Keita maintains that experience gained through Concordia’s Institute for Co-operative Education as she pursued her studies in finance at the John Molson School of Business were vital to her success.
“The three Co-op internships I completed were really helpful in everything I’m doing today because I began to develop the many skills that I am using right now,” she says. “The degree as a whole allowed me to have the perfect fundamentals to manage all that is on my plate.”
Keita encourages current students to take advantage of opportunities at Concordia to network and explore as much as possible.
“Do not be afraid to expand beyond the classroom,” says Keita. “The university experience is not solely about the courses. It is also about finding a strong support system and getting to learn more about yourself and your interests.”
Keita is currently finishing her final term with CEED after three challenging and rewarding years with the non-profit. While she will be returning to school to pursue an MBA, she says that she will always remain invested in international development in order to support people across borders.
“For me, it is important for us to collaborate together as one global community even if we are in the same or different countries,” she says.
“No matter where my path leads, I want to impact as many people as possible and in the best way.”