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Deemed an essential catalyst, the Backpack to Briefcase Mentoring and Scholarship Program, is a proven Experiential Learning Model that provides participants with the professional exposure and development that is a critical component associated with the classroom to corporate mind-shift:

  • Building Strong Networks
  • Navigating the Career Search Process
  • Surviving the New Hire Phase
  • Shortening Learning Curves
  • Sustaining Career Pathways

BPBC, participants are afforded the comprehensive support and guidance of the National Sales Network and the BPBC Mentoring Team, comprised of experienced Professional Development Coaches to include:

  • Executive Level Sales Professionals
  • District Sales Managers
  • Regional/Area Level Sales Directors
  • Corporate Vice Presidents
  • Successful Entrepreneurs

to assure the successful completion of the rigorous program comprised of:

  • Workshops/Seminars
  • Networking Experience
  • One on One Mentoring Sessions
  • Resume / Interviewing Boot Camps

that collectively contribute to the jumpstarting of careers, while narrowing the gaps associate with: equity, diversity, inclusion and talent acquisition efforts of major corporations.

Backpack to Briefcase Chapter Scholarships: All scholarships are awarded upon successful completion of the BackPack to BriefCase Program
  • Backpack to Briefcase Chapter Membership (All Participants)
  • Backpack to Briefcase Plaque and Certificate of Participation (All Participants)
  • Ballpark Village All-Star Scholar 
  • Nestle Purina Scholar
  • Backpack to Briefcase  Scholarship 
  • Backpack to Briefcase St. Louis Chapter National Conference Package (Total Value $2000) *


* For students that are either juniors or seniors in college

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Irrefutably the Backpack to Briefcase Mentoring and Scholarship Program (BPBC) is an invaluable practicum created to foster the college student’s transition from student to young professional.

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