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  • Internship Insight: What Did I Do At Unilever?
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    Margaret Hanlon, Enactus MU and DCU Alumni and winner of the 2017 Unilever internship recaps on her experience and how it landed her a full time position in Unilever! ‘In June of last year, I was lucky enough to be chosen as the Unilever intern of 2017 and got to work for, in my opinion, one the best companies in the FMCG industry – Unilever. As an Enactus student in both Maynooth University and DCU, the core values of Enactus became ingrained in my mind and therefore I naturally became extremely socially conscious throughout my three years on the program. Working at Unilever has shown me that large multinational companies can too have values that align perfectly to those of Enactus –... Read more »
  • Highlights from Spring Summit 2018
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    On January 19th, students from across the country traveled to the University of Limerick to take part in our Spring Summit. The training focused on everything students need to develop and build their projects. The sessions delivered included revenue streams, project management, brand creation, core message, relationship management, business planning and scaling, social impact and empowerment, environmental aspect and of course, the criterion! The facilitators who delivered these sessions were from a range of Enactus partners including KPMG, Bank of Ireland, Abbott, CarTrawler KBC Bank and Unilever. Did you miss the event? Check out what Brendan Hughes (Enactus DIT) and Joanne Moloney (Enactus UCC) had to say about Spring Summit! Brendan Hughes (Enactus DIT) ‘I love Spring. It’s my favourite time... Read more »
  • Enactus Ireland ABLO’S: Lessons Learnt
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    As Christmas draws near, we took some time to speak to our students who act as the advisory board liaison officer for their team. Their role is important as they are the main point of contact between the team and their advisory board and they ensure regular meetings take place throughout the year. All of our ABLO’s would like to take this opportunity to thank all faculty advisers, business advisers and alumni who serve on their advisory board and have highlighted one thing they have learnt from them this year. Annie Kavanagh, Enactus CIT ‘We have learnt about setting continuous goals along with a main goal. A lot of the time, we would forget to include the small steps that are... Read more »
  • ENACTUS & CITI IRELAND: ROUND UP OF ACTION!
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    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 tips for other Enactus teams! Aisling Fagan, Enactus DCU ‘I was very excited to attend the first Enactus and Citi Ireland event. This programme provides Enactus teams from across Ireland the opportunity and resources to work on projects that we are passionate about, empowering young people between the ages of 16-24 years old from disadvantaged urban areas. To kick-start the day we had a rundown of the Enactus criteria, engaged in a number of short tasks such... Read more »
  • KPMG BURSARY WINNER’S EXPERIENCE: AMY NEVILLE FULENA
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    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 of Enactus UCD I always get asked, ‘What is Enactus?’ For me, Enactus is all about the endless opportunities afforded to students in third level education. Enactus supports and invests in students who take entrepreneurial action for others. As students we create community development projects that put our innovation, ingenuity, strength and talents at the center of improving the livelihoods of others. We are supported by educators and business leaders who empower us to develop... Read more »
  • KPMG Bursary Winners Experience: Hugh Duffy
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    Hugh Duffy, a Psychology and German student from Enactus MU provides us with an insight into his experience at his first Enactus World Cup. Hugh Duffy, Enactus MU ‘This year’s Enactus World Cup was an experience I didn’t expect to have in college. Before last year, the whole concept of social entrepreneurship was foreign to me. As a student of Psychology, I’ve never taken a business class in my life and I always thought of an entrepreneur as someone who bettered him or herself, not society. However, the last 12 months with Enactus Maynooth University have given me, not just an understanding of social entrepreneurship, but a passion for it! Moreover, those 3 days at the Enactus World Cup in London have cemented... Read more »
  • KPMG Bursary Winners Experience: Megan Lunney
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    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. Megan Lunney, Enactus IADT ‘In September, I was one of the fortunate ones to be given the opportunity from KPMG, to cheer on my colleagues from Dublin College University. They represented our country at the Enactus World Cup held in the Excel Arena London, 16 years after the very first World Cup was held in the same city. Between the 26th-28th of September, thousands of students, faculty advisers and corporate sponsors came together to experience the life-changing impacts created from 35 countries currently involved in Enactus, from every corner of the world. Before... Read more »
  • Enactus World Cup – World Cultural Experience
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    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 of attending the event. The World Cultural Experience invites all attendees to experience the diverse culture within the Enactus network as the students from each Enactus country display their native traditions and customs. Aonaid Carr, Enactus NUI Galway “The Enactus Culture Fair is the first stop at the Enactus World Cup. The room was overflowing with contrasting cultures that differ in cultural dress, food and traditions. However, we are all bound by one thing, our passion for... Read more »
  • Enactus World Cup – Judging Experience
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    Róisín Nestor, Enactus DCU Alumni 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 be afforded the opportunity to be a judge this year. It was very exciting to have a chance to be on the other side of the stage and witness the impact displayed by students from all corners of the globe. You concentrate on projects on a whole level. At the end of the day, you really have to look at the Enactus criteria and see what ticks the boxes. You might have a great idea, make impacts, but if it’s... Read more »
  • Enactus World Cup – Inspiration For This Generation
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    Colm Fleming, DIT student 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 sponsors descended into the ExCel Arena in London to celebrate the Enactus World Cup, 16 years after the first World Cup was held in the same city. I was one of the lucky few to be there as part of Team Ireland. I had heard stories and watched videos of the competition, however the visceral power and joy that I felt from being there from all involved as I learnt of the impact Enactus students are having globally, was... Read more »

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