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#MyHustle: Being a Young and Modern Day Civil Servant with Ronke Ogunkile

Holla everyone. This week of MyHustle takes on a new focus as we deviate from business owners to someone with a 9-5. We had a virtual sit down with Ronke Ogunkile who is the 2nd born in her family. She has always loved debit and credit and punching numbers. Ronke gives us a view into her life as a young and modern day civil servant. Enjoy.


Tell us a bit about your background and what prepared you for your career.

I’ve always liked to take on responsibilities for a-lot of things so being in charge of money and the likes came easy which led me to study Accounting cause I found credit/debit interesting and wanted to build my interest in a career.


When did you know it was the right time to go into your career role?

It’s honestly not as bad as I thought it would be. Civil service has definitely developed over the years because we have more young people in service now. Also, it is not as rigid as I thought. We are making progress in technology and other aspects.


How did you grow in the current role? 

I was always open to learn and be corrected.


What’s your typical work day and work week like?

It’s always busy for the most part with different things occurring in my department which makes it difficult to achieve my to dos sometimes.


Your biggest challenges in your job right now?

Not being heard because you’re not at a management level.


Have you ever seen yourself going into business?

I have never been interested in being a business woman so I would take a break for a while and actually find a career that I’d love to do till I retire.


Are you happy in your current role?

Sometimes, yes.


What would you tell anyone hoping to get into your career path?

To definitely learn to be patient and confident.