Over 1,000 new graduates of Universitas Gadjah Mada attended a pre-graduation ceremony briefing in the Grha Sabha Pramana hall on Wednesday (15/2). It comed in the form of talkshows, inviting UGM alumni UGM, Dr. Agus Nurudin (Managing Director of Nielsen Indonesia) and Rahadi Biwado, S.Si., M.M. (Director of PT Rahadi Suar Sinergi company).
Agus Nurudin asked the graduates to give significance to their graduation event and their dreams to realise after they have passed college.
Agus emphasised to utilise the knowledge and skills that had been learned in the university by all the graduates in the work market. Their grades at college would not suffice for the real work if not equipped with skills.
He further asked the graduates to always possess value, not only of themselves, but also one that is offered to their surroundings. It is also important, said Agus, for graduates not to lose passion.
“You all need to be spirited. When you fall, get back quick, never surrender, and be yourself wherever you are,” he ended his talks.
Meanwhile, Rahadi Biwado recounted his experience in business, the ups and downs whilst building his business. He said the graduates had to persevere at work, especially in business areas.
Furthermore, Rahadi said university graduates had to own high creativity which is important for the work market, or able to grab the opportunities when they arise in order that they can be good entrepreneurs.
“What’s more important is the networking, because this will be useful in the work market,” Rahadi concluded.