Are you thinking of applying for this years KBC Bank Internship competition but unsure of what your experience will be like? Fear not! We spoke to two of last years winners, Maebh O’Hanrahan and Donnacha Murphy who provide us with an insight on their experience and why they think you should apply for this amazing opportunity!
Maebh O’Hanrahan (Enactus DCU) winner of the KBC Bank Internship 2017
‘What a summer! While my friends were travelling around Europe inter-railing and J1’ing across America, I decided to apply for the KBC Bank Summer Internship, a company at the time, I didn’t know much about. This certainly changed over my three months working in the business, as I became immersed in the day-to-day workings of... Read more »
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 Dr.Briga Hynes (Enactus UL) and Clare Carroll (Enactus NUI Galway) who are both Faculty Advisers in their institutions. Our Faculty Advisers are an integral part of our programme as they empower our students by providing them with ongoing knowledge, support and motivation to overcome hurdles!
Dr.Briga Hynes, Enactus UL
• What is your current position in your institution?
Head Department of Management and Marketing, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship.
• How did you get to where you are today and who/what helped you along the... Read more »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: March 8, 2018 - 10:40 am
Conor pictured on stage at the 2015 Web Summit
Conor Nolan, an Enactus IADT alumni and current Business Development Manager of Kontainers shares with us how Enactus changed his college experience and what he gained from the programme. Conor was also a co-founder of Wattspot and named Sunday Independent’s Top 30 Under 30.
‘When it comes to first experiences of Enactus, I was luckier than most, as it included being flown Johannesburg to experience the Enactus World Cup in 2015 and supporting Maynooth University going up against 35 other national champions from all over the world. As you can imagine, that set the bar exceptionally high. But Enactus and the community I had been inducted into kept delivering, and I have no... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: December 20, 2017 - 10:35 am
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 »