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          The success of Business Professionals of America is rooted in its relationships with businesses and organizations across the country. Each Friend of BPA brings a unique perspective and provides a set of skills and services that support the development of the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the United States.BPA recognizes the value and benefit that these relationships bring to the students and educators of our organization.



          AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia, and business to advance business education worldwide. The vision of AACSB International is to transform business education for global prosperity. Business and business schools are a force for good, contributing to the world’s economy, and AACSB International plays a significant role in making that benefit better known to all stakeholders—serving business schools, students, business, and society.

          The Art Institutes offer students the guidance, focus, technology and career services they need to follow a path toward a creative profession. An education at an Art Institutes school is all about turning the dream of living a creative life into a reality. 


          Avis is the preferred car rental partner of Business Professionals of America offering BPA members benefits and discounts. With over 4,400 locations worldwide, Avis is conveniently located at all major airports and in your neighborhood and offers special benefits and superior service to BPA travelers. When renting a car for your next travels, be sure to use AWD# J659563 to receive all the benefits awarded to BPA members. 


          Barefoot is an apparel company with something for everyone. Since our inception in 2002, we have grown to be one of the largest and most versatile apparel providers in the country.From t-shirts and polos to hoodies and headwear, we make sure our customers stand out in a crowd. We take pride in understanding what our customers believe in and transferring that individual taste to the apparel they wear. Our t-shirts make the world a better place!! From basic designs and garments to cutting-edge, alternative BPA logos, we specialize in making your organization stand out regardless of its style. We proudly support and are licensed with BPA. Proceeds from each sale are given back to BPA.




          CIW is the world's fastest growing vendor-neutral Internet skills training and certification program for professionals. More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW is a Web technology standard adopted by academic institutions, governments and businesses worldwide. CIW includes applications and competencies, but our core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards that sustain the infrastructure of IT: Web design, e-commerce, security, networking and databases. 


          Custom Shades is a school fundraiser utilizing the sale of customized sunglasses to expand your program. With our 100% customized sunglasses personalized with your school name, colors, mascot and logo, we focus our product on high quality shades at a discounted price so that your school is able to make the most profit. Try something different. Try something cool. Try a Custom Shades fundraiser as a way to help pay for those BPA trips! Contact us for free designed mockups. 


          Cybis Communications delivers red carpet treatment, award-winning creative media and total project management. The Cybis Creative team delivers broadcast-level motion graphics and productions, and integrated print and digital marketing solutions. The producers of Cybis Total Show Management lead live events nationwide with audiences ranging from a couple hundred to over 8,000. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, White House events, student leadership organizations, fashion labels, and many more. Cybis has been around for seventeen years, produced hundreds of events, and inspired a cumulative total of nearly half a million live audience members.  We love our work, and it shows.



          We Mean Business...for You
          Whatever led you here, Davenport University is waiting to equip you with real-world knowledge and experience. We offer many programs in the three fields: business, technology and health. These industries are the fastest changing, fastest growing drivers of the future, with limitless potential. Our innovative approach and commitment to quality will help you get where the world is going  -- and arrive ahead of the pack.





          The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. We publish all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) and maintain a searchable online archive that dates back June 1997. We also offer a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and audio/video programs.



          The Fashion Institute of Technology, a leader in career-oriented education, is a college of art and design, business and technology, and liberal arts of the State University of New York (SUNY).

          Offering over 9,000 students an unmatched combination of specialized curricula, an in-depth liberal arts education, affordable tuition, and an extraordinary NYC campus.




          Idaho State University faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and solutions in the area of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences pharmacy and business.



          Our mission is to inspire people to pay attention, respond appropriately, put more into it, so they can get more out of it, focusing on what they do want in a positive way, rather than what they don’t want in a negative way, and to make things happen for themselves as well as the people around them. Bringing this mission to life is a constant process of sharing both the vision and example every day of what it takes to nurture more self-motivation within ourselves and within our organizations—knowing the only true form of motivation is self-motivation.

          Ultimately, the goal is to continuously increase the level of self-awareness required to develop the personal leadership to… TAKE THE LEAD & KICK IT IN!


          At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We are committed long term to the mission of helping our customers realize their full potential. Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge and to better serve our customers. 


          MIT Launch brings together high school students from all over the US and world each summer to MIT campus to become entrepreneurs in a 4-week program. This experience connects students to many of the best entrepreneurial networks and leaders across campus for instruction and best practices. Many students have gone on to receive funding and grants for their businesses, plus generate significant revenue. MIT Launch now also offers an online course through MITx/edX.



          The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants is the state’s premiere professional organization with more than 11,000 members in public accounting, industry and business, government and education. Incorporated in 1900, the MSCPA guides the profession and helps generations of accountants. Through the online resource CPATrack.com, MSCPA is able to offer several services to aid students with the research and selection of a profession, assistance with undergraduate and graduate accounting programs, information about the Massachusetts certification process, and internship and job opportunities available in the local business environment.


          NRCCUA is a 43-year old membership based organization that administers the nation’s largest college planning program. As a mission driven research organization, we maintain relationships with millions of students, thousands of educators and key educational partners nationwide. Therefore we’ve developed industry-unique capabilities to connect and engage students, educators, parents and administrators. Today, NRCCUA remains the premier provider of comprehensive student data, collected early, solely for the purpose of college planning, and maintained throughout the high school lifecycle.


          Nysewander, Geans & Stucky, LLC (NGS) is a CPA and Financial Planning firm serving clients throughout central Indiana, dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. It is the firm’s mission to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals.



          Outward Bound has been changing lives for more than 50 years, using the wilderness as a classroom to provide unparalleled opportunities for challenge, discovery, personal growth, self-reliance, teamwork and compassion. Our programs serve youth, teens and adults in America's most beautiful wilderness areas, in classrooms, city parks and in boardrooms.



          For 30 years, The Princeton Review has been the destination for college and grad bound students to make their dreams a reality (3.5 million last year alone). How do we do it? Online and in-person test prep from top-notch educators designed to fit students' schedules, learning styles and goals. BPA members save 15% on The Princeton Review courses and tutoring* for the SAT®, ACT®, PSAT®, SAT Subject Testsand AP® Exams. Visit The Princeton Review and use promo code BPOA15(*Offer may not be combined with any other offer; cannot be used by previously enrolled students. Test names are the trademarks of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.)

          FREE Resources:

          • What’s Your Score – Take a FREE Practice Test? Determine your preparation needs without affecting your record + receive a score report, analyzing your strengths and weaknesses. 
          • Stuck on homework? Studying for a test? Try a Free Homework Help Session. Get better grades with our online academic tutoring product.


          A passion-driven graphic design and photography company committed to creating customized marketing resources and inspiring designs that build brand equity while capturing the unique vision and interest of each client. In addition to its graphic design offerings, RedPeppers Design provides personal touch photography that makes smart look beautiful introducing new life to your personal and professional stories in a creative and effective way. Create. Beautify. Function. redpeppersdesign.net.



          Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Home to more than 1,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and #1 ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), MBA, and Executive MBA programs where students gain real-world business experiences in the classroom and through cooperative education programs.




          Rubin Education is a leading provider of learning materials for employability skills and business communication. The company's books and curricula offer hands-on lessons for topics like email etiquette, networking, social media conversations, job applications, job interviews and more. We teach students to make every word count in the professional world. That's because when you write well, you open doors.



          Cengage Learning delivers highly-customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, instructors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence and professional development, as well as provide measurable learning outcomes to its customers.


          The objectives of the Shell group are to engage efficiently, responsibly and profitably in oil, oil products, gas, chemicals and other selected businesses and to participate in the search for and development of other sources of energy to meet evolving customer needs and the world's growing demand for energy.


          The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants is Texas’ professional association for CPAs. Founded in 1915, TSCPA has more than 27,000 members in public practice, business and industry, government, and education. We are committed to promoting excellence in the accounting profession. It all starts here…helping qualified students become part of this dynamic and challenging profession.


          The Work to School program at the University of Dayton offers students with coding experience an opportunity to earn their college degree and obtain real-world on-the-job experience that may lead to scholarships and/or tuition reimbursement. The Work to School group has done real work for companies such as Honda, LexisNexis, Hobart Kitchen Equipment and more. A top tier Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels, the University of Dayton is a diverse community committed to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. We don't just work on the edge, we define and create the edge.®


          Youth For Understanding (YFU) advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities. The global YFU network, consisting of partners in more than 70 different countries, is united by the belief that full cultural immersion is the most effective means to gain the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly multicultural, interconnected and competitive global society.Selected to administer more government and corporate scholarships than any other high school exchange program, YFU has remained a trusted leader of intercultural exchange programs since 1951 because of its commitment to safety, reputation for quality, and exceptional support services.




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