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Rent a Business Student or Professor to Support PBL Trip

Released: 06/02/2011

You can rent an LSU Alexandria business student or professor this summer.

The LSUA chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), whose membership numbers 65 business students, needs to raise $11,000 to cover costs of attending a national PBL conference in Orlando, Fla., this month. Eight LSUA students will compete in national competition after the university garnered 19 first- or second-place awards in the Louisiana State Leadership Conference in March. The students also will deliver a professional workshop presentation at the convention.

“We won more awards than any other school in the state PBL competition,” said Dr. Cathy Denison, assistant professor of management and PBL faculty advisor. “Now we need financial assistance to allow these students to attend the national meeting.” The organization was chartered at LSUA in 2010.

It costs $25 an hour for a minimum of five and a maximum of 10 hours to rent a PBL student. Work, which includes business-related activities and services such as housecleaning, childcare, tutoring, yard work, errands and general personal assistance, must be done between July 15 and Oct. 31.

“Most of our students already have at least part-time jobs,” said Denison. “Employers won’t need to worry about their work ethic.”

Professors in the Department of Business Administration can be rented for $150 an hour with a minimum commitment of $750. Professional services might include grant writing and research, business planning and marketing strategies, entrepreneurship consulting, small business resources, training and development, and management techniques.

LSUA PBL also is selling raffle tickets for prizes, and donations are welcome to support the trip.

To rent a student or faculty member, purchase raffle tickets, or make a donation contact Denison at 427-4484, LSUAPBL@yahoo.com or the LSUA PBL Facebook page. Commitments are needed by June 15.