|The Era of Globalization Delivers Opportunities for Graduates|
|Sunday, 27 May 2012|
Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) again organized graduation ceremony period V, Academic Year 2011/2012, on Saturday (5/26) at Kahar Mudzakkir Auditorium UII main campus. This event involved 559 graduates including 6 graduates from Diploma program, 503 graduates from undergraduate program and 50 graduates from Mater Program.
In the undergraduate program (S1), there were 150 (29.82%) graduates with cum laude predicate and Asasi Putih from Faculty of Law UII obtained the highest GPA of 3,99. Besides, as many as 265 (52,68 %) graduates from undergraduate program finished their study on time. The youngest graduate from undergraduate program was Hetty Whinarsih from Faculty of Law UII completing her study for 3 years and six months.
UII Rector, Prof. Dr. Edy Suandi Hamid, M.Ec. in his remarks mentioned that graduation ceremony as a part of academic ceremony tradition can be interpreted as finish line of their degree. Therefore, Prof. Edy, emphasized that UII graduates are responsible for adhering to their degree. Moreover, graduates moving their tassels from the left to the right symbolized a rite of passage from student to graduate. The ritual of graduation also signified a pride to the rite of passage for the graduates and family. Hopefully, the academic achievement became a new stage of the better life.
Meanwhile, as the former graduate of UII, Business Director for Micro, Small and Medium BRI Jakarta, Djarot Kusumayakti in his speech stated that there are many opportunities available to start a business in rural area not only in urban area. Moreover, there were many of villagers who become UMKM entrepreneur (Micro, Small, and Medium Businesses) Bank BRI. It proved that there are many potential which can be developed in rural area.
"Therefore, graduates must become the representative of UII at anywhere all over the world to empower themselves reaching real success by empowering people in rural area particularly." He said
Djarot Kusumayakti said further that actually the era of globalization delivers new opportunities for graduates entering both domestic and international labor market or encourages graduates becoming young entrepreneurs who are able to create their own jobs and recruit employee to open their own business together. Self learning capacity and social adaptability are the keys of success entering the era of globalization.
"UII graduates should not become employees who work at well-equipped offices in major cities, but you have to pay the price of success with hard work." He explained