The annual IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Student Leadership Conference (SLC), taking place November 9-11 at the Marriott Marquis Houston, located in downtown Houston, is an educational event filled with inspiring speakers, prime networking and recruiting opportunities, and of course, a little fun. But don’t just take IMA’s word for it. Check out a few quotes from past SLC attendees below.

“It’s great how very successful people were willing to share some of their experience and advice to help students succeed.” Eneida Ziraj, Eastern Michigan University

“At IMA’s Student Leadership Conference, you learn about things you need to grow as a professional throughout your career that are not in your text books.”
Diane Isibor, Valdosta State University

“IMA’s Student Leadership Conference helped me expand my horizon and understand what opportunities are available to me as a student and as a future professional in accounting or finance.”
Ryan Hawkley, Brigham Young University

“To say that I learned something new from the sessions at IMA’s Student Leadership Conference would be an understatement. The speakers were not only adamant on disseminating knowledge, but they were equally interested in INSPIRING us into ACTION.”
Izz Ghanaa Ansari, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

This year, the keynote sessions include: Become a Game Changer! – by Mike Lejeune, motivational speaker, executive coach, and trainer; Embracing Change: An Important Life Lesson – by Claudia Jaramillo, finance VP/controller, Schlumberger North America; and Rules vs. Principles - Andrew Fastow, former CFO of Enron.

Equally impressive to the keynote speaker lineup is the impressive list of companies that will be in attendance collecting résumés and speaking with students. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with representatives from the companies below and others on site:

  • Allstate
  • BNSF Railway
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Cummins
  • ExxonMobil
  • FBI
  • FDIC
  • Honeywell
  • HP Inc.
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • United Technologies
  • UPS

Also, Cummins will be conducting interviews with students onsite during the conference. In order to be considered, you must submit a résumé by Friday, October 20. Please email your résumé to LeighAnn Tobia at

Be sure to take advantage of the early registration discount before it ends on Friday, October 20. And, we encourage attendees to join the SLC conversation at #IMASLC17 on IMA's Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information about this year’s SLC and to view a full conference program, please visit