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 »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: November 15, 2017 - 10:34 am
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 »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: November 9, 2017 - 11:03 am
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 »
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 »
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 »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: October 17, 2017 - 11:16 am
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: June 28, 2017 - 11:51 am