IMA's Student Leadership ConferenceIMA’s popular Student Leadership Conference offers attendees inspiring speakers, prime networking and recruiting opportunities, and plenty of fun. This year’s conference will be held on November 1-3 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark; take advantage of early bird registration through October 19.

This year’s keynote sessions include: Leadership Building Blocks: What Kind of Leader Are You? – by motivational speaker Shannon McKain; Advice from the C-Suite: Lessons on Leadership, Learning, and Life – by a distinguished panel of Fortune 500 leaders: Rock Foster (Nestlé Purina), Tiffany Harrison (Boeing), and Mark Wooldridge (Panera Bread); and Why Do Ordinary People Commit Extraordinary Crimes? – by filmmaker, educator, and ethics expert Kelly Richmond Pope.

Cummins Inc. and General Mills will be conducting interviews on-site at the conference. To be considered for these interviews, students must upload their résumé when they register or send a copy to Denise Lauria, IMA conference and events planner, at by Friday, October 19.

Other companies recruiting at the conference include:
  • Aegion
  • American Century Investments
  • DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services)
  • Eaton
  • Edward Jones
  • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Lumeris
  • Panera Bread
  • Walgreens
  • Wipfli
Please visit the IMA website to see a full list of sponsors and exhibitors.

Still need more convincing? Click below to watch a YouTube video from last year’s conference.

Watch the video.

Be sure to take advantage of early bird rates before prices increase on October 20; please visit for complete registration details. And to keep up with the latest news and information, join the conversation at #IMASLC18 on IMA's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.