Enactus UCD student, Andrea Whelton, was chosen to become an ambassador for Global Goal 16 – “Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions” at this years Enactus World Cup. Andrea shares with us her experience as she hosted a breakout session, spoke on the main stage on the topic and visited the Google Silicon Valley campus!
Andrea Whelton, Enactus UCD student
‘Attending my first World Cup with the support of KPMG Ireland was an amazing experience and while it is difficult to improve on such an inspiring and empowering event, representing Ireland as the Global Goals Ambassador for the 16th Sustainable Development Goal – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – did just that.
As part of developing and working on Enactus projects, students are encouraged... Read more »
On September 20th, 15 projects came to Citi and 10 were picked by a panel of judges to win a place on this years Pathways to Progress programme and €840 in seed funding for their project. This programme will run until April and will see project ideas transform from concepts into projects that are creating a social impact!
On November 2nd, Enactus & Citi hosted the first training event of the year. Students participated in an idea development workshop ran by the Citi Innovation Lab which focused on identifying the needs of each project followed by teams meeting their mentors. Marissa Appel from Enactus DIT and Jack O’Connor from Enactus UL share their experience of attending the training day with us.
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Jeff Otengo, a second year Business and Management student from DIT and chairperson of Enactus DIT shares with us his experience at this years Enactus World Cup in San Jose!
Jeff Otengo, Chairperson of Enactus DIT
‘When it was announced at National Competition that I had received a KPMG bursary to travel to the World Cup I was over the moon!
Fast forward to October 9th and an estimated 3,000 delegates from 35 countries had descended into the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre, California. After watching videos over the years it’s safe to say the World Cup is one of the best experiences one can have. On the opening day everyone from Team Ireland wore their green jerseys and wore the Irish flags... Read more »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: November 14, 2018 - 10:13 am
Hannah Dobson, Enactus DCU alumni and VP of Entertainment & Media at Enterprise Ireland shares her experience of judging at this years Enactus World Cup in San José!
Hannah Dobson, Enactus DCU Alumni
‘Judges, can I ask you to welcome the team from Enactus….
As a student as part of the presenting team, you hardly hear those words as someone opens the door to the conference room and you begin to walk towards to the stage, taking one final glance at your outfit and doing your absolute best to control the nerves brewing inside. As a judge, I turned around eagerly to watch the team as they enter the room with all the exuberance and pride of a group of incredible students who... Read more »
Katie Coughlin, a third year Business and Japanese student from UL and social media officer of Enactus UL shares with us her experience at this years Enactus World Cup in San Jose!
Katie Coughlin, Social Media Officer of Enactus UL
‘At this years National Competition I was fortunate enough to receive a bursary from KPMG, allowing me to travel to the 2018 Enactus World Cup, located in Silicon Valley. After months of preparation, October finally came around and I embarked on the long flight over to San Francisco, with six other students from UL, as well as one of our lecturers.
Upon arriving at the convention center in San José, I was met with large crowds of people and the sound of drums... Read more »
Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: November 9, 2018 - 9:18 am
Have you ever wondered what happens at the World Cultural Experience but haven’t had the opportunity to attend? Two of our students who are KPMG bursary recipients, Katie Nolan from NUI Galway and HonMan Wan from Maynooth University share their experience of attending the event. The World Cultural Experience invites all attendees to experience the diverse culture within the Enactus network as students from each Enactus country display their native traditions and customs.
Katie Nolan, Enactus NUI Galway
‘This year’s World Cultural Experience took place on October 10th, at the end of the second day of the Enactus World Cup. This allowed teams a much needed break from competition and enabled attendees to channel their energy to celebrate all countries involved in Enactus.
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Amy Dorney, a final year Economics (Through Transformational Learning) student from UCC and Chairperson of Enactus UCC provides us with an insight into her experience at her first Enactus World Cup.
Amy Dorney, Chairperson of Enactus UCC
‘I first joined Enactus in 2016 and had the opportunity to present at National Competition in 2017. Having been on Erasmus in Spain last year, I was ready to immerse myself back into Enactus life this year and I certainly did that with my outstanding trip to the Enactus World Cup.
I was one of the two lucky students from UCC to be awarded the bursary from KPMG to attend the Enactus World Cup in Silicon Valley as part of the Irish delegation.
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Source: Enactus Ireland | Published: November 1, 2018 - 9:18 am
Dylan Dunne, Enactus Maynooth University Co-Team Leader
Dylan Dunne, an Enactus Maynooth University Co-Team Leader and current business student shares with us his experience of working as an Intern Management Trainee with Enterprise Rent-A-Car this Summer. Dylan’s internship was so successful that he has now been promoted to Campus Brand Manager!
‘Rain and wind at 5am on a Summers morning. Walking around checking sparkling new cars in a car lot might not sound like a very enticing experience, however the Enterprise Rent-A-Car internship is a truly exceptional platform that allows individuals to develop as both a leader and a manager. In an environment as fast paced as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, customer service skills as well as leadership and the ability to make important... Read more »
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