IME 2018-2019

Aliya Tejpar      Major and year:  General Management and Education, 3rd year   How you heard about IME : Management 1000. Mike, Dan Kazakoff and previous IME members talked about it.   Why you chose IME:  I wanted to have a real-world experience while working with a non-profit organization. I also wanted to improve and gain new skills and have more opportunities to network.   Something interesting about you:  I have an associate diploma in speech and drama arts   Where do see yourself in 5-10 years : Life is so unpredictable and there is so many opportunities out there it is hard to really say. I definitely want to further my education and get a fulfilling job.

Aliya Tejpar

Major and year: General Management and Education, 3rd year

How you heard about IME: Management 1000. Mike, Dan Kazakoff and previous IME members talked about it.

Why you chose IME: I wanted to have a real-world experience while working with a non-profit organization. I also wanted to improve and gain new skills and have more opportunities to network.

Something interesting about you: I have an associate diploma in speech and drama arts

Where do see yourself in 5-10 years: Life is so unpredictable and there is so many opportunities out there it is hard to really say. I definitely want to further my education and get a fulfilling job.

Amanda Sakundiak      Major and year:  Marketing and Finance majors, 4th year   How you heard about IME : through Dan Kazakoff in my first year at the UofL.   Why you chose IME:  I chose IME because I want to differentiate myself from all the other students graduating with business degrees and get some real life experience.   Something interesting about you:  I love to travel and have been to 18 countries.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  In 5-10 years I hope to have worked abroad and travelled to different countries, as well as have established myself in the business world.

Amanda Sakundiak

Major and year: Marketing and Finance majors, 4th year

How you heard about IME: through Dan Kazakoff in my first year at the UofL.

Why you chose IME: I chose IME because I want to differentiate myself from all the other students graduating with business degrees and get some real life experience.

Something interesting about you: I love to travel and have been to 18 countries.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: In 5-10 years I hope to have worked abroad and travelled to different countries, as well as have established myself in the business world.

Desmond Readwin    Major and year:  General Management/ General Science   How you heard about IME : Class Presentations   Why you chose IME:  To Develop my presentation skills and to have the opportunity to apply them to a real world issue.   Something interesting about you:  I played for the Calgary Royals Junior Team   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  Working for a non-profit organization and being a member of the uleth alumni

Desmond Readwin

Major and year: General Management/ General Science

How you heard about IME: Class Presentations

Why you chose IME: To Develop my presentation skills and to have the opportunity to apply them to a real world issue.

Something interesting about you: I played for the Calgary Royals Junior Team

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: Working for a non-profit organization and being a member of the uleth alumni

Dylan Allen    Major and year:  3rd Year General Management   How you heard about IME : I was notified about it when I registered.   Why you chose IME:  It seemed like a great opportunity to gain experience and help the community.   Something interesting about you:  I enjoy playing piano and exploring the land.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  Working for the government back in my home town, Yellowknife.

Dylan Allen

Major and year: 3rd Year General Management

How you heard about IME: I was notified about it when I registered.

Why you chose IME: It seemed like a great opportunity to gain experience and help the community.

Something interesting about you: I enjoy playing piano and exploring the land.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: Working for the government back in my home town, Yellowknife.

Joseph Alston      Major and Year:  Marketing 3rd Year   How you heard about IME:  My brother is a graduate of the program and encouraged me to enter.   Why did you choose IME:  I am a firm believer in the power of applied learning and gaining practical experience before entering into the workforce to give myself a competitive edge.   Something interesting about you:  I took two years after graduating high school to serve a religious mission in North Carolina where I volunteered and participated in humanitarian aid projects.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  I see myself working in my field using what I learned here to help passionate individuals turn their dreams into prospering businesses that strengthen their communities, gaining the necessary experience to eventually return to university as a professor to share my knowledge with young people with similar ambitions.

Joseph Alston

Major and Year: Marketing 3rd Year

How you heard about IME: My brother is a graduate of the program and encouraged me to enter.

Why did you choose IME: I am a firm believer in the power of applied learning and gaining practical experience before entering into the workforce to give myself a competitive edge.

Something interesting about you: I took two years after graduating high school to serve a religious mission in North Carolina where I volunteered and participated in humanitarian aid projects.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: I see myself working in my field using what I learned here to help passionate individuals turn their dreams into prospering businesses that strengthen their communities, gaining the necessary experience to eventually return to university as a professor to share my knowledge with young people with similar ambitions.


Kathleen Lopez    Major and year : Marketing and Sociology - fourth year   How you heard about IME : Mike visited my OB class last year.   Why you chose IME : I wanted to be surrounded by high performing people and also nail down the hard skills essential for a business student such as public speaking and team work.   Something interesting about you : I played and trained with a professional soccer team in the Philippines   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years : Working in advertising or not-for-profit marketing.

Kathleen Lopez

Major and year: Marketing and Sociology - fourth year

How you heard about IME: Mike visited my OB class last year.

Why you chose IME: I wanted to be surrounded by high performing people and also nail down the hard skills essential for a business student such as public speaking and team work.

Something interesting about you: I played and trained with a professional soccer team in the Philippines

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: Working in advertising or not-for-profit marketing.

Katie Dudek    Major and year:  3rd Year Marketing   How you heard about IME : Through club rush week first year in Markin Hall.   Why you chose IME:  I want to gain real life experience while still learning.   Something interesting about you:  I was a competitive dancer for 14 years.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  Making my way up the corporate ladder in the beauty industry and living happily with dogs.

Katie Dudek

Major and year: 3rd Year Marketing

How you heard about IME: Through club rush week first year in Markin Hall.

Why you chose IME: I want to gain real life experience while still learning.

Something interesting about you: I was a competitive dancer for 14 years.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: Making my way up the corporate ladder in the beauty industry and living happily with dogs.

Kejul Chaudhari      Major and year:  Human Resources, 2nd Year   How you heard about IME : I heard about IME through Mike’s pitch in my introduction to management 1000 class.   Why you chose IME:  With the exponential increase in the competition in the job market, I realized IME would be an amazing opportunity to differentiate myself from other graduates in the market.   Something interesting about you:  I can speak 3 languages (Hindi, Gujarati, English) and learning Punjabi and Haryanvi.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  Living life with a smile on face and working in the role of a human resource manager

Kejul Chaudhari

Major and year: Human Resources, 2nd Year

How you heard about IME: I heard about IME through Mike’s pitch in my introduction to management 1000 class.

Why you chose IME: With the exponential increase in the competition in the job market, I realized IME would be an amazing opportunity to differentiate myself from other graduates in the market.

Something interesting about you: I can speak 3 languages (Hindi, Gujarati, English) and learning Punjabi and Haryanvi.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: Living life with a smile on face and working in the role of a human resource manager

Kirby McDonald      Major and Year:  Human Resources, third year   How you heard about IME:  I heard about IME through class presentations and people who enrolled in the program last year.   Why did you choose IME:  I chose IME to leverage my resume and experience real world issues.   Something interesting about you:  I have a broken nose.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  In five years I hope to be in a HR position somewhere.

Kirby McDonald

Major and Year: Human Resources, third year

How you heard about IME: I heard about IME through class presentations and people who enrolled in the program last year.

Why did you choose IME: I chose IME to leverage my resume and experience real world issues.

Something interesting about you: I have a broken nose.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: In five years I hope to be in a HR position somewhere.

Kyra Ergang      Major and Year:  I am a Finance major in my 3rd year.   How you heard about IME : I first heard about IME through Michael's presentation on the Integrated Management Experience in MGT1000 during my first year. I heard the same presentation in MGT2400, and then once more in MGT2030.   Why did you choose IME:  I chose IME to leverage my resume for when I start job searching post-graduation and to give myself more real-life experience to touch on during interviews.   Something interesting about you:  I can tell you what colour of skittle is in my mouth without looking beforehand.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years  I see myself in a stable career, earning enough money to support my family and desired lifestyle.

Kyra Ergang

Major and Year: I am a Finance major in my 3rd year.

How you heard about IME: I first heard about IME through Michael's presentation on the Integrated Management Experience in MGT1000 during my first year. I heard the same presentation in MGT2400, and then once more in MGT2030.

Why did you choose IME: I chose IME to leverage my resume for when I start job searching post-graduation and to give myself more real-life experience to touch on during interviews.

Something interesting about you: I can tell you what colour of skittle is in my mouth without looking beforehand.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years I see myself in a stable career, earning enough money to support my family and desired lifestyle.

Lauren Evans      Major and year:  Marketing, 3rd Year   How you heard about IME:  In class presentation.   Why you chose IME:  To expand my resume and get more comfortable with oral presentations.   Something interesting about you:  I'm the oldest (and best) child of three.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  Well travelled, working in PR or international marketing happily.

Lauren Evans

Major and year: Marketing, 3rd Year

How you heard about IME: In class presentation.

Why you chose IME: To expand my resume and get more comfortable with oral presentations.

Something interesting about you: I'm the oldest (and best) child of three.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: Well travelled, working in PR or international marketing happily.

Liam Macdonald      Major and year:  Accounting 4th Year   How you heard about IME:  Through friends and Mike coming into lectures   Why did you choose IME:  I chose to do IME for the experiential learning component, I wanted extra-curricular activities that i can put on my resume to differentiate myself.   Something interesting about you : My interesting facts are that I've been to every province in Canada and I used to play on the University Soccer team.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  I hope to find myself owning my own company and living in Europe in 5-10 years.

Liam Macdonald

Major and year: Accounting 4th Year

How you heard about IME: Through friends and Mike coming into lectures

Why did you choose IME: I chose to do IME for the experiential learning component, I wanted extra-curricular activities that i can put on my resume to differentiate myself.

Something interesting about you: My interesting facts are that I've been to every province in Canada and I used to play on the University Soccer team.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: I hope to find myself owning my own company and living in Europe in 5-10 years.

Mitch Gibson     Major and year : Accounting Major, 3rd year of University   How you heard about IME:  I heard about IME through Michael when he visited a bunch of my classes.   Why you chose IME : I chose to join the IME program because an accounting major at one of Michaels presentations came in and talked about the benefits of joining the program. He said that the IME program will teach you how to do cases which I need to do for CPA and I knew I would not go and enter a case competition on my own so I thought the IME program would be the best way to force myself to learn how to do them.   Something interesting about you:  An interesting fact about myself is that I'm fluent in French and I play rugby.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years : In 5-10 years I hope to have my CPA and to be working as an accountant.

Mitch Gibson

Major and year: Accounting Major, 3rd year of University

How you heard about IME: I heard about IME through Michael when he visited a bunch of my classes.

Why you chose IME: I chose to join the IME program because an accounting major at one of Michaels presentations came in and talked about the benefits of joining the program. He said that the IME program will teach you how to do cases which I need to do for CPA and I knew I would not go and enter a case competition on my own so I thought the IME program would be the best way to force myself to learn how to do them.

Something interesting about you: An interesting fact about myself is that I'm fluent in French and I play rugby.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: In 5-10 years I hope to have my CPA and to be working as an accountant.

Seth Roeder      Major and Year:  3rd year taking Finance and Psychology.   How you heard about IME:  I heard about IME through Dan Kazakoff in Management 1000.   Why you chose IME:  Because of the experiential learning component it offers. No other class at the university is like it and I figured it’s a great opportunity that has lots to offer.   Something interesting about you:  Whenever I have the time I love to travel. I like immersing myself into another country and their cultures. It’s interesting to learn about other people’s lifestyles and how they are different from ours in Canada.   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  In 5-10 years I see myself graduated and pursuing a career I love whatever that may be.

Seth Roeder

Major and Year: 3rd year taking Finance and Psychology.

How you heard about IME: I heard about IME through Dan Kazakoff in Management 1000.

Why you chose IME: Because of the experiential learning component it offers. No other class at the university is like it and I figured it’s a great opportunity that has lots to offer.

Something interesting about you: Whenever I have the time I love to travel. I like immersing myself into another country and their cultures. It’s interesting to learn about other people’s lifestyles and how they are different from ours in Canada.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: In 5-10 years I see myself graduated and pursuing a career I love whatever that may be.

Taylor Blais      Major and year : Third year, Human Resource Management and Labour Relations   How you heard about IME:  I heard about IME through a class presentation Mike and a few alum members did in my organizational behaviour class!   Why you chose IME:  I chose IME to gain first-hand experience and knowledge in my field, and also to develop my professional skills.   Something interesting about you:  I love to travel and do anything new and adventurous!   Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years:  In 5-10 years I see myself well established and working a job I love in either the field of corporate law or consulting.

Taylor Blais

Major and year: Third year, Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

How you heard about IME: I heard about IME through a class presentation Mike and a few alum members did in my organizational behaviour class!

Why you chose IME: I chose IME to gain first-hand experience and knowledge in my field, and also to develop my professional skills.

Something interesting about you: I love to travel and do anything new and adventurous!

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: In 5-10 years I see myself well established and working a job I love in either the field of corporate law or consulting.

Zeke Grinevitch      Major and Year:  Marketing, 3rd year   Where I heard about IME:  Through a friend who had taken it last year.   Why I chose IME:  Because I believe it gives a unique experience to gain applicable work experience, while still having the convenience of completing classes.   Something interesting about me:  I've been Parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.   Where do I see myself in 5-10 years:  I would like to be working in the field of marketing research, with a job that is constantly changing and provides me the opportunity for travel.

Zeke Grinevitch

Major and Year: Marketing, 3rd year

Where I heard about IME: Through a friend who had taken it last year.

Why I chose IME: Because I believe it gives a unique experience to gain applicable work experience, while still having the convenience of completing classes.

Something interesting about me: I've been Parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Where do I see myself in 5-10 years: I would like to be working in the field of marketing research, with a job that is constantly changing and provides me the opportunity for travel.