Subdirectorate of Alumni Relation Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) held Student Internship and Recruitment Program Coordination Meeting on Wednesday (8/5) with recruitment and internship person in charge (PIC) from all faculty and schools in Universitas Gadjah Mada and also the students. Dr. Pujiastuti, S.Si., M.Sc., attended and gave opening speech at this event.
Puji explained the purpose of this meeting is to synchronize internship information with the existing curriculum in UGM regarding many internship offering for UGM students.
“The number of internship offering for UGM students will get unfortunate if they does not take it so it is important for the upcoming curriculum to get adjusted with the internship program and this also become our quality improvement,” she said.
This event was held Multimedia 2 Room, 3rd floor south wing of UGM Main Building and lead by Head of Subdirectorate of Alumni Relation UGM, Dr. Sulistyowati, S.S., M.Hum.
Sulistyowati said that many UGM partners asked the students to take internship program at their places but it was constrained by the curriculum which has not been adjusted. Hence, it is important to improve curriculum to accomodate internship program for students without interfere other class credits.
Sulistyowati also added that some partners from industry feel satisfied with UGM students who take internship program at their place. This will be a big opportunity to UGM to extend internship quota and students’ self development.
After internship and recruitment program coordination meeting, the event continued with certified students internship program for UGM students. During her presentation, Sulistyowati said that UGM gives academic and administrative preparation, but the real experience could only be gained through internship program.
By collaborating with State Owned Enterprises (BUMN), there are 9000 quota for certified students internship program for UGM students, Students who want to apply could register online and the faculty will assist regarding to academic data from the applicants. The internship time offered is 6 months.
This internship program is also company recruitment program. During the 6 months of internship, the students who have potential skills could be able to be directly recruited by the company after they graduate from UGM.
“What we expect from this certified internship program is this program could be a platform for students to gain working experience,” added Sulistyowati.
[UGM Alumni Relation/Article&Photo: Winona]