Daily Archives: June 14, 2008

Part 3: Corporate Outlook

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AEON 1% Club Japan
I am going to go global and I have achieved international succession as the Teenage Ambassador of Indonesia Program to Japan organized by the Indonesia Ministry of National Education, APRINDO and AEON 1% Club Japan in year 2002. In this chance, I was appointed as the spokesperson of Indonesia. In this occasion, I was exposed in Jawa Pos and RCTI and formally accompanied by the former National Education Minister, A. Malik Fadjar.

Not only that, this year I has successfully achieved another international succession to have an opportunity to attend Teenage Ambassador Alumni Meeting in Japan organized by AEON 1% Club Japan: October 11 – 18, 2005 (attended by 11 participating countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Korea, Australia, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Brazil and Peru). Again, I was appointed as the spokesperson of Indonesian. Indo Pos, a national newspaper, also exposed this news in September.

I was representing Indonesia to maintain a good relationship with my country, Indonesia to promote better understanding between AEON 1% Club and specifically, President University, PT. Jababeka Tbk. and Cikarang Pos.

The official website of AEON 1 % club can be accessed at www.aeon.info

President University
I am student of Public Relations in year 2003 intake and a receiver of President University Foundation second scholarship grant. From semester 1, I am able to maintain my GPA above 3.40 as well as to balance myself with non-academic activities at the same time. It shows the ability to develop myself through both academic and non-academic achievements at once.

During the study in President University, I have been doing many self-initiated activities to make the campus life livelier. In the first semester, I did an English discussion with the English lecturer for all students. I also did interviews, researches and the first workshop on the student behavior in spending their time on vacation and some lecturers to be written in a lecturer’s book. After the final exam, I coordinated with my friends the first Blood Donor and Charity to a local orphanage.
From the First Blood Donor and Charity Day, I got the fist media exposure from Cikarang Pos and it really exposed the name of President University.

Furthermore, in semester 2 I did more and more activities such as becoming the senior journalist of President University Newsletter and contributed some articles writing. Besides that, I was the pioneer of an English Course for poor children around President University conducted in campus’ classes. Through this course, I was able to educate around 50 children who were divided in five classes and I was also able to organize my friends to teach the children English. Not only that, from my hobbies of watching movies, I held movie festivals to collect money to buy the materials for the English course and gifts for the ten poor children in a class.

When living in the previous dormitory, I also opened a mini book rental, English study center and also German Education Information Center for my peers. From those activities, I allocated 10% of the income to be donated to the orphan children. I seem to have a very tough and strong will to raise fund from the people to help others and for social activities.

With some friends, I as the Managing Chairman held a Moslem event ‘celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s Maulid. I organized an environment clean up with the neighborhoods, Islamic Film Festival and Gathering invited the Secretary of Hamzah Haz as the speaker. Other activities were Blood Donor 2 and 3 as well as the Charity Day, which invited the orphan children to come to Academia Student Housing to join the celebration of 59th Indonesia Independence Day.

I was involved as well in the first Ceremony of Independence Day in the university in year 2004. I also organized the BBQ party, which was attended by the lecturers and the management of President University in Academia Student Housing.

In cooperation with an English lecturer, I organized a workshop on ‘How to Teach Your Children English at Home’ invited teachers and parents around the university. I made the teaching methodology book of English teaching and later some other students used it for the Community Development projects.

In the early of Semester 3 last year, I was the Project Director of E-Square, a web development team who worked on the President University website development with my IT friends. Surely, it enriched me with new knowledge of Information Technology field.

I have contributed a lot for organizing some activities in President University including the fund collection for the victims of Tsunami at the end of year 2004. My contribution brought some ideas and initiatives to other students.

The official website of President University can be accessed at www.presidentuniversity.ac.id

Cahya Darma Media – Cikarang Pos
In the early of year 2005, I was sincerely offered to be the Managing Editor and the member of Redaction Board of Cikarang Pos. I have been working with Cikarang Pos since January 2005 and learnt a lot of new knowledge and experience in a printed media industry. I wrote many articles and did many interviews and on-place reportages. During the internship program starting last March, I gave opportunities to three friends of mine to do their internships in Cikarang Pos. Not only that, I also wrote some exposures about some activities of President University. Currently, I also manage the Department of Research and Development and positions Advertising & Promotion Department of Cikarang Pos.

Additionally, I cooperate together with Cikarang Pos, as the Indonesia Environmental Teenage Ambassador doing ‘Cikarang Bersih’ Campaign. Educating people in Cikarang to manage and make Cikarang as a green and environmentally friendly place to live in. Previously, I delivered a speech in front of orphan children in Darunnadwah orphanage. Through this activity, the campaign and I have been exposed to a national newspaper, Indo Pos and sponsored by a new restaurant and café Alhambra, Cikarang.

PT. Cardig International
In the internship program semester 4, I obtained an opportunity to do my internship program in PT. Cardig International, aviations and logistics company in Jakarta. Cardig International is an investment holding company of nine subsidiary companies like UPS Cardig International, JAS Airport Services, Go Trans and JAS Aero-Engineering. Cardig International has some outstanding Business Partners like UPS International, PT. Panasonic Gobel, Singapore Airlines and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company.

From the opportunities given, I have maintained a very outstanding relationship between President University and Cardig International Group. I have successfully persuaded my on-site manager, Ms. Trisia Megawati KD to teach in President University. Currently, she is teaching Public Speaking for Public Relations 2nd year students and Communication Management for Human Resources Management 3rd year students every Tuesday.

Furthermore, I will organize a MOU signing between President University and PT Cardig International Group in developing better relations in placing some students to do the internship program in PT Cardig International Group in the coming future. This surely will facilitate President University students to have experience doing their internship in multinational and big companies.

In addition, as Cardig International Group has foreign Business Partners like Singapore Airlines as well as Singapore Airlines Engineering Company, the students will be able to do their internship overseas especially in Singapore. Later, the President of President University Foundation, Mr. Hasan M. Sujono, the former CEO of Sempati Air, will formally sign the MOU for the Internship program in PT Cardig International Group.

Besides that, I was also involved in the Corporate Newsletter, Cardig News and was exposed on the April-May edition. I also got new experiences in Employee and Subsidiary Relations, Group Conference, Media Analysis, Media Monitoring, Media Clipping, Groups Communication Crisis and Media Relations with national newspaper, Republika and TEMPO magazine.

The official website of PT Cardig International can be accessed at www.cardig.com

PT. Jababeka Tbk.
Presently, I am also working with Jababeka, PT Graha Buana Cikarang and working on the Sales and Marketing Department specifically Tropikana housing. I was firstly offered to work on the Public Relations writing of Jababeka Education Park, Academia Student Housing and Pavilion Exclusive Rent House.

I was working on the writings of the ‘Show Unit’ of Tropikana regarding its interior design. I was then assigned to do some analysis and research on interior design and architecture as well as Marketing Public Relations writings to market the products of Jababeka. I was under a three-month-part-time-job contract in PT. Graha Buana Cikarang, a subsidiary of PT. Jababeka Tbk. Through this opportunity, definitely, I have learned more new knowledge.

The official website of PT Jababeka Tbk. Can be accessed at www.jababeka.com

Part 2: My Life – An Overview

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Hobbies and Interests
In spare times, I like going swimming, playing badminton, playing golf, singing, dancing, playing music instruments such as violin and flute, listening to music and traveling. While some things that attract my interests are Germany, science, public relations, international relations, media relations, cross-cultural communication, teaching, writing, environment, aviations and logistics, real estate and interior design as well as hospitality management.

Achievements
I have some outstanding achievements in my lifetime. I was the runner up in provincial writing competition about various cultures of Indonesia in German language: June 10, 2002. Not only that, I was certified the champion by the former Minister of National Education Mr. A. Malik Fadjar in national writing competition about various cultures of Indonesia and Germany in German language on August 15, 2002.

Furthermore, I also get some scholarships such as Scholarship of Young Tourist Guide School granted by East Java Government Tourism Department, Surabaya in year 2002 (I was the youngest student and the runner up of the best graduations). Another study grant that I received is education scholarship 2 granted by the President University Foundation, Cikarang, Bekasi in year 2003.

I am going to go global and I have achieved international succession as the Teenage Ambassador of Indonesia Program to Japan organized by Indonesia Ministry of National Education, APRINDO and AEON 1% Club Japan in year 2002. In this chance, I was appointed as the spokesperson of Indonesia. Not only that, In year 2005 I have successfully achieved another international succession to have an opportunity to attend Teenage Ambassador Alumni Meeting in Japan organized by AEON 1% Club Japan: October 11 – 18, 2005 (attended by 11 participating countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Korea, Australia, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Brazil and Peru). Again, I was appointed as the spokesperson of Indonesian.

Skills and Competencies
As time goes by, I have earned some competencies such as ability of both oral and written English and German languages. I am also a computer literate of Microsoft Office programs and media program like Page Maker and Freehand. As I am a Public Relations student, I have improved my public speaking and presentation skills. Furthermore, during the internship program in the 4th semester, I learnt about aviations and logistics, corporate newsletter, news reporting and report writing, media relations, media monitoring, media analysis, media conference and media clipping. Through my working experiences, I learned a lot about integrated marketing communications, executive marketing, advertising, research & development as well as property and interior design.

Organization Experiences
I have some organizational experiences in a youth organization called Karang Taruna and I was appointed to handle some positions: Secretary (1999), Treasurer (2000), Vice Chairman (2000) and Chairman (2001 – 2002). In my High School time, I joined the Student Organization: OSIS (Organisasi Siswa Intra Sekolah) of SMU Negeri 6 Surabaya positioning Sport Department (1999 – 2000). In the second grade of Senior High School, I established a German extracurricular called DLS (Deutsch Lernen SMUSechs) at SMU Negeri 6 Surabaya. I am the founder and owner since August 25, 2000 and the Chairman: (2000 – 2002). After my graduation, as I declared myself as a young environmentalist, I joined a local environmental Non-Government Organization: Tunas Hijau Club in Surabaya (2003). Through this NGO we organized a tree planting festival as well as the launching of a city park, which was opened by the former Environment Minister at that time, Mr. Nabiel Makarim. I also worked on Magazine club: ‘WORD’ magazine at IALF Surabaya as an articles writer in year 2003.

During my studies at President University, I organized English course at President University for poor children in the surrounding. I am the founder (say: pioneer) & Program Manager from 2004 – 2005. My success in organizing this program was massively followed by other students during the time of Community Development. I was also involved in the Campus Newsletter: President University Newsletter as the Senior Journalist in year 2004. Furthermore, I was deeply involved in Community Development Project: Social Survey and Social Involvement in a village near the university as the Project Chairman from December 2004 to February 2005.

Furthermore, I also was involved in several organizational activities in President University such as Film Festival – Movie Club as the Chairman; Blood Donor and Charity Day 1, 2 and 3 as well as fund raising activities as the Chairman; Muslim activity on the Prophet Muhammad Maulid in year 2004 as the Managing Chairman.

International organization is also one of my main focuses. In the coming time, with other Indonesian Teenage Ambassadors, I would like to establish National Teenage Ambassador Association: Indonesian Teenage Ambassador Association to Japan. I would also like to propose myself as the Chairman and Spokesperson. Furthermore, I also created the International Teenage Ambassador E-Group: Teenage Ambassador Alumni Meeting 2005 E-Group: groups.yahoo.com/group/teenamb_am05 and I am also the founder and the owner since June 2005. Besides that, I also established another means of communication for all Teenage Ambassadors to work on our Teenage Ambassador International Foundation (TAIF):
groups.yahoo.com/group/teenamb_info.

Working Experiences
I also have some working experiences as a Tourist Guide; German-speaking tourist guide licensed by East Java Government Tourism Department since year 2002 up to October 2005. I also worked as a German private teacher for a private course for foreigners in Surabaya in year 2003. Furthermore, I was one of the jury members of Surabaya Cleanliness Competition held by Surabaya Cleanliness Department from May – June 2003.

With a Chinese student, I, as the Managing Director establish and work on Buddy Translation Agency in Cikarang since August 2004 – present. With some IT students in my batch, I as the Project Director worked on E-Square Web Development at President University in year 2004.

Additionally, I was offered to work for Cikarang Pos, a local newspaper in Cikarang, as the Managing editor and Redaction Board member since January 2005. Now, I also manage the Research and Development Department and work as the Marketing Executive of the newspaper.

I also got some working experiences during my Internship in Corporate Communication – Corporate Secretary of PT. Cardig International, Jakarta: March – June 2005. I have successfully persuaded my on-site manager to teach at President University this semester. Later, my manager and I plan to make a MOU signing between President University and PT. Cardig International in organizing the upcoming Internship programs for the students.

Besides that, I also taught private English conversation for business people in Cikarang and I was also cordially offered to work part time at PT. Graha Buana Cikarang, a subsidiary of PT. Jababeka Tbk at Plaza JB in Sales and Marketing Department for only three months working contract. With the team, I wrote some publicity to be published in some printed media like Cikarang Pos, Info Sunter as well as the company’s publicity brochures.

Courses
I am interested in all Germanic things, so I took German Course at Yayasan Goethe Indonesia Surabaya; overall, I have been studying German for eight years. When I was sent to Japan in year 2002, I also took Japanese Course at the University of Surabaya. Not only that, I also had the chance to join Guide Course with East Java Government Tourism Department in year 2002 before I departed to Japan. For the preparation of Eco-Innovate 2003 forum, I took English Course at English First Surabaya in year 2003 and before I enrolled at President University, I took Study Preparation course at IALF Surabaya. During my spare time, I also took a French Course at CCCL Surabaya in year 2003. I also learned Japanese again to prepare myself for the ‘Teenage Ambassador Alumni Meeting’ in Japan in October 2005.

Researches
I like doing research and I have been doing some researches since year 2002. First research on various cultures of Indonesia was written with the title of ‘Indonesian Auf Einen Blick’ in German language and was conducted from April – September 2002 (participated in provincial and national writing competition organized by Ministry of National Education).

When I was sent to Japan for the first time, I did research on industrial problem in East Java and was written in an essay titled ‘Industrial Cesspool’ in English language. The research was conducted from August – October 2002 (essay submitted to AEON 1% Club Japan). Another environmental research was conducted on environmental problem in Surabaya. From the research, I wrote ‘Green City & Free Air Pollution Campaign’ in English language. The research was done from March – September 2003 and the essay was submitted to Bayer Indonesia Tbk. for Eco-Innovate 2003 in Sydney selection. Furthermore, I also did research on cleanliness and wastewater problems in Jababeka Industrial Estate, Cikarang: ‘Alam-ku, Hidup-ku, Masa Depan-ku’ in Indonesian language. I did the research from April – September 2004 (essay submitted to BRI for BRI National Writing Competition 2004)

Another research regarding student vacation behavior at President University and was conducted and entitled ‘What’s Your Flavor for Vacation’ in English: January 2004. Research on employment problem in Indonesia was also conducted and written as ‘A Road to Interracial Work Park’ in English language: April – August 2004 (essay participated in Shell Economist Prize writing competition 2004). The last research was conducted regarding Korean People and the Dynamic: ‘Masyarakat Korea Dalam Sekilas’ in Indonesian: July – September 2005 (essay participated in Essay Writing Competition about Korea 2005 organized by the Korean Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia).

Seminars and Workshops
I also took some opportunites to join some seminars like Seminar: ‘Medical Plant and its Usage’ in Trawas, East Java organized by Eintopf Klub Surabaya and Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH in year 2003. During the internship, I also joined Group Communicathon Workshop: ‘Wrting Technic for Media’ and ‘Journalistic Photogrphy’ organized by Corporate Communicathon of Cardig International, Jakarta in April 2005.

Printed Media Publishing Involvement
I have some experiences in printed media. I was involved in ‘WORD’ internal magazine of IALF Surabaya: July 2003 edition. In year 2004, I was th senior journalist of President University Newsletter and contributed some articles writing. Furthermore, I have been working with Cikarang Pos since January 2005 and have been contributing many more articles writing up to now. During my Internship in PT. Cardig International, I have contributed a lot in Cardig News for April – May and June – July 2005 editions.

Goals
After my graduation from President University I want to establish my own Public Relations firm. After earning one-year working experience with the firm I plan to apply for a scholarship at the State University of New York Master Program majoring International Relations. During the internship I want to look for an opportunity to do internship in the headquarter office of the United Nation Organization in New York.

After the graduation I want to work for the United Nation Organization in the Headquarter office in New York, America and I want to establish an international foundation, which supports community development in developing countries with all Teenage Ambassadors Alumni through Teenage Ambassador International Foundation.

Part 1: Profile

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At A Glance
I was born in Surabaya 22 years ago exactly on December 17, 1983 in a simple Javanese family and raised in the hometown where my parents live now. My one-and-only brother lives with his family, works for Indonesian Air Force and is placed in Makassar.

Education Backgrounds
I was very thankful to my parents, as they are highly aware of the importance of their kids’ education. From kindergarten they sent me to good quality education institutions. I spent the whole primary educations in Surabaya from elementary school (1990 – 1996) at SD Negeri Kaliasin IV (State Elementary School), Junior High School (1996 – 1999), I studied at SLTP Negeri 1 (State Junior High School) and this is possibly Surabaya’s the best Junior High School up to now and from year 1999 – 2002 I went to SMU Negeri 6 (State Senior High School).

After graduation from Senior High School, I did not straight away enroll at a university. At that time, I got scholarship from Harlem Hogeschool, the Netherlands majoring in Small Business but I could not take it as I had problem with legal matters for the visa. I was also accepted for a place in Studienkolleg Hamburg as the language study preparation at Technische Universität Hamburg Harburg, Germany majoring in Information and Communication System – a three-year international bachelor degree program, but again I faced the same problem.

In March 2003 I obtained a scholarship-two from the President University Foundation and from September 2003 up today I have been studying at President University, Cikarang, Bekasi, majoring in Business Public Relations. In year 2007, I am going to graduate and get my bachelor degree of undergraduate education.

Personal Profiles
I am a person who is credible, friendly, honest and open-minded as well as sociable. Proactive, initiating and dynamic are my personality traits that describe how I am. I have a strong and tough work ethic: fast, hard and smart working with high commitment, dedication and integrity; three key elements of success that I always bear in mind.

Part Zero: Twenty Two Life Lines

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After very miserable mental war, I eventually could finish writing this “mini-autobiography” book on my 22nd anniversary on December 17, 2005. It’s truly a miracle to be able to orderly put the pieces shattered into this book.

This is one of my personal ambitions to produce this book; this is probably the hardest book-piece to handle. Last year I couldn’t work this out. This year, I eventually did it. It’s awesome. Through the hard days I had to struggle and fight much harder than ever before.

The completion of this book is hoped to be capable of promoting better understanding to most people about me. I perceive the importance of producing this book and giving the copies to some people. I found out that my birthday is the best time to give this.

Besides I would like to create a new form of curriculum vitae. In spite of making the ordinary format, I innovatively create the new form like a book. It’s about how to understand people like reading books. This form is much easier to understand about someone else.

Furthermore, this book is as a means of reflection of me. What I have been doing so far, what I have been contributing to other people and society and what I have learned about life. In my 22nd anniversary I do hope that I can be a better person to everybody in the coming years.