Magazine article Strategic Finance

Back to School

Magazine article Strategic Finance

Back to School

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EPTEMBER TYPICALLY MARKS the arrival of students back to campus. If you're an IMA[R] student member, what better way to begin your academic year than to take advantage of the resources IMA offers to help you prepare for your future career.

I encourage all student members to get involved in your school's IMA student chapter. These chapters offer you an excellent opportunity to interact with accounting and finance practitioners, thanks to the affiliation that most student chapters share with their local IMA chapter or regional council. In addition, you'll have the chance to develop your leadership and networking skills as you participate in the variety of activities these chapters offer, including awards programs and competitions sponsored by IMA.

For students attending institutions that don't currently have a chapter, consider starting one! Imagine what a resume boost that would be to say you founded an IMA student chapter. Go to http://bit.ly/2buZ9lq and download a copy of the IMA Student Chapter Manual to learn more.

The crown jewel of IMA's offerings for students is the Annual Student Leadership Conference (SLC), which will be held November 10-12, 2016, in Detroit, Mich. Now in its 17th year, the SLC provides a unique opportunity for you to meet other students, recruiters, graduate school representatives, former IMA Chairs, and more than 600 individuals committed to accounting and finance. This year's speaker lineup includes many senior executives from the Detroit area who will offer real-world insights, and sessions will focus on technical and soft skills needed to advance your career. …

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