The IME Class has been incredibly busy this past semester, and it is absolutely crazy to think that the year is already coming to an end. It's been a wonderful year full of countless valuable experiences that have helped us all grow as young professionals.
The class worked very hard together to organize and present the "Bowling For a Cause" Fundraiser, in partnership with the Lethbridge and District YWCA's Harbour House. The event took place on March 19th at Holiday Bowl where teams signed up to compete in a charity bowling tournament. The event also included a silent auction, as well as a wrap-up evening hosted at The Spice Grill where 10% of all proceeds at the restaurant that evening was donated. The class was also lucky enough to work with the Enmax Centre to set up a booth at the final Hurricanes Home Game of the season, as well as auction off an entire Box Suite for the Marianna's Trench Concert. Overall "Bowling For a Cause" was a great success, and together we helped raise over $1500 for Harbour House!
In other news, members of the IME class all had the opportunity to compete in the KPMG Case Competition. Three out of the Top Four teams in the competition were members of the IME Class, and we are very proud to announce the an IME team took home first place! Congratulations to Katherin Colburn-Swartz, Alex Glydon, and Jacquelyn Walker on their amazing accomplishment! Sixteen out of the past Eighteen winners of the KPMG Case Competition have come from the Integrated Management Experience Class. As you can see, this program helps us develop valuable skills that pay off!
Throughout the semester, we also had the opportunity to listen to several incredible guest speakers. Greg Stonehocker is a reputable ActionCoach for businesses, and provided us with some valuable insight into the importance of Networking. Michelle Phaneuf of Workplace Fairness Alberta helped our class learn how to 'Structure Conversations for Business Success'. Finally, Amanda Schewaga from The Marketing Girl came and spoke to our class on Marketing, with an emphasis on Social Media. Many of the IME students also attended various PDP industry nights on and off campus. These included the ATB Money workshop, marketing conferences, international business nights, finance nights and many more. All of these events provided the IME class with the opportunity to network with industry professionals, as well as learn and expand our marketable skills.
As the semester comes to a close, it is important to look back and reflect on the many doors that this program opened us up to. While it was a lot of hard work, each and every student has come out of this year stronger, more confident, and more prepared for the business world!
IME is proud to announce that they will be working with the Lethbridge Special Olympics next year for their community projects. Meetings with future IME students are already taking place, and this years IME class is looking forward to seeing the great legacy of IME continue!