One more sleep


One more sleep and it will be Day 1 of the school year for integrated marketing communications students at #conestogacollege. Faculty have been busy getting ready to welcome the class.


We met a good number of the class at orientation last week and we are excited to get started!


Orientation for 2017-2018 class

Plans are underway to greet a new class of integrated marketing communications students August 29 at orientation.  We have important getting started semester details, a group activity, and graduates from last year to share their best advice for success. Looking forward to seeing Geraldine Westerink, Clare Harper and Juan Duran. 


Graduates earn provincial award

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A team project to create an integrated marketing communications plan for Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers turned into a provincial award for IMC students.

The Community Service Award was presented June 11, 2017,  by the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers to the Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers, Conestoga College and the Integrated Marketing Communications Program.

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The students were also featured presenters at the Association’s annual training conference where Marc Heroux and Clare Harper presented a highlight of the research and recommendations the 2 teams made with the goal of increasing tips.

Crime Stoppers is a national organization with local and regional volunteer committees that encourage residents to report crimes anonymously. The students were also the creative minds behind some collateral that the local Crime Stoppers will be using in the coming year.  The image above is of Clare (at left) and Marc (at right) with faculty member Kim Denstedt standing in front of some of that creative collateral.

IMC as an option

After university students collect their degrees and celebrate convocation with family and friends, many are left to wonder – what now? For some, the steps may be obvious, for others, it may not be so clear.  That’s where a post-graduate certificate may be the answer.

Conestoga College offers Integrated Marketing Communications, a one-year, experiential program that prepares students with the skills to work in the communications field. It’s ideal for students with degrees in Communications, Journalism, English, or Political Science.

Check out this video (you will find it on the right side of the page on the college website) for more details and to hear what graduates have to say.

Questions? Email co-ordinator Kim Denstedt:


Be a Maven

Come out today to see the event IMC students pitched and planned for CF Fairview Park mall.  Be a maven – a knowledgable source of information – about how to live an environmentally sustainable life!

Games and activities for families will help deliver important information. You will even see the superhero characters, The Blue Maven and the Green Maven,  in pursuit of the evil ‘garbage gobbler’.

Have your picture taken as a maven – get your mission card, complete the tasks and you can win!

The event preparations began Friday night (pictured below)  and activities will run all day today, April 2, at the mall.