Future Business Leaders of America Collegiate | University of Illinois Chapter

About Us

FBLA Collegiate is the collegiate division of the largest career student organization in the world: Future Business Leaders of America. Our goal is to develop business leadership in all our members giving them a competitive edge in the job market while strengthening their sense of confidence and work ethic. Through education, collaboration, and service we forge innovation and promote success in our community. Our chapter revolves around three pillars of experience: professional, philanthropy, and community. FBLA is a professional development organization that participates in business competitions at the state and national levels. Through our social, philanthropic, and professional pillars, we equip members with the real world skills to help them grow as people and professionals. Attend workshops, seminars, social events, volunteer events, and apply for leadership roles to develop your personal and professional skills. FBLA hosts a wide variety of professional development events, features guest speakers, and have state and nation-wide competitions. What are you waiting for? Join the world's largest professional student organization. With over 230,000 members worldwide, start preparing for careers alongside leaders, innovators, and professionals. FBLA's mission is to bring business and education together through leadership and career strengthening programs while being of service to the community.

Professionalism

Future Business Leaders of America Collegiate hosts and helps facilitate professional events throughout the year. Join us for mock interviews, resume critiques, workshops, career fair prep, corporate connections, and more. Take on leadership roles and help make FBLA a great experience for everyone. Future Business Leaders of America competes in statewide and national leadership conferences; hone your skills in business and get rewarded for your efforts in the form of speeches, performance events, or online exams. Find internships and jobs through our network of corporate sponsors, alumni connections, and featured guest speakers.

Philanthropy

Future Business Leaders of America is dedicated to service. Volunteer for various events in collaboration with the College of Business or volunteer to serve the Champaign-Urbana community and beyond. Even during Covid-19, our chapter is invested in online volunteering. Share your passion and help create or find service opportunities. Together, we aim to create a large network of opportunities and support. Past philanthropy events we have engaged in includes providing books to prisoners, volunteering online to transcribe documents for the Smithsonian, and participating in Illini Lights Out.

Social

Join the family! Future Business Leaders of America is a tight-knit community of individuals looking to better themselves and serve their fellow members, community, and country. Our members like to work hard and have fun. Join us for various campus social gatherings like playing board games, singing karaoke, having sporting events, watching movies, engaging in annual semi formal, playing online games, having outings with corporate recruiters and more! Create friendships that last a lifetime with FBLA.

Exclusive Opportunities

Our chapter competes in Illinois FBLA Collegiate’s State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Effingham, Illinois that qualifies finalists to compete in Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference (NLC). Each year, NLC is hosted in a different city and provides students opportunities to test their knowledge and skills through competitive events, share success, and learn new ways to shape their careers through workshops and exhibits. Travel to great American cities like Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD, and Nashville, TN! Additionally, being a member registered at the national level includes benefits such as scholarships, exclusive networking opportunities, and discounts.

Network, learn from & connect with peers & recruiters

Gain career tips

Individual and team based professional development

Compete in state & national events, receive certificates, and showcase your knowledge of business acumen

Scholarships & Discounts at the national level

Positive, beneficial time investment for your future