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Jump into Business was founded on the principle that student engagement with Business clubs, dual credit, and exposure to high ed. events during high school supports pathways to college.  The Jump into Business program partners with high schools to provide engagement opportunities such as dual credit, DECA and FBLA business clubs, on-campus events like Ready. Set. Innovate, connecting students with mentors and advisors, student college signings, and Jump into Business honor scholarships.   

Creating Pathways

Jump into Business Creating Pathways

How to Get Involved


  • Participate in Partner High School DECA, FBLA, or Business Clubs
  • APPLY for JIB Program Annually
  • Take Dual Credit Courses in High School
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA
  • Apply and Enroll in one of 8 Business Programs at Oregon Tech
  • Eligible for Oregon Tech's Jump into Business Scholarship - First & Last Term Free!

Business Club Advisors

  • Become a Partner JIB School
  • Register Students in JIB Annually
  • Hold Annual Informational Meetings
  • Engage in at least two JIB Activities or Events Annually
  • Provide Year-End Information

Oregon Tech Provides

  • Club Sponsorship (as available)
  • Dual Credit Support
  • JIB Banner/Sign for your Classroom
  • Faculty Mentors & Advisors for Your Students
  • JIB Scholarships for Students Studying Business at Oregon Tech (first/last term free!)
  • Support & Celebrate Your Students' Success!

Oregon Tech Program Contact

Sonja Bickford

"In our estimation, who wouldn't be interested in business? It's 90 percent of our waking lives. Everyone is touched by business somehow, so getting students to have a deeper understanding of business is crucial." 

- Herald & News

Henley Highschool
Henley Highschool Signing Event