Grounded: Why We Need to Fail [via the Soderquist Center]

This post originally appeared on the Soderquist Center’s blog. The Soderquist Center is located on the John Brown University campus, and offers leadership development to companies through a variety of programs. For more information, visit their website. For information about working there after graduation and getting your master’s, click here. ______________ After an hour of…

It’s been a journey.

As I sat down and thought about the content for this post, I had a difficult time deciding what to include, because I wanted it to be meaningful and applicable. Hence, I decided to write about what Enactus means to me and what it has taught me over these past two years. Everyone’s experience is…

International alumni reflect on their time in SIFE

To international students, it can seem like networking the US is a waste of time. It can be demotivating when we travel back to our home countries and our US connections cannot help us at home. We reached out to two of our international SIFE alumni and asked them how they have benefitted by being…

Responsible Sourcing: Kristina’s Job Shadow

Last week I had the privilege to visit with the Responsible Sourcing department at Walmart. The managers and senior leaders I met with shared both inspirational stories and the various challenges they face within their role in the department. My first impression as I entered the Global People Center, and the feeling of culture that…

Dear Young Self

Ever think about what you would tell your freshman year self if you could go back in time? What advice you’d give? Obviously, we can’t travel time. But through our Enactus club, we have the opportunity to share advice with others and to look to others for guidance. We asked a few of our club’s seniors…

When Things Get Rocky

This past weekend, I attended a weekend Christian retreat called Breakaway, located in Oklahoma just a few minutes from John Brown University. On the second day of the retreat, we had four hours of free time to fill. My close friend invited me to climb the rock wall that afternoon. I quickly rejected his offer…

Project Spotlight: Heather Hill Clothing

  Last year, JBU Enactus partnered with Heather Hill Clothing, a small children’s clothing boutique located in downtown Siloam Springs. While this was only a semester-long project, members on this project still have strong ties with Heather Lanker, owner and operator of HHC. We asked her to tell us what Enactus meant to her and…

Officer Team Shares Its Passion

We asked our officers how they first became involved in Enactus, what their experience has been, and what they’re looking forward to in the upcoming year. It’s evident they share a passion for servant leadership and are excited to pour into the JBU Enactus club. “I got involved in Enactus because it was a requirement…

Be Curious

Be Curious and Be Alive by Stacie Burley

When considering what advice I would pass along as a “Last Lecture,” I had one thing immediately come to mind: Always Be Curious. Here’s why it’s advice worth remembering- Curious people are: Problem Solvers Curious people realize that, while they may not be the answer or have the answer, they can help find the answer. They…

Meaghan Ranz

Social Entrepreneurship & Lessons from Rabbi Moshe

On November 5, 2013, a man named Bret Raymond came in to speak to our Enactus class about the role of business in society. This class period was extremely powerful, and started me thinking about the role of business in my own life as well. I have never been an incredibly ‘business-minded’ person, but I…