In 2019, Hillsdale High School students achieved major milestones in regional and state competition — and Rubin Education proved a critical resource to make it happen.
Here’s the story:
For the first time ever, Hillsdale students reached the Michigan state competition for Business Professionals of America (BPA) in two sought-after categories: Interview Skills and Advanced Interview Skills.
For background: BPA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) with chapters in high schools and colleges across the US. BPA is for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance and office administration. The organization has 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico.
Hillsdale students first took top honors at the regional level in the Interview Skills and Advanced Interview Skills categories. Two other students from the school placed in the top three.
All four students then headed to the state competition where one student placed in the top ten — a new benchmark for the Hillsdale BPA team and feather in the cap for teacher Mindy Eggleston.
Eggleston feels the Emerge online program played a significant role in her team’s historic competition performance. During the 2018-2019 school year, the accounting and graphic design teacher used the curriculum to teach her students professional techniques for writing and speaking.
Eggleston paid particular attention to the self-directed Rubin Education activities on job interviews and storytelling. She had the students practice how to ask smart questions of the employer and share compelling stories of personal success.
When it was time to compete at the regional and state levels, the preparation showed.
“Rubin Education techniques made my students stand out immediately during CTSO competition,” said Eggleston. “I am thrilled with my students’ performance and grateful to have the Rubin Education online curriculum in my corner.”
Hillsdale student Ella Lewis agrees. Lewis, who graduated in 2019, believes Rubin Education made her better prepared for community college in fall 2019.
“The lessons helped me understand how to communicate with adults and be more confident in myself,” said Lewis.
Eggleston now has even bigger plans for BPA competitions in 2019-2020.
With Rubin as a key resource, the sky is the limit.
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