Enactus (formerly SIFE) is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world. Expanding into 39 countries, Enactus involves 1,600 participating colleges and universities.
An annual series of regional and national competitions allow Enactus teams to present their project results before a panel of judges involving many of today’s top business leaders. The top teams from each bracket at the Regional Competition advance to the National Competition and compete against some of the nation’s most elite universities. During the 2010-2011 school year, the Bryan College Enactus team advanced to the National Exposition (see story) that was held in Minneapolis, MN. Likewise, the 2011-12 and 2012-13 teams advanced to nationals held in Kansas City, MO.
Enactus has many corporate and organizational partners that support and sponsor the organization such as Wal-Mart, The Coca Cola Company, Lowes, Pepsico, Procter and Gamble, and Frito Lay, among others. During the regional and national competitions, Enactus students have the opportunity to network with professionals from many of these corporations and build contacts for future employment. In the last few years, Bryan College Enactus students have been employed by companies such as Clorox, SAP, Aramark, Sam's Club, and Northwestern Mutual.
Learn more about the Bryan Enactus team and current Enactus projects by visiting the following links:
- Reinforcing learned studies in a practical and realistic environment
- Developing essential leadership skills
- Providing valuable experience for future careers
- Strengthening a resume
- Fostering a community of dedicated individuals that works together to make a difference in the world