Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) kicked off yesterday and Cardiff University Enterprise have been working hard to put together a dynamic list of events and activities for students to get involved in. We hope to support anyone looking at starting their own venture or who is interested in what it means to have an entrepreneurial spirit. The theme of this year’s GEW is “Get Connected” and we’ve connected with Enactus.
ENACTUS is a society that has formed at Cardiff University over the past year. Encompassing all things entrepreneurial, Enactus looks to build student’s enterprise skills whilst giving back to society. Working on a variety of projects ENACTUS, Cardiff has developed community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Ross, an accounting student at CU, recently joined Enactus Cardiff and has written a guest blog about his experiences since joining the society. If you are interested in getting involved with ENACTUS please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I had no plans to join Enactus until I joined. I met Brendan, the President of Enactus, after he gave a speech to the Enterprise ambassadors. Brendan was the only member of Enactus as last years members were all third years that had left. During the speech, Brendan explained to us all what Enactus was all about.
Enactus is a worldwide organization that comprises of teams through various University societies. Enactus is all about empowering and enabling people and communities that need the most help, through enterprise and business skills. Long-established Enactus societies around the globe have helped and improved the lives of many struggling communities; be it through starting a company which teaches African villagers to make soap to reduce the risk of disease, or starting a tour guide business employing homeless people.
After speaking to Brendan about his plans to grow Enactus Cardiff from scratch I was interested in taking part. I was chosen for the position of Treasurer. Enactus Cardiff is now made up of 10 members with various positions. Together we are in the process of forming 3 different projects. With our social project, we have been helping the local Cathay’s Community centre. The social project team is in the process of setting up an elderly support centre to reach out to the elderly in the local community. The commercial project team is developing a t-shirt business with the aim of selling branded t-shirts on behalf of a recent widow. We also have a foreign project in development in Tanzania where we are hoping to provide a much-needed waste management system to help reduce pollution; whilst providing employment to a country with high unemployment.
As a new society we have a long way to go. However, we are beginning to make the first steps. This was shown through our team winning the regional award at the recent nationwide Enactus training event in Grantham.”
Enactus are always on the look out for enterprising individuals that want to make a difference. If you would like to be involved with this rewarding and inclusive society, please visit our Enactus page for more information or contact email@example.com .