USP Alumni Network

Name: Clive Zeke
Country: Solomon Islands
Programme: Bachelor of Arts

Why did you choose your field of study? I chose my field of study purposely for career prospects. I believe that the field I chose can fit in to almost any jobs out there.
Briefly reflect on your student life at USP?I really enjoyed my time as a student at USP. I learnt a lot about life.  I made a lot of friends, some of which I still kept in touch with through face book, email etc.  
Greatest achievement[s] as a student In general being a student at USP has taught me many life lessons about life. I learnt how to be independent, manage, responsible and motivate myself with regards to my studies.
Career Highlights since Graduation My first job after I graduated from USP was at the ANZ Bank in Honiara, Solomon Islands. I worked as a Marketing & Finance officer from 1995 to early 1997.  I then worked as Assistant Manager Marketing at the Solomon Telekom Company limited from 1997 to June 2000 when I and my family moved to live in New Zealand.
Who/what do you credit your success to? What inspires you? My parents were my inspiration. They always encourage us (Children) to work hard.  
How do you think USP helped you in your career? I think USP has definitely provided me with the necessary skill sets & attributes that enable me to reach where I am today. Since moving to NZ Iíve also completed a LAW Degree  (LLB)at the Waikato University in 2011.
Describe any challenges you face to reach where you are today and how you overcame those challenges? In a competitive environment like in New Zealand, job-hunting can be a very hectic experience at the best of times. I learn to not give up easily.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years (career and/or personal goals)? I would like to one day be able to give back to the Pacific Islands i.e. by way of utilizing my skills and expertise.
What advice would you give to current and future students of USP? To always set goals in life and set out to achieve it.
Please share top three tips that you think are most important for our current students or recent graduates that will help them when starting out on their career paths. Honesty & Integrity, Work Hard, Respect others


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