Newsletter #13 - The Last One For a While!
ENACTUS THIS WEEK:
A special message from Enactus to all our readers, hope everyone is doing well and staying indoors. This will be our last newsletter for the semester. We hope all Enactus members enjoy the extended university break and stay safe over the holidays. We look forward to holding more exciting social entrepreneurship online events and have insightful guest speakers next semester continuing to connect with our members despite the distance!
Nationals Update: The competition will be held in the second week of July and Enactus USYD is definitely ready to win!
This competition is a chance for university teams to showcase the progress made by their social enterprise projects. The team which is selected as National Champion then competes against winning teams from 35 other countries at the Enactus World Cup each year.
Internal Changes: As we approach the end of semester, key leadership personnel will unfortunately be either graduating or stepping down. The selection of the new LT is taking place through the standard application and interview process; which also means applications to be part of the team for next semester will be opening up soon. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to know when you can apply!
ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES: CERTIFICATE COURSES ON AGILE AND SCRUM
These are very popular certifications as of today amidst these adverse COVID-19 situations. Agile methodology is more adaptable to changes as per requirements throughout the course of the project. Commonly considered as a framework in agile project management, Scrum outlines a set of meetings, tools, and roles that work in harmony to help team structure and conduct their work.
Through this certification, you will be able to learn the Agile and Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team roles, events, and artefacts, as well as how to guide agile teams through a project successfully.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPECIALISATION
Social Entrepreneurship Specialization by Copenhagen Business School- In this specialization you will learn how to create societal impact through Social Entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship describes the discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create social change. We will introduce you to examples of Social Entrepreneurship and guide you through the process of establishing a venture to address a social or environment problem.
We will equip you with frameworks identifying opportunities, support your team, and outlining your idea. You will develop your idea and iterate on your business model throughout the Specialization, and conclude with completing a business plan.
RECOMMENDATIONS BY ENACTUS: COVID-19 SURVIVAL KIT
Oprah Winfrey’s Soulful Conversations - This series of podcasts will help you keep yourself motivated and productive throughout the day through these super hard times. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/oprahs-supersoul-conversations/id1264843400
Rework - a podcast by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of Basecamp and co-authors of Rework. In the podcast, Fried and Hansson share startup stories and unconventional wisdom from their own experience and other business owners who have embraced bootstrapping, staying small, and growing slow. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rework/id1264193508?ls=1