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Debra Junio

Debra Junio

Mutual of America

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Debra's work combines: Numbers, Business, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Senior Manager, Reserve Accounting

Responsible for the overall fund accounting process and monitoring reserves of the Company.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    CUNY York College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Accountants and Auditors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I graduated grade school and high school at the top 1% of my class.

  • 2.

    During college, I was consistently on the Dean's list and received numerous academic awards.

  • 3.

    Hired as a bookkeeper in a real estate law firm while in college.

  • 4.

    I graduated college Magna Cum Laude.

  • 5.

    Hired as a junior accountant at Mutual of America after graduating from college.

  • 6.

    Have received several promotions and am now a Senior Manager.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You should attend a private or big university so you can land the job you want.

  • How I responded:

    You don't have to attend a well-known university to get the job you want. Yes, that would definitely look good in your resume, but it doesn't equate to being a better or smarter worker. Perseverance and hard work are the most important factors in getting the job you want. It is especially important that you stay focused and believe in yourself that you can be who you want to be and get where you want to go.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My family moved to the U.S. when I was going to college. My parents didn't have stable jobs at the time and couldn't help me pay for tuition. I applied for financial aid/grants and student loans to help pay for my college tuition.