Setelah nunggu lebih dari sebulan, akhirnya lomba blog dari Universitas Airlangga sudah keluar hasilnya. Sayang banget gak bisa juara, padahal awalnya optimis. Tapi ternyata hasilnya undian, kecewa banget sama panitia. Baru tahu kali ini lombanya undian. Apalagi aku cuma ngumpulin satu artikel doang.
On sunny day December 23, I read an email from BPP Universitas Airlangga telling me that the result for blogging competition is out already and my submission have been approved and I got a voucher that can be used for accessing the winner link. Then I click the link on the email but nothing came out. Then I decided to go to BPP Office. I asked confirmation from the committee and then they say that we were still in the judging process. He gave me a little bit the winner characteristic and I was disappointed to hear that the winner is chosen based on his/her luckiness. The voucher that the committee gave us to our email actually our lottery number. The committee chose 6 out of 100 voucher randomly and then they will assess their content and etc. Finally, 6 winners will be selected 3 for students and 3 for public. I just nod to his explanation and went back to my dorm after that.
That night, the result came out and unfortunately, the committee decided to publish the voucher, not the link of the winners blog. I am really curious why they decided to do this. This is not fair, as a participant myself, I want to know who are the winners. Are their writing good? We want to see and read their blog too. So, unless the winners also the committee, that’s why they probably did this. However, you can read the announcement in here.
Wah, nggak nyangka sudah semester tujuh. Sekarang ternyata sudah menjadi mahasiswa senior rupanya. Sudah banyak makan asam garam di kampus. Dari yang pernah kelupaan kalau ada kelas, sampe IP jeblok gara-gara baper sudah pernah aku rasakan. Dalam kesempatan kali ini, aku bakal ngebahas 10 hal yang harus kalian lakukan selama di Universitas Airlangga. Beberapa hal mungkin sudah sering kalian dengar, tapi ada juga yang kedengeran aneh.
1. IPK diatas 3
IPK diatas tiga kalau di kamus aku, hukumnya wajib ‘ain. Kalau orang bilang IPK gak penting, rasain dullu ketika kamu ditolak ngelamar exchange atau kerja gara-gara IPK mu tidak memenuhi syarat. Yakin lah, keuntungan IPK diatas 3 lebih banyak dibandingkan IPK pas pasan 2.75.
2. TOEFL iTP Diatas 500
Banyak mahasiswa di Unair yang pinter nya minta ampun tapi selalu gagal di TOEFL atau tes kemampuan berbahasa Inggris yang lain. Sayang kan? IPK dan track record bagus gagal ikut pertukaran pelajar karena score TOEFL masih dibawah 500. Tidak bisa ikutan beasiswa S2 karena Bahasa Inggris belum memenuhi syarat. Bahkan ada yang sampai menambah semester demi memperbaiki Bahasa Inggris mereka. Waduuh.
Meningkatkan Bahasa Inggris itu gampang. Kamu bisa ikut Try Out ELPT gratis dari Pinlab Unair (Pusat Bahasa). Baca buku-buku Bahasa Inggris, nonton film tanpa subtitle, cari partner belajar Bahasa Inggris. Kamu bisa gabung American Corner di Perpustakaan Kampus B, karena mereka ada conversation class tiap sore. Kamu juga bisa berteman dengan mahasiswa asing di Unair untuk belajar ke mereka. They will welcome you. Trust me.
3. Mengikuti acara Internasional
Selama empat tahun di Unair, kamu wajib ikutan acara internasional minimal satu saja. Bagaimana dengan biayanya? Gampang, Direktorat Pendidikan atau Kemahasiswa Unair siap membantu kamu untuk masalah biaya. Jadi jangan ada alasan terus. Selama aku pergi 2 kali exchange, semuanya dibiayai oleh Unair. At least I got the flight ticket free.
Selain itu, kamu juga bisa ikutan acara internasional yang diadakan oleh Universitas Airlangga sendiri. Kemarin barusan ada acara AISC (Airlangga International Student Competition) yang bisa kamu ikuti gratis sebagai peserta atau sebagai panitia.
4. Eksis di Organisasi
Jangan sampai selama empat tahun di Unair kamu gak pernah ikutan organisasi. Sepinter-pinternya kamu, perusahaan atau pemberi beasiswa akan memberikan kamu nilai lebih jika kamu aktif dalam berorganisasi. Kamu bisa ikut organisasi intra kampus seperti Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa, Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa, ataupun organisasi ekstrakampus seperti AIESEC. Mengikuti organisasi bakalan menambah banget soft skill yang kamu dapatkan dan tentunya teman-teman baru.
5. Jadi Ketua Panitia tingkat Universitas
Sekali-kali, kamu harus mencoba menjadi PJ untuk acara universitas, seperti yang aku lakukan kemarin, jadi PJ Pagelaran UKM dalam Airlangga Specta atau waktu ketika Tirta Satria Negari. Tantangannya beda sekali dibandingkan dengan acara tingkar fakultas dan lebih kerasa development yang kamu dapatkan.
6. Ikut Kelas Internasional AMERTA
Di Unair, kamu bisa mengikuti program kelas Internasional selama satu semester meskipun kamu berasal dari jurusan yang berbeda. Disini kamu bisa mengikuti kelas bersama mahasiswa asing dari berbagai negara dengan topik materi yang kamu inginkan. Contohnya, aku jurusan S1-Teknobiomedik, aku bisa mendaftar Global Studies, meskipun nanti SKS nya tidak bisa ditransfer. Untungnya, kamu bisa punya teman bule dan juga kemampuan Bahasa Inggris kamu bakalan meningkat.
7. Mendapatkan Software Gratis dari Microsoft (ELMS)
Selain ada fasilitas email dan blog di Unair, ada satu lagi fasilitas yang jarang dimanfaatkan oleh temen-temen di Unair. Sekarang sudah gak zaman kalau di laptop kalian ada tulisannya “this software is not genuine”. Unair sudah menyediakan lisensi gratis dari Microsoft mulai dari OS 7,8, 10 dan banyak produk lain yang bisa disebut ELMS (Electronic License Microsoft Softwares). Cara installnya bagaimana? Ikutin panduannya di link berikut.
8. Memakai Google Drive UNLIMITED
Ini nih yang harus kamu manfaatin sebaik mungkin. Jadi sejak di SMA, aku udah makai jasa penyimpanan cloud dari DropBox. Dulu Google Drive kayaknya belum ada atau belum ngetrend. Nah, aku sudah memakai sekitar 33 GB kapasitas dari Dropbox dan sekarang sudah expired, jadi gak bisa sinkronisasi lagi. Sedih. Apalagi kalau mau lanjut harus bayar 1.5 jt satu tahun nya. Beruntung banget, sekarang Google Drive sediaan Unair UNLIMITED. Ini benar-benar life saver. Jadi dokumen-dokumen penting aku masukkan Googe Drive semua, seperti foto, dokumen skripsi, atau dokumen PKM. Jangan samapi gagal berprestasi hanya gara-gara data hilang! Sekarang sudah ada solusinya, manfaatkan! ;-).
9. Mengikuti Kompetisi
Selama di Unair, sekali-kali kamu harus ikut yang namanya lomba. Bisa lomba didalam UKM, antar fakultas, universitas, maupun tingkat nasional. Lomba ini akan memberikan kredibiltas kamu dalam hal yang kamu sukai. Kalau di jurusan aku, kita banyak banget ikut lomba Pekan Kreativitas Mahasiswa (PKM) dan selalu menyumbangkan medali emas. Inilah yang aku sesali sampai sekarang karena masih mencoba PKM tapi belum pernah PIMNAS. Semoga tahun depan bisa!
10. Tour Kampus A, B, dan C
Jangan habiskan waktu empat tahunmu itu di fakultasmu saja. Ayo gerakkan badanmu dan rasakan suasana heboh di Kampus B. Melihat bagaimana anak-anak FEB bisa dandan stylish abis. Anak-anak FK yang rapi-rapi dan anak-anak kampus C yang selalu kelihatan kurang tidur. Setiap kampus ada spot-spot rahasia yang asyik buat nongkrong dan juga buat berdiskusi. Kalau kalian sudah tahu dimana Gasteng FK, Galeri FISIP, dan Perpustakaan Kampus C itu dimana, beruntunglah kalian.
Kesepuluh hal itu hanyalah segelintir dari berbagai macam kegiatan yang bisa kamu lakukan di UNAIR. Masih banyak lagi kegiatan lain yang super seru dan menyenangkan yang ada di UNAIR. Terus lah berekspolari dan berprestasi.
Yay! It’s finally open again. I am ready to apply, to fight, to try, to failed. To Succeed.
YSEALI Academic Fellows
What is it?
Since Spring 2015, Indonesian YSEALI Academic Fellows have joined fellows from other ASEAN countries to take part in academic institutes in one of three core YSEALI themes:
- Civic engagement
- Environment and natural resources management
- Entrepreneurship and economic development
The YSEALI Academic Fellowships are intensive short term academic Institutes whose purpose is to provide groups of young leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, and a particular theme, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.
These five-week institutes, held on the campus of a U.S. university or college, include an academic residency, leadership development, an educational study tour, local community service activities, and opportunities to engage with American peers. Each program concludes in Washington, D.C. to allow for engagement with policymakers, governmental representatives, businesses, and think tanks.
Who is eligible to apply?
YSEALI members from all 10 ASEAN countries who are current undergraduate or graduate students or recently graduated.
Technical Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be:
- Between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application;
- A citizen of one of the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam;
- A resident of one of the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam;
- A full-time undergraduate student or graduated in the past four years from college, university, or other institutions of higher learning;
- Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English; and
- Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa (A J-1 visa is for individuals approved to participate in work-and study-based exchange visitor programs. As part of the J-1 visa, you are required to adhere to a two-year Foreign Residency Requirement. This means you will be required to reside in your home country for a period of two years before taking part in a similar program).
- Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university, place of work, and/or community;
- Demonstrate interest, knowledge, or professional experience in one of the YSEALI themes;
- Demonstrate a commitment or interest in community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
- Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States and ASEAN as a region;
- Be willing to actively participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and study tour;
- Have a commitment to return to their home country to apply leadership skills and training to benefit their community, country, or the ASEAN region; and
- Preferably have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
How to Apply:
The electronic application form may be downloaded HERE.
Applicants should submit an application for this program by e-mail.
The application deadline is May 15, 2016.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview.
Questions? E-mail: YSEALIjkt@state.gov
Tvebiomovies is a film competition now in its sixth year, and open to people around the world with access to a camera. Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a lobbying of your elected members of parliament or your city leaders. Whatever is making a difference, turn it into a snappy concise video and join the competition. Some key questions to answer are:
- Why did you choose to engage in this climate action?
- What were some of the key things that took place?
- What were some of the successes?
- Where did these successes occur (locally, nationally or internationally)?
- How can youth from similar countries replicate the activities that have been implemented?
This content is open for people between 18 and 30 year old. Tvebiomovies is looking for creative inspirational stories about your action on climate change. The winning entries being judged by our panel will take into account the following criteria:
- Content: clearness and effectiveness of the video in documenting a story about climate change, promoting action and/or offering new solutions;
- Innovation, originality, and impact: telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to a broad and diverse audience and encouraging further thought and action;
- Technical expertise: quality of camera and audio work, effectiveness of editing and strength of script.
- Round trip to COP21/CMP11 in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015 (including accommodation and other expenses);
- Position as a youth reporter for COP21/CMP11, responsible for assisting UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.
There will be two winners:
- One winner will be chosen based on the most number of views on tve‘s You Tube channel during the voting period;
- The other winner will be selected by members of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNDP-SGP and others.
How to Apply?
- Make a three minute film about the action you are involved in to combat climate change;
- Complete your entry using online form;
- The videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles must be provided;
- Films which meet the criteria will be uploaded to tve’s You Tube channel and a shortlist of entries will be viewed by the judging panel.
Deadline: July 30, 2015
International Youh Day: 12 AUGUST 2015
The 2015 International Youth Day theme is Youth Civic Engagement. Youth Civic Engagement, a main goal of the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Youth (Youth-SWAP), seeks to promote young people’s effective inclusive civic engagement at all levels. There has been recent increasing attention and policy and programming focus on youth civic engagement by governments, UN entities, regional and multilateral organizations, CSOs, youth and researchers.
On 12 August 2015, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youh Development is organizing an event to commemorate International Youth Day under the theme Youth Civic Engagement. Find more information about the International Youth Day 2015 event here.
International Youth Day 2015 Online Campaign #YOUTHDAY
The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent.
More efforts are needed to raise awareness about the importance of youth civic engagement and its benefits to the individual and to society, including for sustainable development as well as resilience and wellbeing. The International Youth Day 2015 campaign aims at promoting civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life, so that young people can be empowered and bring a full contribution to society, development and peace. You can be part of these efforts!
The Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, led by the co-chairs, DESA and UNDP, is running an online campaign in the lead up to International Youth Day 12 August 2015. The campaign will open up a space for young people to share their stories and ideas on civic engagement activities. Young people will be able to share their message by submitting a photograph that relates to the theme, by tweeting ideas and opinions on the theme using #YouthDay, or by organizing an International Youth Day Event. Youth should contribute in the building and designing of their future!
What we want:
Tweets about the positive impact of youth participating in youth civic engagement activities
Photos of young people portraying how they engage in and promote civic engagement activities for change
Spread the word about International Youth Day – share our material via FB, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #YouthDay
Organize an event to celebrate International Youth Day in your community, school, youth club, or workplace. You can get some ideas from our toolkit.
What you get:
You’ll help in spreading the word about the need of engaging youth in positive opportunities for youth civic engagement and participation.
Selected photo entries will be chosen for the #YouthDay competition, to be selected by UN4Youth Facebook followers. The winning photo will be showcased at the International Youth Day event on 12 August in UN
Headquarters, and online, via @UN4Youth and @undp4youth Social Media platforms, and may be used for the World Youth Report 2015
Selected tweets will be showcased in the #YouthDay Postcard on social media
If you organize an event, let us know about it, and we’ll Map it on our IYD activities MAP.
Share your story with the world! Get involved and submit your photo to email@example.com by 30 July 2015 or to UN4Youth Instagram account using #YouthDay along with the copyright release FORM.
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand.
Date: November, 18, 2015.
Type: Fully Funded/Self Funded.
The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Delegates to the Summit meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country. No youth led movement outside the Olympic Games represents as many nationalities as the One Young World Summit.
During the Summit delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. They will hear and be heard by world leaders acting as the One Young World Counsellors. Past Counsellors include Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Mary Robinson, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.
If you are a leader aged 18 – 30 with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organisation then you could be part of this year’s One Young World delegation.
ATTEND ON SCHOLARSHIP
One Young World is committed to ensuring that the opportunity to attend the Summit is available to as many as possible regardless of their ability to pay. As well as our core scholarship, All Bar None, we are working with our partners to create further scholarship opportunities suitable for candidates with a range of backgrounds, skill sets and nationalities. Find out if you are eligible to attend the One Young World Summit 2015 in Bangkok on a scholarship.
ATTEND WITH A PARTNER ORGANISATION
One Young World has partnered with more than 500 of the world’s leading organisations including Fortune 500 companies, foundations and top universities. Partners play a huge role in each Summit by sponsoring talented young people to attend.
If you have been nominated to attend the upcoming Summit as a member of a partner’s delegation please register below. Make sure you have your delegation code to hand as you will need this to register.
If you are a leader aged 18 – 30 with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact, we welcome you to apply to attend the Summit as an independent delegate.
If your application is accepted the next step towards attending is to secure funding to pay your delegate fee.
The fee to attend is £2,750. You can pay this fee yourself or find an organisation or individual to sponsor you. Once you apply you will receive advice on how you can raise the delegate fee independently.