October 26, 2016

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Enactus Networks at Fall Training Conference

VALDOSTA — Forty-three Valdosta State University students recently attended the 2016 Enactus United States Fall Training Conference in Atlanta.

Sponsored by Walmart and Sam’s Club, the 2016 Enactus United States Fall Training Conference was an opportunity for participating students to network with other students, faculty, and business partners who were actively recruiting for their respective companies. Seventeen students were offered jobs on the spot, and seven of them were from VSU.

Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic, and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement entrepreneurial projects around the globe. The experience not only changes lives, but it also helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

VSU Enactus students are currently working to inspire and motivate young women at the Methodist Home for Children and Youth to realize their dreams for the future; help homeless men and women learn budget, life, time management, money management, interview, computer, resume, and cover letter skills at Lowndes Associated Ministries to People Inc.; end poverty by building a hydroponics and aquaponics greenhouse out of recycled two-liter bottles; mentor children between the ages of 4 and 15 at Hudson Dockett Housing Authority; teach music, art, internet research, science, mathematics, and more to children between the ages of 5 and 15 at Ora Lee West Housing Authority; introduce students at S.L. Mason Elementary School to the power of recycling; guide after-school students at the Boys and Girls Club through a series of fun, hands-on activities designed to teach them about the importance of recycling, money management skills, and basic economic principles; and empower women in Kenya to achieve success through the management of a poultry business.

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