By: Yuyun Rohayati on 16 Oct 2021

Puspa Nur Ayda, the best graduate student of Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education (FPTK) for the UPI third graduation in 2021, comes from the Fashion Education Program of Study. She is an active and hardworking student from Majalengka. Her motto is "If you have a choice, choose the best. If you have no choice, do the best". The life motto that makes Puspa always do her best in everything she does, including her studies.

Puspa loves fashion and it motivated her to finally the Fashion Education Program of Study. She never thought that she would study fashion because she dreamt of studying Mathematics before. "Since I was in Junior High School, my dream has been to study Mathematics, but when I did not pass the national selection test for it, I decided to take the Joint Entrance Test for State Universities and I chose Mathematics as the first  and Fashion Design as my second choice. It turned out that my fortune was in Fashion Design. But, it doesn't demotivate me, I still always do everything that I can" said Puspa. According to her friends, Puspa is a friend who always motivates and invites her friends to work and succeed together, and she often helps her friends.

Puspa's academic values are always impressive, and it is common for Puspa to receive recognition from every lecturer who teaches the subjects. "I always give my all, maximizing my abilities, because it is an obligation that must be fulfilled for me. As for the results, if they are very good, I will be grateful to God. It is the result of my efforts and prayers, as well as the prayers of my parents. But even if the results aren't excellent, it's okay as long as I did my best" Puspa explained.

Puspa actively participates in student organizations in addition to her studies. Puspa was an active member of the Spiritual Division in 2018-2019, and she served as Chairman of the Syi'ar Bureau at BEM HIMA PKK in 2019-2020. In the same year (2019), Puspa was chosen as a recipient of the West Java Provincial Government's West Java Future Leader Scholarship. Furthermore, Puspa had started to actively run her fashion business since the second semester." I get tired of attending lectures while working in organizations and fulfilling orders. However, this is both enjoyable and challenging. Running all three at the same time appears difficult, but that is the challenge, and from there I learn a lot of new things, such as discipline and self-management. Alhamdulillah, I enjoy doing everything.

Puspa is a student who manages time well and it is proven by her success in completing her thesis while running a business, and also working on a large project as General Secretary at the "DEVASANA EUNOIA 2021 Fashion Show Event".

Her perseverance has yielded positive results. Puspa is the only undergraduate student who graduated from the Fashion Design Program of Study through the fast track system, while her colleagues are still working on their theses. Puspa also has the highest GPA (3.91) of any FPTK graduate for the third graduation in 2021.

Puspa is currently pursuing and developing her fashion business with the brand 'Puspaqueen,' as well as working as a teacher in one of the vocational schools in her neighbourhood. She had done it before graduation. "I can't stop thanking Allah for all of these accomplishments; I hope this can serve as motivation and inspiration to others. I always hope that in the future, I will have the same or even stronger motivation to pursue my dreams,” she said at the end of the interview.