Terence O’Rourke, Chairman of Enactus Ireland
‘You are all very welcome today to the seventh Enactus Ireland National Competition.
Through its mission to create a better more sustainable world through the positive power of business, Enactus is playing a key role in shaping the future business leaders, both in Ireland and around the world.
We are again delighted to welcome the ten leading Irish third level institutions involved in Enactus – Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, IADT Dún Laoghaire, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin and University of Limerick. We look forward to hearing about your innovative and impactful work and learning about the positive difference made in people’s lives.
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Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: May 30, 2018 - 8:06 am
Lisa Murphy, Faculty Adviser, CIT
Ahead of this years National Competition, we spoke to Lisa Murphy, Faculty Adviser from Cork Institute of Technology who shares with us why shes excited for this years National Competition!
‘Ireland, May 2018 has been a pretty memorable month by anyone’s standards with devastating stories of loss that have connected deeply with hearts and minds on a national level along with a historic referendum result, hard fought and unequivocally won. It is against this backdrop of emotional turbulence that the Enactus Ireland National Competition 2018 is playing out, so we are going into this event on the last day of this month with the collective consciousness immersed in tragic and seismic events, however, it is worth focusing our... Read more »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: May 30, 2018 - 5:34 am
Siobháin Scanlon, Early Careers Manager, Musgrave
Are you a student preparing for this years National Competition but unsure of what the judges are looking for? This week we spoke to Siobháin Scanlon, Early Careers Manager at Musgrave, a judge at our previous competitions who gives the inside scoop on what the judges are looking for next week!
‘The National Competition is rapidly approaching and across the country, your teams are honing your presentations, finalising the annual report and getting ready to highlight how your initiatives are making a social impact.
I have been judging at the competition every year since 2014 and every time I’ve been blown away by the passion, innovation and commitment that you have for your projects. There are some which... Read more »
This year Enactus & Citi Ireland launched a programme ‘Pathways to Progress’. This programme supports third level students to create projects that empower disadvantaged youths in urban areas aged 16-24. On April 13th, we welcomed all teams in the Citi programme to the final showcase event in Citi HQ. A huge well done to all teams who took part in this years programme. Catherine Hallinan from Enactus UL and Colin McAndrew share with us their experience of the final showcase and their favourite part of the programme!
Catherine Hallinan, Enactus UL
Catherine Hallinan – Enactus UL
‘We were very excited when we were welcomed on to the Citi programme as we saw how we could gain a valuable experience and help in the... Read more »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: May 11, 2018 - 10:10 am
Pamela Sweeney, Grant Thornton
Is it your first time attending National Competition? Well fear not! This week we spoke to Pamela Sweeney, an Enactus TCD alumni and Business Consultant at Grant Thornton Ireland who shares with us her top tips on preparing for the big day! Pamela presented at the 2015 and 2016 National Competitions and attended the 2015 Enactus World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa so has a lot to share with you guys!
‘As competition time is just around the corner now, here’s some of my top tips for getting through the day:
1. Know your lines. There’s no worse feeling on the day than when the panic sets in and you don’t know your scripts well enough – make sure you’ve... Read more »
Can’t make it to National Competition this year? We’ve got you covered! Our social ambassadors will help share the story of our National Competition with you all! They will use #WeAllWin and #EnactusIRE18 so follow these hashtags to keep up-to-date on the activity leading up to and on the day of May 31st!
Let’s meet the social ambassadors for the 2018 National Competition!
Annie Kavanagh, Enactus CIT
Social Ambassador #1: Annie Kavanagh
Team: Enactus CIT Role: Co-Project Leader & Advisory Board Liaison Officer
Twitter handle: @Anniekavanagh21
Why I’m excited to be a social ambassador: I was thrilled to be chosen as a social ambassador for this years National Competition. This is my first year within Enactus and this is such an amazing opportunity! As a student who has... Read more »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: May 8, 2018 - 9:45 am
Last Wednesday marked the gathering of over 70 students, academics, business leaders, community leaders and alumni for our inaugural enactusTALKS! A huge thank you to Microsoft Ireland who hosted the event in their state of the art new campus in One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown.
As the rows of chairs began to fill, the Microsoft offices began to fill with a buzz of excitement – they were all here to celebrate the theme of Enactus by enjoying seven talks delivered by various individuals. We spoke to five, of our seven, speakers who share their experience with us!
Colin McAndrew, Enactus MU student
Colin McAndrew, Enactus MU student
‘Participating in enactusTALKS was one of the most fantastic experiences that I have ever... Read more »
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 »