Points of Pride

Keiona Blackmon

Keiona BlackmonThe value of networking and relationship-building has come into focus for CSU Accounting Major Keiona Blackmon since she became a LINK Scholar.

Through the program, in which networking opportunities are key, Keiona has been mentored by professionals at the United Way of Greater Cleveland and FirstEnergy.

"[My mentors] are and have been a big part of my college and personal career. They provide advice and resources," she said. "It is truly an honor to be part of the LINK program."

Keiona adds that in addition to networking with established professionals in the community, that she enjoys the opportunity to meet with her likeminded, success-driven peers.

When she graduates, Keiona hopes to attend graduate school to become a Certified Public Accountant and eventually start her own non-profit to serve the community.

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