YOGYAKARTA- "Being member of House of Representatives of Indonesia is not a profession. It is a vocation.” This was delivered by Gandjar Pranowo, S.H., before new students of Law Faculty of UGM, Saturday (10/9). The Vice Chairman of Commission II of the House of Representatives was one of the speakers in the Seminar on Introduction to Profession in Successful Students Training Faculty of Law UGM 2011. In front of the seminar participants, the alumnus of Law Faculty of UGM class 1987 did not forget about his past campus life.
In his explanation, Gandjar talked about the function of House of Representatives and its scope holistically, from extensive field works as a legislative assembly, parliament, up to representatives. "To become a legislative member not only needs intelligence, but also willingness to work hard and care about the suffering of the people because Indonesia needs you," Gandjar said.
The event hosted by Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Marsudi Triatmodjo, S.H, LL.M., was also attended by Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, Dr. Halim Alamsyah, S.E, S.H, M.A, and Deputy Ministry of State Enterprises, Pandu Djajatno, S.H. Halim Alamsyah is an alumnus of Faculty of Law UGM class 1976 who has a successful career in banking. Meanwhile, Pandu Djajatno, who is an alumnus of the Faculty is one of the top officials in the Ministry of State Enterprises.
Halim Alamsyah in the seminar explained that area of field of careers of Law graduates in banking is very open although the quantity is not so significant. "Only 6.3% of graduates of Faculty of Law are absorbed as workers in the banking sector," he said. This does not close opportunity for legal people to reach the highest career in the sector. In addition to talking about job prospects in the Bank of Indonesia, the cheerful man also shared stories about his past at Faculty of Law UGM.
Talking about the past campus life is further done by Pandu Djajatno. The alumnus of class 1977 recounted his experience while studying at Faculty of Law UGM to provide motivation and encouragement to all new students. "If I had not graduated from Faculty of Law UGM, perhaps my fate would not have been like this," Pandu said. He argued to be successful should be instilled in mind and behavior to always uphold honesty, no cheating, having clear goals, commitment and courage to face challenges as early as possible.
These three successful alumni are proof that graduates of Faculty of Law UGM are able to achieve success in the midst of intense competition by upholding UGM values. That is the advantage that should be owned by graduates of Universitas Gadjah Mada in achieving dreams in the future.