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ENTREPRENEURIAL — having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;

ACTION — the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;

US—a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.

Mission: Enactus aims to bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow for the purpose of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. 

Overview: Enactus is an international non-profit student organization that encourages and mobilizes university students to positively impact communities while developing as socially responsible leaders. Enactus brings students, academic professionals, and business industry leaders together around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, participants gain knowledge in disciplines such as entrepreneurship, business ethics, and economics while benefiting UWG, Carrollton, and surrounding areas. Enactus also offers leadership and career initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.