Hi. I’m Andrea and I’m currently in my fourth year studying Management. I have just started working at the Centre of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES) where I’ll be raising the profile of the Centre through marketing and promotion. In the past I’ve been an intern at KPMG and EY in Cyprus and until recently I was working at the Alumni and Development team here at the University as the Alumni Volunteering Intern promoting alumni volunteering to graduates and the Leeds Network to students.
I have previous experience with CEES since I took three of its modules in first two years at the University (LUBS1010, LUBS1890 and LUBS2035). All three modules were very interesting, especially because I didn’t have any experience with entrepreneurship before coming to university.
I was also a member of Enactus Leeds; a volunteering society which aims to make positive social impact through enterprise, last year and this year I decided to take on a more active role and I became a commitee member as well. Being part of this society helped me understand how broad enterprise because in essence enterprise is starting your own business but it can also be a lot more than that.
Being part of CEES is an excellent opportunity for me to find out more about entrepreneurship but also to experience first-hand how the Centre can be of help to students and businesses. As soon as the vacancy was advertised I realised how interesting this position would be and having been in the office for little over two hours I am amazed by the work that’s being done here.
I look forward to a year full of entrepreneurial fun.