Enactus gives students a platform to put their education into practice, while servicing vulnerable members of their community, and communities abroad. My time with Enactus taught me the true power of one. Every person has a narrative that we all need to take time to understand and realise. That small changes have a tremendous impact and small actions create far-reaching progress. While learning the fundamentals of business and project management, students will discover the true meaning of altruism, learning more about themselves than they had ever thought possible. The only place to start is where you are, and the only time is now.
-Amanda Da Silva, Enactus Lambton President 2012-2014
Enactus adds experience to your education. The knowledge and skills taught in the classroom are applied to creating solutions to real-life issues within the community. My time with Enactus has shown me that effort can create change. Every individual has a unique and different skill set that can be utilized to engage change. Finding the courage and resources to implement ideas that service these at-risk members can change the life of a person forever. It can change the life of their children forever. Let your knowledge lead to action. Andy Warhol said it best, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
-Haylee Mckelvie, Enactus President, 2016-2017
Being a member of Enactus has been a transformative experience for me that has yielded many positive outcomes. As an experiential learning and networking platform, it has given me the opportunity to develop and work on inspiring projects that benefit our community while also strengthening my business acumen, enhancing my global perspective, and improving my general sense of self-efficacy. It has opened up opportunities for personal and professional growth, and helped me acquire a job that I love at an organization I admire. For me, the power of entrepreneurship lies in its ability to foster innovation, disrupt the status quo, and revolutionize the world around us – and it is the daily grind of hard work and the determination of people like my Enactus teammates that bring it all together for the benefit of us all. ENtrepreneurial ACTion for US!
-Jason Thompson, Strength In Numbers Project Manager, 2016-2018