Carolyn Keenan has been the Project Manager for BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) for the last four years. BSEEN, an innovative business start-up programme developed to encourage entrepreneurship among students and recent graduates, has helped to create jobs and retain the valuable skills of graduates in the West Midlands region. Over the last three years, BSEEN has supported more than 200 businesses and created more than 60 new jobs. Carolyn wrote the new bid which will see the project run until May 2019 with £1.5m of ERDF funding.
Carolyn has worked at Aston University since 2007 as the Placement Manager in the Business School, supporting students to secure their placement year and working with UK businesses. She has a Post Graduate Diploma from Warwick University in Managing Student Work Experience.
Previously, Carolyn worked in the private sector for over fifteen years, specialising in advertising and recruitment consultancy. Outside of work Carolyn is a keen photographer and enjoys cooking and learning French.