All About BIMM for 6th and 7th Graders

Have you ever wondered what running a business is like? Wonder no more. BIMM is the perfect class for future enraptures and basically everybody else.

Baker Tuthill, Reporter

I’m sure that you’ve heard of BIMM by now. Seventh graders might have seen the posters last year and may have even bought the products. But BIMM is the class that – yes, you guessed it – sets up shop near the end of the year. I’m in this amazing class, so I don’t want anyone to miss out on it for lack of information. So here we go: BIMM in a nutshell.

What to Expect:

First of all, BIMM involves lots and lots of lessons in Microsoft (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) that make up the majority of the class. If you don’t like doing a similar thing a lot, then you won’t like this. That being said, you are always learning, and by the end of a lesson, you will have mastered part of Microsoft. This is very rewarding. In addition, this portion of the class is very laid back and generally not that hard. You have lots of time to work, and while you are working, sit back, relax, and listen to some music. It’s a great learning experience and helps relax, to boot!

Plus, for all your hard work, you get certified in Microsoft applications at the end of the year as long as you get an overall 80 in the class.

Of course, the part of BIMM everyone joins for: the business. Well, the business does not start until the latter half of the year and doesn’t last super long, but you can bet it will be interesting! With everyone assigned to different jobs like Leader, Supply Chain, and Sales, and your class will decide what to sell. It’s not easy, believe me. Classes sometimes split into different businesses over the issue of product selection. Once you finally decide, the business has really just begun. You’ll need to order from the right sites and set your prices right. Your sales team will need to advertise the product and find the demand. Finally, during sales, you’ll be neck-and-neck with other classes, trying to make the most sales. And you’ll make a real profit if your business makes it big.

Join BIMM if:

  • You want to get a certification in Microsoft
  • You want a chance to make money
  • You want to help run a business (which can really be anyone, because there are so many jobs involved)
  • You don’t mind lessons where you work on your own for the whole period
  • You don’t want to miss out on this great class

Think a little more about joining BIMM if you:

  • Don’t want to work on your own most of the week
  • Are not interested in a business
  • Would rather be doing something more creative instead of lessons (which are most of the year)

BIMM is an amazing class! I think that anyone at all can enjoy it: there are just so many opportunities.