IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! Come to Gareventa Room 120 to visit a meeting at 7:00-8:00 on Mondays or contact Caroline Doran at Cjd6@stmarys-ca.edu Do you have the following skills?
As Enactus is a competition-based organization, it is imperative that members possess good communication skills in order to compete. These skills are also required to market and execute successful projects. An ideal member should have prior experience with public speaking, debating, performing arts, coaching, have taken communications courses, or have adopted leadership roles in other organizations. Possessing strong written and oral skills are a prerequisite to joining the team.
An Entrepreneurial Mindset
Enactus members must have an entrepreneurial mindset and possessing business acumen that would allow him or her to transform ideas into economically valuable services. Enactus is based on the notion of student entrepreneurship, so it is important that students have the creative, technological, and social skills needed to build a great team, innovate, and develop community based projects. You should have prior work experience, involvement in starting a student organization, leadership within an existing team or club, and have taken some business classes.
The Ability to Work Effectively in a Team Setting
Enactus is a team; therefore individuals must be comfortable working alongside other members. Members actively participate in the program demonstrating reliability, active listening, flexibility, commitment, and most importantly a members should not exhibit behavior that would not contribute to team cohesion. Being able to openly and willingly share information, knowledge, and experience is essential. You should have experience with athletic teams, debate teams, student clubs, and/or have worked in an environment where teams were used.
Critical Thinking and AnalysisSkills
Thinking critically is a vital characteristic of an Enactus member as individuals are challenged to think about and make decisions in the context of projects, the program, and the community. Furthermore, members would need to exhibit competency in the use reasoning, both quantitative and qualitative, in analyzing situations. Attention to detail is an important component of these skills. You should have demonstrated such critical thing and analytical skills in their coursework at Saint Mary’s, in leadership roles in student organizations, and/or prior work experience with decision-making responsibilities.
A World view oriented towards the “other”
The purpose of Enactus is to use business acumen to carry out social justice projects. A socially just society is based on the principles of equality and solidarity. Enactus believes social justice is based on the concepts of human rights, equality, and a greater degree of economic egalitarianism. Students should understand and value human rights. You should have prior experience with community service, volunteering, service trips, teaching, and tutoring or have a worldview that is oriented towards social justice.