“At Sekolah Ciputra, learning is not only from textbooks but also from activities like community service, personal projects, and EE.

BRIAN CHRISTTOPHER NJOTOSETIADI
GRADUATED: 2014

1. After graduating from Sekolah Ciputra, where do you study? What is your major?
– Hotel Institute Montreux (Montreux, Switzerland); Hospitality Management
– Northwood University (Midland, USA); Business Management
– Fudan University (Shanghai, China); Chinese language

2. What did you do after graduating from university?
– Internship in Dubai & French Polynesia, work in hotels in multiple divisions
– Worked at Shanghai for a digital marketing agency
– Worked for Chinese tech-start-up in Jakarta as a digital marketer

3. What is your current occupation? Please share an overview
I work as an assistant to the Vice President at CNGR Advanced Material Co.,Ltd in Jakarta.
CNGR Advanced Material Co.,Ltd is a global supplier of cutting-edge energy materials for lithium batteries, later to be used for electric vehicles, 3c gadgets like phone, laptop and heating storage. CNGR Advanced Material Co.,Ltd is one of the biggest battery producers in the world. 

4. As an assistant to the Vice President, what are the challenges?
I need to communicate in three languages on a daily basis (Indonesian, English, and Mandarin) with colleagues and partners around the world. I must be able to assist the Vice President in developing the nickel smelting and refining project around Indonesia and keeping up with the project timeline. 

5. What was the biggest challenge of moving to a new city?
Moving to a new city isn’t just a challenge; it’s an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Having been rooted in Sekolah Ciputra from primary school and never having ventured beyond, the transition to different cities during my university and work has become a deliberate pursuit of exciting opportunities. It’s a journey of exploration and self-discovery that I eagerly welcome. 

6. What do you enjoy most about your new environment?
Engaging with individuals from different countries brings me great joy. Discovering new cultures and gaining insights from diverse perspectives has opened my eyes to the immense richness of our world. It’s a realization that fuels my eagerness to explore and learn about the countless wonders that await!

7. In what way did Sekolah Ciputra contribute to your job right now?
Communication skills, I have honed my 3 language abilities in Sekolah Ciputra. Since childhood, we were always encouraged to express our thoughts openly, making it easier to communicate effectively what we feel or in a group. Besides that, in Sekolah Ciputra, we have learned how to create reports, essays, and brainstorm our ideas through writing. As a result, handling project reports in work has become much easier for me.

8. What was the best thing about Sekolah Ciputra? Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra
At Sekolah Ciputra, learning is not only from textbooks but also from activities like community service, personal projects, and extended essays, that are conducted internationally and it has been instrumental in shaping my educational journey. The selection of subjects at Sekolah Ciputra has inspired me to contemplate the person I aspire to be and to define my life values, since a young age.
It is very hard to pick a memorable moment in Sekolah Ciputra since I had tons of them, but if I have to choose, it would be the outbound and outing activities. Every year, our school would conduct an outing, and most of the time, we had to construct our own tent in nature and cook our own meals.

9. What advice would you give to a graduating student?
Dream big! Follow your beliefs. I recall my personal project in grade 10 when I aspired to make Indonesia a more eco-friendly country, or participating in green campaigns during elementary school. Now, I am working with one of the biggest companies to promote new energy sources, reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, and promote the use of green energy.

10. Would you recommend Sekolah Ciputra to others? If yes, what would you say about it?
Definitely! Sekolah Ciputra has prepared me for all the soft and hard skills to be the person I am now. I am proud to be a Sekolah Ciputra Alumni.

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