Bigs Programs

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


The program includes:

  • Bigs Video
  • Hardcover or digital Bigs Textbook
  • Career Plans
  • Multisession Lesson Plans

The Bigs Has Been To...


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



  • Pacific Hills High School


  • Brunswick School
  • Greenwich Academy
  • Greenwich High School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • New Canaan High School
  • Norwalk High School
  • Stanwich School


  • Bureau Valley High School
  • Kewanee High School
  • Wethersfield High School


  • Bay City Central High School
  • Grayling High School
  • Martin Luther King High School
  • Mona Shores High School


  • Valentine High School
  • Keya Pawa High School


  • Infinity Institute*
  • McNair Academic High School*
  • Saint Benedict's Preparatory School
  • West Side High School


  • Minerva High School


  • Bridge Creek
  • Grove High School
  • Pansy Kidd Middle School


  • Lankeneau High School
  • Jules E. Mastbaum Vocational Technical School
  • String Theory School


  • Christian Preparatory Academy
  • Texas Christian Preparatory School 


  • Academy of Mt. St. Ursula
  • Academy for Social Action 
  • Bronx High School for Visual Arts
  • Bronx High School for Writing and Communication and Arts*
  • Bronx Theatre High School
  • Cascades High School**
  • Crotona International High School
  • Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School*
  • Eagle Academy
  • Explorations Academy
  • High School of Computers and Technology
  • High School for Math, Science and Engineering at CCNY
  • KIPP NYC College Prep High School
  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science IV
  • Orchard Collegiate High School*
  • Susan E. Wagner High School
  • Urban Assembly for Criminal Justice
  • Williamsburg High School for Arts & Technology


  • Argyle High School
  • Bainbridge Guilford High School
  • Brewster High School
  • Brighton High School*
  • Carmel High School*
  • Cherry Valley-Springfield High School
  • Clarkstown High School North
  • Comsewogue High School
  • Erie High School
  • Franklin Central High School
  • Gilboa-Conesville High School
  • Gowanda High School
  • Granville High School
  • Harborfields High School
  • Hendrick Hudson High School
  • Indian Lake High School
  • Irvington High School
  • Johnsburg High School
  • Lancaster High School
  • Mahopac High School*
  • New Hartford High School
  • North Warren High School
  • Nyack High School
  • Ossining High School
  • Sleepy Hollow High School
  • Somers High School
  • Tonawanda High School
  • Unadilla Valley High School
  • Walter Panas High School
  • West Babylon High School
  • Westmoreland High School
  • Whitehall High School

*in coordination with Northern Westchester BOCES




    Education associations

    • Adirondack Counsellors Association
    • Allegheny Principals Association
    • Cataqua Principals Association
    • CollegeBound Initiative
    • Educational Records Bureau
    • Fredonia Principals Association
    • Illinois Regional Office of Education
    • Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals
    • National Association of Secondary School Principals
    • National Association of Student Councils
    • New York State Council of School Superintendents 
    • Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals
    • ONC Principals Association
    • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
    • Oswego Delaware Principals Academy
    • Oswego Northern Catskills Principals Association
    • Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
    • Rockland County PA
    • SAANYS
    • 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 of Greenwich (CT)
    • Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester (NY)
    • Boys Hope Girls Hope
    • Citigroup 
    • CollegeBound Initiative
    • GEN Z
    • Horizons National
    • 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.

    Bring the Bigs to Your School