USP Alumni Network

Amish Prasad

What is your home country?
Fiji Islands

What programme(s) did you graduate in and in which year?
BA in Management and Public Administration and Tourism Studies in Year 2011 

What was your most memorable moment as a student?
I was overwhelmed by thoughts of change. After all, this is the point in their lives when I realized I will be moving on, leaving friends and family to begin a new phase of life. After the initial feelings of fear and anxiety, I became excited to find out what the future holds. USP Life is just a memorable moment as a student. One of them is being the Student President for Labasa Campus while doing my course through DFL mode.

Describe your experience while studying at USP.
It was such an incredible and unforgettable experience being a student full time and on DFL basis. Never in my life would I have learnt a lot in just 3 years. I studied Management and Public administration and Tourism studies...Tourism classes was awesome. Our field trips..I remember Beachcomber trip was the best trip...”The party Island “.USP life gives us the ability to create our own perceptions, open our minds, be advocates and build relationships and learn about the world around us. As globalization continues to flatten the boundaries and connect every part of the world, it is increasingly important that everyone have a global understanding and cross cultural sensitivity.

What was your greatest achievement while studying at USP?
Passing my Mg202 (Operations Management) with A+. I found calculations hard but with the help with my Mg202 Mentor and Lecturer, I was able to pass the unit with distinction.

After graduating from USP, what were some of the highlights of your career?
I worked With Ecumenical Centre for Research and Advocacy and Oceania Customer Interaction Services as a Sales Agent. Currently I am working with Vodafone Fiji Limited in Front-line Department.

How do you think USP helped you in your career?
USP offered me an exceptionally wide range of opportunities to gain the graduate-level skills, experience and expertise employers are looking for. USP provided me the choice of being a career-minded student and to grow with the employer from all sectors, locally, nationally and from across the globe. 

After graduating from USP, what has been your greatest achievement?
Working for prestigious company like Vodafone Fiji Limited. Finding a job in Fiji is quite hard these days but with the Knowledge I gained from USP, I was just the right fit in Vodafone Fiji Limited Front-line department.

What inspires you and why?
The unknown, and all of the incredible things I have yet to discover. The ongoing brilliance of the creation in which we live. Success, is to be the very best I can be in each and every single moment, with curiosity, unconditional love, an open heart and mind ready to receive information for the purpose of learning, growing and evolving in this earth school. It is the life cycle and all participants, which inspires to succeed, just as it is success that inspires the life cycle in a beneficial way for me as an individual, and at the same time contributing to the whole.

What advice would you give to current and future students of USP?
Work hard and achieve your goals. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

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.

  • The most important thing for deciding on a major or career path is to get out of the classroom and do an internship which exposes you to the day-to-day ups and downs of that profession. "Learning by doing" will give you a better appreciation of the job than learning through textbooks.
  • Over the course of your lifetime, there may only be a handful of impactful career opportunities. Assemble an inner circle team of advisors now, so you'll be able to act quickly to objectively assess the pluses and minuses of future opportunities.
  • Work with which ever job you can start with and build your career.

What has your involvement been with the University since you graduated?
Currently am doing Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Public administration

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