Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) School of Design (SoD) supports the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology’s (Kemendikbudristek) Independent Learning Campus (MBKM) activities by running the Certified Independent Study and Internship (MSIB) program during the odd semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. MSIB is a part of MBKM ’s initiative, which strives to give opportunities for students to learn and develop themselves through activities that take place outside of the classroom but still considered as a part of the lecture. This program is designed for students who wish to better equip themselves by learning specific practical skills that are in high demand in the industrial and commercial world (DUDI).
“This program is highly essential since the MSIB program allows students to gain professional experience through internships or studies that can complement the knowledge supplied in campus through independent studies. Students gain valuable experience and information that will help them when they graduate and work later,” said Dr. Martin L. Katoppo, S.T., M.T., Dean of SoD UPH.
One of the students from the UPH Visual Communication Design (DKV) study program specialization in Cinematography, Rahel Ayustine (2019), was accepted into the MSIB program and completed an internship at PT Mojadi Application Indonesia (Mojadi App), an educational platform for Indonesian students that provides solutions to worries and confusion about the future through various e-learning features. Mojadi App is a startup that is part of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture’s Independent Campus program. During her internship, Rahel said, she developed a lot of hard skills, such as skills/competence, complex problem-solving, analytical skills, and soft skills, such as professional/work ethic, communication, and collaboration.
“During the MSIB program on the Mojadi App, I had the most unique experience, which was being able to practice the work directly in a pandemic situation, from pre-production to post-production, to produce good results in the form of videos. Aside from that, I get a lot of advice from accomplished and excellent mentors who are academically successful,” she explained.
For Rahel, joining the MSIB program allows her to gain professional experience and knowledge outside of university, allowing her to observe and feel the evolution of the professional world and the diversity of knowledge that exists outside.
UPH will continue to support the Kemendikbudristek’s vision and mission, as well as strengthen UPH’s collaboration with strategic partner institutions from inside and outside the country in order to implement MBKM projects.
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