Enactus empowers students, helps businesses

Amanda Smith, Managing Editor

Do you want to gain some skills that will help you in your future career? If the answer is yes, then enactus is for you.

Enactus is a student-led organization on-campus that is part of an international program. The Lakeland group provides consulting-like services to empower different companies in Sheboygan County.

“We are currently working with El Taco of Elkhart Lake to develop a business marketing plan for the company to attract customers during the ‘off resort season’ to make the company sustainable,” said Rene Ryman, assistant professor of international business and advisor of enactus.

Like any organization on campus, students use their own time to accomplish what is expected of them.

One benefit of enactus is that it allows students to use what they are learning in a classroom and apply it to project outside of class.

Through managing a project or working with others, students gain leadership, strategic thinking and teamwork skills, which will also help them in their future career.

Next semester, enactus will be working on Connect for Success with Sheboygan North High School. This program will help to empower the high school students through mentorship by teaching them important life skills.

“(It’s a) good opportunity for all Lakeland students to be involved in,” said Emma Dika, senior international business major.

If students are interested in getting involved with this program, contact Dika at [email protected]