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Business Graduates

Comfort Opoku, MBA

In December 2017 Ms. Opoku traveled all the way from Ghana to Shreveport in order to participate in commencement and personally receive her diploma. We thank her for valuing her MBA degree so highly! She is pictured here with Chancellor Larry Clark.

What I do now:
Currently, I am a Management Personal Assistant and a Network Marketing Team Builder.

My work/job consists of:
Mainly consists of providing high-level administrative support to executives of the company.

Path to my current career position (how I got from the past to the present):
After graduating from University of Ghana,I was engaged at AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine for my National Service. After this, I was fully employed as a personal assistant, specifically to assist management or executives of the company. I have been in this role since 2012.

How I got to LSUS (or why I chose LSUS):
I chose LSUS because of the MBA course structure and the accreditation from AACSB, as well as the flexible fee payment plans.

Fond memories of LSUS:
I enjoyed group discussions/assignments because they were good platforms for learning from other students.

LSUS faculty who helped me:
Business Faculty

How LSUS helped me succeed:
After achieving my MBA at LSUS, I look forward to advancing my career.

Advice to college-bound students:
There are no boundaries to prevent you from making it in life. Let nothing stand in your way. Do not be hesitant to ask for help when you are stuck!

Advice to someone who wants to enter my field:
I majored in Human Resource Management. Yes, people make the business, but there is more to human resource management than just managing people, because HRM looks at the whole organization. Read wide and do your research for extensive knowledge in this field.

Tips on choosing a major or career:
Choose a career path to be the person you earnestly want to be. Don't just consider the money or the revenue it will fetch for you.

My toughest professional challenge:
In the early stages of my employment, I worked with three different executives in less than two years within the same company. This happened due to organizational structural changes as our company went through some difficult times to improve our operations. All of the executives had different management styles and I had to adjust. That was when I learned to brace myself for changes within and outside the work environment.

My toughest personal challenge:
Dedicating quality time to social life.

Successes (honors, awards, etc.) in my life:
MBA - Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Arts - Information Studies with Political Science
Post Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

I've learned this from life:
You are what you choose to be.

What I'd be doing if I had all the time in the world:
Network marketing! This is what I do during my free time, and would do this if I had all the time in the world!

 
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