ENACTUS & CITI IRELAND: ROUND UP OF ACTION!

ENACTUS & CITI IRELAND: ROUND UP OF ACTION!

On November 3rd & 4th, Enactus & Citi Ireland officially launched their programme as part of the Citi Foundation’s global initiative, Pathways to Progress. Aisling Fagan from Enactus DCU and Eamonn Organ from Enactus UL share their training weekend experience with us and their top...

KPMG BURSARY WINNER’S EXPERIENCE: AMY NEVILLE FULENA

Amy Neville Fulena, a final year Economics and German student and Team Leader of Enactus UCD shares with us her take on Enactus and what it was like to be a part of the Irish delegation at this years Enactus World Cup! 'As the Team Leader...

KPMG Bursary Winners Experience: Hugh Duffy

Hugh Duffy, a Psychology and German student from Enactus MU provides us with an insight into his experience at his first Enactus World Cup. [caption id="attachment_2434" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hugh Duffy, Enactus MU[/caption] 'This year’s Enactus World Cup was an experience I didn’t expect to have in college. Before...

KPMG Bursary Winners Experience: Megan Lunney

Megan Lunney, a 4th year Business, Entrepreneurship and Management student from Enactus IADT provides us with an insight into her experience at this years Enactus World Cup in London. [caption id="attachment_2425" align="alignleft" width="300"] Megan Lunney, Enactus IADT[/caption] 'In September, I was one of the fortunate ones to...

Enactus World Cup – World Cultural Experience

It’s been exactly three weeks since the World Cultural Experience took place at this year’s Enactus World Cup in London! Two of our students, who are also KPMG bursary recipients, Aonaid Carr from NUI Galway and James Crotty from University of Limerick share their experience...

Enactus World Cup – Judging Experience

[caption id="attachment_2366" align="alignleft" width="268"] Róisín Nestor, Enactus DCU Alumni[/caption] Róisín Nestor, Enactus DCU alumni and broadcaster at AA Roadwatch shares her experience with us judging at this years Enactus World Cup in London! 'Having presented at last years Enactus World Cup in Toronto, I was delighted to...

Enactus World Cup – Inspiration For This Generation

[caption id="attachment_2359" align="alignleft" width="218"] Colm Fleming, DIT student[/caption] Colm Fleming, a business and management student in Dublin Institute of Technology and a recipient of a KPMG bursary shares his experience at his first ever Enactus World Cup! 'This past week thousands of students, faculty advisers and corporate...

Network of Social Innovators

Our Chairman, Terence O'Rourke explains the importance of our social innovators and the positive impact they have on our community. Do you know about Enactus Ireland? Enactus Ireland is doing something unique – they are working with hundreds of Ireland’s top students in third level education...

Enactus DCU Chairperson: A Year in Review

[caption id="attachment_2308" align="alignleft" width="253"] Jack Kane, Chairperson, Enactus DCU[/caption] Jack Kane, a second year Global Business student in Dublin City University and Chairperson of Enactus DCU takes us throw his journey from winning last years National Competition, representing Ireland at this years World Cup and more! National...

Enactus Ireland National Competition 2017

Ever wonder how much you can accomplish in one day? Look no further than the 2017 Enactus Ireland National Competition, which took place on 31 May at The Chartered Accountants House in Dublin: not only did they complete a two-round national competition including 10 teams...

My Judging Experience at National Competition

David O'Brien, a Business Development Manager at Willis Towers Watson reflects on his experience of judging at this years Enactus Ireland National Competition! [caption id="attachment_2262" align="alignleft" width="200"] David O'Brien, Business Development Consultant, Willis Towers Watson[/caption] 'Having previously been part of a Business Advisory Board advising the successful...

Enactus Helped Margaret Land an Internship with The Employer of her Dreams!

Margaret Hanlon, a graduate in MSc International Management from Dublin City University won this years Unilever Summer Internship. Margaret talks about the application process and how she landed an internship with the employer of her dreams! [caption id="attachment_2119" align="alignleft" width="300"] Margaret Hanlon, Summer Intern at Unilever[/caption] Margaret...

KBC’s 5 Top Tips For Getting The Most Out Of National Competition!

With only two days to go until National Competition, KBC Bank share their top tips for getting the most out of National Competition! Each year, Enactus Ireland students come together to present projects they have pioneered over 12 months in the annual Enactus National Competition. KBC...

Enactus Faculty Advisers: The Backbone of Programme

Faculty Advisers are core to our Enactus programme - they are the backbone to each of our teams as they provide students with with support and mentorship each year. This week, Dr.Briga Hynes from the University of Limerick and Conor Heagney from Dún Laoghaire Institute of...

Enactus Alumni: Why I’m excited for National Competition!

The annual Enactus Ireland National Competition is the culmination of months of brainstorming, prototyping, endless hardwork by our students, faculty and business advisers. Among this network are our amazing alumni who guide and mentor our teams throughout the year. National Competition is a time for...

Our Partner Abbott Is Excited For National Competition!

With just over a week to go until National Competition, Margaret Morrissey, Country HR Director of Abbott shares why the organisation is proud to partner with Enactus and why they are excited for National Competition! [caption id="attachment_2122" align="alignleft" width="300"] Margaret Morrissey, Country HR Director, Abbott[/caption] Do you...

Top Tips For Enactus Ireland National Success!

As National Competition is less than 3 weeks away, we spoke to three of our international colleagues who have some great tips to help you prepare for the big day! Callum Usher-Dodd | Programme Manager | Enactus UK Make your Annual Report simple: Give a non-Enactus friend 3...

Meet Our 2017 Social Ambassadors!

Can't make it to National Competition this year? We've got you covered! Our social ambassadors will help share the story of our National Competition with you all! They will use #WeAllWin and #enactusIRE17 so follow these hashtags to keep up-to-date on the activity leading up...

KBC Bank Internship: Here’s the inside scoop!

On April 19th, 7 students made it to the final round of the KBC Bank Internship - Get Ready To Innovate! It wasn’t the usual application process where students just have a traditional interview. These students had to create an innovative idea for a new...

Enactus Opened The Door To CSR For Anna!

Are you interested in CSR? Would you like the opportunity to work in a fast paced environment? We spoke to Anna O'Flynn, an alumni of Enactus UCD who is currently working for Abbott in their CSR department. Anna shares her journey from being a student...

Highlights from Pre-Competition Summit 2017

On April 7th, over 80 students and facilitators ascended to the Chartered Accountants House to take part in our Pre-Competition Summit. The training delivered focused on everything the students needed to prepare for competition. The sessions delivered included networking skills, presentation skills, judges Q&A, mental...

All You Need To Know About The Judging Process!

Did you ever wonder how you are judged at National Competition? Below we have included all you need to know about the judging process. Now, lets get started! Judges are taken through an in-depth orientation process, during which they are introduced to the overall program and...

World Water Day – What our students are doing!

Today, March 22nd is known as World Water day. This day is about taking action to tackle the world's water crisis. Did you know that there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or...

Reeling in the years – Enactus Ireland Turns 5!

Does anyone know the full story behind Enactus Ireland? When it began or how it began? We spoke to our Chairman, Terence O’Rourke who provides us with these insights and tells us why he is ecstatic to be a part of the Enactus organisation!    For...

Enactus Alumni Share the Benefits of Our Programme!

Last week was a huge celebration for us at Enactus Ireland HQ! Not only did we celebrate our fifth birthday, we acknowledged the achievements of the Enactus programme and saw the official launch of our Alumni Network! We had the opportunity to look at the...

All you need to know from Spring Summit 2017 – #FOMO

On January 27th, over 70 students ascended onto Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) to take part in our first national training event of 2017. The training delivered was in a project den style where students were given time with industry experts to gain valuable feedback...

My Internship Journey in Unilever

Stella Pete, a graduate in Entrepreneurship and Management from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology won the Unilever Summer Internship in 2016. Stella talks about her journey at Unilever and how applying for the position was one of the best decisions she has made! 'Last year,...

KPMG Bursary Winner’s Experience: Leanne Stafford

Leanne Stafford, a 4th year Business and Economics from Enactus TCD provides us with an insight into her experience at her first Enactus World Cup! "This year I was fortunate enough to attend the Enactus World Cup 2016 in Toronto. I experienced three days of competition,...

KPMG Bursary Winner’s Experience: Elaine Higgins

Elaine Higgins, an Enactus NUI Galway Alumni shares with us her experience as she attended this years Enactus World Cup in Toronto. "I have been involved in Enactus NUI Galway since 2014 and attended the World Cup for the first time this year. Nothing could have...

KPMG Bursary Winner’s Experience: Paul Harte

Paul Harte, a 3rd year Commerce student from Enactus UCC provides us with an insight into his experience at this years Enactus World Cup in Toronto. "When I first joined Enactus UCC, the one aspect of Enactus that always remained curious to me was the Enactus...

Enactus World Cup: SDG Ambassador Experience

Eoin O'Neill, a 3rd year Computer Science student from Enactus TCD was selected to represent Ireland on the Worldwide stage at the Enactus World Cup to speak about a global goal he is passionate about, Zero Hunger. Check out his experience below! 'This week in Toronto...

Enactus World Cup: Faculty Advisor Experience

After Day 2 of the Enactus World Cup in Toronto, 1 of our 5 Faculty Advisors in attendance logged his experience. Dr. Ciarán Dunne, a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Dublin City University, takes you on a journey from the start...

Enactus World Cup: World Cultural Experience

After Day 1 of the Enactus World Cup in Toronto, Canada, two of our students Paul Harte from University College Cork and Caitriona Doran from Maynooth University want to share their story of attending the World Cultural Experience. This event invites all attendees to experience...

Student Experience at Team Leadership Summit

Conor Nolan, Enactus IADT Team Leader shares his experience of this years Team Leadership Summit which was hosted in Arthur Cox on August 18th and 19th. 'Liam, Lizzie, Sinéad welcomed us back and Neville Bourke, Head of HR in Bank of Ireland, was on hand to...

The Benefits of Society Involvement

Róisin Kearney, Enactus MU Alumni and Customer Intelligence Analyst Salesforce talks about the benefits of being involved with Enactus. 'Reflecting  back to this time three years ago at club and socs sign up day, I signed up to a society that is unique, hands-on and different...

Enactus Ireland National Competition 2016

On 25 May, Enactus Ireland supporters met in Dublin to share ideas, make new connections, and learn about the impact made by teams over the past year. But it wasn’t the first time many of them had been together: six weeks earlier, Enactus Ireland staff...

Social Enterprise Spotlight: House of AKI-NA

Lye Ogunsanya, Enactus DCU Alumni and CEO OF House of AKI-NA shares with us how they measure their success in impact as well as financially. What is House of AKI-NA? House of AKI-NA is a social enterprise that creates high quality handmade accessories that look good and...

Social Enterprise Spotlight: Access Earth

Matthew McCann, Enactus MU Alumni and CEO of Access Earth shares with us how Enactus helped his idea build momentum and come to life. Access Earth – What is it? Access Earth is the world’s most accessible accessibility information platform. Our mission is to empower people to...

Social Enterprise Spotlight: Ethnic Threads

Andrew Creagh, an Enactus TCD and bio-engineering and bio-medical engineering masters student shares with us his successful social enterprise Ethnic Threads which began in Enactus in 2013. Ethnic Threads – What is it? Ethnic Threads, is an entirely student run, social entrepreneurial organisation under the umbrella of...

Alumni: Why I’m excited for National Competition!

Peter Morrissey, Enactus UCD Alumni and Senior Consultant at Grant Thornton shares with us why he is excited for this years Enactus Ireland National Competition! ‘Having been involved in Enactus as a student back in 2013/14, this year I am very much looking forward to attending...

How Enactus helped Stephanie land a job shes passionate about at Unilever

Stephanie O'Malley, a Personal Care & eCommerce Shopper Marketing Executive at Unilever Ireland talks about her Enactus experience as a student and alumni and how it landed her a job shes really passionate about. 'I’ve been involved with Enactus as a student for the last 3...

The Enactus Effect: Student to Entrepreneur

Ryan O'Neill, Enactus MU alumni, founder of Dub City Sneakz and Business Development Manager of Access Earth shares his journey from student to budding entrepreneur. 'When I had finished my 4-year stint as an undergraduate I was left with a degree I had little passion for...

Career Toolkit – After the Interview: The Next Steps

So you’ve done the interviews, the online tests and the assessment centres. What happens next? Well you will either get the job or not. How you deal with this can make a difference in how you manage your career going forward. “We regret to inform you…” You’ve...

Career Toolkit – Assessments and Interviews

In this installment of the career toolkit we’re going to look at some of the steps involved in graduate programme recruitment and selection processes and how you can best prepare for these. This is a topic very close to my heart right now as we are...

KPMG Bursary Winner’s Experience: Clare Cronin

Clare Cronin, a 3rd year Finance student from Enactus UCC provides us with an insight into her experience at this years Enactus World Cup! "The Enactus World Cup seemed to me to be more of a celebration of the many lives impacted by the thousands of...

KPMG Bursary Winner’s Experience: Mark Farrelly

Mark Farrelly, a 2nd year Global Business student from Enactus DCU provides us with an insight into his experience at his first Enactus World Cup! "How was Johannesburg? It’s the first thing that everyone wants to know and a question that has plagued me. I say...

KPMG Bursary Winner’s Experience: Eoin Kenny

Eoin Kenny, a 3rd year Biomedical Science student from Enactus DIT shares his experience and what he learned from this years Enactus World Cup. "This year I was one of the lucky recipients of the KPMG bursary that allows 2 students from each college that didn't...

KPMG Bursary Winner’s Experience: Billy Delaney

One of our partners KPMG Ireland, offers 10 of our lucky students a bursary to travel to the Enactus World Cup each year. One of these students is Billy Delaney, a 4th year Engineering student from Enactus NUI Galway. Lets hear about his experience as...

Enactus World Cup: Alumni Experience

After Day 3 of the Enactus World Cup in South Africa, one of our alumni, Ronan Francis talks about his progression from a student to an alumni and how he had the opportunity to judge at the World Cup this year. Having gotten involved in Enactus...

Enactus World Cup: Faculty Advisor Experience

After Day 2 of the Enactus World Cup in South Africa, 1 of our 5 Faculty Advisors in attendance logged his experience. Peter Robbins, a lecturer in Innovation Management from Maynooth University, takes you on a journey from the start of the Opening Round of...

Enactus World Cup: World Cultural Experience

After Day 1 of the Enactus World Cup in South Africa, two of our students Margaret Hanlon from Maynooth University and Conor Nolan from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology want to share their story of attending the World Cultural Experience. This event...

Career Toolkit – Your Application

“Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.” Marva Collins  In my first blog “Building your career toolkit”, we looked at some suggestions at how to identify areas of interest and passions.  Once you understand your strengths and personal values, you can start to narrow down...

Building Your Career Toolkit

Siobháin Scanlon - Graduate Programme Officer, Musgrave Group   “The best way to predict your future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln  This year I have had the privilege of participating in a range of Enactus Ireland events including the training day in UCC and serving as a first...

Entrepreneurship – Social or Commercial?

Aaron Molloy is a 3rd year engineering student in NUI Galway. He is founder of the NUI Galway Entrepreneurship Society, and is a member of Enactus NUI Galway.  As an engineering student, the  journey I have undertaken over the past two years hasn’t exactly been typical. Recognising...

Enactus World Cup: A Month On

A month after attending the Enactus World Cup in Beijing, where Enactus UCD placed fourth, members of Team Ireland look back on their experience.   Day 1: Eimear O'Donnell - Enactus University College Dublin After travelling over 15 hours from Dublin to Beijing on Tuesday October 22nd, it’s...

I Am Now A Mentor: The Role of A Faculty Adviser

By Michael Campion, Faculty Adviser, Enactus NUI Galway In 2010, I was searching the Internet for initiatives that my students might be able to engage with to be enterprising and entrepreneurial.  I came across what was then Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).  I thought it had great...

In The Enactus Spotlight: Devin Toner

By Devin Toner Professional Rugby Player Irish Rubgy Football Union   It was around March of 2014 when Maeve Smith of IRUPA emailed me and said there might be an opportunity to get involved with Enactus Ireland. IRUPA is our organisation who do a lot of tremendous work ensuring...

My Enactus Story

By Claire Breathnach Enactus NUI Maynooth Project Leader There have been many situations throughout my life when I have had to step up to the plate and become a leader. For example, when I was 7 years old and my classmates relied on me to speak...

Job Applications: How To Stand Out

Jennifer Minogue Talent Acquisition Specialist Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland Group   Now that final exams are around the corner, not to mention Enactus Country Finals, chances are you are starting to think about that all important career search and are focussed on finding the perfect graduate role. Once you have...

Business & Education: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

By:  George O' Connor Managing Director, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland Group   Since the formation of Enactus in Ireland, it has never been easier for businesses and institutes of education to learn from each other and the reasons for doing so have never been more compelling. The simple idea...

I want to make a lasting change: Leo Cullen & Enactus

By: Leo Cullen Captain, Leinster Rugby Team   During the course of my rugby playing career I have been very fortunate to have encountered various charities and tried to help them raise awareness and funds for some great causes. As time goes by, sometimes as players we are...

What is so great about Enactus?!

By Ciara Ennis Former Enactus DCU Student I got involved with Enactus in my final year of college and I can honestly say it was the best experience of my life. People often ask me ‘What is Enactus?’ or ‘What’s so great about it?’ both questions I...

Turning Enactus Green: How Enactus Ireland Was Born

By Karina Howley, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG Ireland   When I was first introduced to SIFE (now rebranded as Enactus!) a few years ago, I really liked the concept but KPMG Ireland was already committed to a signature project with Young Social Innovators, who were...

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