL:
phone: (925) 918-3835
Here is your chance to prove your abilities and become the leading chapter in California.
Chapter of the Year is a program providing opportunities for local chapters to be recognized and honored for their year of hard work and dedication. This chapter recognition program meant to not only measure your chapter’s productivity, but also serve as an outline for a chapter program of work and for the local chapter annual business report. There will be three award levels: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. These levels will be determined based on total points. The winners will be recognized at the State Business Leadership Conference. Winners receive a monetary award and are considered for California PBL Gold Seal Chapter.
Activities are divided into the four categories of the local chapter annual business report: Chapter Profile, Productivity, Recognition, and Businesslike Procedures.
Chapter activities to be counted towards NTC must be conducted between the start of the previous State Business Leadership Conference and start of the current State Business Leadership Conference.
Activities are to be tracked monthly and a point system will be used to tally the achievements of each chapter. The chapter with the most points will be the year’s California PBL Top Chapter!
The following document must be filled out and submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2019.
Chapter of the month is a recognition program designed to recognize one outstanding chapter per month. A chapter nominated to be chapter of the month should demonstrate a significant contribution to their local organization and the state organization overall. Tasks that make a chapter eligible for Chapter of the Month include hosting local events, fundraising, awards, membership growth, and participation in state and national programs. The recipient of Chapter of the Month will be featured at the beginning of the following month on the CAPBL website and Facebook page. Additionally, all Chapter of the Month recipients will be recognized at the State Business Leadership Conference.
Only one chapter per month, from October 2018 to March 2019.
Please submit the name of chapter, photo, events, achievements, and any other supplemental information.
Submit all related materials to email@example.com by 11:59 PM on the last day of each month.
Member of the Month recognizes California PBL members who have made a significant, positive contribution to the development of their local chapter. Recognition will be awarded based on the chapter’s discretion. Individual members from each chapter will be featured at the beginning of the following month on the California PBL website and Facebook page. Additionally, all Member of Month recipients will be recognized at the State Business Leadership Conference.
Local chapters can only recognize one member of the month, starting from October 2018 to March 2019.
Only members who have paid membership dues for the 2018/2019 year may be recognized.
Please submit the following for your Member of the Month: Name, Major, Year, Professional Headshot, and Short Description (35 sentences) that explains why this person was selected.
Submit all related materials through this form by 11:59 PM on the last day of each month.
This scholarship recognizes outstanding members of California PBL who have demonstrated a passion for the organization’s motto of “Service, Education, and Progress.” California PBL is pleased at the opportunity to recognize our leaders who have taken the initiative to better themselves through the organization.
Scholarship Amount: up to $600 cash award
Eligibility: Open to dues-paid members registered for the State Business Leadership Conference
Application Deadline: March, 2017 (specific date TBD)
Application Procedure: see details in the application.
This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding PBL members for their activity and involvement in the association. The number of scholarships given depends on yearly contributions to the PBL scholarship fund.
Scholarship Amount: Minimum of $500
Eligibility: Open to PBL members who plan to continue pursuing a postsecondary or postgraduate education. Applicants must be dues-paid members of PBL. PBL members must have achieved the Executive or President level of the CMAP program.
Application Deadline: April 1st of every year
Application Procedure: Each application must be accompanied by a one-page cover letter summarizing PBL, business, leadership, and community activities; a resume outlining PBL activities, educational achievements, etc.; and two letters of recommendation, one from a chapter adviser and the other from a business/community leader. Applications must meet all of the criteria to be considered.
The PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC)/Institute for Leaders (IFL) Scholarship is a program funded through the diversion of $1 of each member’s national dues. The purpose of the scholarship is to award outstanding PBL members with scholarships that serve as leadership investments to assist members in attending the NLC or the IFL, which is held in conjunction with the NLC each year.
Scholarship Amount: The NLC Scholarship amount will be $400 and the IFL Scholarship will be $115.
Eligibility: Members who wish to be considered for a PBL NLC or IFL scholarship must be on record as having paid local, state, and national dues by April 15 and submit an application and accompanying materials by April 15 to the national center.
Application Deadline: April 15th of every year
Application Procedure: Submit the application form and three (3) copies of the following information in one manila file folder:
The Hollis and Kitty Guy Award recognizes outstanding local chapters that have actively participated in projects and programs identified with the goals of FBLA-PBL. California PBL nominates two (2) of its local chapters immediately following the State Business Leadership Conference to be recognized at the National Leadership Conference. Selection is based on chapter participation in the Next Top Chapter (NTC) Program and submission of a Local Chapter Annual Business Report for state competition.
The President’s Award recognizes members who have shown superior leadership and dedication to California PBL. The State President shall select those who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the state chapter. These members will be awarded by the State President at the Awards of Excellence ceremony at the State Business Leadership Conference.
California PBL helps chapters honor their most outstanding member and leader who has made a difference in their local program. Nominees are listed in the conference program and honored at the Awards Dinner. Additionally, one honoree from the state chapter will be selected for national recognition.
Submit the nomination form with the SBLC Registration Worksheet to ensure recognition for your nominee.
Please note that the following is only a selection of programs available. For a more comprehensive list, please refer to your chapter’s Chapter Management Handbook provided by National Headquarters.