In order to consolidate the bond of solidarity and communication between alumni, BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL held ‘Alumni Homecoming’ event in Century Park Athlete Hotel, on Friday (5/6). Serving not only as the occasion to gather together, the event also provided the opportunity for the election of alumni association chairman for the upcoming 3-year period.
The event, arranged by the BINUS Student Alumni Global Employability (SAGE), was attended by more than 100 participants, exceeding the committee’s previous estimation. The number of participants signified BBS alumni’s high enthusiasm. It should be noted, the event was attended not only by one or two batches of alumni, but more from differing batches.
On the event’s opening session, Firdaus A. Alamsjah, Ph.D., BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL’s Executive Dean, fully appreciated the attendence of his alumni as well as SAGE’s work which has successfully reunite the alumni, some of which may have long not met with each other.
“This occasion may serve as an opportunity for college mates who have long not see each other to tighten again the loose bond. Moreover, this may be the opportunity to unite and strengthen the bond between BBS alumni,” said Firdaus
For the event’s following section, the organizers had invited a number of alumni representatives to deliver a talk before the audience. They were Mohamadia Alnasan (First Secretary for the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic), Panca R. Sarungu (CEO of RajaMice.com), Heri Sunaryadi (Telkom Group’s Director of Finance), Ade Akbar (Lowe Indonesia Open’s Managing Director). Firdaus Alamsjah was also present among the speakers. The event was moderated by Alexander Zulkarnaen, a BBS alumni who has come across a wide range of Indonesia’s renowned media and communication firms.
Each speaker conveyed in turns the reason they chose BBS as the place to study and their experiences while studying there. All of them expressed satisfaction for studying in BBS. The courses they took turned out to be really practicable in the professional world. Another thing they appreciated is the lecturers that had taught them. With most of them having backgrounds in the position of practitioners and professionals in business, the lecturers, in their opinion, were competent and successfully fulfill their learning needs.
“A major portion of the courses taken in class have armed and provided us, the alumni, with the ability to compete in business, both as professionals and entrepreneurs,” remarked Panca R. Sarungu
Moreover, the learning materials were also very applicable, as seen by these speakers, and complied very well with the real-world situation and with various fields of industry. This was expressed by Mohamadia Alnasan. Being a woman with an educational background in international politics, she agreed that BBS had successfully fulfilled her professional needs since the present day global politics is inseparable from business. “Nowadays, the politics of economy mapping is inseparable from economic and business elements. Consequently, the ‘economy of politics’ is widely known as an estblished term. And in BBS, I learnt a lot and obtained many feedback from the experienced lecturers, supported by a very international lecturing atmosphere,” said Alnasan.
At the end of the event, an election for the newest chairman of the alumni association, for the upcoming office period, was held. Three alumni had competed to obtain the majority vote cast during the course of election, based on voting method. The election resulted in that Panca R. Sarungu was elected Chairman of BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL Alumni Association for the 2015-2018 office period. (RAW)
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