“ICMS offers the best business course of its kind - it combines a solid curriculum with practical experience. I really appreciate the smaller classrooms and personalised learning. The teachers inspire and encourage me to do my best.”
Read about Kim’s journey below…
Why did you choose to study at ICMS?
I have always been very passionate about starting a degree in business. I had heard positive feedback from ICMS students and decided to apply. The variety of courses really appealed to me.
Why did you choose to study your particular course?
I find a business degree will set you up in a majority of careers. Event Management is an upcoming industry and I am thrilled to be a part of it!
How would you describe the teaching staff at ICMS?
I really appreciate the smaller class numbers and attention that teachers give us. I admire the skill and knowledge of all teachers who inspire and encourage their students. I also enjoy the practical elements of classes.
Have you undertaken practical experience during your degree?
In Events Production and Design, I have to work in a group to design and carry out a themed event pitch for a press conference and launch party. The real-life concepts gained in this subject are invaluable.
What do you enjoy about your course?
I have enjoyed the relevant areas of study and experienced teachers. I have also enjoyed the incredibly supportive and family-like community that ICMS offers to all students.
What are your plans for when you complete your degree?
I intend to put my best foot forward and immediately commence full time employment in the events industry. I want to put my years of study and work experience to relevant use.
Where and when did you complete your industry training?
I will complete my industry training within one month at Flamingo Pink, Sydney. Flamingo Pink is a ladies lifestyle brand that is actively involved in fashion and media events.
What was your role?
As Assistant Marketing Manager I am involved in the construction of events, social media, media launches, and many other exciting roles involved in event production.
What did you learn in your role?
I learned administrative skills, the importance of social media, using marketing techniques and gained an understanding of how the industry works.
How has the industry training experience helped your career?
It has shown me how to apply myself in the ‘real world’ rather than just being textbook savvy. It gave me the chance to professionally develop myself so I can enter the industry post studies with more confidence.
GETTING TO ICMS
How do you get to ICMS for classes?
I live in Manly so I walk, it takes 15 minutes.
Was it easy to make new friends and what was your experience?
It was very easy to make friends at ICMS. Everyone is very accommodating, caring, encouraging and supportive.
What are some highlights during your time at ICMS?
· The most rewarding highlight is being the recipient of the Touraust Corporation Scholarship for 2014. It was a great recognition of my accomplishments and hard work.
· I also thoroughly enjoyed dancing for the 2013 ICMS Auction to raise money for Bear Cottage.
· I got a lot out of the guest speaker conferences at the leadership weekend that is part of my course. It taught me what it takes to be a good leader.
What do you love most about Manly?
I have lived in Manly for 5 years. I am a true local here. I love the sense of community Manly holds and is so welcoming to visitors.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling at ICMS or in your degree?
ICMS will give you some of the best years of your educational life. Try and be involved in what ICMS has to offer so you can gain the short-term and long-term rewards. Explore what makes ICMS unique!
You can complete the Bachelor of Business Management Majoring in Events in 2.75 years. Click here for course details.