UMICS Executive Positions Application

create your own story…

This year, create your own legacy as an executive on the University of Manitoba Indigenous Commerce Students. Develop your professional self by earning valuable experience and building lifelong connections.

I’ve been in UMICS for four years, and on the executive for two. It was a wonderful opportunity to engage in my Metis culture, learn about First Nations and Inuit culture, and join a thriving community while gaining experience that will be valuable in my future career as an accountant. My favorite part about joining UMICS is the friends I’ve gain that I know will last a lifetime.
— Kieran Saindon, Past President '17-'18
I was a member of UMICS for three years before I decided to get out of my comfort zone and run for an elected position in my final year. Throughout my term, I built strong connections in the Indigenous business community, developed my public speaking skills, and discovered more of my culture as a Métis individual. It is an experience I wish I could repeat.
— Riley Proulx, Vice President of Operation '18-'19
I had the task to maintain UMICS social media and promotional material while executing marketing strategies for UMICS. I had a great experience in my role, and it allowed me to flex my creative muscles and gain experience relevant to my education.
— Zachary Toupin, Vice President of Marketing '18-'19

Whether you take ownership of UMICS’ socials and further develop the brand, or work behind the scenes securing corporate sponsors and funding, each position has lessons to teach, skills to enhance, and legacies to leave behind. Curious about the responsibilities of each roles? Keep scrolling to find the information below.

Vice President of Finance

As the main signing authority for UMICS, you will be responsible for handling all the banking transactions while maintaining up-to-date financial records. Assisting the President in bringing in corporate sponsors, you will work to develop the budget with other executives as the yearly operations come into focus.

*Does not require a current IBEP membership.

Vice President of Marketing

As the creative director behind our social media and website, you will be responsible for developing promotional materials and promoting events hosted by the group while building the UMICS brand to new heights. Internally, you will work with other executives to keep members current via our bi-monthly newsletters.

*Requires a current IBEP membership.


Executive Secretary

As the most versatile executive position, your responsibilities are to assist the other executives in drafting communications, event logistics, and maintaining an accurate record of meeting minutes. Acting as the Chief Returning Officer during elections, you will be responsible for the sanctity and fairness of electoral procedures.

*Does not require a current IBEP membership.

First Year Representative

As a newly inducted Asper or IBEP student, you take on point of contact for all of UMICS’ first year students. Assisting in nearly all of the internal and external operations of UMICS, you gain a greater understanding of what it takes to organize one of Asper’s Student Action Groups.

*Elected during the start of the Fall term of the relevant academic term.

**Does not require a current IBEP membership.

Interested in applying for an executive position? Click the button below to email us. Don’t forget to attach a cover letter and résumé.