Student business club opts for name change
“Enactus briefly explains what we do, how we do, why we are doing it and for whom we are doing it for,” said Enactus vice-president Dharmanandan Patel.
There are currently 1,600 post-secondary schools involved in Enactus. An email circulated from the SIFE headquarters this past May that gave Patel and company the option to change their name. The group decided to go for it because they felt it gave a clearer idea of what the students were looking to accomplish.
Patel said he thinks the name change will also help the group with student recruitment. They are currently looking for SAIT students to become involved to help with projects such as the high school competition Case Clash, and the Train the Trades project.
The Case Clash is a project aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship among high school students. Train the Trades is a project that looks to simultaneously help trades students that wish to start their own business, and help create a trades school in Guatemala.
The volunteer work acts as a tremendous way to learn vital project management skills and is an excellent addition to any students resume according to Patel.
“You can say it is like an accelerated project management course where you get a lot of experience. You get to network with really good people and with people in high posts,” he said.
The group will be competing in the Enactus western regional competition held in Calgary this March and with the projects the group is currently working on, Patel said they have an excellent shot at taking home an award this year. To become involved with SAIT Enactus, visit their Facebook page or their office located in the first floor of the Senator Burns building.