Bigs Programs

The Bigs Project provides customized career exploration programming to high schools, colleges, and organizations. 

The Bigs Has Been To...


  • Albany University
  • Babson College
  • Binghamton ‎University
  • Black Hawk College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Boston University
  • The Citadel
  • Columbia
  • College of Charleston
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Elon University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hartwick College
  • Harvard
  • Maryville College
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Penn State
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • Stanford 
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College
  • University of Maryland
  • University of San Diego
  • Vanderbilt
  • Wagner College
  • Yale
  • Yeshiva University


  • Argyle High School, NY
  • Bainbridge Guilford High School, NY
  • Brighton High School, NY
  • Brunswick School, CT
  • Bureau Valley High School, IL
  • Cherry Valley - Springfield                   High School, NY
  • Christian Preparatory Academy, TX
  • Clarkstown High School North, NY
  • Comsewogue High School, NY
  • Erie High School, NY
  • Franklin Central High School, NY
  • Gilboa-Conesville High School, NY
  • Granville High School, NY
  • Greenwich Academy, CT
  • Greenwich Country Day School, CT
  • Greenwich High School, CT
  • Harborfields High School, NY
  • Indian Lake High School, NY
  • Johnsburg High School, NY
  • Kewanee High School, IL
  • Keya Pawa High School, NE
  • Minerva High School, OH


  • New Hartford High School, CT
  • Norwalk High School, CT
  • North Warren High School, NY
  • Pacific Hills High School, CA
  • Putnam Northern Westchester           Tech Center, NY
  • Rocky Point High School, NY
  • Riverhead High School, NY
  • Saint Benedicts Preparatory School, NJ
  • Sleepy Hollow High School, NY
  • Somers High School, NY
  • Stamford High School, CT
  • Stanwich School, CT
  • Stillwater High School, CT
  • Texas Christian Preparatory School, TX
  • Tonawanda High School, NY
  • Unadilla Valley High School, NY
  • West Babylon High School, NY
  • Westmoreland High School, NY
  • Whitehall High School, NY
  • Valentine High School, NY

Education associations

  • Adirondack Counsellors Association
  • Allegheny Principals Association
  • Cataqua Principals Association
  • Educational Records Bureau
  • Fredonia Principals Association
  • Illinois Regional Office of Education
  • Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals
  • New York State Council of School Superintendents 
  • ONC Principals Association
  • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
  • Oswego Delaware Principals Academy
  • Oswego Northern Catskills Principals Association
  • Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
  • Rockland County PA
  • School Administrators Association of New York State
  • Suffolk County Principals Association
  • Warren County Principals Association
  • Western New York Principals Association

Other organizations

  • Bloomberg LP 
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Citigroup 
  • GEN Z
  • Horizon
  • Merion Golf Club
  • Misquamicut Club
  • Naval Submarine Base New London
  • New York Financial Writers' Association
  • Round Hill Club
  • Sakonnet ‎Point Club
  • SEO Scholars
  • U.S. Ski Team
  • Year Up


The Bigs Book

The Bigs program is based on Ben Carpenter's Book, The Bigs

In baseball, "The Bigs" is slang for the big leagues. When you become responsible for yourself, and you are being paid to do a job, you are in the big leagues. The real world is tough, competitive, and much is expected.

This is a quintessentially American story of one man's journey through his career and life. Former Wall Street CEO Ben Carpenter chronicles the people he met, the experiences he had, the mistakes he made, and what he learned along the way. The story illuminates Carpenter's progress from newly minted liberal arts graduate, to the owner of an out-of-control bar in Manhattan, to the CEO of a major international investment company.

While the real world can be exciting and fun, it's also a challenge. The Bigs is an eye-opening book with straightforward, comprehensive, and practical advice that help readers make their career dreams a reality.


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