Career and Membership Achievement Program

The Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP) is a comprehensive membership recognition program encompassing PBL projects, goals, and programs with special emphasis on career development and preparation for the world of work. The awards focus on the words surrounding the PBL Crest: Service, Education, and Progress.

FORMS

No paperwork needs to be submitted to the national center. This program is completely interactive and online on the National CMAP page. For questions concerning this program, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Previous CMAP winners are listed in National CMAP page.

 

Director Level

Complete a total of ten (10) activities. The form must be submitted by the local adviser by March 1. Pins are presented at at a local awards ceremony or PBL event.

Service Activities

Complete three (3) activities. The first activity is required.

Activity 1 (Required): Create a tri-fold brochure/rack card to promote Prematurity Awareness. (Upload a copy of the brochure.)

Activity 2: Volunteer to help the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, a Homeless Shelter or another charity or nonprofit organization of your choice. Create a 30 second YouTube video about your experience and charity. (Provide the link.)

Activity 3: Participate as a member of your chapter’s committee for the nationally sponsored Community Service Day during FBLA-PBL Week. (Upload a press release about your chapter’s project and a picture of the event.)

Activity 4: Partner with another campus organization for a joint community service event. (Upload two photos and complete the interactive report form.)

Activity 5: Help another campus organization or a faculty member with administrative tasks. (Complete the interactive summary form.)

Activity 6: Create a Marchforbabies.org account. (Provide a screen shot of the account.)

Activity 7: Assist your local chapter president with a service activity. (Upload a letter from your local chapter president describing what you assisted them with.)

Activity 8: Participate in an activity for the March of Dimes. (Upload two photos and complete the interactive March of Dimes report form.)

 

Education Activities

Complete three (3) activities. The first activity is required.

Activity 9 (Required): Complete the Goal Setting Worksheet. (Complete the interactive worksheet.)

Activity 10: Select and interview a person who is currently employed in a job that interests you. (Complete the interactive interview form and submit a 100 word summary about what you learned

Activity 11: Attend a job fair or career expo. (Upload a photo of the event and a business card from one of the businesses you networked with.)

Activity 12: Email a PBL State or National Officer and describe what you have learned as a member of FBLA-PBL. (Upload a copy of the email.)

Activity 13: Prepare a list of 15 interview questions. Include how you would respond to each question. (Upload questions and responses.)

Activity 14: Join LinkedIn and create a profile. (Submit a link to your profile.)

Activity 15: Complete the online Personality Test. (Upload a 100-word paper describing the results and what it means to you.)

Activity 16: Participate in a FBLA-PBL National Center Webinar. Submit a question during the Webinar. (Upload a screenshot of the question asked and the link to the Webinar that you attended.)

 

Progress Activities

Complete four (4) activities. The first three activities are required.

Activity 17 (Required): Attend a local chapter meeting. (Upload two photos of the meeting and an email to one of your local chapter officers describing what you learned from the meeting.)

Activity 18 (Required): Complete the PBL Internet Scavenger Hunt on the FBLA-PBL national Web site. (Complete the interactive form.)

Activity 19 (Required): Participate in Membership Madness. (Complete the interactive Membership Madness form and upload a photo of yourself with the five members that you recruited.)

Activity 20: Write an article about your chapter’s activities for your state newsletter or for the PBL Business Leader. (Upload the article.)

Activity 21: Invite a state or national officers to attend a local chapter meeting via internet i.e. Google Hangout, Skype, etc. (Upload a screen shot of the email and a screenshot of the officer speaking to your chapter via internet.)

Activity 22: Write a letter asking a business to donate money towards chapter activities. (Upload a copy of the letter.)

Activity 23: Make an electronic presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, YouTube, etc.). designed to recruit new PBL members. (Upload a copy of presentation.)

Activity 24: Attended your State Leadership Conference the previous year. (Upload a 100-word paper describing the events you participated in and the experience of the conference. Include one photo of yourself and your chapter members at the conference.)

Activity 25: Complete the online quiz about FBLA-PBL. (Complete the interactive form.)

Activity 26: Recruit and have dues paid for at least one professional division member. (Enter the name of the professional member, their membership id number, and their contact information.)

 

Executive Level 

Members must complete 12 activities, and must have completed the Director level to continue to the Executive level. The form must be submitted by the local adviser by March 1. Pins are presented at a PBL state meeting or conference.

Service Activities

Complete three (3) activities. The first two activities are required.

Activity 1 (Required): Participate in an adviser approved service activity.  (Write a 100-word summary and upload a link to a photo of the activity.)

Activity 2 (Required): Write a 300 word essay on a community service project you worked on.  (Upload the essay and enter a link to a photo of the community service project.)

Activity 3: Volunteer to help the Red Cross, March of Dimes, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity, a Homeless Shelter, or another charity or nonprofit organization of your choice.  (Create and upload a trifold brochure or a YouTube video about the organization and how your chapter works with them.)

Activity 4: Participate in a project to either create awareness or raise money for the March of Dimes.  (Complete the interactive project activity report form.)

Activity 5: Help another campus organization or a faculty member with administrative tasks.  (Complete the interactive summary form.)

Activity 6: Mentor a local FBLA member for their competitive event.  (Upload a picture of you and the FBLA member.)

Activity 7: Join a committee and apply for a March of Dimes Grant for your chapter.  (Upload completed March of Dimes Grant application.)

 

Education Activities

Complete four (4) activities. The first two activities are required.

Activity 8 (Required): Complete the online job application form, develop a cover letter, and prepare a 1-2 page resume applying for the Future Business Executive, Future Business Teacher, or Job Interview events.  (You do not have to compete in these events to meet this requirement. Upload your completed resume and cover letter.)

Activity 9 (Required): Participate in a mock interview.  (Upload a completed interview evaluation form.)

Activity 10: Develop a 30-second YouTube video of a personal sales pitch. Make sure to mention FBLA-PBL and the current national theme.  (Submit YouTube link.)

Activity 11: Attend a meeting of a local chamber of commerce, Lions Club, Rotary Club, etc.  (Exchange business cards with at least two people. Scan and upload business cards.)

Activity 12: Secure two letters of recommendation: One from a class instructor (other than your PBL adviser), and one from a businessperson or an employer.  (Upload copies of the letters.)

Activity 13: Submit an idea for next year’s theme (Upload a paper describing your theme idea.)

Activity 14: Design an environmental electronic presentation (i.e., PowerPoint, digital media, podcast) for a local chapter meeting that educates members about a career field  (Upload a copy of the presentation.)

 

Progress Activities

Complete five (5) activities. The first activity is required.

Activity 15 (Required): Participate in a competitive event at the District/Regional, State, or National Leadership Conference.  (Complete the interactive form with the name of the event and the conference.)

Activity 16: Participate in Membership Mania.  (Complete the interactive Membership Mania form and upload a photo of you with the ten members that you recruited.)

Activity 17:  Submit an application for the PBL IFL/NLC scholarship.  (Upload the application.)

Activity 18: Attend a National Fall Leadership or National Leadership Conference.  (Upload a link to a YouTube video or submit a 100 word essay about your experience.)

Activity 19: Plan an icebreaker for either a local chapter meeting or a state meeting or conference.  (Upload a video of you presenting icebreaker, and a description and instructions.)

Activity 20: Present a workshop at a state or national conference.  (Upload workshop outline.)

Activity 21: Visit an area FBLA chapter and speak about PBL.  (Upload a photo of the event and an outline of the presentation.)

Activity 22: Write an email to the PBL National Treasurer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) giving a list of potential national sponsors and why you think the companies are great prospects.  (Upload a copy of the email.)

Activity 23: Find a judge for your State Leadership Conference or the National Leadership Conference, or judge at an FBLA State Leadership Conference.  Enter the judge’s contact information and the competitive event that was judged in the (Summary Report Form.)

Activity 24: Recruit and have dues paid for at least one professional division member.  (Enter the member name and membership number into the Summary Report Form. Member listed must be a different member if you participated in this recruitment activity at the Director level.)

 

President Level

Complete a total of twelve (12) activities. Pin is presented at the National Leadership Conference. PBL members must have completed the Director and Executive levels prior to beginning this level.

Service Activities

Complete three (3) activities. The first two activities are required.

Activity 1 (Required): Run for local, state, or national office or service as a campaign manager for a state or national officer candidate. Include a link to a 1-minute YouTube video of what motivated you to join PBL, what PBL has done for you, why you ran for office, and one quote that has inspired you. (Upload a copy of a speech and a campaign handout.)

Activity 2 (Required): Work with your Professional Division members to get them more involved in your local chapter.  (Write a 100-word description of your efforts.)

Activity 3: Volunteer to help the March of Dimes, Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity, a Homeless Shelter, or another charity or nonprofit organization of your choice.  (Include a link to a 30 second YouTube video about your experience and charity.)

Activity 4: Raise $100 for the March of Dimes. (Upload a screen shot from your March of Dimes page and a donation sheet that is turned into the March of Dimes.)

Activity 5: Help plan and participate in a holiday service project, e.g., food baskets for Thanksgiving, canned food drive, toy drive, or adopt-a-family.  (Upload a news release with at least one photo.)

Activity 6: Organize a campus-wide community service project. Act as a chair of the committee.  (Upload 3 photos and a press release of the event.)

Activity 7: Assist a state or national officer with an activity.  (Upload a copy of an email or letter from the office that states the activity that you assisted them with.)

Activity 8: Apply for the FBLA-PBL NLC internship or to be a NFLC or NLC workshop facilitator.  (Upload a copy of the application.)

Activity 9: Apply for the March of Dimes Grant for your local chapter.  (Upload a copy of the grant application.)

 

Education Activities

Complete four (4) activities. The first two (2) activities are required.

Activity 10 (Required): Create a LinkedIn profile. Join the FBLA-PBL Group. (See profile requirements. Include a link to your profile.)

Activity 11 (Required): Recruit at least two Professional Division members for your chapter.  (Upload name of member, member id, and contact information.)

Activity 12: Set up a mock interview with your school’s career services center or a professional member.  (Upload your resume and cover letter.)

Activity 13: Participate in an internship. Have your internship director write a letter of recommendation.  (Upload a copy of the letter of recommendation, and a 300-word description of this experience.)

Activity 14: Write a follow-up thank you letter for the job interview that you participated in for this level award or a thank you letter to your internship supervisor.  (Upload a copy of the letter.)

Activity 15: Research the impact PBL has on members and write a letter to a government official about the benefits students receive from programs like ours. Have your adviser proofread you letter.  (Upload a copy of the letter.)

Activity 16: Create a promotional YouTube Video (30 second minimum) promoting the National Fall Leadership Conferences, National Leadership Conference, or a PBL national program.  (Include a link to the video.)

 

Progress Activities

Complete five (5) activities. The first three (3) activities are required.

Activity 17 (Required): Complete the PBL International Travel Project.  (Upload completed project. See instructions online under this activity.)

Activity 18 (Required): Secure a letter of recommendation from your local or state adviser on why you are deserving of the President Level.  (Upload letter.)

Activity 19 (Required): Visit at least one school that does not have an active PBL chapter and meet with the dean or the business department and present the benefits of chartering a PBL chapter.  (Upload a copy of a thank you letter to the dean that you sent following your meeting and a photo of the event.)

Activity 20: Attend the previous year’s NLC or Institute for Leaders.  (Upload a 100-word summary about what you learned and include a scanned photo of yourself at the NLC or IFL or a link to a YouTube video that you created based on your experience.)

Activity 21: Draft a proclamation, public service announcement, or press release promoting American Enterprise Day, FBLA-PBL Week, or Career and Technical Education Month.  (Upload a copy.) 

Activity 22: Present a workshop at your State Leadership Conference, the National Fall Leadership Conference or the National Leadership Conference.  (Upload an outline of your workshop and a scanned copy of the program in which your workshop appeared.)