USP Alumni Network

Faletoese Asaua

1. What is your home country? Samoa

2. What programme(s) did you graduate in and in which year?
I graduated with a MBA from USP in 2004

3. What was your most memorable moment as a student?
Getting to know students from other countries and working together as a team on projects.

4. Describe your experience while studying at USP.  
My experience while studying at USP was challenging in meet course requirements and also having my family over to Suva.

5. What was your greatest achievement while studying at USP?
My greatest achievement is when I was awarded a Gold Medal for the MBA in 2004.

6. After graduating from USP, what were some of the highlights of your career?
I worked in Financial Management role in a local financial institution, a telecommunication company and currently working as an Accountant for Alafua Campus in Samoa.

7. How do you think USP helped you in your career?
It provided me with a career opportunity in Financial Management.

8. After graduating from USP, what has been your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement yet is coming back to USP and working as an Accountant.

9. What inspires you and why?
Continuous learning inspires me because it keeps my job interesting.

10. What advice would you give to current and future students of USP? My advice is to continue to study and never give up. If you have an opportunity to teach that would be the greatest learning of all.

11. Please share your 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.  

  • Set your goals on what you want to achieve with your studies and where you want to be after your study  
  • Pin it up the wall to continuously remind you and 
  • You work hard to achieve those goals.

12. What has your involvement been with the University since you graduated? 
I work at USP at Alafua campus and have also been a part time tutor for DFL courses. 

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