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1 Created by The University of North Texas in partnership with the Texas Education Agency

2 I FI F YOU LI KE BUSI NESS YOU RE GONNA LOVE BPABPA UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

3 Whats BPA About… It is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

4 All about BPA Has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states It is a co-curricular" organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

5 Now & Then… 1963: Vocational Education Act passed which recognized the need of a student organization for students enrolled in career/technical office/business programs 1966: Office Education Association (OEA) was formed. The first three states to affiliate were Iowa, Kansas, and Wisconsin 1988: OEA became Business Professionals of America UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

6 Why Students Join BPA… Build friendships Gain real life experience Earn awards & recognition Hold an office Team building Leadership skills Community Service Qualify for scholarships UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

7 Suggested Activities Getting Started Fall Winter Spring Membership drive Organizational Meeting Get acquainted retreat Induction ceremony Install officers UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

8 Suggested Activities Getting Started Fall Winter Spring New Teacher Breakfast State Regional meeting Homecoming Float Fall festival (fundraiser) Food bank drive UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

9 Suggested Activities Getting Started Fall Winter Spring Angel Tree Regional Leadership Conference (Jan) Regional Contests (Feb) Career-Technical Education Week (Feb) UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

10 Suggested Activities Getting Started Fall Winter Spring State Contests (March) National Leadership Conference (April) Staff/Family Easter Egg Hunt Senior Breakfast UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

11 National Service Project BPA encourages chapters to become actively involved in Special Olympics There are several events your chapter can volunteer at throughout the school year Check out for dates UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

12 Member Recognition Awards Scholarships Internships Various awards designed to provide individual and/or chapter recognition such as Torch Awards, Member Recruiter, Merit Scholar and many more! Awarded at the Regional, State and National Leadership Conferences UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

13 Member Recognition Awards Scholarships Internships BPA partners with several organizations to offer scholarships to its student members Dont assume you arent qualified…check out the information on what it takes to qualify, then apply UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

14 Member Recognition Awards Scholarships Internships Students assist with State Leadership Conference Program provides Intern with experience in public relations, meeting planning, leadership, and team building Applications due in February UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

15 Induction Ceremony Ceremonies symbolize the commitment of members to the principles & purposes of their organization. The induction ceremony has proven to be a starting point for learning about these principles and for developing leadership skills. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

16 Competitive Events The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (Competitive Events) has been developed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curriculum. Assessment Areas Financial Services Administrative Support Information Technology Management/Marketing/Human Resources Assessment Areas UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

17 General Event Guidelines Secondary students may compete in a total of two events, only one of which may be a team event. A student may compete in an unlimited number of Open Events. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

18 Financial Services Fundamental Accounting Advanced Accounting Computerized Accounting Payroll Accounting Spreadsheet Applications & Analysis Business Math (ML only) Spreadsheet Applications (ML Only) Banking and Finance Financial Analyst Team Economic Research Project- Individual Economic Research Project- Team Financial Math & Analysis ML – Middle Level UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

19 Administrative Support Keyboarding Production Business Communication Skills (ML Only) Fundamental Word Processing Skills Advanced Word Processing Skills Integrated Office Applications Desktop Publishing Basic Office Systems & Procedures Advanced Office Systems & Procedures Legal Office Procedures Medical Office Procedures Database Applications Administrative Support Team Administrative Support Research Project- Individual Administrative Support Concepts ML – Middle Level UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

20 Information Technology C++ Programming JAVA Programming Software Engineering Team Computer Network Technology PC Servicing & Troubleshooting CISCO® Systems Administration Microsoft® Network Administration NOVELL® Network Administration Network Design Team Web Site Development Team E-commerce Team Digital Media Production Fundamentals of HTML VB.NET Programming SQL Server Administration & Implementation Information Technology Concepts ML – Middle Level UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

21 Management/Marketing/ Human Resources Global Marketing Team Entrepreneurship Small Business Management Team Graphic Design Promotion Career Research Project Team (ML Only) Interview Skills Advanced Interview Skills Extemporaneous Speech Human Resource Management Prepared Speaking (ML Only) Prepared Speech Presentation Management- Individual Presentation Management Team Parliamentary Procedure Team Management/Marketing/ Human Resources Concepts Parliamentary Procedure Concepts Business Fundamentals (ML Only) ML – Middle Level UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

22 Annual Conferences Conferences and meetings are held on Local, Regional, State and National levels. January: Regional Leadership March: State Leadership May: National Leadership UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

23 BPA Pledge We are met in a spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for productive lives in business and office careers. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation. Each meeting begins and ends with our pledge… UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

24 BPA Texas Contacts Vicki Thomas, State Advisor Jan McClintock, Regional Advisory Committee Chairman (term ) National BPA Helpline Region & Area Map UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

25 Resources National BPA Website New chapter information Texas BPA Website Student Recruiting Video Complete BPA Membership Handbook BPA Survival Skills To BPA Survival Skills To BPA Survival Skills UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

26 Quiz Time UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

27 QUESTION #1 BPA is an organization for ______________ students. A. MathC. English B. ScienceD. Business UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

28 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

29 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

30 QUESTION #2 BPA is in how many states? A. 23C. 5 B. 50D. 33 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

31 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

32 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

33 QUESTION #3 What year did OEA officially become BPA? A. 1888C B. 1883D UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

34 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

35 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

36 QUESTION #4 You should join BPA if ________? A. Want to build friendships B. Want to earn awards & recognition C. Interested in leadership skills D. all the above UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

37 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

38 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

39 QUESTION #5 What is BPAs national service project? A. Red CrossC. Susan G Komen B. Special OlympicsD. March of Dimes UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

40 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

41 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

42 QUESTION #6 State regional meetings are conducted in the fall? A. True B. False UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

43 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

44 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

45 QUESTION #7 Which is not a way members can earn recognition? A. AwardsC. Scholarships B. ExtracurricularD. Internships UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

46 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

47 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

48 QUESTION #8 How many assessment areas in the WSAP events are there? A. 1C. 2 B. 3D. 4 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

49 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

50 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

51 QUESTION #9 There are no TEAM events in WSAP. A. TRUE B. FALSE UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

52 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

53 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

54 QUESTION #10 How many annual conferences are held each year? A. 1C. 3 B. 2D. 4 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

55 Incorrect, try again! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

56 Correct! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved

57 Quiz Results 8-10 correct: You were born to be in BPA! 6-8 correct: Get a friend to join with you! 5 or less: Review the presentation & retake! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved


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