The experience of being a member of Enactus (formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise) is like no other.
Here’s an organization where you can give your creativity free reign while being supported by team members and faculty advisors. Everyone needs to know about the basics of business in our world today, and our Enactus program, which ranks among the very best internationally, offers a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested to get involved.
Our award-winning Enactus chapter was established in 1987 to teach about how the free enterprise system works. Our projects have evolved over the years based on the interest of the students and faculty and the need in the environment in which we operate, but we have stayed true to the original mission of including a social justice component in each of them. Our projects have included helping junior high students begin to prepare for high school; helping entrepreneurs from the US and around the world become economically self-sustainable; teaching refugee families how the United States' financial system works; and educating high school students on the basics of running a business. We have also developed our own business known as NCC's Best which has transformed into a free and direct trade business promoting wares produced in 7 countries by entrepreneurs striving to make the free enterprise system work.
Our team typically consists of students from a variety of majors including, recently, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, german, management, marketing, psychology, spanish, and others. Beyond the classroom setting, you’ll have an opportunity to develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.
When preparing for projects, students work hand in hand with a Business Advisory Board from the community. These board members ensure that real world concepts are integrated into our projects.
Our team is part of an international Enactus organization with student teams on more than 1600 college and university campuses in 40 countries. Enactus teams from around the globe compete by presenting their projects to judges who are executives from the most prestigious companies in the world. The North Central Enactus team has consistently ranked in the top 20 of the more than 800 U.S. schools that compete. All Enactus members can develop valuable networks through the projects and the competitions as well as from working with the Business Advisory Board.