YOGYAKARTA- As many as 464 UGM students who have received Scholarship for Poor Students Achievement today, Saturday (30/4) got training from the University. The training includes key to student’s success in college, the workplace, and society, and actual problems concerning the threat of Negara Islam Indonesia (NII).
The event held at Graha Sabha Pramana UGM presented Director of Student Affairs, Drs. Haryanto, M.Sc., Wahyu Supartono (outstanding student year 2011 from Department of Industrial Technology of Agriculture) and Ghifari Yuristiadhi (History Department student- also participant of PIMNAS XXIII in Bali 2010) as speakers.
Drs.Haryanto in the event delivered key to success including building physical quality and intellectual quality/scientific and technological mastery. Success will not come by itself but it needs to be pursued with hard work. "Every person, every student has potential and wants to succeed. It depends on our efforts to achieve and it is also built from the physical and intellectual qualities," said the man whose nickname is Sentot.
Through his explanation interspersed with humor, Sentot conveyed to students the steps to achieve success and professional attitude, ranging from extensive knowledge, maturity, and synergy. "Many people are not successful because of the weak synergy they have established, they want to do things by themselves," he said.
In relation to NII, Sentot reminded the students of some modus operandi to watch for and is often done by NII. In expanding the network, NII is currently searching for target in many public places, such as malls, cafes, and bookstores. Usually their conversation touched on the complexities of the state so that 'migration' into NII needs to be done. Then, there is the approach to their target to meet them at home. After they have become NII members and being “sworn”, for NII’s struggle, they are permitted to do everything possible to obtain funds, such as deceiving their parents by reason of losing cell phones to enable them to give money to buy a new one and so forth. "The modus are varied. In principle, students should be careful and cautious not to easily believe the gentle persuasion of the NII," he added.
Meanwhile, Wahyu Supartono as the outstanding student in 2011 said that many events can be used to show student’s achievement. He pointed out some field of entrepreneurship, robot contests, championship sports, arts, and others. Some specific requirements to achieve them are GPA per semester, scientific writing, accreditation forms of co- and extracurricular activities and personality tests. "This personality test is for selection of national level. The preparation should be started in the first semester if you want to achieve it," Wahyu said.
Wahyu said that in the past three years, UGM achievement showed improvement. In 2008, UGM did not enter the national top 15. The next year, UGM entered the top 10, and in 2010 UGM was back into the top 10. This year it is expected that national achievement can still be achieved by UGM.
On the other hand, Ghifari Yuristiadhi said that UGM has plenty of potential in the National Student Science Week (Pimnas), especially if seeing the quantity of Departments per cluster, UGM is the most comprehensive compared with other universities. Therefore, potential exploration, empowerment, and synergy between disciplines in UGM should continue to be encouraged if it wants to continue to excel in the Pimnas. "In Pimnas 2010, we were the champion, then this achievement should be maintained in the future," Ghifari said.