The Source – 10/1/2021

2021-2022 Membership Promo Video Released

The National Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2021-2022 Business Professionals of America Membership promo video.The video can be viewed and downloaded through the National BPA Wistia video platform at: 

Student Certification Series I & II Now Available

The Student Certification Series I & II kick off today, October 1st. 

The Student Certification Series is offered for all of our students to make sure they get the most out of their membership experience. We understand participating in a Career and Technical Student Organization can raise numerous questions for students: where do we start? Who do you go to with questions? How can you take advantage of all the opportunities available? Our Student Executive Council team has put together our unique Student Certification Series to provide student members with the information and resources to become successful in BPA and in life. 

The enhanced certification covers BPA topics through the LearnBPA Learning Management System in areas such as Torch Awards, BPA Cares, member recruitment, and more. 

This series will orient the student members to assure a successful BPA journey.

Visit to get started.

Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge Now Open


Attention all Secondary Division Students and Advisors:

It’s here! The Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge opens today, October 1 and runs throughout the entire month. Taking place the entire month of October, this challenge will invite students to test their social media marketing skills by competing in the world’s first social media marketing simulation used by top institutions around the world.

Business Professionals of America is excited to once again partner with Stukent on this real-world experiential learning competition! Open to all Secondary Division student members, this unique competition provides the opportunity for participants to test their social media marketing skills by managing a $50,000 budget in simulated ad dollars for a fictitious company marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest. 

The Social Media Marketing Challenge will take place October 1 – 31, 2021, and the top three competitors who generate the most revenue will be recognized with the following financial awards:

  • First Place – $500
  • Second Place – $300
  • Third Place – $200

Whether your students are virtual, in class, or participating in a hybrid program this year the Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge is a great opportunity for them to test their real-world knowledge and have a chance at winning financial awards.

Registration NOW OPEN!

To learn more about the Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge, visit:

Participants can register any time within the challenge dates, but must finish the simulation rounds no later than October 31st. Three winners will be awarded Cash Prizes and walk across the stage in Dallas, TX at the Honor Awards Ceremony during the 2022 National Leadership Conference.

BPA Member Gateway Resources

Did you know about the 2021-2022 BPA Chapter Kick-Off PowerPoint Presentation Template?  National BPA has a created an editable PowerPoint for you to use to kick-off your chapter meetings!  The template includes the following: 

  • 2022 NLC promotional video
  • WSAP Competitions Overview/Changes for 2021-2022
  • BPA Cares and Torch Award Overview
  • Upcoming BPA Partner Webinars and Competitions
  • NLC 2022 Overview
    Visit the Advisor Resources or download here directly.

Advisor Certification Series Kicks Off October 6

The Advisor Certification Series returns again this membership year and will cover BPA related topics. through the LEARNBPA Learning Management System. The objective of the program is to train new local advisors and provide a refresher for our long-standing advisors in the areas of Torch Awards, BPA Cares, WSAP Competitions, and membership recruitment. Visit the BPA Gateway at

BPA LEADS: Virtual Leadership Academy

BPA is proud to partner with MBA Research to provide BPA LEADS Fall Virtual leadership Academy. The program will kick off on November 8, 2021 and run weekly for six weeks. The series will offer BPA student members the opportunity to engage in activities and discussions around ethical leadership scenarios. Members will earn a certificate of achievement by completing interactive sessions focused on the pillars of ethics provided by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. 

Registration begins October 1, 2021 and the program runs weekly for six weeks (November 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and December 6th and 13, 2021).

Save the Date for These Upcoming BPA Webinars
BPA offers a wide range of webinars throughout the membership year designed to educate, train, and inform our members. We highly encourage you to participate in these webinars to learn more about our organization and enhance your overall BPA experience.

Make plans to join us for our BPA Webinar series. If specific join links are not included below, additional information on how to access and participate in upcoming webinars will be made available on the BPA Member Gateway at:

New Chapter Welcome: October 6, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern

BPA Partner Webinar – CISCO Cybersecurity: October 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern

BPA Partner Webinar – Adobe – The Adobe XD Experience: October 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern

REMINDER: All National BPA Webinars are recorded for easy access and viewing by all members. Visit to access all past webinars.


Registration Now Open for the Advisor Professional Development Conference

November 5-6, 2021: Back by popular demand, BPA is proud to announce our 2nd annual Advisor Professional Development Conference as part of our continued education enrichment and year-round development offerings. The BPA Advisor Professional Development Conference will also offer advisor attendees the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Registration Now Open for the Student Leadership Summit

November 6, 2021: The Summit will be an engaging experience focused on networking with fellow student members, career pathway awareness opportunities, best practices for competition preparation, and awareness of resources. National BPA will host this virtual summit with a focus on multiple facets of BPA 365 (year-round) opportunities and best practices for leadership development.

Learn more about both of these events and register online through the BPA Gateway at:


Virtual Events: Mark Your Calendar for These Key Dates

  • November 15, 2021 – Virtual Events Registration Deadline | 12:00 PM Midnight ET
  • January 15, 2022 – Final Project Submission Deadline | 12:00 PM Midnight ET
  • March 1, 2022 – Virtual Events Finalists (Top 10) Announcement Deadline