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  • Network of Social Innovators
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    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 to enable them to become social innovators, create and lead social projects while also connecting them with top business leaders to grow their network. In a recent article released in The Irish Times employers state ‘they want graduates who can solve problems, lead teams, innovate, build relationships and strengthen their organisations.’ This is exactly what Enactus does, it enables students to either lead and develop a social project or volunteer to join one. In doing this, they... Read more »
  • Enactus DCU Chairperson: A Year in Review
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    Jack Kane, Chairperson, Enactus DCU 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 Competition 2016 At the end of my first year of study in DCU I was a member of the victorious DCU team at the 2016 Enactus Ireland National Competition. Having been a member of the Enactus DCU society throughout the year I was amazed at how much this competition opened my eyes. It took until the end of the academic year for me to fully grasp the scale of the Enactus Ireland programme. Ten teams of innovative students, motivated by... Read more »
  • Enactus Ireland National Competition 2017
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    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 and nearly 70 judges, but throughout the day they held a forum for faculty advisers, a special technology session, and included numerous speakers. Impressive!                    While the teams were doing technology checks and preparing for their presentations, faculty advisers began their day with the Faculty Adviser Forum, where the 24 advisers in attendance came together with Enactus Ireland staff to discuss project development and share ideas and best practices for... Read more »
  • My Judging Experience at National Competition
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    David O’Brien, a Business Development Manager at Willis Towers Watson reflects on his experience of judging at this years Enactus Ireland National Competition! David O’Brien, Business Development Consultant, Willis Towers Watson ‘Having previously been part of a Business Advisory Board advising the successful UCD Generation Accommodation team in 2014 and 2015, I was very familiar with the whole Enactus concept. Therefore, I was very excited when asked to be an opening round judge this year. At the breakfast briefing, which was my first exposure to the role of a judge, what really struck me was the universal nature of not only the competition but also the rules that govern each national competition. These rules and the processes around these rules, clearly show the... Read more »
  • Enactus Helped Margaret Land an Internship with The Employer of her Dreams!
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    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! Margaret Hanlon, Summer Intern at Unilever Margaret Hanlon, Summer Intern at Unilever Ireland ‘Unilever has always been a dream employer of mine and I knew this year I just had to enter the marketing internship competition! I completed my BBs Marketing in Maynooth University from 2013-2016, where I first began my Enactus journey and I have just completed an MSc. in International Management, where I completed the first half in the USA and the second, in DCU. Once I received news that I got through to the final... Read more »
  • KBC’s 5 Top Tips For Getting The Most Out Of National Competition!
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    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 staff work closely with projects all over Ireland guiding and mentoring project members and their ideas. KBC are passionate about helping local communities nationwide and are proud to support the hard work of Enactus. KBC are proud to see their relationship grow with Enactus year on year with a particular flourish in 2016. Last year, one of KBC employee’s Kerri McCaughey, proposed the KBC Internship programme. This initiative invited Enactus college students to submit their innovative idea... Read more »
  • Enactus Faculty Advisers: The Backbone of Programme
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    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 Art, Design and Technology share why they love Enactus! Dr. Briga Hynes Dr.Briga Hynes | Faculty Adviser | University of Limerick The benefits from participating in Enactus are many and varied and translate directly into sustainable professional and personal success and development. It provides opportunities to tap into informed, interconnected contacts and influential leading industry experts from a spectrum of multinational organizations to indigeneous enterprises. It is a useful outlet for discovery and learning new industry insights through Enactus forum... Read more »
  • Enactus Alumni: Why I’m excited for National Competition!
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    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 alumni to reflect on their own journey throughout the programme and celebrate the entrepreneurial projects showcased by current students. We spoke to two members of our alumni network, Caroline O’Shea and Garreth Cullen to see why there excited for National Competition! Caroline O’Shea Caroline O’Shea | Enactus NUI Galway Alumni | Banking and Conveyancing Law Intern at Ivor Fitzpatrick & Co Solicitors The National Competition is my favourite part of the Enactus journey. It is a chance not... Read more »
  • Our Partner Abbott Is Excited For National Competition!
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    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! Margaret Morrissey, Country HR Director, Abbott Do you do meaningful work that has a lasting impact on your community? Have you ever wanted to be involved with an organisation that does just that? Here at Abbott, we are proud to be partnering with Enactus Ireland to help provide third level students with the opportunity to do work that matters. Enactus Ireland is a charitable organisation that develops future talent by providing them the opportunity to create and implement social enterprise projects that positively impact local and global communities,... Read more »
  • Top Tips For Enactus Ireland National Success!
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    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 minutes to read through your Annual Report. How far did they get? Did they pick out the key points of your projects? Do they look confused? They’ve just been through the same process as a judge will so utilise their feedback! To guarantee success at the National Competition you need to make sure that your annual report addresses all aspects of the judging sheet. From seeing opportunity to enabling progress, if you are clear in... Read more »

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