ASTRID ATHINA INDRADEWI, S.H., M.M., M.H., C.C.D.

“The school’s IB program, has provided me with a one-of-a-kind educational experience that I have not found at other schools.”

ASTRID ATHINA INDRADEWI, S.H., M.M., M.H., C.C.D.
GRADUATED: 2012

1. After graduating from Sekolah Ciputra, where do you study? What is your major?

  • Universitas Pelita Harapan Lippo Village Campus; Bachelor of Law in Business Law (English-Based Program)
  • Universitas Ciputra Surabaya; Master of Management in Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China; Chinese Language and Literature / Non-Degree (International Student Scholarship Receiver)
  • Universitas Pelita Harapan Surabaya Campus; Master of Law in ASEAN and International Trading

2. What did you do after graduating from university?
After receiving my Master of Laws, I worked as a full-time lecturer while studying for the national bar test. My decision to practice as a full-time lawyer followed my exam success. Yet, because I enjoy teaching, I continue to teach multiple classes in my spare time. The journey has not been easy, but I certainly enjoy every part of it!

3. What is your current occupation?

  • Lawyer and Partner at LTP Law Firm Surabaya
  • Homebase Lecturer at Universitas Pelita Harapan Surabaya Campus

4. What is the biggest challenge of being a lawyer? How did you overcome it?
Character, which is connected to integrity, conscience, and morals, comes first, in my opinion. It also looks at your capacity for critical thought, a verbal and written expression of your opinions, and effective communication. The capacity to cooperate with one another and function as a team is also crucial. Other than that, it’s about managing your time. I’m still learning even today. Sometimes I have trouble. I imagine that the key to overcoming them is having the appropriate mindset. Additionally, I think that having a supportive circle of friends and family members really helped me get through it.

5. In what way did Sekolah Ciputra contribute to your job right now?
Throughout my six years of study at Sekolah Ciputra, I’ve learned a lot. The school’s IB program, in particular, has provided me with a one-of-a-kind educational experience that I have not found at other Surabaya schools. Not only has Sekolah Ciputra taught me academic theories, but it has also taught me the necessity of respecting social values and norms. This is reflected in the school’s slogan, “non scholae sed vitae discimus” which means we learn for life rather than school! Furthermore, during the students’ studies at Sekolah Ciputra, all teachers and staff have assisted in maintaining the 10 IB learner profile traits. This has undoubtedly altered my perspective on life, as it has taught me to be open-minded in my endeavors, to continue to take risks, and to be a balanced individual.

6. What advice would you give to a graduating student?
To my fellow Sekolah Ciputra graduates, I encourage you to identify your life purpose and calling along the path. Life is too short to waste it on meaningless pursuits. Always strive to be positive and have a positive impression on those around you. I also encourage you to accept your flaws and failings in life. Many underestimated this, but life is always unpredictable in terms of the next stages. As a result, it is critical to be able to recover; to have grit and resilience. Life will always be unpredictable, and how we respond to it will determine our success.

7. What was the best thing about Sekolah Ciputra? Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra
There are a lot of great memories that I share with my friends in Sekolah Ciputra. Some of the moments that I remembered the most are:

  • Preparing a project, presenting our project in the international scaled forum, being the only Indonesian Representative for the 22nd Caretakers International Environmental Youth Conference, Aalborg – Denmark in 2008
  • First winner of Sekolah Ciputra “Bulan Bahasa” Internal Debate Competition in 2010
  • From 2009 – 2012, I served on the School Student Council
  • Played for the School Girls’ Basketball Team, matched in Honda DBL
  • Yearly camping activity, cross-country, science projects, and community service activities

8. Would you recommend Sekolah Ciputra to others? If yes, what would you say about it?
Absolutely! Sekolah Ciputra is the right school for you, with a track record of academic and non-academic excellence. If pupils are enthusiastic about their endeavors, the school is encouraging and supportive. Furthermore, the school has several facilities such as a sports facility, library, art class, courts, and many more. Throughout my time at Sekolah Ciputra, the greenery around the campus has also been quite calming and has helped me get through my schoolwork. This is the school for you if you’re looking for a well-rounded education.

9. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Despite my busy schedule of juggling life as a lawyer and a lecturer, I try to be active even in my spare time. I enjoy conducting research and publishing legal articles, and I’ve been given the privilege of working with many talented authors. The majority of them have been published in nationally recognized journals. Eating nice meals with family and friends is a great way to de-stress. I’ve recently become interested in cross-fit and weekend golf. I also enjoy playing with my dogs!

10. Anything else you would like to share?
I would not be where I am today if Sekolah Ciputra had not been present during my secondary education. Despite most people in Indonesia still believing that theoretical knowledge is the most important, I believe that it is critical for parents to choose a school that can provide both academic and non-academic activities for their children. Young pupils are still acquiring the fundamentals of life. They are still unsure of their life goals. As a result, it’s crucial to find a school that can offer the necessary knowledge. Congratulations to all graduates, teachers, principals, and support staff. Thank you so much for the past experiences and memories, let’s meet sometime!

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