Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson

Benefits Processor


Mutual of America

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduated high school.
Experienced my freshman year of college.
Got my first job, at a retail clothing store in The Bronx.
Began taking business courses my sophomore year.
Interned at Mutual of America for two summers while in college.
Graduated from SUNY Oswego in May of 2014.
Went on countless job interviews!
Got hired by Mutual of America and began my career!
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Frederick Douglass Academy III
Bachelor
Finance, General
SUNY College at Oswego

Career

Benefits Processor

I calculate retirement benefits for individuals who are retiring.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Numbers
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

A great day of work involves calculating retirement and pre-retirement benefits for customers, getting new problems to solve and having close interactions with my co-workers. Doing this makes every day exciting and a new learning experience. Work is more than an 8- hour day; it is a place where I build connections with people, including many who I can look to for inspiration and motivation.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

To succeed at what I do you need : problem solving skills and perseverance. When calculating benefits, you have to keep a clear head and open mind, and stay extremely focused, to solve problems on a daily basis. All of this requires perseverance because when calculating some of the benefits, the answer may not always be as simple as it appears.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I believe college is the most important step in the process for pursuing my occupation, because you learn some important traits needed to be successful, such as perseverance and the ability to work with others. College is widely considered the first step into adulthood, and a time when individuals mature into people who discover how their skills benefit society. In addition, you learn that your actions, whether positive or negative, can have strong ramifications on your future.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Finance, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You won't succeed without my help. You will never leave the neighborhood."

Challenges I Overcame

First in my family to go away to college