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  • ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR: TOP TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR AN INTERVIEW
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    Do you have an interview coming up for a graduate programme or an internship but unsure how to prepare? Nicole Greaves, Talent Acquisition Specialist from Enterprise Rent-A-Car shares her top tips when it comes to preparing for interviews. Nicole Greaves, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Enterprise Rent-A-Car 1. RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH! I can’t say it enough! The more you know about the company the easier it will be to have conversations around why you want to be part of that company, why you’re leaving your current company and what have you learned about the company since making an application etc. Set aside an hour to use the companies own website, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get facts or news on the... Read more »
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019: FOUR INCREDIBLE WOMEN OF ENACTUS!
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    As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Enactus Ireland would like to salute all the women in our network who are making a difference in their community! To celebrate this day, we speak to four women within our network; Skhulekile Ruth Ndlovu, a student from Enactus UL, Lucy Mangan, an alumni from Enactus DCU, Róisín Lyons, a Faculty Adviser from DCU and Louise Kidd, a board director of Enactus Ireland. These women are an integral part of our programme as they empower one another with knowledge, support and motivation! Skhulekile Ruth Ndlovu, Enactus UL Project Leader Skhulekile Ruth Ndlovu – Project Leader for Enactus UL and Business Studies student What course do you study & how did you come to choose it? l am currently... Read more »
  • ENACTUS & CITI: INSIDE SCOOP ON TRAINING!
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    On February 1st, ten teams came to Citi for the second training event of the year. The students had a busy day as they participated in a project development workshop ran by the Citi Innovation Lab, which was followed by teams meeting their mentors. In the afternoon, teams learned how to pitch effectively with Andrew Keogh from Aristo and then pitched their projects and received feedback. Ronan Lavin from Enactus NUIG and Erin Kehoe from Enactus TCD share their experience of attending the training day with us. Ronan Lavin, Enactus NUI Galway Ronan Lavin – Enactus NUI Galway ‘As a project leader, attending the Citi Pathways to Progress events are an exceptional way of gathering crucial insights from qualified individuals and national competing teams... Read more »
  • INTERNSHIP INSIGHT AT UNILEVER
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    Megan Lunney, Winner of the 2018 Unilever Internship Megan Lunney, an Enactus IADT alumni and winner of the 2018 Unilever internship recaps on her experience this past summer. Megan shares her favourite things about the internship and includes some top tips for people applying this year! ‘Having been a part of Enactus IADT for nearly three out of my four years in college and with Unilever being among some of the first companies to partner with Enactus Ireland, I had become quite familiar of Unilever’s role in improving the livelihoods of others and its great similarities to the Enactus core values – empowering and improving the livelihoods of many, in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. Each year I heard more about... Read more »
  • KBC BANK: INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
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    For the third year running, the Enactus and KBC Bank internship is back! We spoke to some of last years winners who recount their application experience, share their favourite parts of the internship and provide some top tips for applying this year! Nicholas Neary, Enactus DIT Nicholas Neary – Enactus DIT  ‘For me, the most enjoyable aspect of the KBC Bank internship process was meeting the other intern applicants, the KBC Bank staff and Enactus Ireland team. It was very exciting meeting everyone involved in the KBC Bank internship programme and it was clear to see that the bank has a very strong employee community. It was very refreshing to experience such an open and friendly working environment and I thoroughly enjoyed the... Read more »
  • ENACTUS WORLD CUP: GLOBAL GOALS AMBASSADOR EXPERIENCE
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    Enactus UCD student, Andrea Whelton, was chosen to become an ambassador for Global Goal 16 – “Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions” at this years Enactus World Cup. Andrea shares with us her experience as she hosted a breakout session, spoke on the main stage on the topic and visited the Google Silicon Valley campus! Andrea Whelton, Enactus UCD student ‘Attending my first World Cup with the support of KPMG Ireland was an amazing experience and while it is difficult to improve on such an inspiring and empowering event, representing Ireland as the Global Goals Ambassador for the 16th Sustainable Development Goal – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – did just that. As part of developing and working on Enactus projects, students are encouraged... Read more »
  • ENACTUS & CITI: ROUND UP OF ACTION!
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    On September 20th, 15 projects came to Citi and 10 were picked by a panel of judges to win a place on this years Pathways to Progress programme and €840 in seed funding for their project. This programme will run until April and will see project ideas transform from concepts into projects that are creating a social impact! On November 2nd, Enactus & Citi hosted the first training event of the year.  Students participated in an idea development workshop ran by the Citi Innovation Lab which focused on identifying the needs of each project followed by teams meeting their mentors. Marissa Appel from Enactus DIT and Jack O’Connor from Enactus UL share their experience of attending the training day with us. Marissa... Read more »
  • KPMG BURSARY WINNERS EXPERIENCE: JEFF OTENGO
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    Jeff Otengo, a second year Business and Management student from DIT and chairperson of Enactus DIT shares with us his experience at this years Enactus World Cup in San Jose! Jeff Otengo, Chairperson of Enactus DIT ‘When it was announced at National Competition that I had received a KPMG bursary to travel to the World Cup I was over the moon! Fast forward to October 9th and an estimated 3,000 delegates from 35 countries had descended into the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre, California. After watching videos over the years it’s safe to say the World Cup is one of the best experiences one can have. On the opening day everyone from Team Ireland wore their green jerseys and wore the Irish flags... Read more »
  • ENACTUS WORLD CUP – JUDGING EXPERIENCE
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    Hannah Dobson, Enactus DCU alumni and VP of Entertainment & Media at Enterprise Ireland shares her experience of judging at this years Enactus World Cup in San José! Hannah Dobson, Enactus DCU Alumni ‘Judges, can I ask you to welcome the team from Enactus…. As a student as part of the presenting team, you hardly hear those words as someone opens the door to the conference room and you begin to walk towards to the stage, taking one final glance at your outfit and doing your absolute best to control the nerves brewing inside. As a judge, I turned around eagerly to watch the team as they enter the room with all the exuberance and pride of a group of incredible students who... Read more »
  • KPMG BURSARY WINNERS EXPERIENCE: KATIE COUGHLIN
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    Katie Coughlin, a third year Business and Japanese student from UL and social media officer of Enactus UL shares with us her experience at this years Enactus World Cup in San Jose! Katie Coughlin, Social Media Officer of Enactus UL ‘At this years National Competition I was fortunate enough to receive a bursary from KPMG, allowing me to travel to the 2018 Enactus World Cup, located in Silicon Valley. After months of preparation, October finally came around and I embarked on the long flight over to San Francisco, with six other students from UL, as well as one of our lecturers. Upon arriving at the convention center in San José, I was met with large crowds of people and the sound of drums... Read more »

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