by Taylor Kilgore

University of West Georgia Richards College of Business Enactus team recently attended an annual fall training conference hosted by the international Enactus office to assist student leaders in creating sustainable projects for the school year. Walmart sponsored this year’s conference in Alpharetta, which led to five UWG students being offered either an internship or a job with the Walmart Corporation.

Audrey Smith, Terana Crawford, Shalonda White, Debbie Pierre, and Phillip Hall
Left to right: Audrey Smith, Terana Crawford, Shalonda White, Debbie Pierre, and Phillip Hall. (Not pictured: Cierra Simmons)

The students who were offered internships or jobs include: Phillip Hall, manager trainee for Walmart; Terana Crawford, field project supervisor for Walmart; Audrey Smith, manager trainee for Sam's Club; Debbie Pierre, Sam's Club management internship; and Cierra Simmons, Sam's Club logistics internship.

“Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally - creating impact in the communities where we live and work,” said Jermaine Jackson, Walmart representative and UWG Enactus team Business Advisory board member. “As an Enactus donor and corporate board member, I am excited to play an essential role in advancing our work to improve lives, strengthen communities, and develop socially responsible business leaders while realizing the business advantages that come from being a part of the Enactus network.”

ENACTUS 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. The name EN-ACT-US combines the components of entrepreneurial (EN), action (ACT), and us (US).

Posted on October 14, 2015