On 1 April, it was announced that a team from UGM Faculty Economic and Business (FEB), namely "Critical One," had successfully won first place in HSBC Business Case Competition. The team consisted of Alexander Tjhung, Shania Angelina, Moh Andika, and Erika Lesmana, putting aside the other 14 teams from other universities to proceed in a similar competition at the Asia Pacific level later on 30 May 3 June 2021. Alexander Tjhung considered this a prestigious competition in Indonesia as well as around the world. The flow started by analyzing a study case, and the participant must present their solution of recommendation to solve those particular problems. "It has various cases starting from the international company's case, public case, state policy," Alex said on Monday (5/4).
The team had prepared for this competition since one year ago. However, due to pandemics, the competition in 2020 was canceled, and it has only started this month. "We rejoin this year's competition online," Alex said.
A competition online did not hinder them from striving to conduct consultation more frequently with their lecturers, mentors, and alumni. This effort resulted in a very satisfactory result. "We got amazing support from the faculty during the preparation," he explained. Alex added that the presentation was using English. His team luckily put aside three teams from President University, Padjajaran University, and Binus University in the final stage. From this competition, he admitted that there was a lot to learn. He and his team intended to use this lesson as a strategy in the international competition later. "We learned how to prioritize the most crucial problem. Besides, we're pretty sure that discipline and optimism could bring us in pursuing our dreams, in this case, to win this competition," he said.
The next competition comes in the next two months. Hence, Alex and his team must improve their preparation to bring pride to their whole nation. "We will try harder and more actively to bring pride for Indonesia and UGM on the international stage supported by our mentors," he explained.
He considered that to win this competition will need extra effort. However, he is pretty sure with a strong determination, belief, and optimism, he can bring the awards home. "We represent Indonesia and bear a big responsibility. Hence, we should considerably improve our preparation," he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson