New Year, New Class, New Cohorts, New Challenges

Hello readers of the IME student blog, whether you be current IME students, parents of current IME students, prospective students, faculty, or members of the community! I'm Kaleigh, and I am managing the class website along with my teammates: Spencer, Emily, and Reanne. We are very excited to be sharing updates with you all as the year goes on. We will be working hard on our studies, case competitions, consulting with Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, and balancing everything else that goes on in the busy life of a student, so all you need to do is sit back, read, and enjoy! 

 

 The 2017/18 IME class. 

The 2017/18 IME class. 

We started out our IME journey by getting acquainted with each other and our professors for the semester: Jim Clark, Adriane MacDonald, and of course, Mike Madore! Luckily there was food that morning to help everyone wake up!

There was some housekeeping to take care of, but soon enough we were taking our personality tests to get matched up in our cohort groups that we will be working closely with over the next 8 months. For those of you who don't know what these groups are, they divide the class into groups of about 4 or 5 people who have complimentary personality traits. We determined these traits by taking the Gallup Strength Finder test, which is a great way to gain insights on one's personal strong points. Essentially, these groups will be working together to manage the multiple social media platforms we have for IME, as well as doing important casework with each other. 

The morning we found out who was in our cohort groups we were given the opportunity to do an icebreaker activity to get us all working together right away! Mike sent all the groups on a scavenger hunt, with first prize being a free Subway lunch (well... free for everyone except Mike)! The groups set off on their campus-wide search for hidden gems and iconic landmarks. Some clues left people guessing, while others led the groups directly to some well-known spots. 

 

 Kaleigh (left), Emily (middle), and Spencer (right), posing next to the Little Lethbridge Library in the bus loop. They were all very happy to cross another item off their scavenger hunt checklist!  

Kaleigh (left), Emily (middle), and Spencer (right), posing next to the Little Lethbridge Library in the bus loop. They were all very happy to cross another item off their scavenger hunt checklist!  

 Reanne saying hello to the wolves on the UHall patio near the smoke stacks. 

Reanne saying hello to the wolves on the UHall patio near the smoke stacks. 

 Kaleigh (left), Reanne (middle), and Emily (right), posing proudly next to our lovely mascot. Still waiting to spot a real-life pronghorn on campus! 

Kaleigh (left), Reanne (middle), and Emily (right), posing proudly next to our lovely mascot. Still waiting to spot a real-life pronghorn on campus! 

Although our group was not successful in winning ourselves an all expenses paid Subway lunch, we are thankful for the opportunity to have had some fun and get to know each other better by working on this activity together! I'm sure all the other groups could say the same!

In other news, we are well underway in our Management Information Systems component of the class curriculum. We also just completed our first live case, which we will post about soon! We have also updated the Current Students section of the website, so feel free to check that out so you can read more about each member of the IME class. 

 

 The IME class on the day we took our website photos. 

The IME class on the day we took our website photos. 

That's all I've got for now! Stay tuned to the blog for more updates on the progress of the IME class. Looking forward to an amazing year!