Alvin Hidayat

| September 4, 2017

What university are you attending?

I’m currently studying at the University of Melbourne.

What was the biggest challenge of moving to a new country?

I think the biggest challenge for me was to start living by myself and to do all my chores. It was new and shockingA�for me at first. I really need to be independent. It’s not just about studying and getting good grades anymore because now I have to really manage my own life in a new environment.

What doA�you enjoy most about your new environment?

I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. People here are so unbelievably friendly. They are so approachable. They make the transition process slightly easier.

What do you expect to do after graduating?

I hope to get a job within my field of specialisation, which is still undecided yet (hopefully finance). However, it is going to be something commerce-related.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I hang out with my friends.

Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra.

There are many memorable moments during my time in Sekolah Ciputra. But one of them is definitely the moment I finished my IB exams. I was so relieved and still couldn’t believe that two years of studying for the IB were finally over.

The camps were also another very enjoyable experience. They gave me the opportunity to bond with my friends and new people. The Year 12 camp was probably one of the most memorable camps.

What advice would you give to a graduating student?

To the next IB graduates, I would recommend doing plenty of past exam papers for practice. They were really useful to help me get used to writing exam-style answers. Another tip would also be to start the extended essay early. It will save you from so much work load later on, especially during the start of Year 12.