FBLA partners with numerous organizations to create and promote educational programs and curriculum. This content provides members with unique opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge they are learning in high school classrooms. If you have additional questions or would like to provide an educational program to FBLA members, email Becky Grant.
Crimson Education New!
Find Your Grind New!
Stukent, Inc. New!
Unreal Campaign New!
Wall Street Walks New!
#theVIBE | The Social Media Center of Expertise at Centenary University
Founded in 1867, Centenary University is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Staying on the forefront of skills needed for future business professionals, we offer a unique program in Social Media Marketing combined with a modern technology center, #theVIBE, which is modeled after NYC start-ups. Centenary University is the place where students come to gain social media expertise and where businesses come to leverage social media experts.
We are pleased to offer a unique program and proud of the endorsements we have received from an executive at Google Analytics, a US Senator, and many happy businesses and students.
American Management Association (AMA), Operation Enterprise
Operation Enterprise, the young adult leadership division of American Management Association(AMA), is the premier management and leadership development program for high school and college students. Operation Enterprise now offers customized programs to youth organizations that are available throughout the year. Any of the business and leadership content can be tailored to your particular needs, objectives and time limitations.
The AMA course leaders and senior executives present highly interactive and hands-on workshops on Leadership, Management, Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Communication, Presentation Skills, and other important management topics. Based on the program format, other team building activities are available. For more information, visit Operation Enterprise.
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
AICPA via StartHereGoPlaces.com®, introduces students to careers in accounting and helps them envision the steps to becoming a CPA. Students can access testimonials from college accounting students as well as practicing CPAs, create their FutureMe, explore potential universities and even create customized resources through a personalized College Checklist.
Start Here, Go Places also provides supplemental resources to assist educators and further engage students in accounting. We offer educators an exclusive portal to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow teachers and obtain additional classroom resources and lesson plans. We have even created an interactive game called Bank On It™ to put the accounting principles students are learning in the classroom to the test.
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Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States with more than 33,000 students at its urban campus in Boston, MA. Hospitality doesn’t offer just any career; it’s the world’s fastest-growing industry, encompassing travel, hotels, food service, and entertainment. Above all, it’s about people. And it offers dozens of worldwide career paths to success.
In this dynamic field, graduates of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration have a head start. Their remarkably high job-placement rates and starting salaries prove it. So do the thousands of SHA alumni in leadership roles throughout the industry and around the world.
In SHA’s full-time, four-year bachelor’s degree program, students learn how to manage a staff, set prices, market a hospitality business, and much more, all using the latest technology. Our curriculum is carefully crafted and frequently reviewed by industry professionals who know what it takes to become a successful hospitality manager. And, now recent graduates from liberal arts, non-business, or other business backgrounds can launch their hospitality management career with our one-year Master of Management in Hospitality program.
Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.
Capsim develops simulations that bring business learning to life. For over thirty years, Capsim has been a global leader in simulation-based technology that provides experiential learning opportunities to assess and develop the key skills that students need in today’s business landscape. As a result, we created our entry-level simulation, CapsimCore™, specifically with intro-level business courses in mind.
CapsimCore™ allows students to experience what it’s like to manage a $40 million company in a fun and engaging simulated learning environment. While competing against their peers to become the market leader, students learn how four departments, R&D, Marketing, Production, and Finance, interact to run a successful company. Students put their skills into action by analyzing data, applying critical thinking to decisions, and reflecting on results in order to improve their business. Let’s get students learning by doing today.
To request a demo, please contact Matthew Shell.
No Job is Worth a Young Worker’s Life. CareerSafe® provides online safety training including OSHA 10-Hour training and cyber safety awareness training for students. We are committed to offering affordable, informative and innovative online safety training so that students can earn nationally recognized employment credentials which will serve them throughout their chosen career path. CareerSafe courses are designed to give you, the educator, power to implement our programs that best fit your classroom needs. The programs are low cost to better serve junior high and high school students. Funding and scholarship opportunities are available. Don’t forget to select FBLA when you checkout.
Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW)
Having issued more than 160,000 professional certifications and trained more than 1 million students and professionals worldwide, CIW offers the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral Web technology education and certification programs for students and professionals.
More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW has become the educational standard adopted by thousands of universities, colleges, high schools, businesses, and government agencies worldwide for Web technology skills. CIW includes applications and competencies, but the core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards of the Web, including Internet business, networking, Web design, Web development, and Web security.
Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with satellite offices in Ireland and Japan, plus a worldwide reseller network, CIW products bring learners of all ages the knowledge and skills essential to success in the modern workplace.
Visit http://www.CIWcertified.com for more information.
Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business
Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification, and the Toon Boom Certified Associate certification programs.
Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.
Stiller School of Business at Champlain College
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, career focused institution overlooking Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. We offer a personalized, highly sought after education where students learn to be global citizens through our nationally recognized Core (general education) and our Up-Side-Down curriculum that gets them into their majors on day one.
As an AACSB accredited institution, the Stiller School of Business offers a robust internship program that prepares students to create positive change in the world and thrive in their professions. Stiller School of Business offers a $3,000 to $10,000 scholarship for first-year FBLA members through its Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) Center for Excellence.
For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a “Most Innovative School” in the North by U.S. News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” 2018 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review’s “The Best 381 Colleges” in 2018.
CollegeWeekLive is a virtual engagement platform that connects students and their families with more than 200 colleges and universities around the world. Through free virtual college fairs, expert webcasts and daily live chats, students are able to communicate with admissions counselors to get their questions answered from the comfort of their home.
College visits can be expensive, and sometimes even impossible. CollegeWeekLive provides students from all over the world with the opportunity to get to know schools they’re interested in, regardless of the distance. It also takes away the pressure many students experience when communicating face-to-face with college faculty, by allowing them to ask questions they might not feel comfortable asking in person.
In addition, CollegeWeekLive offers resources specifically for high school counselors, to help them guide their students throughout the entire college process—from developing a college list to analyzing financial aid packages.
Crimson Education New!
Crimson Education is a global education company that provides a full-suite of first-class university consulting services to help students achieve their maximum potential. Since its inception, it has helped countless students secure offers from Top 50 universities, including every Ivy League school, and receive over $24M worth of financial aid and scholarship funding.
Crimson takes a holistic approach to college consulting, offering students academic tutoring, extracurricular and leadership mentoring, and application assistance to stand out in an increasingly competitive admissions environment. With a network of over 2,000 mentors and tutors around the world and a technology-driven model, Crimson connects students with experts that fit their unique background and interests.
Whatever your goals for college and beyond, Crimson can provide the guidance and resources necessary to connect you to success. Visit crimsoneducation.org and learn more about how Crimson can help you achieve your dreams!
Destinations Career Academies and Programs New!
Destinations Career Academies are tuition-free online high schools that combine traditional academics with courses in high-demand career fields like IT, Marketing, Business, and Health Care. Extracurricular activities, such as projects and competitions, help prepare students to be ready for wherever life takes them after high school—into college or straight to the workforce.
- Find your passion by exploring a variety of career electives
- Prepare for exams for industry-recognized certification such as the ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate
- Participate in a Career and Technical Student Organization like FBLA
- Earn college credits on select courses while in high school
- Enter college ready to concentrate on the career of your choice
- Programs and career fields vary by academy; but include Information Technology, Health Science, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Architecture and Construction, Education and Training, and Hospitality & Tourism
Visit www.k12.com/Destinations for more information.
Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, University of Maryland
The Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets dedicates a portion of their programming to developing high school talent and fostering the leadership potential of students at an early age. Prior to attending University, high school students are given a limited snapshot of business and why it is important to foster the skills associated with business to ensure their success in any given career. The Ed Snider Center offers two summer programs, Snider Enterprise and Leadership Fellows (SELF) and Women Investing in Learning Leadership (WILL)–where we hope to peak students’ interest in not only growing their own self-worth, but discovering how their potential can shape the world in which they live.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Business
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s oldest and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. Our College of Business in Daytona Beach is rated in the top third of the nation for value in business colleges (PayScale.com). We offer B.S. degrees in Business Administration, with concentrations in Management, Marketing or Accounting and Finance; and Aviation Business Administration, with concentrations in Air Transportation or Supply Chain Management. We offer Master degrees in Business Administration, Business Administration in Aviation Management, and Aviation Finance. Our curriculum is built upon educating students with the practical knowledge and skills essential to their entry into the workplace and society. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. We are the Business of Flight®!
FBLA & March of Dimes Service Learning Curriculum
The March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL have teamed up to become involved in the service learning movement that is sweeping the nation. This movement integrates classroom learning with community service, a process that career and technical education has traditionally developed and supported though its local and nationwide community service programs. Student achievement is assessed on related projects as an integral part of the curriculum.
FBLA-PBL School Store Manual
Do you run a school store or would you like to start one? Through a partnership with the Raymond Geddes Company, FBLA-PBL has developed a school store manual complete with tips, do’s and don’ts, and the necessary forms to make your business venture a success.
Find Your Grind New!
Students have been led to believe that life works in this order: pick a job; go to college; and then hope you enjoy the lifestyle that job brings. Find Your Grind believes this is backwards. It’s more important to first help students identify lifestyles that fit their strengths and values, then expose them to multiple and flexible career paths to support their lifestyle.
The mission of Find Your Grind is simple: To expose, enlighten, and educate students and teachers to the possibilities of tomorrow. Fact is, hundreds of today’s coolest careers didn’t even exist 10 years ago, and new ones are evolving every day. Find Your Grind offers an interactive web interface with constantly updated video-based interviews with actual professionals in emerging and alternative industries.
Find Your Grind also provides career information and a complete curriculum with lesson plans, resources, and instructional materials. Visit www.findyourgrind.com for more details.
H&R Block Dollars & Sense is an educational initiative dedicated to increasing teens’ financial literacy by providing practical financial skills for real life. Through engagement with educators, parents and high school students, the program provides educational resources, helping teens take control of their financial future to ensure they’re real-world ready after graduation.
Free to high school teachers, the H&R Block Budget Challenge is a teacher-tested, online simulation tool that replicates real-world budgeting and personal finance decision-making. By simulating an adult’s financial life – paying bills, investing in retirement, managing loans and more – students learn before they earn in a game-like environment.
Since 2009, H&R Block Dollars & Sense has helped more than 1 million teens become real-world ready adults.
Horizons School of Technology New!
The Horizons School supports outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology.
Located in San Francisco, our courses teach students how to code and connects them with world class entrepreneurs and investors via an accelerated technology learning experience over their summers.
In our programs, students:
- learn to program full stack web applications by cloning popular apps like Facebook, Amazon, and Yelp and building their own custom projects.
- join a community composed of students that attend the top business and computer science programs in the country (The Wharton School, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and more.)
- connect with students who go on to receive offers at Google, Amazon, Slack, Yelp, and McKinsey after the program.
- gain unprecedented access to business leaders in Silicon Valley—executives from Google, YouTube, PayPal, and other tech giants.
- visit tech companies like Uber, Square, and Airbnb
- go to hackathons in the Bay Area (LinkedIn, AngelHacks, and Berkeley)
Enrich your offering and innovate with a digital portfolio platform for college admissions and scholarships. Engage your students and delight Parents!
iFolio, a SaaS digital platform, innovates college prep, student engagement, data, and analytics. Flexible, fully customizable, easy-to-use, with artificial intelligence and data analytics for insights to maximize impact for college admissions and scholarships using media, videos and more in one portfolio site humanizing the application.
Students using the iFOLIO platform have been admitted to Yale, Johns Hopkins, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Northeastern, University of Georgia, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Texas Christian University, Auburn, South Carolina Honors, and Top 100 ranked U.S. colleges as well as Merit Scholarship Awards for $100,000 and scholarships to Yale, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology (President’s Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship), South Carolina, Navy ROTC, Mercer Presidential Scholarship, and more.
Illinois Tech Stuart School of Business
As a part of Illinois Tech, Stuart School of Business shares the university’s emphasis on applied, technology-focused education. Stuart is committed to creating well-rounded graduates armed with the expert academic knowledge, interpersonal skills, and professional experiences that are critical to academic and career success.
Stuart’s curriculum offers instruction in a hands-on, innovative way that prepares students for careers in finance, management, public administration, or marketing. Stuart’s Knapp Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurship Academy, and dozens of other related programs offer students the network and resources to succeed as entrepreneurs.
Earning a business degree at a tech school means students often will be working and studying with engineers, scientists, programmers, and architects. Stuart students learn how to collaborate within—and lead—interdisciplinary teams by working on highly innovative, technology-driven real-world projects.
The TOSA certification exam is a proficiency-based and adaptive platform that delivers a more accurate evaluation of a student’s true skills; providing them superior college and career readiness. Our unique and innovative technology is used by more than 5,000 academic institutions and companies in over 30 countries with over 1,000 tests taken every day.
We were founded in 2010 and have offices the United States, Canada, France, UK and the Netherlands. We have 1,100 authorized testing centers in 12 countries.
Johnson & Wales University
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers a unique model integrating arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities. We inspire students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.
FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. By completing an application for admission to JWU and indicating FBLA membership, students are automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program and all its benefits.
Inspire your students by planning an exciting and educational trip to New York City, Chicago or Atlanta. Sponsoring a business related tour to any of the any of these cities is the best way to boost the enrollment and spirit in your FBLA chapter. Junior Tours will arrange an all-inclusive tour packages at an affordable price. Chaperones travel free.
Keyboarding Online is a leading provider of web-based keyboarding software. Innovative features eliminate hunting and pecking, and prevent cheating. Computer-Tablet-Chrome Book-iPad compatible with NO software to install! Technique video for students. Individualize easily to fast/slow students. Self-paced. All exercises automatically scored/recorded. Automatically calculates Progress/mid-term and Final Grade Reports. FREE e-book for formatting. Sign up for FREE 60-day trial at www.KeyboardingOnline.com.
Knowledge Matters is sponsoring the Virtual Business Finance Challenge, a newly recognized official competitive event. This event will be based on the Virtual Business–Personal Finance Online simulation. FBLA members will use the simulation to test their skills at managing their own financial lives and will compete against students across the country. Members will experience real world financial issues such as budgeting, saving, opening bank accounts, getting a credit card, monitoring credit scores, education and advancement, online banking, paying taxes, finding a job, insurance, and more.
There will be two qualifying rounds held via the Internet during the school year:
- October 16, 2017 (10:00 a.m. EST) – November 10, 2017 (5:00 p.m. EST)
- February 5, 2018 (10:00 a.m. EST) – March 2, 2018 (5:00 p.m. EST)
The top eight nationally ranked teams from each qualifying round will qualify to compete at the NLC. Only one team per state per round may qualify.
Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program
Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a FREE, fully funded leadership program reaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with lessons aligned to Standards, 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning. All Teacher and Student lessons, Pacing Guide and Project Ideas are all available online. The lessons are leadership driven with activities centered on the challenge of solving any community service need (your March of Dimes project qualifies). Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge to win prize money for their non-profit organizations and technology products for their school. Learn more: Visit www.lead2feed.org to register.
LearnKey is a premier provider of online certification and employability training solutions. For over three decades, we have created flexible expert-led learning solutions that work for everyone because they are easy to use, engaging, and interactive. LearnKey brings the classroom experience to you—where and when you need it. At LearnKey, we provide expert learning solutions today for tomorrow’s leaders.
LifeSmarts & the National Consumers League
LifeSmarts is a national educational competition focused on personal finance and consumer topics. It complements the curriculum already in place in schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. This free program, open to 6th-12th-grade students in the United States, quizzes students about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
FBLA teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website where they will have the opportunity to win monthly “TeamSmarts” challenges and compete against other chapters for the right to represent FBLA at the National LifeSmarts Championship each April.
LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America’s pioneer consumer organization.
Note: This program is a separate activity from the LifeSmarts competitive event.
Long Island University (LIU) New!
The leaders in the College of Management at Long Island University–Post, an AACSB Accredited school of business, want to come to you!
As future business leaders of America, you realize that understanding the market is key to your success. Being just a 40-minute train ride to midtown Manhattan, we have a unique knowledge of succeeding in New York City and Wall Street.
Dean Rob Valli has passed through the gates of three of the top four ranked universities in the world: UC-Berkeley (BA ’82); Stanford Graduate School of Business (SEP ’95); and, Cambridge University (Ph.D ’09). Assistant Dean Ray Pullaro received degrees from Yale (BA ‘91), and New York University (MBA ’01) before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Executive Committee at Blackstone.
Both he and Dean Valli would welcome the opportunity to talk to your future business leaders about innovation, entrepreneurship, and how to get the job you want.
March of Dimes
The Mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Together, March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL are fighting premature birth. It’s the #1 killer of babies and it costs American businesses $12 billion annually.
For 40 years, FBLA-PBL and the March of Dimes have partnered to raise money in support of the March of Dimes’ mission and to date, FBLA-PBL has raised over $15 million.
As an incentive to chapters, the March of Dimes provides national awards to the FBLA-PBL chapters and states that raise the most money. In addition the March of Dimes provides grants to reward members and chapters for their support of the March of Dimes partnership; and to identify and support innovative ideas and projects that enhance the growth, recognition, and support of FBLA and the March of Dimes partnership.
Local and state chapters that participate in March of Dimes activities such as March for Babies or Prematurity Awareness Month are eligible to submit grant requests. Grants may not be used for equipment purchases, but are designed to support programming or activities to further enhance the partnership with March of Dimes. Program or activity grant proposals must be for programs designed to be accomplished within a period of no more than 18 months. Grant recipients must complete an outcome-based project report that can be submitted to the March of Dimes and are encouraged to be in the form of a workshop, article, or project that can be reproduced and shared with other chapters and states. Local chapters may receive grants up to $1,000. State chapters may apply for grants up to $2,500. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges and announced at the National Leadership Conference. Grants must be postmarked by January 15.
MBA Research & Curriculum Center
MBA Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) FBLA partner focused on building strong, research-based connections between the business community and our business administration programs. Established in 1971, it is operated by a consortium of state education departments. Its systems approach to the teaching of business includes:
- Listening to the business community to understand what matters most in curriculum for future business leaders
- National, research-based business administration curriculum standards that provide a framework for high-quality business programs (free).
- Curriculum design to identify learning outcomes most likely to help students prepare for real-world careers in business.
- Instructional support to help both students and teachers with learning tools that focus specifically on developing key understandings and skills.
- Proof-of-learning via industry-sponsored certifications and other assessments, recognitions, and documentations.
- Program accreditation, recognizing exemplary high school programs that effectively address all elements of the systems approach outlined here.
MBA Research offers both free and cost-recovery materials for classroom teachers, including:
- Program-of-study kits for entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing (all free)
- Research-based course guides (all free)
- Instructional modules (some free, others cost-recovery)
- Online MBA Learning Center for high school students (cost-recovery)
- Online testing, badging, and certification (some free, others cost-recovery)
- Professional development opportunities
Men’s Wearhouse offers FBLA advisers our classroom seminar program, “How to Dress for Success, First Impressions are Everything.” Our seminar covers preparing for an interview, selecting appropriate professional apparel for men and women and avoiding common interview mistakes. We’ll visit your classroom or provide you with Do-it-Yourself support materials to conduct our seminar program at your own convenience. This year’s program will be offered to Chapter Advisers in two formats:
- A local representative conducting a classroom seminar (travel or staffing limitations may preclude this option).
- A self-service kit for conducting the seminar on a do-it-yourself basis.
For more information on either option, please contact Mike Sins.
Mercer University, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics
The Mercer Business Advantage
At Mercer University, we believe the best business ideas don’t just improve the bottom line—they create a better world. Students develop into entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens through a career-focused business education that equips individuals like Shane Buerster to successfully launch businesses and initiatives like Z Beans Coffee that meet real-world needs. See Shane’s story: business.mercer.edu/undergrad.
- 9 majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sports Marketing and Analytics
- 100% paid internship placement rate
- Academic and professional advisers who guide program choice and career development
- Opportunities to collaborate with local start-ups through the Mercer Innovation Center
- Special Consideration pathways to graduate program admission
- Powerful alumni network representing Atlanta Falcons, BMW, Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Disney, Google, NBA, Pfizer, PwC, and more
- Nationally recognized by S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more
- AACSB-accredited – top 5% of business schools worldwide
Minerva Schools at KGI
Minerva is an innovative, accredited university program developed by a former Harvard Dean and a successful entrepreneur to prepare leaders and innovators. Students live in seven different global hubs throughout their four years (San Francisco, London, Seoul, and more). Minerva students study exclusively in small active learning seminars throughout. Minerva offers a Freshman tuition scholarship for qualified FBLA students .
My College Options
myCollegeOptions®, the nation’s largest college planning program, directly benefits participating students and families by providing them with a free college planning account that delivers comprehensive resources on colleges and universities, the college search and admissions processes, financial aid, scholarship, and matches to “best fit” colleges.
Each year, over 2.5 million high school students in over 95% of the public and private high schools in the country register for the program. Our partners, like FBLA, are able to reach millions of students and thousands of educators through our extensive reach and relationships with administrators, educators and students.”
MyPath, powered by The Institutes, is a collaborative industry effort between risk management and insurance companies that exists to educate students and young professionals about the limitless career opportunities that the insurance industry has to offer.
The MyPath website has a ton of great, free resources that can help students learn about careers in insurance and why they’re important, including:
- Information about the industry and available careers
- Internships and information on collegiate studies
- Career assessment tools and videos for discovering career roles
- Blog articles with perspectives from real people within the industry and tips for navigating college, internships, and early career years
- Scholarship and financial assistance resources
With MyPath, students can discover tons of career roles in the insurance industry and how their skill set makes them the perfect candidate for endless opportunities.
National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP)
NAP is the largest professional nonprofit association of parliamentarians in the country. It provides education and training in using parliamentary procedure to facilitate fair and efficient meetings. The examination for membership is based on Robert’s Rules of Order in Brief (2nd edition) and is available online. National dues for full-time students are $37.50 and are prorated monthly. National and state dues must accompany your membership application.
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
Car crashes and suicide are the number one and number two causes of death, respectively, for teens and young adults in the United States.
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) invites you to participate in the programs and contests we offer to help change these statistics. Check out NOYS.org to learn more about our programs including:
- Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab, a national hands-on, experiential education event held in October
- Youth Correspondents, a national network of youth communicators who creatively share safety messages
- Seat Belts Save, a national competition designed to increase seat belt use by teens
- Reality Check, resources designed to inspire conversations between teens and adults on the dangers of underage drinking and driving
- Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, a national observance held each May, led by teen advocates
Visit NOYS.org for resources and tools to equip you in youth-led initiatives to promote teen and young adult safety in your school and community.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
The National Technical Honor Society currently serves thousands of FBLA-PBL and other CTSO members, while awarding over $250,000 in scholarships to members annually. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, encourages the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
NTHS partners with FBLA-PBL to provide scholarships to students who are part of both organizations, as well as the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship, which is exclusively offered to NTHS members. Attract qualified, diverse students into your CTE programs, offer more scholarship opportunities, and increase the number of top CTE students in your school.
Start a NTHS chapter today and honor your top CTE students.
You want it all—a great business education, fun campus life, and lots of activities to choose from. Northwood University won’t disappoint. At Northwood you’ll get into your major on day one. Courses are taught by professors with real-world experience and a hands-on approach. You’ll learn it, experience it, and add it to your resume! You’ll discover not only how to get jobs, but how to create them.
In addition to our high employment rate, over 34% of our alumni own part or all of their own business within 5 years of graduating. Academic scholarships up to $52,000* with on-campus residency, FBLA scholarships up to $20,000, athletic scholarships, private donor scholarships, and other financial resources are available to those who qualify.
*Total amount of scholarship over eight semesters.
Oracle Academy’s mission is to advance computer science education to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. We have served 3.1M students, globally, and the educators dedicated to their success by providing a computer science solution that combines the best computer science curriculum, educator professional development, and cutting edge software—aligned to today’s business needs. Members can access these resources to support competitive events and activities, specifically those who participate in the FBLA Database Competition, as well as integrate as part of a CS or IT course pathway in secondary schools. Oracle Academy educator professional development is offered in a variety of formats, including self-study, online, and in-class training. Oracle Academy membership is FREE!
Reach and Teach, Inc. New!
Reach and Teach is an educational program where, over a nine week course that is FREE to learning institutions and students both, students will learn how to execute every facet of putting on a rock concert; from stage set up, lighting and sound, to marketing and promotion.
As diverse as the people who make it and the audiences that crave it, music is one of those indefinable drives that brings us together. It’s part of what makes us human. Reach and Teach was born out of the belief that music can not only bring young people together across traditionally enforced clique boundary lines, but can unite those same young people in a real world working environment capable of aiming them towards a common, tangible goal.
Ultimately, Reach and Teach is a unique fundraising opportunity to make the kind of real change in the life of a student that will carry throughout a lifetime, while also creating ties to the community in a way that few fundraising efforts can match.
Ringling College of Art and Design New!
Ringling College Business of Art and Design is not your typical business school.
You’ll master the essentials of business, such as marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, and economics.
You’ll manage creatives by collaborating with animators, illustrators, filmmakers, and graphic designers.
You’ll tackle real business and design challenges with the world’s top creative companies, like Disney, Converse, Cirque du Soleil, and Hasbro.
And after four years, you’ll graduate a collaborative leader, blue sky thinker, and creative problem solver.
Saunders College of Business at RIT New!
Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by AACSB. Saunders is ranked highly, recognized as the #77 undergraduate program by U.S. News and #10 in Management Information Systems by USA Today.
Saunders graduates thrive in today’s world by leveraging the rich traditions in science, technology, design and entrepreneurship found at RIT. And all Saunders undergraduate students complete a paid co-op position, providing valuable real-world experience.
Employers take notice with 94% placement rates across all business programs. The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2 immerses students in their business education from day one, working in teams to create new businesses in their first two semesters.
Partnerships with RIT’s Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship help Saunders College deliver a business education that is integrated with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs.
As proud sponsors of FBLA, we encourage FBLA members to access our classroom resources, including student giveaways, application fee-waiver requests, Skype in the Classroom Visits, and career-specific classroom care packages.
STEM Premier is an online platform connecting the next generation of talent (age 13+) with colleges and companies across the country. FBLA members can join FREE and create a digital profile showcasing their skills, talents, and accomplishments. From there, they can share their profile, link up with mentors, and request the FBLA Digital Badge to be recognized as an official FBLA Member on STEM Premier.
STEM Premier users also gain access to free resources, tools like our automatic resume generator, and get matched up with over $20 billion in scholarship opportunities.
Stock Market Game
Students in the FBLA-PBL Stock Market Game (SMG) may work individually or in teams of two to five members to build and manage a successful investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, using a hypothetical $100,000. They track their investments over the course of 15 weeks, receiving valuable opportunities to practice core math, English Language Arts, and research skills as well as fundamental business, economics and social studies content in a real world scenario. For details on the FBLA-PBL SMG program, login to the Advisers Area and click “Stock Market Game”.
Game dates for the Fall 2017 SMG are 9/11/17–12/15/17. The registration deadline is 10/9/17.
The Spring 2018 SMG dates are 1/22/18–5/4/18. The registration deadline is 2/19/18.
The registration fee for an individual or team of two to 5 students is $10.95. Students will be ranked by division and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.
Stukent, Inc. New!
Stukent is a digital courseware provider used by over 700 instructors in over 40 countries. We developed the world’s #1 digital marketing courseware along with additional courseware that covers social media marketing, mobile marketing, visual media marketing, media planning, business data analytics, and digital marketing analytics. We update our texts and simulations multiple times per year and load them full of instructor resources like lecture slides, lesson plans, quiz review slides, test banks, sample syllabus, hands-on projects, and more!
TestOut is the leader in end-to-end online training courseware and performance-based certifications. With quick and easy setup, our award-wining lab simulations give students virtual hands-on experience configuring hardware, setting up and administering secure networks, managing operating systems, and using desktop applications to prepare them for a job and future career.
The Art Institutes System of Schools
If you’re a creative warrior who lives for coming up with ideas, you might be ready to join us. Here, you’ll find people who’ll challenge and inspire you—and help you as you prepare for a career where you do what you love, for life.
Explore scholarships*, including the FBLA National Scholarship. Three $10,000 nationwide tuition scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors graduating in 2018 who are FBLA members. In addition, we offer The Art Grant** and a range of other scholarship opportunities that are merit, competition, and need-based. Learn about all available scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify at artinstitute.
*Please contact the school directly to inquire about the amounts and types of grants and scholarships available at your selected Art Institutes school.
**The Art Grant is offered at all Art Institutes schools except for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division. Amounts vary by location. Check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.
The Art Institutes is a system of over 45 schools throughout the United States. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870 in Hoboken, NJ, Stevens has a long history of education and research that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, technology and problem solving, preparing students to become entrepreneurial-minded, transformational leaders. Stevens is accredited by AACSB and is nationally recognized for return on investment and career placement—100 percent of students secured full-time career placement upon graduation in 2016, and 90 percent earned paid internships. Stevens is directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, giving business students endless opportunity to meet and learn from executives in every industry, and offers eight technology-infused business majors that prepare graduates to make an instant impact when they enter the workforce.
Unreal Campaign New!
Find out the real price of unreal goods. The Unreal Campaign gives you the facts about the dangers of counterfeit products and the importance of trademarks and intellectual property.
FBLA members know the value of a brand—brands help successful businesses to market themselves to consumers and allow those businesses to stand out among competitors. You may know that there are companies out there selling counterfeit goods, but did you know that counterfeiting extends to car parts, cell phones and computer accessories, and even household goods like batteries, makeup, and toothpaste?
The sale of counterfeit goods entails more than just a consumer being scammed—counterfeits degrade public safety, violate workers’ rights, and weaken national economies. Learn how to make smart purchasing decisions—visit the Unreal Campaign website or check us out on social media (@unrealcampaign).
Visa Inc.—Practical Money Skills
Practical Money Skills for Life is an award-winning, free financial education program offering resources to help consumers manage their money through all stages of life. Launched in 1995, the program reaches millions per year with its financial literacy curriculum, educational games, apps, monthly e-newsletter and free materials that cover a wide range of personal financial information.
Wall Street Walks New!
Wall Street Walks is New York’s premier business education walking tour company.
Located in the Wall Street area, our walking tours use New York’s Financial District as a living classroom. Through experiential learning, students of all levels gain truly meaningful insights that stick with them throughout their courses of study.
On our tours, students:
- See the NY Stock Exchange and learn about trading and IPOs
- Visit the famous Charging Bull and learn about bull vs bear markets
- See the Federal Reserve Bank and learn about its function
- Learn about JP Morgan, Edison and Bell, and how their insights and leadership changed the world forever
- See the investment banks and learn how they operate
- See the Bankruptcy Court and hear about the Lehman Bros bankruptcy