Name: Michael Chang Soetijono
Graduation year: 2018
Where are you going to university? What are you studying?:
I’m currently studying at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I am looking to major on Marketing and econ/actuarial science
What was the biggest challenge of moving to a new city/country?
The biggest challenge of moving to Madison is the climate (it went down to -24 Celcius with high-speed winds)
What do enjoy most about your new environment?
There are lots of things I can do on campus. I mostly enjoy boxing and playing football with my friends.
What do you expect to do after graduating?
After receiving my master’s degree, I expect to run my own business that can hopefully give back to the community or help improve the environment and not just for economic gains.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Honestly, there is barely any free time. however, if I happen to have some spare time I would usually hit the gym or join the university’s boxing club.
Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra.
Being a part of the IBDP students is something unforgettable because everyone has a strong sense of companionship where everyone feels like they belong to a family. This is not only due to the rigorous courses which incentivized everyone to work together, but also the teachers who are very supportive and resourceful in teaching.
What advice would you give to a graduating student?
Graduating from High School is just the beginning, so be prepared for even more merciless academic beatings on your brain.
Anything else you would like to share?
Respect your teachers and I guarantee that you will have a fun time throughout High School.