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Mentor Network Spotlight: Patrick Cunagin

Patrick Cunagin, the Co-Founder and COO of doUdeal, graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Accounting. This week, Patrick gives us invaluable career advice.



How did you find your job? Went to Trinity with the CEO!

What’s the weirdest job you ever had? Had to parade around NYC in a banana costume for Jamba Juice!

What’s the best career advice you ever received? If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t be good at it.

What is the hardest interview question you’ve ever been asked? How did you answer it? What Disney character would you be and why? I said Aladdin because he’s confident, humble, and goes out of his way to get what he wants. It caught me completely off-guard, so I reverted to a more cliche answer (which I try to avoid).

What part of your college experience prepared you most for the real world? Being in AKPsi, a professional, co-ed business fraternity. We interviewed or were interviewed hundreds of times, and the organization was full of like-minded people doing big things.

If you could tell your college self one thing, what would it be? It would definitely be to work my butt off to try to make something work, but if it’s clearly not working, then get out. I was injury-ridden the second half of my college soccer career, and I continued volunteering for organizations that were clearly not getting done what needed to be done.