1.After graduating from Sekolah Ciputra, where do you study? What is your major?
Universitas Pelita Harapan (Jakarta) and my major is Design and Visual Communications.
2. What did you do after graduating from university?
– I did a 3-month internship in Bridestory as a graphic designer for marketing purposes.
– Then, I worked for a year as an assistant graphic designer for one of the movie poster designers in Indonesia. I also worked on other projects, such as digital imaging for car and accessory brands, product photography, and social media design for an online glasses shop.
– After that, I worked as a freelance designer for 2 years, designing custom wedding and birthday invitations and also custom pillows.
– For the next 2 years, I ran an online shop for baking supplies and produced fancy cake boards.
– Currently, I am in my second year working as an insurance specialist at Prudential and collaborating with colleagues in other insurance companies.
– This year, I obtained a certification in estate planning (Certified International Estate Management) to help people as a debt and inheritance planning consultant.
3. As an insurance specialist, what are the challenges? How do you overcome it?
The challenge is that insurance is a field that is not usually taught from a young age until graduation, and in practice, it is very different from my background as a designer who did not interact with people much. However, I am able to overcome it because from the beginning, I was ready to learn new things and be shaped into a better person.
4. What was the biggest challenge of moving to a new city?
Initially, it was difficult because I didn’t know anyone. My family and friends were all in Surabaya. For the first time, I had to rent a room, prepare my own food, and go everywhere alone. Additionally, I had to adapt to a new type of people who have a different culture than the people in Surabaya.
5. What do you enjoy most about your new environment?
I enjoy meeting new friends, being more independent, and being able to manage my finances better. I have the freedom to explore the city and the new surroundings.
6. In what way did Sekolah Ciputra contribute to your job right now?
Sekolah Ciputra helped me to be a more creative and critical thinker. Since we were always assigned with projects and essays, I became accustomed to think deeply and creatively, making reports, and finding solutions. Without realizing it, these skills are highly applicable in my work until now.
7. What was the best thing about Sekolah Ciputra? Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra
The annual camping trip was one of the most memorable experiences. Although I didn’t like it much at the time, it has become a valuable experience because I have never camped alone with such conditions and with the same friends. Also, the DBL basketball tournament was very memorable, as I enjoyed every practice and game. I was especially proud to represent the school and compete nationally. It was an experience that I did not have during my university studies or work.
8. What advice would you give to a graduating student?
Don’t be afraid of opportunities, even if they are not related to what you are currently studying or your passions. Because good opportunities do not always come around. No one knows what can happen in your life when you take a good opportunity.
9. Would you recommend Sekolah Ciputra to others? If yes, what would you say about it?
Yes, if you are in Indonesia. Because I have many friends from other schools, and they did not get the same experience and knowledge as I did at Sekolah Ciputra.
10. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
– Sports, currently badminton
– Traveling to new places
– Watching films/series
– Culinary adventures
11. Anything else you would like to share?
School days are irreplaceable. Don’t waste them by doing nothing. Join all the activities you can, learn as much as possible, unleash all your potentials, and you can reach your life goals faster.