Published on 16 September 2014
A USC student who hopes to one day run her own event management business has won an all-expenses paid trip to a major international conference in the Beijing Olympics precinct.
Racheal Rose-Rehardt, 20, of Bribie Island will fly to China on 22 October to observe the Enactus World Cup – an exciting competition involving teams from 36 different countries, all with practical ideas on how to make the world a better place.
Enactus is an international philanthropic organisation that brings together university students, their academic advisers and business experts to create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe.
When developing projects, Enactus teams must consider the relevant economic, social and environmental factors then use entrepreneurial action to implement them.
Racheal is studying a Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) and is the president of Enactus USC, which is facilitated by Business academic Selina Tomasich.
“With around 90 student members, Enactus USC is one of the biggest teams in the country,” Racheal said.
“We’re involved in local and international projects, including the Kuya Project in the Philippines, which sets up training centres in the slums of Manila for street families to learn livelihood skills.
“Locally, the 100 Trees Project aims to increase environmental awareness by organising Enactus members and community volunteers to plant 100 trees in various locations around the Sunshine Coast.”
Racheal is looking forward to the World Cup where teams will present their community projects and be judged on how successfully they have used business concepts to improve the quality of life of people in need.
“Hearing about the amazing projects run by Enactus in other countries is going to blow me away and really inspire and energise me to come back and get some new things going at USC,” she said.