Mentor Network Spotlight: Ronnie Cropper

Ronnie Cropper, the Senior Account Manager of Century Business Solutions shares with us some college and career tips. After graduating from St. Johns University with a degree in finance, Ronnie was recruited to work for Century Business Solutions.

What’s the weirdest job you ever had? When I was 18 I worked on a snow/melting machine which cleared the parking lot of snow at Giants Stadium.

What’s the best career advice you ever received? Don’t be afraid to fail, nothing has never been accomplished without failing first.

What is the hardest interview question you’ve ever been asked? How did you answer it?  One interviewer asked me to name some of the author’s of my college textbooks? I luckily remembered one.

What part of your college experience prepared you most for the real world? Going away to school and being on your own is a great experience that I recommend to anyone who has an opportunity to do so. You will find resilience and resourcefulness that you never knew you had.

If you could tell your college self one thing, what would it be?  Party less and get more involved with the school. Take school and the opportunity you have more seriously. Don’t take it for granted.

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