Every year, Enactus teams from universities all over the UK come together in London to present their newest ideas for self-sustainable business and volunteer projects. Each team presents the work they’ve accomplished throughout the year in front of a panel of judges made up of Enactus sponsors like KPMG, Tesco, AIG, EY, Unilever etc.
As it includes presentations requiring public speaking skills and answering questions in front of a panel of judges, this experience is a great opportunity that can add value to the student’s CV as well. In addition to this, participants will be able to meet prospective employers as there will be a dedicated Careers Fair at the event which will include many of the Enactus UK sponsors (a complete list of sponsors can be found here).
Enactus Kent is looking for students to join their team to prepare for the 2018 regional and national Enactus competitions.
Enter the Big Ideas competition with the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise!
Do you have an idea for a business?
Big Ideas is a competition where students are evaluated on a business idea and pitch. Business ideas may come from any sector, including social enterprises, and the competition welcomes students from all degrees of study.
A winning student, or team, will represent the University in the prestigious VT KnowledgeWorks Competition in Virginia, USA in August 2018, with a chance of winning $25,000! Transportation and accommodation will be provided.
The winning student or team will also receive a working space on the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise Start-Up Scheme, all services/rents paid for one year, as well as a business mentor from Santander Bank.
Students can submit entries individually or work in teams. More than one entry can be submitted by a team or individual. Students can seek advice from the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise team throughout the application process, this includes business advice sessions. The deadline for the initial business plan submission is on the 28th February.
Put your thinking cap on and start generating some ideas – remember to be innovative and think BIG.
You may have seen adverts around the University over the last few weeks for the Big Ideas Competition, in which entrepreneurial students can pitch business ideas and enter to win an impressive prize. Here, Josh Clarke talks about his entry last year:
The Careers and Employability Service is currently running their annual CV Competition, sponsored by Santander Universities.
All you have to do to enter is submit your CV, and if yours is judged to be an example of really good practice and presentation, you could win a two-week work experience placement with a range of different employers.
This is a great incentive (if you need one!) to get your CV up to date and ensure that it is the best representation of your skills and experience it can be. Head to the CES website for more information, how to apply, and the companies the CES works with to provide the work experience placements.