Enactus is more than just another student organization to add on campus. Participating universities join a network of institutions and academic leaders from around the world as well as executives and companies that support Enactus. This partnership comes with a commitment from the Enactus World Headquarters and local country operations to support the continued development of your team. You’ll have access to staff assistance, training resources and events, unique programmatic initiatives and grant opportunities, and competitive events. As the faculty advisor of an Enactus team, you’ll be providing an important learning experience for students that will last throughout their careers. It’s a professionally rewarding experience that will make a difference in the lives of your students and reflect positively on your university.
Motivate Your Students
The Enactus program has been developed in partnership with leaders from business and higher education to provide students with a platform to apply what they’re learning in the classroom to address real world business and economic issues. It is designed to serve as a natural extension of their academic activities, and the flexibility of what projects the students actually work on allows you to tailor their experiences to best fit the mission of your university as well as your own teaching objectives. The result is students who are more motivated and approach their education with a greater sense of ownership and purpose.
Build Community Relationships
Enactus provides a perfect tool for building relationships between your university and local communities. The program is intentionally flexible to allow Enactus to be relevant in many different types of environments around the world. From the nature of the projects they implement, to the audiences they target, the Enactus program allows teams to position themselves and their university as valuable members of the community. We’ll work with you to learn how to involve local business leaders and leverage your team’s activity to gain maximum awareness and media exposure. A successful Enactus team provides a tangible example of the quality of the institution they represent, the caliber of its students and the important role it can play in the community.
Connect With Other Leaders
The advisors and executives involved with Enactus represent an influential group of leaders from a diverse range of universities and industries. As an Enactus faculty advisor, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in this network through numerous events at the regional, national and international level. These events take place year-round and provide an opportunity outside of the traditional academic setting to make new contacts, gain timely insights into the ever-changing global business environment, and build mutually beneficial partnerships. Beyond the individual connections, the Enactus network also provides a venue for engaging administrators from your campus and raising the profile of your university within the business community.
See if you already have a University Programme here. If you wish to be put in touch with the individual overseeing the Enactus programme on campus, or wish to start a programme at you University, please contact our operation director Rosie Connolly.