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Lakukan Yang Terbaik Untuk Menuai Hasil Terbaik

“Sejak lama saya sudah berpesan kepada orang tua saya, jika suatu saat saya harus kuliah, maka saya hanya mau di UPH,” ungkap Lesya Mefia, alumni program studi perhotelan angkatan 2002. Bagi Lesya, perjalanannya sebagai seorang mahasiswi perhotelan merupakan sesuatu yang sudah Ia rencanakan. Melihat UPH sebagai tempat yang tepat untuk mewujudkan langkahnya tersebut, disinilah kemudian Lesya semakin diperlengkapi dengan bekal-bekal yang kini membantunya berdiri sebagai seorang GM di  Loccal Collection Hotel Komodo, salah satu hotel yang cukup terkenal di kawasan Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur.

“Bisa dikatakan, pekerjaan saya saat ini merupakan sesuatu yang juga sejalan dengan apa yang telah saya impikan. Bersyukur, UPH telah membantu saya untuk bisa tiba di jalan ini,” ucap Lesya. Dalam semua itu, Lesya yakin bahwa setiap rencana yang disertai dengan kerja keras dan juga doa, akan selalu mendatangkan hasil yang indah dan tak terbayangkan.

“Berbicara tentang sukses, bagi saya sukses adalah ketika apa yang saya rencanakan dan perbuat dapat mendatangkan dampak yang baik bagi orang-orang di sekitar kita. Dan ketika kehadiran kita bisa menjadi berkat bagi orang lain, maka kita akan mengetahui makna kesuksesan yang sesungguhnya,” tutur Lesya.

Lebih lanjut, Lesya yakin bahwa UPH akan selalu menjadi tempat yang tepat untuk menciptakan generasi yang dapat berkarya, serta memajukan bangsa dan negara. “Dimanapun kita ditempatkan, berkaryalah dengan maksimal. Jangan ragu untuk melangkah sejak dini, dan lakukan yang terbaik untuk bisa menuai hasil terbaik,” – Lesya Mefia


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Lesya Mefia

GM Loccal Collection Hotel Komodo

Perhotelan 2002

Alumni stories

Tingkatkan Kapasitas Diri, Melangkah Dengan Kerendahan Hati

“Kami menerima beasiswa platinum. Jadi kami tinggal bersama-sama di dormitory UPH dan menjalin relasi dengan teman-teman dari berbagai daerah di seluruh Indonesia. Inilah salah satu pengalaman tak terlupakan saya selama di UPH,” ungkap Abraham Halim, alumni Program Studi Desain Interior UPH angkatan 2007. Tidak hanya itu, Abraham melihat bahwa UPH memiliki reputasi, komitmen, serta value yang sangat baik bagi para mahasiswanya. Hal-hal ini menjadi nilai tambah yang membuat mahasiswa dibentuk tidak hanya dari segi akademik, tetapi juga dari segi karakter.

“Di UPH, mahasiswa mendapat berbagai kesempatan untuk eksplor berbagai hal. Kesempatan itu juga saya terima ketika saya diberi kesempatan untuk mengikuti berbagai pameran baik Nasional maupun Internasional. Disini, mental kami semakin terbentuk dan terasah dengan baik,” lanjut Abraham. Tidak berhenti pada satu jenjang pendidikan, Abraham pun kembali melanjutkan studinya di University College London. Kedua latar belakang pendidikan ini sangat banyak membantu Abraham dalam membentuk kerangka berpikir, menyelesaikan masalah, dan membuat pengembangan dalam dinamika pekerjaan yang Abraham jalani.

“Saat ini, saya dipercaya sebagai Corporate Township Head PT. Lippo Karawaci, Tbk. Saya bertanggung jawab untuk menjalankan fungsi property (township) dari Lippo Group, Lippo Village di Karawaci, maupun secara level korporat pada Karawang, Manado, Makassar, dan Cikarang,” lanjutnya. Tidak hanya itu, Abraham juga dipercaya untuk meningkatkan level servis melalui digitalisasi, melakukan asset enhancement, dan mengembangkan konsep sustainable urbanism.

“Bagi saya, nilai terpenting dalam menjalani karier adalah kerendahan hati, kemampuan berpikir kritis, dan story telling. Apapun yang bisa kita lakukan, jangan biarkan dijalani dengan kesombongan,” jelas Abraham. Lebih lanjut, Abraham juga mengedepankan nilai softskill dan attitude dalam menjalani karier. “Hari-hari ini, zaman berkembang secara pesat, kita harus mempersiapkan bekal yang tidak dimiliki oleh orang lain agar kehidupan kita bisa selalu maju setiap hari,” – Abraham Halim.

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Abraham Halim

Corporate Township Head PT. Lippo Karawaci, Tbk

Desain Interior 2007

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Konsisten Jalani Proses, Dedikasi Setulus Hati, Sukses Menanti

“Kalau ditanya sukanya apa, dulu saya sukanya menggambar dan pengen coba dunia arsitek. Namun lewat berbagai pertimbangan bersama keluarga dan juga menyesuaikan keadaan, akhirnya saya memilih jurusan sistem informasi,” ungkap Sally Winata, alumni UPH angkatan 2004. Tentunya ada berbagai alasan yang membuat Sally pada akhirnya memilih Sistem Informasi UPH sebagai tempat untuk dirinya melanjutkan jenjang studi perkuliahan, “Lokasi yang strategis, fasilitas yang baik, dan lingkungan yang mendukung proses belajar. Inilah alasan kenapa saya memilih UPH,” ungkapnya.


Selama berkuliah, UPH telah membekali Sally dengan banyak hal, mulai dari bidang akademik hingga jalinan relasi yang luas. “Teori yang kita pelajari di kuliah itu memang penting, tapi relasi kita dengan orang-orang akan lebih membantu kita dalam menemukan karier. Bersyukur, baik dari segi relasi maupun akademik, saya mendapatkan keduanya di UPH,” tutur Sally. 


Kini Sally telah dipercaya sebagai Head Advisory & Audit Methodology Head di PermataBank. Selain bertanggung jawab atas metodologi internal audit, Sally juga berperan sebagai konsultan dalam beberapa project non IT yang berlangsung di PermataBank. “Dalam setiap tanggung jawab yang diberikan kepada kita, pastikan kita memulai dengan baik dan menyelesaikannya hingga tuntas. Totalitas yang kita berikan akan membuat kita memiliki track record yang baik. Dari sanalah kita akan melihat kisah-kisah manis dalam dunia karier yang kita lalui,” ungkapnya


Lebih lanjut, Sally mengungkapkan harapannya bagi para anak-anak muda sebagai generasi penerus, “Berkaryalah selagi bisa, dan jangan fokus untuk mendapatkan kesuksesan secara instan. Jadilah anak muda yang pantang menyerah dan menikmati setiap proses kehidupan yang harus dijalani. Selama kita konsisten menjalani proses, maka sukses gak akan kemana-mana,” Sally Winata. 


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Sally Winata

Head Advisory & Audit Methodology Head di PermataBank

Sistem Informasi 2004

Alumni stories

Love what you do, do what you love

“Salah satu aspek penting yang saya dapatkan selama kuliah di UPH adalah nilai-nilai kerohanian dan lingkungan kampus yang sehat. Hal inilah yang membuat saya semakin nyaman dan dapat bertumbuh dengan baik semasa menjalani perkuliahan,” ungkap Martin Kwee, alumni UPH jurusan perhotelan angkatan 2008. UPH telah menjadi tempat dimana Martin tidak hanya menerima nilai-nilai akademik, tetapi juga berbagai pengalaman yang cukup berkesan. Mulai dari kesempatan untuk menjadi Head Chef dalam event-event kampus, hingga menjadi Guest Chef di beberapa seminar yang diadakan oleh UPH.

“Tapi ada salah satu pengalaman yang tidak terlupakan, yaitu ketika di tahun 2009 dan 2011, saat mengikuti Culinary Competition berskala International dan kami memenangkan medali perunggu. Tentunya ini adalah suatu kebanggaan tersendiri,” tutur Martin. 

Pengalaman demi pengalaman inilah yang membuat Martin semakin menemukan passionnya hingga akhirnya kini Ia telah dipercaya untuk menjabat sebagai Senior Sales Manager di The Langham, Jakarta, the first Langham property in South East Asia. Tentunya Martin harus menjalankan suatu tanggung jawab yang tidak mudah, terutama ketika industri perhotelan sempat terguncang pandemi. Namun karena optimisme dan tekad pantang menyerah, Martin bersama dengan tim tetap mampu bertahan dan perlahan bangkit menjadi semakin lebih baik.

“Salah satu kebahagiaan dalam kehidupan adalah ketika kita dapat menjalankan pekerjaan sesuai dengan kapasitas maupun passion kita. Love what you do, do what you love. Jangan sia-siakan kapasitas yang ada dalam diri kita, dan bergeraklah secara maksimal dimanapun kita berada,” – Martin Kwee.  

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Martin Kwee

Senior Sales Manager di The Langham Jakarta

Perhotelan 2008

Alumni stories

Kebahagiaan Menjalani Karier Yang Sesuai Dengan Impian

“Setiap berkesempatan menulis biografi diri, saya akan menulis bahwa cita-cita saya adalah menjadi seorang dokter. Ketika mengikuti ajang pencarian bakat maupun mengikuti interview di beberapa media, saya tidak pernah ragu untuk menyebutkan impian saya. Hal ini sudah saya lakukan sejak dulu,” ungkap Andrew Lienata, Alumni Fakultas Kedokteran UPH angkatan 2011. Bergabungnya Andrew sebagai mahasiswa kedokteran UPH merupakan salah satu langkah bagi dirinya untuk menggapai impian yang telah terucap sejak lama.  Seiring berjalannya waktu, UPH telah mengajarkan Andrew banyak hal, mulai dari sisi akademik, pertumbuhan karakter, hingga nilai-nilai kerohanian. “Dalam dunia medis, medical science adalah dasar utama yang harus kita kuasai. Dan ketika saya sudah lulus, saya bersyukur tidak hanya sekedar berbekal ilmu, tetapi juga networking yang luas, dan nilai-nilai kerohanian yang selalu ditekankan, yakni Godly character,” tutur Andrew.

Lewat sebuah perjalanan panjang, karier Andrew di dunia medis berlanjut hingga saat ini sosoknya telah berdiri sebagai dokter dan Co-Founder IVtamins di SKYN Clinic, Jakarta Selatan. IVtamins sendiri merupakan sebuah layanan wellness dan aesthetic yang berfokus untuk memberikan pelayanan infus/intravenous sesuai dengan kebutuhan pasien dengan konsep seperti lounge. IVtamins juga beroperasi di ASTHA Distric8 dan kini tengah dalam proses ekspansi di wilayah Jakarta Pusat dan Jakarta Utara. Disinilah Andrew juga telah dipercaya untuk menjadi Head of Medical yang bertanggung jawab untuk operasional klinik, quality control, branding, serta business development.

 “Dapat menjalani suatu profesi yang kita impikan sejak dulu merupakan suatu kebanggaan. Memang tidak mudah, butuh pengorbanan dan dedikasi yang tinggi. Tetapi saya bersyukur bahwa Tuhan telah menyertai saya sampai sekarang,” seru Andrew.

Dalam perjalanan kariernya, Andrew juga melihat suatu nilai yang tidak kalah penting di dalam kehidupan, “Membagi waktu adalah suatu tantangan yang besar. Aspek finansial mungkin bisa tercukupi, tetapi waktu tidak akan pernah bisa diulang. Selama kita masih memiliki waktu, taruhlah segala sesuatu di prioritas yang tepat,” ucap Andrew.

Lebih lanjut, Andrew memutuskan untuk kembali melanjutkan pendidikannya ke jenjang yang lebih tinggi di UPH EEC serta berpesan kepada generasi muda untuk selalu memprioritaskan keseimbangan antara kehidupan bersosialisasi dan dunia pendidikan. “Dalam menjalani jenjang pendidikan sarjana, sebaiknya kita menjalani porsi yang seimbang antara belajar, bersosialisasi, dan berekreasi. Maksimalkan setiap waktu yang ada, dan dedikasikan dirimu untuk selalu memberikan pelayanan yang terbaik,” – dr. Andrew Lienata 

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Andrew Lienata

Dokter dan Co-Founder IVtamins di SKYN Clinic

Kedokteran 2011

Alumni stories

Tujuan Yang Besar Dimulai dari Langkah Kecil

“Kita harus bisa perform hal-hal baru, karena dunia bisnis bukanlah sesuatu yang statis. Penting bagi kita untuk selalu menjawab kebutuhan banyak orang. Dari sinilah kita sedang membuat diri kita dapat dipercaya,” ungkap Velicia Gonatha, alumni UPH jurusan Manajemen angkatan 2013. Perjalanan karier sosok yang biasa disapa Veli ini tidak terlepas dari kerja keras yang Ia lakukan hingga hari ini sosoknya telah dipercaya sebagai seorang Product Manager di Bukalapak. Disinilah Veli bertanggung jawab atas tim logistik, marketing strategist, maupun kegiatan pemasaran pada marketplace & e-commerce.

“Salah satu hal yang berguna di dunia karier adalah ketika kita punya pengalaman dalam berorganisasi. Selama di UPH, saya banyak mengikuti kegiatan-kegiatan kampus, dan ternyata dari sini secara tidak langsung saya belajar untuk meng-handle banyak hal,” tutur Veli. Tidak hanya itu, membuka diri untuk terus belajar membuat Veli semakin dibekali dengan nilai-nilai penting di dalam kehidupannya. Hasrat untuk terus belajar inilah yang kemudian mengantarkan Veli untuk melanjutkan studi S2 Manajemen di Amerika.

“Kita harus punya self improvement dan responsibility. Jangan biarkan diri kita tertinggal terhadap perubahan, selagi masih bisa belajar, tingkatkan kapasitas diri kita supaya kita punya bekal untuk menyelesaikan setiap tanggung jawab yang ada,” ujar Veli. Seiring berjalannya waktu, Veli semakin akrab dengan hal-hal seputar Product Development. Dan ketika Veli mendapat kesempatan untuk meng-handle klien, dirinya terus memberikan yang terbaik agar kepercayaan yang telah diberikan kepadanya dapat menghasilkan buah yang manis.

Lebih lanjut, Ia memberikan kunci agar seseorang dapat mencapai tujuan yang telah direncanakan, “Jalani apa yang mau kamu capai, jangan tunda kesempatan yang ada, dan jangan berhenti pada satu titik. Kembangkan setiap ide yang ada, mulailah dari hal kecil. Target kita memang untuk menjadi besar, tapi kita tetap harus mulai dari hal terkecil.” – Velicia Gonatha

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Velicia Gonatha

Product Manager di Bukalapak

Manajemen 2013

Alumni stories

Pribadi Berintegritas, Menjadi Langkah Dalam Meraih Kesuksesan

Joshua Prince, Alumni UPH jurusan Manajemen angkatan 2013 yang kini dipercaya sebagai Relationship Manager di Maybank tidak pernah menyesali langkahnya untuk menuntut ilmu di Universitas Pelita Harapan. “Dulu saya mengambil jurusan manajemen, dan ketika saya masuk ke dunia pekerjaan yang berhubungan dengan banking industry, dunia pendidikan yang saya terima di UPH cukup membantu saya untuk bisa beradaptasi dengan baik.” Ungkap Joshua.

Sebagai seorang Relationship Manager di Maybank membuat Joshua memiliki peran yang penting. “Kurang lebih, saya berperan untuk menjembatani antara client dengan Bank. Banyak perusahaan-perusahaan yang membutuhkan loan atau pinjaman dana.” Ujarnya. Lebih lanjut, meniti karier di bidang bank industry bukanlah sesuatu yang Joshua rencanakan sebelumnya. Jejak karier ini mulai Joshua temukan ketika dirinya dibentuk di UPH. “Saya gak punya plan untuk ke arah sini. Bahkan pada saat itu saya juga belum official lulus, jadi hanya berbekal nilai-nilai akademik dari UPH. Namun puji Tuhan, ternyata memang jodoh disini,” tutur Joshua.

Dunia pekerjaan membuat Joshua juga melihat nilai-nilai penting yang harus dimiliki, “Kerja di Bank itu membuat saya sangat dekat dengan yang namanya uang dalam jumlah sangat besar. Disinilah nilai kejujuran itu harus selalu saya utamakan sehingga kita bisa dipercaya oleh banyak orang. Dan ketika kita udah bisa dipercaya oleh banyak orang, langkah kita untuk mencapai kesuksesan akan lebih besar” ucap Joshua. 

Dari semua yang sudah Joshua lalui, ia sadar bahwa UPH telah berperan penting untuk membantunya berdiri hingga di titik sekarang, “UPH telah menjadi tempat dimana saya menerima banyak bekal. Tidak hanya dari sisi akademik, tetapi juga dibentuk dari sisi kepribadian. Tempat yang baik untuk mempersiapkan kita memperoleh masa depan luar biasa.” – Joshua Prince. 

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Joshua Prince

Relationship Manager di Maybank

Manajemen 2013

Alumni stories

Tempat Yang Tepat Untuk Menemukan Potensi dan Fondasi

Berperan sebagai Head of Growth and Revenus Management Grab Indonesia, Burhan Kurniawan, Alumni UPH jurusan Manajemen angkatan 2007 telah mengemban tanggung jawab ini sejak 2020 lalu. Burhan bertugas untuk menangani vertical payments di Indonesia mencakup berbagai produk finansial dalam ekosistem Grab-OVO, seperti e-money, asuransi, investasi dan O20 Fintech. “Kurang lebih, saya harus memastikan kinerja operasional finansial dengan baik, serta membuat strategi dan program pemasaran yang dapat meningkatkan kinerja dengan prinsip menjaga unit economics perusahaan,” ungkap Burhan.

Di tengah perkembangan teknologi yang semakin berkembang pesat, Burhan harus dapat melihat berbagai kesempatan dan menghadirkan inovasi baru. Persaingan di tengah era digital ini membuat Burhan sadar betapa pentingnya memiliki critical thinking, konsisten, dan inovatif. “Kita melihat perubahan demi perubahan terjadi begitu cepat. Anak-anak muda harus memiliki inovasi dan konsistensi. Dan yang tidak kalah penting, dunia kerja membutuhkan orang-orang yang mau bertanggung jawab atas setiap kepercayaan yang sudah diberikan,” tutur Burhan.

Burhan pun menyadari bahwa hal-hal penting ini merupakan sesuatu yang secara tidak langsung telah Ia pelajari di dunia pendidikan. “UPH telah menjadi pilihan keluarga saya sejak lama. Disinilah saya belajar mengenai teori-teori yang menjadi dasar untuk kita bisa berdiri di dunia pekerjaan.” Jelasnya.

Melihat betapa pentingnya dunia pendidikan bagi generasi muda, Burhan berpesan agar anak-anak muda dapat lebih menghargai setiap masa-masa perkuliahan, menggali potensi diri, mencari pengalaman berorganisasi, serta memperluas koneksi dengan rekan-rekan seperjuangan. “Dalam segala sesuatu, jadilah pribadi yang bertanggung jawab dan totalitas. Dengan kita bertanggung jawab dan totalitas, kita sedang membangun kepribadian yang baik dan bisa dipercaya” – Burhan Kurniawan. 

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Burhan Kurniawan

Head of Growth and Revenus Management Grab Indonesia

Manajemen 2007

Alumni stories

Kesan Penuh Warna, Jalin Relasi Seluas-Luasnya

“Kuliah di UPH merupakan salah satu keputusan terpenting dalam hidup saya. Jika saya tidak kuliah di UPH, mungkin detik ini saya sedang tidak menjalani karir yang saya lakukan sekarang.” ungkap Alfonso Adityo, Alumni UPH jurusan perhotelan angkatan 2012. Bagi Alfonso, UPH merupakan tempat dimana dirinya menemukan passionnya, hingga pada akhirnya Ia dapat berdiri sebagai seorang co-founder dari Travellino, sebuah travel agency yang berada di Tangerang. Travellino fokus pada pelayanan private trip, tailor-made, dan luxury resorts. “Visi kami yaitu; memberikan unexpected journeys with a whole experience dalam suatu destinasi,” tuturnya.

Tidak hanya menjadi tempat dimana dirinya mengembangkan potensi diri, UPH telah memberikan banyak kesan tak terlupakan, terutama melalui kehidupan kampus yang penuh warna. “Kenapa saya memilih UPH, yang pertama ialah soal pertemanan dan juga koneksi. Seperti yang sudah saya bayangkan, disini saya mendapat banyak teman dan juga koneksi yang luas,” ucap Alfonso. Dirinya juga merasakan berbagai kegiatan kampus yang sangat berkesan, mulai dari UPH Fest, bergabung dalam UPH Eagles football & futsal, HMJ Hotel UPH, serta kegiatan-kegiatan lainnya.

Setiap perjalanan yang telah dilalui oleh Alfonso membuatnya melihat bahwa UPH telah menjadi bagian dari cerita kehidupannya. Bahkan dalam menjalani karier, Alfonso teringat akan nilai-nilai yang pernah Ia terima dulu sebagai mahasiswa, “Jangan pernah berhenti belajar, tetaplah rendah hati, dan belajarlah untuk menerima kritik dengan kritis,” ujar Alfonso. 

Lebih lanjut, Alfonso menyampaikan kesannya selama berada di UPH, “Kampus yang luar biasa. Tempat yang tepat untuk membangun koneksi seluas-luasnya, karena dari situlah kita akan melihat kesempatan untuk memperoleh masa depan yang baik. Dan yang terpenting, pergunakanlah setiap waktu yang ada untuk berbuat baik pada semua orang, karena nama baik lebih penting daripada kekayaan besar”- Alfonso Adityo.

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Alfonso Adityo

co-founder Travellino

Perhotelan 2012

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Tempat Membentuk Mental, Karakter, Dan Membangun Networking

William Oktavianus merupakan salah satu alumni UPH dari jurusan Teknik Informatika angkatan 2009. Saat ini, ia dipercaya sebagai seorang Head Of Section di PT Alam Sutera Realty Tbk. William harus dapat mengkoordinir timnya, serta merancang berbagai strategi baru guna mencapai target penjualan dengan baik. Tidak hanya itu, sebagai seorang pemimpin, William juga harus menanamkan nilai-nilai untuk timnya, terutama bagaimana seseorang harus memiliki pikiran optimis, dan terus berpikir positif. 

“Nilai-nilai ini berpengaruh pada semangat kerja. Dengan adanya sikap optimis dan pikiran positif, kita akan melihat bahwa hasil yang baik pasti akan kita terima di depan,“ ucap William. 

Dibalik perjalanan kariernya, William melihat bahwa dunia pendidikan yang ia jalani selama di UPH sangat berperan besar. “Dunia pendidikan membuka peluang kesuksesan menjadi lebih besar. Tidak hanya itu, dunia pendidikan juga membantu kita membangun relasi dengan banyak orang, sehingga hal ini memperluas networking kita. Networking inilah yang kemudian menjadi satu dari nilai penting di dalam dunia pekerjaan” ungkap William.

Tidak hanya memberikan pembelajaran akademik dan networking yang luas, William melihat bahwa UPH juga memiliki berbagai organisasi kampus yang berperan penting untuk menumbuhkan nilai-nilai kerohanian seseorang. “Mental, karakter, serta cara berpikir. Hal ini merupakan bekal yang saya dapat selama saya menuntut ilmu di UPH. Bekal-bekal inilah yang ternyata menjadi modal utama kita untuk masuk ke dalam dunia kerja,” tutur William.

Terucap pesan dari seorang William bagi para generasi muda yang tergabung di dalam UPH, “Manfaatkan waktu sebaik-baiknya dan ikutlah setiap aktivitas-aktivitas, maupun kegiatan kampus. Mungkin hal ini terkesan menjadi rutinitas, tetapi hal-hal inilah yang kemudian akan menjadi nilai-nilai berharga untuk kita meniti karier nantinya” – William Oktavianus.

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William Oktavianus

Head Of Section di PT Alam Sutera Realty Tbk

Teknik Informatika 2009

Alumni stories

Dedikasi Untuk Melayani Sesama Dalam Dunia Kesehatan

Menjadi seorang dokter merupakan satu dari impian Daniel Lienata, alumni Kedokteran UPH angkatan 2012. Langkah menuju impiannya ini pun dimulai ketika Daniel memilih UPH sebagai wadah untuk Ia bertumbuh dan dipersiapkan menjadi seorang dokter, serta memberikan dedikasinya untuk melayani banyak orang. Seiring berjalannya waktu, Daniel yang telah diperlengkapi dengan atribut akademik kedokteran mulai berkarya di bidang medis dan kesehatan. Tidak hanya berkarier di dunia kedokteran, salah satu dedikasi yang diberikan oleh Daniel ialah menghadirkan platform Dokvisit, jasa layanan kesehatan yang berdiri di tengah gejolak pandemi covid-19. Kehadiran Dokvisit telah menyelamatkan banyak pasien melalui perawatan secara homecare maupun homevisit. Peralatan dan terapi yang biasanya hanya ada di rumah sakit, dibawa Dokvisit ke hadapan pasien oleh tenaga dokter profesional yang berpengalaman di bidangnya. 

“Saya menjalani usaha ini bersama kakak, dr. Andrew Lienata, M.M., M.H.M. Pelayanan kesehatan Dokvisit ini tidak hanya terkait covid-19 namun melingkupi berbagai layanan kesehatan lainnya sesuai kebutuhan seperti perawatan kecantikan, pengantaran obat, swab, PCR, konsultasi, dan sebagainya,” ungkap Daniel.

Tidak hanya bersumbangsih melalui layanan Dokvisit, Daniel dan sang Kakak juga pernah memberikan pelayanannya dalam bentuk tour pengobatan gratis dan menolong lebih dari 14,000 pasien yang ada di pedalaman 14 kabupaten kota yang ada di Kalimantan Tengah. 

“Once you started something, don’t quit in the process, keep going, try to finish and get the results that is aimed.” Ucap Daniel. Semangat untuk terus melayani inilah yang terus membuat Daniel melangkah dan tak henti menggerakkannya memberikan dedikasi cinta kasih bagi sesama. 

Sampai hari ini, Daniel terus memberikan sumbangsih dan dedikasinya di dunia kesehatan. Melalui akun instagramnya, @DNL_DR, Daniel bahkan rela memberikan layanan gratis bagi orang-orang yang hendak menanyakan masalah seputar kesehatan, lewat fitur direct message. Tak terlepas dari itu, perjalanan Daniel dalam memberikan pelayanan tidak membuatnya lupa akan berbagai prioritas lain di dalam kehidupannya. Keluarga, kerohanian, serta kegiatan gereja, hal-hal ini tetap ada di dalam kehidupan Daniel sebagai prioritas yang harus selalu diutamakan. Prioritas inilah yang membuat Daniel semakin melihat betapa bermaknanya nilai sebuah kehidupan. 

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Daniel Lienata

Founder of Dokvisit

Kedokteran 2012

Alumni stories

Pentingnya Nilai Integritas Dan Doa di Dalam Perjalanan Karier

Memiliki peran sebagai seorang Relationship Manager (RM) di Bank BTPN bukanlah hal yang mudah bagi seorang Grace Adelia, Alumni UPH jurusan Teknologi Pangan angkatan 2016. Bank BTPN sendiri merupakan bagian dari grup SMBC, salah satu Bank Multinasional terkemuka di negara Jepang. Disinilah Grace harus dapat berkoordinasi dengan rekan timnya untuk dapat memberikan pelayanan yang terbaik bagi segmen masyarakat seperti pensiunan, pelaku usaha UMKM, komunitas prasejahtera produktif, segmen consuming class, & segmen korporasi.

Tidak hanya itu, Grace juga harus memenuhi targetnya sebagai sales yang sudah di tetapkan oleh Bank. Di tengah target tersebut, Grace harus bisa mendapatkan kepercayaan dari para calon nasabah. “Tentunya ini bukan hal yang mudah. Ada berbagai tantangan yang harus dihadapi. saya juga harus tepat dalam menilai seorang calon nasabah dari berbagai sudut penilaian, baik dalam segi keuangan, karakter nasabah, jaminan yang akan diberikan pada bank, jenis fasilitas yang akan diberikan kepada nasabah dan pertimbangan lainnya. Disinilah saya tahu pentingnya sebuah nilai integritas. Dan yang tidak kalah penting, tentunya kita harus selalu berdoa sebelum mengambil keputusan.” ungkap Grace.

Dibalik karier yang Ia tempuh sekarang, Grace sadar betapa pentingnya nilai pendidikan sebagai bekal yang berguna dalam dunia pekerjaan. Grace teringat akan nilai-nilai yang Ia dapat selama di UPH, “Saya memilih UPH karena saya melihat bahwa UPH tidak hanya memberikan bekal akademik, tetapi juga memberikan nilai-nilai kerohanian yang penting di dalam kehidupan,” tuturnya.

Apa yang telah dilalui oleh Grace merupakan suatu perjalanan yang membuatnya melihat berbagai pelajaran kehidupan. Terucap harapan dari seorang Grace agar nilai-nilai tersebut dapat dimiliki oleh generasi mendatang, “Harapan saya untuk UPH adalah terus menjadi kampus yang menyeimbangkan iman, ilmu, dan pelayanan dalam kurikulum perkuliahannya. Kuliah memang tidak menentukkan masa depan karier, tetapi dengan menuntut ilmu di dunia perkuliahan, maka kemungkinan untuk mendapat karier yang lebih baik akan semakin terbuka lebar” - Grace Adelia.

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Grace Adelia

Relationship Manager at Bank BTPN

Foodtech 2016

Alumni stories

Ketekunan Dan Dedikasi Dalam Meningkatkan Kapasitas Diri

Meniti jejak pendidikan sebagai mahasiswa jurusan Desain Produk di UPH merupakan perjalanan awal seorang Donna Angelina. Donna menyelesaikan perkuliahannya pada tahun 2004. Berbagai pengalaman dan bekal akademik didapatkan oleh Donna, hingga Ia memutuskan untuk memberikan dedikasi sebagai dosen pengajar di UPH, sebelum akhirnya Donna berkesempatan untuk melanjutkan jenjang studi Magisternya di Kyungsung University, Korea Selatan. “Saya ingin meningkatkan kapasitas diri saya. Karena saya tahu, kita tidak bisa berhenti pada satu pencapaian saja. Kapasitas diri yang meningkat akan membawa kita kepada suatu pencapaian yang baru,” ungkap Donna. 

Dengan bekal-bekal akademik yang telah didapatnya, Donna kembali melanjutkan misinya sebagai seorang pengajar di beberapa Universitas Swasta di Indonesia. Tidak hanya itu, Donna pun memutuskan untuk merintis usaha perhiasan Dream Avenue Jewelry. “Berawal dari hobi, pesanan, dan juga memaksimalkan kemampuan desain yang ada. Pada akhirnya Dream Avenue Jewelry dapat terus berdiri hingga 10 tahun lamanya, bahkan sampai sekarang,” tutur Donna. Berperan sebagai Founder dan juga Creative Director, Donna harus dapat menghadirkan berbagai inovasi baru agar usahanya dapat terus berkembang dan juga maju. Disinilah Donna melihat arti penting sebuah ketekunan demi mencapai suatu tujuan.

Dapat bertahan di tengah berbagai tantangan merupakan perjalanan yang penuh cerita. Dengan mengutamakan ketekunan, integritas, serta kreativitas, Donna terus bertekad untuk terus maju dengan untuk menghadirkan berbagai inovasi baru. “Kembali lagi kepada pencapaian. Jangan berhenti kepada satu pencapaian, dan tetap utamakan ketekunan. Selama masih ada kesempatan untuk berkarya, berikanlah yang terbaik. Maksimalkan setiap kesempatan dengan penuh ketekunan, maka kita akan melihat berbagai pencapaian yang lebih luar biasa di masa depan,” – Donna Angelina.

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Donna Angelina

Founder & Creative Director at Dream Avenue Jewelry

Desain Produk 2000

Alumni stories

Kesempatan Yang Terbuka Lebar dibalik Tekad Untuk Selalu Belajar

“Pendidikan adalah fondasi paling fundamental untuk dapat membentuk kepribadian dan pola pikir yang baik agar dapat membantu karir pekerjaan.” ungkap Dr. Randi Bayu Prathama, alumni program studi Doktoral Manajemen UPH angkatan 2015. Bagi Randi, nilai pendidikan merupakan modal penting untuk dapat menapaki jenjang karier yang lebih tinggi. Selain itu, Randi juga melihat bahwa UPH merupakan tempat yang tepat untuk menyalurkan keinginannya untuk terus belajar guna memperoleh modal penting untuk membuka peluang kesuksesan lebih besar.

Kerinduan Randi untuk terus belajar membuatnya tidak hanya memiliki berbagai gelar di bidang akademik, tetapi juga membuatnya menyelesaikan ragam pelatihan berbasis Internasional yang didapatnya dari London School of Economics – Inggris, dan University of Paris: Pantheon-Sorbonne. Dengan bekal nilai pendidikan inilah yang kemudian membuat Randi mampu berdiri sebagai Head of Investor Relations di PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk.

“Perjalanan karier saya tentunya tidak terlepas dari tantangan, terutama bagaimana kita melihat dinamika persaingan bisnis, perubahan struktur pasar keuangan serta perkembangan teknologi yang berkembang secara pesat,” tuturnya. Lebih lanjut, Randi mengungkapkan nilai yang ia genggam untuk selalu bertahan, “Tantangan akan selalu datang silih berganti, tetapi apabila kita dapat beradaptasi, semua itu akan membuat kita menjadi lebih baik”.

Apa yang telah dilalui Randi menjadi suatu pelajaran yang membuatnya sadar betapa pentingnya seseorang untuk tidak pernah berhenti belajar. Karena setiap nilai yang diperoleh dari berbagai pelajaran, pada akhirnya akan menjadi bekal terbaik untuk menatap masa depan. “Saya berharap UPH dapat terus mempertahankan kualitas dan standar yang sudah terbangun dengan baik. Saya juga berharap agar generasi penerus dapat mengembangkan kualitas keilmuan sekaligus memperluas network sehingga pada akhirnya para Alumni UPH dapat maju bersama menjadi pemimpin di Republik Indonesia.” – Dr. Randi Bayu Prathama.

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Randi Bayu Prathama

Head Investor Relations di PT Lippo Karawaci

Doktor Manajemen 2016

Alumni stories

Beradaptasi Dengan Perubahan Dunia yang Kian Cepat, Haikal Siregar Pimpin BCG Indonesia

Perubahan dunia yang begitu cepat membutuhkan kemampuan untuk beradaptasi dan keberanian untuk mengambil keputusan sulit. Perubahan serba cepat inilah yang membentuk seorang Haikal Siregar, Presiden Direktur Boston Group Consulting Indonesia (BCG Indonesia), Alumni Management UPH angkatan 2002, untuk menjadi pribadi yang berorientasi pada solusi, senantiasa memperbaharui ilmu, serta bekerja dengan integritas. Haikal dipercaya untuk mengembangkan sisi fungsional BCG, yakni memaksimalkan penggunaan teknologi lintas divisi, marketing dan sales, serta sumber daya manusia.


“Kemampuan yang dibutuhkan dalam dunia consulting saat ini sangat berbeda dari ketika saya terjun dalam pekerjaan ini lebih dari 10 tahun lalu. Dunia berubah sangat cepat dan consulting termasuk salah satu yang harus berubah cepat pula. Saya merasakan bahwa perubahan paling besar yang terjadi secara internal adalah dalam menyediakan berbagai bidang spesialisasi untuk client, seperti data science specialist dalam Gamma Unit, digital business specialist, IT architects, dan masih banyak lagi. Kedua adalah perubahan dalam merekrut tim seiring dengan berkembangnya BCG. Kami menyadari bahwa pelamar kerja ingin lebih dari hanya sebatas uang, dan menjadi tantangan tersendiri bagi kami untuk membuat lingkungan pekerjaan di BCG menjadi asset bagi tim, membangun sistem kerja yang suportif, dan work-life yang berkelanjutan. Ketiga, dan yang menurut saya sangat penting, adalah bagaimana kami sebagai biro konsultasi berkontribusi terhadap Indonesia secara keseluruhan. Indonesia saat ini berada dalam fase kemajuan eksponensial, sehingga menjadi sangat krusial bagi saya dan teman-teman di BCG Indonesia untuk mendukung dan berpartisipasi aktif seiring dengan perkembangan Indonesia,” ucap Haikal dengan antusias.


Haikal percaya bahwa tidak ada satupun yang terjadi karena kebetulan. Sebaliknya, setiap langkah dalam perjalanan kariernya dahulu menjadi ilmu yang bermanfaat baginya saat ini. Termasuk didalamnya mengenai perjalanan pendidikan yang ditempuh Haikal di UPH, dimana baginya pendidikan tidak hanya memperlengkapinya dengan ilmu pengetahun, namun juga diasah untuk mampu melakukan problem solving, kerjasama tim, berpikir kritis, dan membiasakan diri untuk terus belajar. Haikal berharap bahwa dimasa yang akan datang, mahasiswa/i UPH berpartisipasi lebih aktif dalam kompetisi yang mengharumkan nama kampus serta untuk alumni dapat kembali terhubung satu dengan yang lain dan bekerjasama dalam industri profesional.


“Hal yang saya sangat sukai dari masa pendidikan saya di UPH adalah kesempatan untuk mengikuti berbagai kegiatan organisasi yang ada. Dan karena saya termasuk bagian dari Alumni angkatan awal, organisasi-organisasi tersebut juga masih tergolong baru dan saya berkesempatan untuk mengambil bagian dalam memetakan pedoman dan asas pendukungnya. Saya senang dapat mengambil bagian dalam merintis suatu komunitas yang saya yakin memiliki potensi untuk dikembangkan kedepannya. Selain itu, saya juga sangat bersyukur untuk teman-teman dan komunitas global yang saya dapatkan melalui UPH. Karena kemana pun saya pergi, saya kembali dipertemukan dengan orang-orang hebat tersebut,” Haikal mengakhiri.

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Haikal Siregar

President Director for Boston Group Consulting Indonesia (BCG Indonesia)

Manajemen 2002

Alumni stories

Tekun, Gigih, dan Siap Hadapi Proses

Prodi Teknologi Pangan UPH telah menghasilkan banyak profesional yang bekerja di berbagai perusahaan ternama. Salah satunya adalah Alumni angkatan 2007, Stephan Rianto, yang saat ini menjabat sebagai Account Manager & Sugar Reduction Lead di Firmenich, perusahaan perasa dan aroma swasta yang cukup eksis dan ternama.

Dengan kompetensi di area customer relation, negosiasi, manajemen dan marketing, serta pengetahuan di bidang teknologi pangan, Stephan telah berkiprah di Firmenich selama lebih dari 5 tahun. Perjalanan karier Stephan pun tidak terlepas dari berbagai tantangan, khususnya di era digital yang membuat segala sesuatu dapat berubah secara instan. 

“Ada banyak tantangan yang harus saya hadapi. Namun dari semua itu, penting untuk menjunjung tinggi nilai ketekunan (perseverance) dan integritas. Di era digital sekarang ini, banyak hal yang menjadi jauh lebih mudah berkat teknologi. Saya melihat banyak generasi Z sekarang ini yang hanya mau mendapatkan sesuatu secara instan dan tidak mementingkan proses. Saya mendorong anak-anak muda untuk belajar menjadi pribadi yang tekun dan gigih,” tuturnya.

Selain ketekunan dan kegigihan, bagi Stephan, pendidikan yang berkualitas bersumbangsih besar bagi kesuksesan kariernya. Menurutnya, universitas yang baik dapat membekali seseorang dengan keterampilan berorganisasi dan memecahkan masalah. Nilai inilah yang Stephan dapatkan selama berkuliah di UPH. “Saya memilih UPH oleh karena visi-misi dan nilai inti yang berpusat pada Tuhan. Selain itu, jurusan Teknologi Pangan di UPH juga sudah terkenal di Indonesia, sehingga dapat memberi kesempatan networking yang lebih luas bagi lulusannya. Saya sangat bersyukur akan komunitas UPH yang terasa seperti keluarga dan sangat mendukung perjalanan saya. Hal ini sangat membantu meningkatkan rasa percaya diri saya dan membentuk keterampilan interpersonal saya dalam bekerja.”

Apa yang telah dilalui oleh Stephan merupakan perjalanan panjang yang membuatnya melihat berbagai pelajaran. Dari lubuk hati terdalam, Stephan berharap agar UPH dapat terus maju dan menghasilkan alumni yang berkompeten dan siap berkarya di dunia profesional!

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Stephan Rianto

Account Manager & Sugar Reduction Lead di Firmenich

Foodtech 2007

Alumni stories

Melakukan Yang Terbaik Atas Kepercayaan Yang Diberikan

Bukan tugas mudah bagi seorang Ganesa Rigshady Soepraptoyo, alumni Hubungan Internasional UPH angkatan 2005, untuk menerapkan perubahan pada keseluruhan operasi layanan petikemas PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero). Membutuhkan waktu dua tahun baginya dan tim yang memiliki visi yang sama untuk mengimplementasikan terminal operating system untuk menunjang kegiatan operasi dan memastikan standar keamanan kargo yang tinggi demi menjaga mutu kargo yang dikirimkan melalui melalui empat cabang pelabuhan Indonesia, yaitu Pontianak, Panjang, Palembang, dan Tanjung Priok. Tugas yang dipercayakan kepadanya sebagai Deputy Vice President of Container Services membutuhkan ketelitian dan perhatian ekstra agar layanan jasa selalu memiliki performa maksimal, terutama karena pelabuhan sebagai pintu gerbang perekonomian Indonesia tidak boleh berhenti.Salah satu perubahan positif mencoloh terlihat sejak diimplementasikan sistem kerja yang baru oleh Ganesa terlihat dalam meningkatnya produktivitas container-handling, yang mencapai angka 40% efektifitas. Melalui peningkatan ini, harga barang konsumsi menjadi lebih rendah karena biaya logistik yang lebih rendah serta adanya kepastian waktu untuk pengiriman dan penerimaan barang. Ganesa mengakui bahwa selain timnya, dukungan dari istri, keluarga, beserta mentor dalam kariernya di Maersk dahulu menjadi katalis untuknya dapat selalu memberikan yang terbaik. Ia-pun turut memegang nilai-nilai seperti kepedulian yang  konstan, rendah hati, hidup jujur, serta membangun dan membantu orang lain berkembang menjadi lebih baik untuk diterapkan dalam kehidupannya sehari-hari.Kesuksesan karier Ganesa tentu tidak terlepas dari pendidikan yang didapatkannya di UPH. Ia percaya bahwa pendidikan sangatlah penting dalam membangun fondasi tiap individu, baik untuk mengasah keterampilan, mendapatkan pengetahuan yang berkualitas, maupun menjadi pribadi yang lebih open-minded. UPH menjadi tempat dirinya mengembangkan kompetensi tersebut dan membuka pengetahuannya terhadap dunia.“Hubungan Internasional di UPH memberi saya peluang untuk belajar menjadi individu yang mandiri dan professional dengan bertemu dosen pengajar yang memiliki berbagai pengalaman dan ahli dalam bidangnya masing-masing seperti Ekonomi, Perdagangan, Politik, Management, Komunikasi dan lainnya,” tutup Ganesa.

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Ganesa Rigshady Soepraptoyo

Deputy Vice President of Container Services at PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero)

Hubungan Internasional 2005

Alumni stories

Pentingnya Nilai Pendidikan Sebelum Terjun ke Lapangan

Rossy Bendl, lulusan dari program Magister Hukum UPH 1998, kini sukses menjabat sebagai Founder & Managing Partner dari Rossy Fitriati & Associates (RFA) Law Offices.  “Yang menggerakkan saya untuk membuka kantor hukum adalah, tekad untuk menjembatani kebutuhan masyarakat akan permasalahan hukum yang dihadapi, serta memberikan pemahaman hukum bagi masyarakat luas sesuai bidang yang diperlukan, khususnya dalam bidang keluarga dan bisnis, baik perdata maupun pidana, supaya sejalan dalam koridor hukum yang berlaku di NKRI,” ungkap Rossy.

Dalam sepak terjangnya di dunia hukum Indonesia, RFA Law Offices telah membantu banyak klien dengan berbagai masalah seperti perkawinan campur, hukum warisan, perlindungan konsumen, dan lain sebagainya. Tak hanya itu, RFA Law Offices juga berpengalaman dalam mendampingi klien di luar maupun di dalam pengadilan. “Kami juga melakukan roadshow ke daerah-daerah untuk mensosialisasikan peraturan perundang-undangan baru sesuai dengan yang dibutuhkan masyarakat setempat,” tambahnya. 

Bagi Rossy, pendidikan yang ia terima dari UPH merupakan dasar utama bagi dirinya sebelum terjun dalam karier. “Ketika di bangku kuliah kita belajar sungguh-sungguh, hal tersebut menjadi bekal yang sangat penting di lapangan. Kalau ditanya seberapa pentingnya dunia pendidikan bagi saya, maka dunia pendidikanlah yang membuat saya dapat berdiri seperti sekarang.” tutur Rossy. 

Selama perjalanan kariernya sebagai aktivis hukum, Rossy memegang teguh nilai-nilai yang membuatnya mampu bertahan dan berkembang. “Kita harus percaya sama diri sendiri, optimis dalam menggapai impian. Kita juga harus memiliki keterbukaan terhadap banyak hal agar mampu memiliki kreativitas. Dan yang tak kalah penting, dalam menjalani setiap proses, berjalanlah bersama tim agar kita dapat saling menopang dan berkembang,” ujar Rossy.

Sebagai senior yang telah berpengalaman di dunia hukum, Rossy mendorong anak-anak muda UPH untuk bekerja keras, sungguh-sungguh, pantang menyerah, fokus kepada tujuan, dan terus belajar. “Pesan saya: work smart; be proactive; seek first to understand, then to be understood; focus, begin with the end in mind, put first things first; harus selalu menambah ilmu, jangan berhenti belajar!” – Rossy Bendl

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Rossy Bendl

Founder & Managing Partner dari Rossy Fitriati & Associates (RFA) Law Offices

Hukum 1998

Alumni stories

Sebuah Tekad Untuk Menggapai Impian

11 Tahun sudah Jonathan Frederick Maurice Saragih menjalani profesinya sebagai seorang Lawyer. Sebagai seorang Lawyer yang bekerja di kantor hukum Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto, Jonathan berkutat dengan ligitasi di bidang perdata, pidana, arbitrase, ketenagakerjaan, kepailitan, tata usaha negara, serta persaingan usaha. Lewat kerja keras dan tanggung jawab, Jonathan selalu berkomitmen untuk menjawab kepercayaan yang diberikan oleh para klien dengan hasil yang terbaik. “Bukan suatu hal yang mudah untuk menjawab kepercayaan yang diberikan oleh klien kami, terlebih bagaimana kita harus dapat bersaing dengan pasar domestik maupun internasional,” ungkapnya.

Lebih lanjut, di tengah tantangan yang harus dihadapi oleh Jonathan, Ia selalu memiliki nilai-nilai yang dijunjung tinggi, “Dari semua itu, saya selalu memegang tekad untuk bekerja keras, pantang menyerah, dan selalu memiliki mimpi untuk digapai di masa depan. Karena tanpa sebuah mimpi, kita akan berhenti untuk bergerak,” tutur Jonathan.

Dari sebuah mimpi, berlanjut dengan sebuah perjalanan. Inilah yang menggambarkan jejak karier Jonathan. “Sejak kecil, saya sudah bercita-cita menjadi seorang lawyer. Bersyukur, orang tua saya mendukung impian ini. Tekad inilah yang selalu saya perjuangkan, salah satunya ialah bergabung sebagai mahasiswa Fakultas Hukum UPH, angkatan 2005. Disinilah saya melihat bahwa dunia pendidikan berperan besar untuk mewujudkan mimpi setiap orang,” ucap Jonathan. Menjadi mahasiswa UPH merupakan langkah awal Jonathan untuk bisa sampai pada impian yang telah lama ia nantikan.

“Yang berkesan dari perjalanan studi saya adalah, ketika saya bisa menjalankan dunia pendidikan melalui jalur beasiswa olahraga, yakni basket. Jadi, secara tidak langsung saya menjalani dunia pendidikan bersamaan dengan melakukan hobi yang saya sukai. Disini saya juga belajar agar bisa membagi waktu dengan baik, serta melakukan segala sesuatu dengan kedisiplinan,” jelas Jonathan.

Bersama UPH, Jonathan telah mewujudkan impiannya menjadi seorang lawyer profesional dan berpengalaman. Terucap harapan dari Jonathan agar para mahasiswa/i UPH tidak berhenti untuk bermimpi, serta memiliki tekad yang kuat untuk mewujudkan impian tersebut. “Milikilah impian, jangan ragu untuk melangkah, lakukan yang terbaik selagi ada kesempatan. Lihatlah bagaimana nanti kamu akan menuai setiap jerih payah yang sudah kamu lakukan sampai hari ini!”, tutup Jonathan penuh semangat.

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Jonathan M F Saragih

Lawyer of Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

Hukum 2005

Alumni stories

UPH, A Promising Choice for A Bright Future.

“I'm very proud to be a part of at UPH. I'm formed here and I experienced growth throughout and within,” says Desiree Tan, alumnus to UPH's Accounting cohort 2011. UPH has become a place where Desiree grows as a person, learns practical knowledge, and gains experiences through student organizations. The values Desiree learns has made her understand the importance to grow in the right place, especially prior to one's professional career. Today, Desinee is entrusted to be an IT Auditor Manager at PWC Indonesia, one of the four largest accounting firms in the world renowned for its professional auditing and taxation services. Within her role, Desiree is responsible for team building, leading coordination, and maintaining relationships with clients.

To be at this point in life is quite a journey for Desiree. “During the end of my study period at UPH, I was entrusted to be one of the Lab Assistant at Accounting. Being the lab assistant taught  me a lot of things as well. It further enhances my ability to think critically and creatively,” Desiree reminisces. Desiree's career journey has made her understood of the importance of having strong core values ​​and maintaining them througout her career, "I believe we should keep stretching our capacity. Our lives will be more meaningful when we know we bring a positive impact for others," explains Desiree.

Desiree's career journey has made her remember the reasons to choosing UPH. UPH has proven its education quality as well as strong networking. Desiree believes that when combined with the right response to education, UPH is the best place to learn. She believes that every season in life is preparing her for the best future possible if she keeps being open to learning, building character, and shaping her personality to a better person.

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Desiree Tan

Manager at PwC Indonesia

Akuntansi 2011

Alumni stories

Heart's Desire to be an Impact for Others

“Learning at UPH is one of the best experiences I've had in my life,” says Ferdy D. Savio, Alumnus to UPH's Industrial Engineering cohort 2003 and Masters of Management cohort 2008. Ferdy is currently the President Director of PT Smartplus Accelerator Indonesia, a business coaching company providing education and assistance for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Ferdy has in fact visited more than 30 cities throughout Indonesia with Smartplus, coaching and mentoring as they develop their business strategies. Aside of Smartplus, Ferdy also contributed to establishing Anda Good Indonesia Foundation as well as assisting the Ministry of Research and Technology to accompany business incubators and technology startup tenants throughout Indonesia since 2015.

“When Smartplus first started, I use my own funding to travel around Indonesia. I didn't quite realize that God is using my capacity as a business coach to grow the industry and I now enjoyed my role as a business coach,” Ferdy explains. Ferdy's career before Smartplus includes hard times including one of his business' bankruptcy. It was through that moment of despair did Ferdy learn to bounce back and get back up. With the support from his friends and family, Ferdy slowly work his way into becoming the person he is today, sharing his knowledge and motivation so that others can live life better.

The values Ferdy gained at UPH has further anchored him into being an accountable business coach. Lectures and life lessons he's heard has become meaningful provision in his life. It has motivated Ferdy to be a blessing for others through his own personal experience and values.

Ferdy hopes that through his contribution as a business coach, more people will see the beauty of hardships and change their lives for the better.

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Ferdynando

President Director at PT. Smartplus Accelerator Indonesia

Teknik Industri 2003

Alumni stories

Responsibility Begins With Me

“For me, education is very important; like a ticket to success. The right response to education will take us one step ahead to achieve success,” explains Chandra Wijaya, alumnus to UPH UPH's Industrial Engineering cohort 1999 and Masters of Management cohort 2003. Comprehensive curriculum, complete supporting facilities and broad networking possibility are the grounding reasons Chandra chose UPH for his higher education. During his studies at UPH, Chandra admits to be very grateful to have been equipped with not only academic knowledge, but also values, friendship, and student organizational experiences. These three combined has sharpened his leadership skills to who he is today. Chandra is currently entrusted to be Cummins Asia Pacific's Regional Sales Director. Based in Singapore, Chandra is assigned to leading a team focused on marketing in the Southeast Asia and South Asia region. Especially with a company that provides machines, components, large tools and equipment needed in the engineering industry, integrity and teamwork are crucial to Chandra's work ethics. Chandra's experiences in the past has contributed to his achievements today. He believes that in order to be entrusted with bigger responsibilities, he has to learn through every challenge he's face. "Responsibility begins with me," Chandra emphasizes.

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Chandra Wijaya

Regional Sales Director at Cummins Asia Pasific

Teknik Industri 1999

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UPH, Integral Component for Life Today

“UPH has become the place where I build unforgettable moments in my life,” said Christopher Anthony, Alumnus to both UPH's Civil Engineering cohort 2002 as well as Masters of Civil Engineering cohort 2007. All from organizational experiences, Civil Engineering Student Association, Inter-Campus Communication Forum, to being part of the early mentoring movement in 2006. "These experiences are priceless. I will never trade it for anything in the world," Christopher explains. For Christopher, UPH has also become the place where he gains academic supplies useful for his career today.

Currently, Christopher is entrusted to be Novate Solutions Private Limited's Country Sales Manager, an IT Solutions Provider that provides IT Solutions for building and construction industry. Christopher is responsible for Novade Solutions' performance, supporting site management digitalization for construction projects and the development of private and state-owned real estate developers. As the representative for Indonesia's Country Sales, there is one value that Christopher always holds: “A leader is always under construction. Wherever I stand today, I always need to be willing to learn and to work with humility,” he explains. Being "under construction" doesn't mean Chris has an excuse to make mistakes. But rather, it becomes an encouragement to work better, work smarter, and being open to new things. Christopher believes that having integrity and good character will never go out of style.

UPH has become a stepping stone for Christopher today. Christopher hopes that UPH will continue to produce future leaders - those who know their identity in God, responsible and competent in respective fields, as well as are rooted in faith for the nation's growth. "Be a light not to dazzle, but to show the way. Be salt not to bring separation, but to be an agent of change. Bring hope in the midst of emptiness and despair" – Christopher Anthony

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Christopher Anthony

Country Sales Manager at Novade Solutions Private Limited Indonesia

Teknik Sipil 2002

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Key Values ​From Education that Leads to Success

For Mariska Adriana, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Klikdaily, a start-up partnered with more than 300 national and local brands, choosing to study at UPH is one of the best life decisions she's made. As alumnus to UPH's Product Design cohort 2008, Mariska is responsible for overseeing Klikdaily's marketing, business, development, and merchandising - four biggest departments engaged in online wholesale and micro retail. As a leader, Mariska aims to always give her best in carrying out her responsibilities. “I always think of giving the best, both in work and all else, because of my family. Yet, I also want to do everything for God. In all the hard work that I do, I need God's presence to be with me," Mariska explains.

Throughout her career, Mariska has always held integrity, perseverance, innovation and giving her best. These values ​​are the result of the experience and education she's received at UPH. Mariska realizes that these values, as well as higher education in itself, is important in shaping her before she starts her career. “Education is very important. In fact, my mindset is set through those 4 years experience. And although I work in a different field compared to my background education, the lectures I received taught me the work ethic, skills, and networking I needed today,” Mariska further explain.

To top it all off, Mariska shares the most memorable experience she's had at UPH. “In Product Design, we often work in workshops. Both men and women alike, we are expected to be proficient in using heavy equipments. We have to toughen up and be accountable for those equipments,” she says, a light laugh accompanies her story.

In the future, Mariska hopes that UPH will keep on flourishing, innovating, and able to maintain integrity that shapes its graduate to be future leaders.

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Mariska Adriana

Chief Marketing Officer at Klikdaily

Desain Produk 2007

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UPH, Shaping Future Leaders Through Student Organization Experiences

“During my education at UPH, one of the most memorable experience was the opportunity to do internships. I learn to apply the knowledge I learnt in-class as well as grow in areas that I still need to develop,” says Kenneth Li, alumnus to UPH's Management cohort 2008. Aside of his internships, Kenneth has further gained life-chaning experience during his studies at UPH. Not only did Kenneth learn from lecturers who are competent in their respective field, he is also equipped with values from organizational experiences and building relationships with colleagues from different majors.

Being equipped with such experience has shaped Kenneth and prepared him to be the Managing Partner of MDI Ventures Singapore, a venture capital company that has invested in 15 countries and a total of 10 billion rupiahs to be managed. Kenneth is responsible to raise these funds from investors, which will then be used as investments in the technology sector. He must ensure that the investments his company's received can provide a positive return for his investors.

Kenneth's career journey have also helped him discover a value he holds close to his heart: "do not waste the trust you has been given. We must commit to always give the best." For Kenneth, building trust is crucial in order for us to reach success. When someone is trust-worthy, they will always survive no matter the challenge, the pressure, or competitors.

Being able to stand as a leader is not without failure. It is in fact filled with twists and turns. “Don't be afraid to fail. Rather, use it as motivation to get back up and work towards success," he advises. "I believe that UPH is an international campus that will continue to nurture global leaders," Kenneth closes.

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Kenneth Li

Managing Partner at MDI Ventures Singapore

Manajamen 2008

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Representing UPH in Golf Leagues Then, A Succesful Golf Sports-wear Entrepreneur Now

“There are a lot of things that gives UPH the vantage point as a university: curriculum, facilities, network prospects, and the values UPH taught me. Never would I exchange the experience I've had at UPH,” says Rex Andrew Djohan enthusiastically. As UPH's Faculty of Law alumnus cohort 2011, Andrew is now even more convinced that the values UPH ingrained to its students is an important asset to have as one enters their career. And it was UPH that equipped Andrew with practical knowledge and foundational values that have trained him to have a critical, creative, and careful mindset before finally taking decisions. Furthermore, UPH has also allowed Andrew to grow through student activities and organizations that has sharpened his talent. "One of most the unforgettable experience I've had at UPH was when I had the opportunity to represent our campus at Liga Mahasiswa, a sports competition especially designed for students from different universities to compete. I represent UPH at Golf and UPH managed to get 2nd place for two years in a row," Andrew reminisced. Based on his experience, Andrew started a business and it has grown in number since it first started. Ölöro Golf sport-wear, so it is known amongst golfers, is a brand that produces golf apparel and accessories. To date, Ölöro has opened 40 online and offline stores combined, taking care of its multinational and national golf communities' needs. It has competed with foreign brands and prove its quality in the international market. Getting to where he is today alongside of Ölöro is no easy journey. “The result we get won't lie: when we work hard, persevere, dedicate, and focus on our goals, we will get what we work for,“ Andrew explains. And at the end of the day, Andrew hopes that UPH will remain consistent in producing impactful graduates in the future.

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Rex Andrew Djohan

Founder of Ölöro Golf

Hukum 2011

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UPH is a place that our feet may leave, but not our hearts

"I was born and raised in Bandung. After high school finished, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and thus I decided to study at UPH. But UPH didn't really become something that was out of comfort, really. UPH is more like a second home for me, one to which equips me with life spiritual learning, character building, and how to serve others," says Felicia Wijaya, alumnus to Applied Communication Science of cohort 2006. Feli's journey at UPH has become a stepping stone for her career journey, especially as she is entrusted to be the Assistant Director of Convention Sales at Intercontinental Hotel Bandung, one among IHG's 6,031 Hotels and Resorts. Going through college feels like undergoing a new life for Feli. As an introvert, it has never crossed her mind that she would one day lead and be entrusted with such great responsibility. However, everything changed when Feli decided to join the Student Executive Board (BEM-UPH), Student Consultative Council (MPM-UPH), and conduct events on campus. The accumulation of all these small decisions have lead Feli to say, “it has totally changed my life". As Colossians 3:23 says, 'working heartily as for the Lord and not for men' is the value that Feli holds day after day. Feli believes that doing everything for the Lord always reminds her to give her best in every responsibility no matter how big or small. "Make sure you always do your best and be irreplaceable!" Feli advises. Life may not be an easy journey, but it will always bring beautiful stories to those who fight and learn from their mistakes. And through it all, UPH has left an impact in Feli's mind and heart. “UPH is a place that our feet may leave, but not our hearts,” Feli closes.

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Felicia Wijaya

Assistant Director of Convention Sales at Intercontinental Hotel Bandung

Ilmu Komunikasi 2006

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Living Life Lessons as One Lives

“Life is a learning journey”, says Yussy Santoso, alumnus to UPH's Master of Management. "Don't stop learning, even when you've finally graduated from university. Because it is essential for everyone to develop and experience life", Yussy proceeds. This is in fact one of the many keys to Yussy's success in his professional career, especially because he has been entrusted to be Mulia Group's Human Capital Director since the age of 38 years old. Yussy is very grateful of the career development he experiences in organizational development and human resources. He admits to have owed this to his family's support, including his late father, mother, and his beloved wife. Furthermore, Yussy also admits to have been forged by his ex-supervisors as they have provided him with not only guidance, but also opportunities for development. "No matter where you are right now, respect your position by continuing to bring development and change. Worry when your position and compensation increases, yet the accountability and results you provide remain the same," Yussy advises. "And what is also important is upholding integrity and openness to new things. These two values will help you survive and remain competitive in whatever industry you're in," Yussy continues. Yussy believes there are always new things that he can learn from the people he met and experience he faced, including the people and experiences he's gain while at UPH. He further emphasize on the importance of building relationships with others because it adds valuable lessons that shaped him as much as it brings value to life. Yussy hopes that UPH could become a leading university in improving the quality of education in Indonesia. Apart from all that, Mr. Yussy Santoso also hopes that he can become a teacher at UPH, and contribute to building human resources in Indonesia, sharing experiences with young people, so that they can prepare themselves early and face competition in the future.

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Yussy Santoso

Human Resource Director at Mulia Group

Management 1999

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Education: The Starting Point For Success

Being a leader requires one to stand up and be responsible for all the actions that were taken. Amidst every challenge, Alexander Ivantandri holds on to the values he's had since young. As Director of PT. Eselka Structure Optima, also alumnus to UPH's Civil Engineering cohort 2010, he is as humane as any other and is ready to learn whenever new assignments came to his doorstep. "The biggest challenge I face is managing the team. I want them to not only be able to complete projects according to a predetermined time frame or maintaining a good relationship with our clients, and I would really love to see them grow so that they can work optimally in other areas of life as well. If they are growing as a person, they will instinctively want to help the company be better too," Alexander explains as he leads the company in building structure planning services, audits, and assessments of the feasibility of building structures. “I think that the key to getting better productivity is not to work harder. But rather, one should want to work smarter,” says Alexander. Therefore, Alexander believes that education will play a significant role in his career, as he too has reached for as high as PhD in civil engineering for this matter. He is also grateful to have supportive parents, one who always motivates him in both career and education. During his education at UPH, Alexander was able to develop both his education and competence in engineering through his participation in competitions against other universities. “One of the interesting experience I've had while studying at UPH was when my civil engineering friends and I participated in the National Concrete Competition at a private university. We learned a lot of new mixtures, especially when it comes to making concrete specimens,” he says with a light laugh. Alexander admits that UPH has been an important starting point for his career. He also hopes that UPH will continue to develop into one of the best universities in Indonesia for others to start their careers and achieve their success. “Thank you for being the milestone in my career, UPH! I hope that UPH can continue to develop into one of the best universities in the world,” Alexander closes.

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Alexander Ivan Tandri

Director of PT. Eselka Struktur Optima

Teknik Sipil 2010

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Maximize Every Opportunity, Reaching God's Calling in Life

“Honestly speaking, I'm not the type of person to set too many targets for myself in terms of my career development. However, when an opportunity comes my way, I take the most out of it and do my best. If you tell me that I'd be entrusted to lead a company with a US$180 million revenue 10 years ago, I wouldn't believe you!” Maya Devi says, a light laugh accompanies her story. Maya, alumnus to UPH Food Technology cohort 2005 is currently working for PT. Tereos FKS Indonesia (TFI), a company engaged in manufacturing starch and sweeteners (raw materials for the food and beverage industry, paper, animal feed, etc). Tereos FKS Indonesia is the only company with the the largest starch and sweetener capacity in Indonesia, reaching more than 450,000 MT of starch milling capacity per year and contributing to around 30% of Indonesia's starch demand. It is at TFI Maya provides direction for the company's sales strategy and purchasing raw materials' decision. Not only appointed as TFI's Commercial and Supply Chain Director, Maya is representing the shareholders alongside of its president directors. Working under such spotlight was indeed an uphill battle. Yet, Maya finds strength and support within the warm relationship of her family. Furthermore, the education she's received at UPH has given her valuable lessons and lifetime experiences to utilize in her career today. One of the many opportunities that stood out in her memory was when she supervises Teacher's College students, mentoring fellow students from all across Indonesia. This is why Maya always say to her juniors “enjoy your time at university and don't just spend time taking classes. Participate in other student organization activities and build friendships with friends across majors. I promise you that these experience and friendship will be useful for your career later on." Maya believes that God leads every part of her life journey. Through every up and down, it was God who supplies her with strength, perseverance, and integrity. "Persevere and do your best when you are facing your trials! Behind every trial, there is a beautiful ending waiting for us," Maya closes.

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Maya Devi

Commercial & Supply Chain Director for PT. Tereos FKS Indonesia

Teknologi Pangan 2004

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A Meaningful Heritage

A diamond behind the world of education - this phrase describes exactly what Raymond Christantyo finds during his education at UPH, both as an management undergraduate student in 2010 as well as when he continues his Master's of Management program in 2014. “UPH upholds values that I agree upon. These values are not only important to have, but also to guide me in life: True Knowledge, Faith in Christ, and Godly Character. These three values made UPH the best a place for me to study,” says Raymond. Being educated and sharpened at UPH has helped Raymond to find his calling. Today, Raymond is entrusted be the Head of Brand and Communications at 2 higher education institutions, namely the Kalbis Institute and the Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L). It is at UPH Raymond learn to stand firm and walk firm in his values. “When UPH taught me the Godly Character I should project wherever I go made me realize that I only live once, so I have to maximize my potential and contribute back to the society as much as I can. My contribution happens to come through education,” Raymond continues. Furthermore, Raymond also believes that dedication and good attitude are important assets to have in one's career because without dedication and good attitude, our grades will be meaningless. The values ​​that Raymond learns at UPH has motivated him to be a blessing for others and pass it on to the coming generation. “Character education is very important. I don't want the coming generations to judge things on its money value. The most important thing is to pass on a good character and how our lives can be useful for others - this is the truest success one can achieve,” Raymond says. In the coming future, Raymond hopes that the seed UPH has planted in many may bloom and produces fruit for all Indonesia.

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Raymond Christantyo

Head of Brand & Communications for Kalbis Institute & Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L)

Management 2010

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UPH, Home of Future Leaders

"UPH is home for future generations who are not only equipped with practical knowledge, but also resilient in facing career challenges," says Hendra Yuniarto, UPH's Information System Alumnus cohort 2000. Education quality, service, and facilities are some of the many reasons that made Hendra choose UPH as a place to study, especially when it comes to experience, education, and character building. For Hendra, nothing will ever replace the values ​​he's gained during his education at UPH as these values broadened his horizon, molds his mindset and creativity, as well as trains his ability to design strategies.

Armed with values and countless ups and downs, Hendra is now entrusted to be KFC Indonesia's Chief Marketing Officer. Along with his team, Hendra is fully responsible for organizing promotions and innovate new product developments. If you've heard of Tacobell and KFC Naughty by Nature in recent years, well, you're actually witnessing Hendra's masterpiece for PT Fast Food Indonesia! Sure, creating impactful marketing strategies for a brand like KFC is no easy responsibility. With 748 outlets in 33 provinces across Indonesia, Hendra and his team had to be able to expand their network and industry reach. "I do every responsibility with all my heart, as if I'm doing it for God," Hendra answers when asked about one foundational value he holds in his career. Hendra believes that every thing that is entrusted to him is a form of worship, thus requires the best out of him time to time again. Hendra is also grateful for the presence of his beloved family. They have become a great encouragement for him to go through every challenge in life. Hendra admits to also feel a heartwarming experience at UPH. UPH did not only provided him with meaningful experience, but also education and a platform that has shaped him to be who he is today. “Studying does not guarantee success. But if you are willing enough to be formed within the process of education, then you will have the provision to achieve success" Hendra closes.

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Hendra Yuniarto

Chief Marketing Officer of KFC Indonesia

Sistem Informasi 2000

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Evan Ongko - Being Part of UPH's Alumni is a Delight

Leading and being responsible for 242 company branches' sales target, especially when these branches are spread across 25 areas in Indonesia, is indeed a challenging order for anyone including Evan Sugiarto Ongkowidjojo, UPH's Management alumni cohort 2005, who is now entrusted to be PT Indomobil Finance Indonesia's Deputy Division Head, a company engaged in commercial vehicle, heavy equipment, property and micro financing services business. Evan is predominantly in charge of the company's policy design, strategy, programs, process improvement, and human resource development. Yet, in the midst of the ever-present challenge, Evan is not only able to thrive, but also gave birth to new innovations. All these has reaffirm Evan's work ethics, including integrity, and walk with God. Evan's career today has reminded Evan the things ​​he's learnt during his education at UPH. "Education at UPH provides a lot of case studies for me to learn from. I only realize it now that so that those case studies are actually very relevant to actual business conditions," Evan explains. For Evan, formal education is important as it infleunces his framework when it comes to decision making as much as it provided him with fundamental knowledge. With all that is said and done, all of these knowledge combined has become useful provision in Evan's professional life. Evan's achievement today is not separated from the support from those who are closest to him. In fact, he is grateful to have very supportive working environment, family, his colleagues, and also UPH. Evan hopes that UPH will keep providing holistic learning and produce life-changing future leaders. "Be Proud. UPH graduates are proven to be highly respected by all Indonesian companies” – Evan Ongko.

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Evan Ongko

Deputy Division Head of PT Indomobil Finance Indonesia

Manajamen 2005

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Lioe Yanto - UPH, The Answer to My Prayer

“UPH was the answer to my prayer when I sat in highschool. I believed that UPH is the best choice and I should attend attend UPH if I want to excel in my career. I can testify to you now that UPH has prepared me to uphold truth as my core value as I continuously aim to make an impact in the marketplace,” says Lioe Yanto, UPH's Informatics Alumni cohort 2001. For Yanto, UPH has always been his dream campus, a place that he ever so hoped for to be able to attend and graduate from. Not only has UPH provide Yanto with academic knowledge, UPH has further shaped his identity, sharpened his character, and allows him to meet a diverse set of friends. "UPH has taught me a lot of values to live by. In fact, I still uphold them alongside of the career God has entrusted me with. And if you live by the truth, it will give you so much positive increase in your career," Yanto affirms. Currently, Yanto is entrusted to serve as Modena's Vice President of information Technology, one of the first cooking equipment manufacturers originated in Emilia Romagna, Italy – a region known for its industrialism and design, home to well-known car and consumer appliance brands. MODENA has also invested in R&D and product design for various product categories. As the VP of Information Technology, Yanto is responsible for a sustainable digital transformation journey to support the company's business and operational needs, which requires him to build and transform the organization as it continues to adapt to the digitalization as well as equip MODENA to grow and expand business-wise. In facing these challenges, Yanto always adhere to God, live with integrity and honesty, dare to step out of comfort zone, and gave his best in every opportunity. The journey that Yanto has gone through so far has only made him realize that every opportunity is a chance to create a beautiful story with God. "This life is an opportunity for us to be able to maximize our potential and talents. We are called to be a blessing and an impact for those areound us, both our families and others." And when Yanto looks at his life journey, he always counts UPH twice: an answer to his prayer, a blessing in disguise.

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Lioe Yanto

Vice President of Information Technology at MODENA

Teknik Informatika 2001

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Standing As A Leader, Verlin Vitriana is Shaped Through Her Experience at UPH

Presenting your research findings in front of the class may not be something that many people enjoy. But not for Verlin Vitriana, UPH's Management Alumni cohort 2009. The habit of presenting in front of a group setting has actually become one of the most unforgettable experience during her studies at UPH. Verlin even admits, in-class presentations like this has trained her mentality, sharpened her to be more assertive, and be brave when she has tospeak in front of an audience. Furthermore, Verlin also believes that her lecturers played an important role in providing her with practical knowledge and lessons. Every experience has given Verlin the opportunity to grow wiser, especially in the decision-making role she is entrusted with today.

Currently, Verlin is the Director to PT Berkat Cemerlang Indonesia, a coloring agent company for products such as plastic, paint, ink, paper, rubber, and textile. Verlin plays a central role in determining the company's direction and is also responsible for every of the company's production. And apart from her role at PT Berkat Cemerlang, Verlin is also entrusted to be Global Maju Bersama Foundation's Director, a language course that offers Mandarin, English, and Indonesian language education programs. In her role at Global Maju Bersama, Verlin aims to provide training for children with special needs, including autism, down syndrome, celebral palsy, and many more. Verlin's responsibility has required her to be agile and responsible. Not only did she have to divide her time equally, she also had to meet the company's targets. Yet, in in between of these ever-present challenge, Verlin stands with integrity. Integrity has helped Verlin carry out every responsibility with excellence and thrive.

When Verlin looked back at her university experience, Verlin remembered how she used to be just a student who enjoyed presenting papers in-class. And today, God has used her interest to be who she is today: as a leader and as a rolemodel

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Verlin Vitriana

Director at PT Berkat Cemerlang Indonesia, Director at Yayasan Global Maju Bersama

Management 2009

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Key Values For The Future

Working accordingly to his major during university was the beginning of David Gunawan's journey, Alumnus to UPH's Management cohort 2008. David chose UPH to embark on as he believed that UPH was excellent in terms of education, especially in regards to the Christian values and emphasis on character building. These values, as David would admit, has shaped his character, mentality, and personality. Therefore, David believes that education is something that everyone should get, as education will equip someone as they embark on their career.

 

Currently, David is entrusted to be the President Director of PT Minyak Urapan Anggur and it is his responsibility to oversee and manage all areas of the company, including operations, marketing, and finance. David's company has been supplying Pinelube Oil for Sinarmas Group since 2013. And this does not hinder David from challenges to stay afloat, especially when we put into account the presence of competitors and everything being digitalized. Yet, David always holds honesty, integrity, and reliance on God in his work. He believes that strength and wisdom came from God, and it is only natural for David to trust God in every challenge he's had to face.

 

The hardships David has encountered in leading a company has led him to find the meaning of perseverance. Although life is not an easy journey, but as long as there is passion and determination, every hard work will eventually bring us good outcome. David's hardships has made him reminisce about the values ​​he had learned while at UPH, namely True Knowledge, Faith in Christ and Godly Character. For David, these values ​​has become a timeless provision for his career.

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David Gunawan

President Director Of PT Minyak Urapan Anggur

Management 2008

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Good Reputation Above Wealth

For Gihon Yabessy Lohanda, UPH's Conservatory of Music Alumni cohort 2003, making his life's calling as a constant motivation to reach the best version of himself is something he pursues on a day to day basis. Even from such a young age, Gihon believed that God has established his steps in the music industry. Later on in his early adulthood, Gihon further chose UPH to study and enhance his knowledge. He believes that UPH is one of the most competent universities when it comes to music education. “I like to think myself as a soldier sometimes, and whatever mission given unto me is considered something I need accomplish”, says Gihon. As any good musician would say, working in the industry is never an easy challenge to take on. And to be able to graduate on time, Gihon had to make every effort due to financial constraints he experienced in his final semester. Thankfully, Gihon have had support from faculty members and leaders who continues to support him in order for him to finish his course on time.

Deciding on music as a career was the beginning of Gihon's journey. As years went by, challenge after challenge came by. “As a musician, I am rather under-trained when it comes to management, accounting, financial skills, and things related to marketing. I have to learn things that are not my comfort zone, apart from also having to continuously work on my art,” Gihon explains. And in midst of all these challenges, it is life's calling that always motivates Gihon to keep creating music for a better tomorrow. Through this calling, Gihon has been entrusted to work with a group of talented musicians atof PT Seniman Senang Selalu, a company that music provides music education, music production and also performing entertainment.

Last but certainly not least, Gihon believes that “a good name is more valuable than money/wealth”. Being accountable for whatever he does, alongside of humility, willingness to learn, and respect for everyone regardless of their background is what made Gihon who he is today.

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Gihon Y. Lohanda

Indonesian Music Producer, Guitarist, and Director for PT Seniman Senang Selalu

Conservatory Of Music 2003

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The Handful Values ​​to Live Life

Love, joy, peace, patience, generosity, kindness, loyalty, gentleness, and self-control - these are the core values ​​that Mei Lestio Rina, Alumnus to UPH's Faculty of Nursing cohort 2009, has always adhered to. Mei has been entrusted to be Siloam Medan's Nursing Division & Clinical Operations Head Division since 2015. In her day to day errands, she is responsible in building a strong team of nurses, one of which requires Mei to always push her team's growth, maximize each of their potential, and remind them to work with humility so that they see each challenge to be processed and grow. “One of the biggest (and I think will always be an ongoing) challenge is on how to make my team of nurses to work with passion. In my particular field of work, especially in providing health services and health education, I realize that we must work with adequate competence and continuously provide the best service so that Siloam Hospital Medan can be the community's first choice,” said Mei.

Mei's career today is definitely inseparable from her late mother's influence, her family's presence and support, as well as the academic provision she gained. For Mei, the education she's received at UPH was a determining milesone. “With excellent education, an employee will be able to give their best wherever God entrusts them to be. The same applies to me, thus the decision to continue pursuing a qualified, relevant, and of the highest possible level education at UPH,” Mei confirms. Mei also expresses that she would love to pursue Masters of Nursing at UPH in the future.

Mei's footsteps in pursuing her career also made her find important values ​​to have, both before and during work. Mei calls it the “5B”, namely: Bersemangat (Be Enthusiastic), Bersukacita (Be Joyful), Belajar keras (Study Hard), Bertekun (Perseverance) and Berdoa (Pray). These values has become a daily reminder for Mei as she face a better tomorrow.

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Mei Lestiorina Nainggolan

Head Division of Nursing Division & Clinical Operations at Siloam Hospital Medan

Nursing 2009

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Berani Bereksplorasi & Membangun Relasi Bagi Masa Depan

The opportunity to become a radio announcer and learn things about radio announcing has become one of the stepping stones for Wella Christie, Alumnus to UPH's Applied Communication Science cohort 2009, Chief Marketing Officer & Founder of PT Eyelovin Cantika Indonesia, the first contact lense marketplace in Indonesia. Established in 2009, Eyelovin is now one of the most trusted contact lens store in Indonesia.

During her studies at UPH, the presence of qualified lecturers played an important role in sharpening and teaching Wella to explore and develop her potential and abilities. Furthermore, the complete campus facilities UPH provides for its students has pushed Wella to be creative, if not the presence of seniors who provide direction and input. All these factors combined has allowed Wella to maximize her capacity and pushed her to use every opportunity that she finds at UPH. This is why Wella always say "don't be afraid to explore and join the activities available at campus! These activities allows us to meet different people from different backgrounds. And who knows, maybe they will help us open business opportunities in the future".

Wella's journey at UPH did not only make her recognize the value of higher education, but also help her understand the value of teamwork, discipline, and honesty. Despite the challenges Wella faced today, the knowledge UPH equipped her has become a very useful provision, especially in envisioning plans for her company as well as processing and executing market plans in order to reach a wider range of customers. In pursuing her career, Wella admits that her family is the main reason she does everything with passion and joy and she hopes that you do too!

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Wella Christie

CMO & Founder PT Eyelovin Cantika Indonesia

Ilmu Komunikasi 2009

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Introducing Indonesian Comfort Food Abroad, Dennis Oswald Tannos Develops Galada.id

Dennis Oswald Tannos, alumnus to UPH Informatics Engineering cohort 2008, Founder and CEO of Galada, has succeeded in serving Indonesian food in ready-to-eat packages. Galada has been tried by customers in more than 40 cities in Indonesia in more than 6 countries around the world as its menus are easy to serve anytime anywhere. Dennis' successful journey started from his regular errands of sharing food with neighbors and friends. From there, Dennis received meaningful inputs on the flavor as well as the idea to make his home-cook food a solution for those who have limited cooking skills or time.


“It all started from neighbors and close friends: my wife and I have always loved sharing home-cook food. Not long after, our neighbors started ordering our food professionally to share with their extended family. That's when my wife and I started seeing the need to innovate our packaging so that everyone can enjoy it - even those who are out of town. Through Galada, I want to be a part of the story where people can taste the diversity of Indonesian food. The flavor I aim to bring from Galada is Indonesian comfort food that reminds people of their hometown so that Indonesian cuisine can be recognized worldwide,” Dennis explains.


Starting a business certainly has its own set of challenges. And as Dennis admits, includes menu innovations so that customers will stay curious and reorder from them. Luckily for Dennis, the friendly environment and good spiritual guidance he got at UPH has provided him with great support and resilience to continue striving for Indonesia. Continuous support from his family has also pushed Dennis to grow his business responsibly and be dependent on God.


“Studying at UPH has shaped who I am today, especially through my organizational experience at BEM-UPH. BEM-UPH has made my days more colorful and exciting, especially through the friends I've made - both on and off campus. Needless to say, I'm proud to be part of UPH," Dennis concluded with a light laugh.

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Dennis Oswald Tannos

Founder & CEO of Galada.id

Teknik Informatika 2008

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Educating & Developing Potentials in the Field of Technology, Juventia Vicky Reaches Out Through Hacktiv8

The development of technology in Indonesia has experienced a huge leap these past two decades. And our need for reliable back-end developers are undeniable, especially with this rapid technological advancement. She is Juventia Vicky, UPH's Applied Communication Science alumni cohort 2007, who, among the many, is called to prepare beginners to become developers who are ready to work in the technology field. Vicky is trusted to coordinate admission, marketing, business, operations, and human resources departments and develop Hacktiv8 Indonesia, an online education program especially designed for this purpose. Vicky believes that one way to make an impact for a place (or even a country) is to focus on leadership development.

“For me personally, I believe that it is very important to understand the 'why' behind everything I do. By understanding the reasons why I do something, I will be able to sustainably motivate myself because I see the impact I can make for the future. The 'why' gives me the energy to achieve things that people see as impossible. With that said, my team and I does not only want to provide hard-skills for our students at Hacktiv8. We also want to see them have a transformational mindset so that in the end they will be motivated to maximize their potential too. We want them to understand their 'why' too - so at Hactiv8, we have counselors to help students get to know themselves along the way,” Vicky explains.

For this Kalimantan born-and-raised lady, studying at UPH was a leap of faith. Getting out of her comfort zone is a huge decision to make, especially having to leave her family and live alone at a different city by her own. However, Vicky believes that education is an important factor that will help her to develop and have a better quality of life. Thus, choosing UPH was undoubtedly the best decision she's made.

“I learnt a lot at UPH, especially in terms of organization and leadership. Taking part in student organization activities available does not only train me to do my best or carry out an event until it is rightfully finished, but also how we help each other to grow, both individually and together as a team, with greater goals in mind. It was during those days when I was entrusted to be the chairman of the Department of Student Association (HMJ). Of course I refuse when my senior asked me to pursue the position at first - I wasn't the type of person who is skilled at public speaking, let alone to enjoy appearing in front of public. But I am grateful that she has not stopped convincing me that I am capable and will be equipped for this role. In fact, my lecturers also encouraged me. At that time, one of my lecturers said jokingly, 'If you don't take the chairman role, I won't to talk to you anymore,'" Vicky retells, a light laugh accompanies her story.

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Juventia Vicky

Chief Commercial Officer of Hactiv8 Indonesia

Ilmu Komunikasi 2007

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Discipled to Disciple, Heinz Wokaz Fulfills His Calling as a Teacher & Mentor to His Students

Being a teacher means a life time commitment, for they do not only teach practical knowledge, but also in becoming a role model and friend for their students. This commitment is what Heinz Pearly Wokas, UPH's Alumnus to Master of Educational Technology cohort 2008, continues to live wholeheartedly, responsibly and persistently as he responds to God's calling.

“I consider myself to be highly blessed to have the opportunity to both study and work in an institution that really cares about their vision and mission. Yayasan Pelita Harapan (YPPH)'s vision and mission are in line with my personal vision and mission, thus not having too much difficulty in adjusting them with my calling. Moreover, I think as Christians we are privileged to be God's extension to reach out and educate students in truth. My current job allows me to do both things according to the love Christ has equipped me with,” Heinz, who currently serves as Principal of SMA Dian Harapan Holland Village (HV) Manado as well as Head of School SDH HV, explains.

Heinz chooses to continue his master's education at UPH as it started with an a full scholarship offer. Yet as time goes on, he became convinced that it was no coincidence that God put him to study at UPH. “Over time, I realized that I was purposely shaped to be a Christian teacher at UPH. As a Christian university UPH has made every effort to prepare its graduates to become agents of change in their respective fields of service. I'm further grateful for our lecturers: they are not only concerned with our competency development as a student, but also my life as a whole because I am disciple of Christ who needs to be discipled,” Heinz concluded.

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Heinz Wokas

Principal of SMA Dian Harapan Holland Village (HV) Manado & Head of School SDH HV

Magister Teknologi Pendidikan 2008

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Sharpening Time-Management Skills Since University, Daniel Moeis Handles Multiple Projects Today

“One value that I still hold on to is actually the quote UPH used to display on its entrance door saying, 'Responsibility Begins With Me'. A lot of people are picky about work these days: we tend to want an easy job, one that will give us profit quickly, and so on. However, I believe that in whatever is entrusted to me, I have to start taking responsibility for myself. I must be able to show that any given job can be completed quickly and well. The rest depended on an effective, efficient, honest work ethic and willingness to learn new things," Daniel says.

He is Daniel Moeis, UPH Architecture cohort 2005 alumni, currently working as Triniti Land's Marketing Director. Daniel is currently responsible for a 150 hectares property development at several parts of Indonesia including Jakarta, Tangerang, Batam, Bogor and Lampung. And with such a tall order at hand, he does not only need to hold his principles close, but also puts God and family first. Daniel admits that far greater than his career, he desires to make help others and make their life easier.

“I wanted to help others, yes. But with that, I also have obstacles to come over. The first obstacle lands upon my ability to give equal attention and time for each project in order for all to get the best results. I believe that previous and current projects alike deserved dedication. The second obstacle requires me to learn again, as it requires me to be able to bring these projects to compete in the online market. Especially with the pandemic at hand, face-to-face activities increasingly limited so it is important for us to figure out how to sell regardless of the time and place constraints,” explained Daniel. Daniel believes that his education at UPH has prepared him to give his best at his current career. For him, UPH did not only provided him with practical knowledge and a wide network support, but also opportunities to practice the soft skills that he still uses in his work today.

"There were a lot of memorable experiences during my time at UPH. One that came up to my mind immediately was the opportunity to join UPH Student Executive Board (BEM-UPH) and the UPH Student Representative Council (MPM-UPH). I learned a lot from these two organizational experiences, especially when I had to prioritize my coursework but still had to keep up with my commitment to contribute to these student organizations. Time management is indeed important and I still find it very applicable in my chosen career. Keep going UPH!” Daniel says enthusiastically.

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Daniel Moeis

Marketing Director of Triniti Land

Arsitektur 2005

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Motivated by His Life Experience, Kariyanto Moves and Pursues His Career in Jakarta

Integrity, respect, discipline, leading by example, and willingness to go the extra mile - these are the five values that guides Kariyanto Hardjosemarto, alumnus to UPH's Management cohort 1995, in carrying out his responsibilities as Mercedes-Benz Distribution Indonesia's Head of Sales Operation and Product Management. This Magetan-born man's daily errand is occupied with determining which products to be marketed in Indonesia (which includes determining selling price, determining how much CBU and kits needs to be ordered, and distribution to all dealers in Indonesia); determining effective sales strategy for the upcoming year; ensuring that customers are satisfied with their vehicle purchasing experience; as well as ensuring that business partners or dealers operate accordingly to the predetermined standards.

Kerry – as he is commonly known among his colleagues – is used to facing various challenges in his work. He admits that the heaviest of them happened these past decade: transitioning to digitalization for its sales process, the emergence of electric vehicle, post-pandemic market conditions, and supply shortages due to the semiconductor crisis that occurred globaly – there is no easy way out from any of these. But Kerry has been willing to work on being a leader since his undergraduate education at UPH. Life has forged him to be as grounded as he is today “I came from a farming family in a remote village in East Java. My parents were vegetable traders from one market to another and none of us has ever thought about working as a professional in Jakarta. That condition actually motivated me to get the opportunity to study in Jakarta, in hopes that one day I can get a good career and bring a good example for our village back home,” Kerry explains, his voice filled with determination. Kerry managed to get a full scholarship from Lippo Group to study at UPH. And as he's admitted, he has never forgotten the memories of his education at UPH.

“The 4 years of studying at UPH have provided me with many interesting and memorable experiences, one of which is the close friendship we've built among students, be it our seniors or juniors - we were all involved as one big family: we collaborate hand in hand to make UPH known amongst Indonesia's higher education. Fun fact, UPH was the place where I took the elevator for the first time, received a birthday cake for the first time, and got into a luxury car (namely a Mercedes-Benz C180) owned by my friend for the first time too! I hope that UPH will continue to be a place of excellence, one that produces academically trustworthy graduates as much as their character is,” Kerry concluded.

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Kariyanto

Head of Sales Operation and Product Management Mercedes-Benz Distribution Indonesia

Management 1995

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Collaborating For A Better Education in Indonesia, Steven Sutantro Trains & Assist A Community of 4,000 Trainers

The saying that goes “if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together”, is a principle adhered to by Steven Sutantro, Google Certified Coach at REFO, Partner Professional Development Google for Education in Indonesia. Steven, so is this Jakarta-born man called amongst his colleague, is Alumnus to UPH Teacher's College cohort 2007. Steven is currently entrusted to manage, train and mentor a community of 4,000 trainers, innovators & educators certified by Google for education in 34 provinces in Indonesia. Steven believes that collaboration between educators is highly important to provide a better education quality in Indonesia. But far more importantly, collaborating with the Ministry of Education and Culture is also integral to develop a better education module for students.

Steven also admits that his journey with REFO is still a long road to travel. He's talked to people and saw that there are many who doesn't have the mindset, experience, and digital skills needed for advancement. Yet, it doesn't stop Steven to fight. Inspired by the passion and impact in digital apps brought by digital startup founders, Steven continues to strive to provide training and assistance in order for Indonesian education to progress in the next decade.

The calling to transform education in Indonesia did not come from nowhere. It takes a good education curriculum as well as opportunities to collaborate with lecturers and fellow students in campus to equip Steven. For him, studying at UPH became an important stepping stone that sharpens his calling.

“The education I gained at UPH has provided a strong foundation for my life today. The leadership values ​​and relevant skills taught have shaped me and further helped me to become an impactful coach & teacher. UPH has also given me the opportunity to learn from lecturers who provide life examples, new perspectives, inspiring real experiences, and relevant skills needed to transform Indonesian education," Steven testifies.

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Steven Sutantro

Google Certified Coach at REFO & Partner Professional Development Google for Education in Indonesia

Teacher's College 2007

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Hard Working and Always Ready to Give His Best, Roberto Saputra Is Entrusted to be PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk.'s Chief Brand Officer

As one of the very few alumnus to UPH's Industrial Engineering first cohort in 1994, Roberto Saputra had a long-lasting impression of UPH. The bond he's built with other students makes Roberto grateful for the opportunity he's had to study at UPH. “When I was about to go to university, there were not a lot of private universities that had Industrial Engineering. Not long after, I heard that UPH have just opened for its very first students and UPH has Industrial Engineering too! I was already interested in joining UPH when I found out that UPH's vision and mission aligned with mine, so going to UPH was definitely an easy choice. I can understand that being the first batch to anything can be a dilemma, but after experiencing the education system UPH has, I was really impressed by the relationship we've built among students and lecturers: our interactions became more flexible due to our small numbers. I also experienced learning at Dynaplast and a parking facility that got transformed into classes (now building B), so it was very easy for us to get to know each other, even students from other majors," Roberto explains.

Currently, Roberto is entrusted to be PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk.'s Chief Brand Officer. His main responsibilities includes increasing consumer interest in internet products and solutions (brand building) and ensuring that these products offered are known and relevant to their target market (marketing and communications). Furthermore, Roberto expects his team to help him keep being updated with the trends and technological updates in order for him to be able to make rightful decisions regarding consumer behavior and dealing with competitors.

“My father is the person who played a big role in motivating me to strive forward. He was one of UPH's lecturers too actually," Roberto says with a chuckle. "We always went to campus together and even though we didn't talk much, I saw what he did for the family. My father is a hard worker: he doesn't complain much and he always wants to give the best for his family," Roberto further retells.

Roberto also believes that in chasing his career, it is important to have integrity, the desire to keep learning, working hard, and willingness to be a blessing wherever God tells us to go. Without these values, we will not be able to give our best. “Dream high, believe that all things are possible! Treat the difficulties we face today as opportunities to become better people. We just need to shift our mindset and response to every problem a little bit and we'll succeed," Roberto closes.

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Roberto Saputra

Chief Brand Officer at PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk.

Teknik Industri 1994

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Young and Professional, Naomi Michelle is Entrusted To Grow Industry Lead, Brand Partnership at Indonesia’s Renowned Ride-hailing Company

Age does not define what one achieves if they rely on God, work hard, work smart and always gives their best. And for Naomi Michelle, UPH’s Applied Communication Science alumnus cohort 2013, being as young as 26 does not hinder her to be an Industry Lead & Brand Partnership for Indonesia’s well-known ride-hailing company. In her day to day responsibilities, Naomi is required to be able to create blueprint and go-to market strategies for collaborative purposes, lead her team in achieving common goals, as well as work together across division to create business strategies and developing or innovate new products.

Naomi’s education at UPH has indeed become an important stepping stone in her career. UPH’s strategic location, complete facilities and also availability of international classes have provided Naomi more assurance to choose UPH. And more importantly, UPH has opened opportunities for her to develop spiritually, contribute to society and eagerness for high achievement in all aspects of her life.

“My undergraduate years at UPH was few of the most exciting years for me. I’ve had the opportunity to meet amazing friends and be taught by dedicated lecturers. Amongst the many lecture styles my lecturers had, I enjoyed learning from my lecturers who are also practitioners. They provided real case examples that occur in their work as the course progresses,” Naomi concluded.

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Michelle Naomi

Industry Lead, Brand Partnership at Indonesia's Renowned Ride-hailing Company

Ilmu Komunikasi 2016

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Working With Integrity, Sandra Rani Carrying Out Responsibilities As VP Sales of PT. Cempaka Kreasi Sekawan

Sandra Rani Juwita, UPH's Applied Communication Science alumnus cohort 2003, is currently PT. Cempaka Kreasi Sekawan's VP Sales, parent company of Artisan Professionnel and Mercredi Beaute, two local beauty brands providing eyelash and cosmetic products to major cities throughout Indonesia. With the tight market competition on both online and offline stores, Sandra works relentlessly to come up with creative product marketing in order for both Artisan Professionnel and Mercredi Beaute to receive the awareness it deserves as well as for these two brands to marketed evenly in Indonesia. “I am very grateful to have the opportunity to take part in this company's growth, especially to see each individual growing both in terms of career and welfare. All of us - founders and team members alike - took part to reach the point we are today: to be widely accepted and used by renowned local and international makeup artists. Their energy and support motivates me to keep on striving in my responsibilities,” Sandra admits. Sandra believes that where she is today in her career is influenced by the decisions she's made in the past, and it includes her decision to study at UPH. For Sandra, UPH has equipped her beyond practical knowledge, but also values ​​to live by - including to strive for progress, growth, keeping integrity at all times, as well as a supportive community that continues to encourage her to become a servant leader. “I will always remember the friends whom I met in student organizations who, until this very day, still holds on to integrity and other positive values ​​in life. They are the people who supports and encourage each other both academically, socially and spiritually. When we're all busy doing project to the point of lack of sleep, we'd support each other. When we're all busy trying to gather funds for our events, we'd support each other some more. And when one undergoes throu family problems, we'll try to provide comfort. Not to mention our lecturers too! I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be taught by caring lecturers. During my thesis mentorship, my academic advisors are not only very open to academic discussions, but also for life advice that are very insightful for my future. They did not only teach, but also providing moral guidance, ethics, as well as inspiring their students to become future leaders,” Sandra reminiscenses, a sweet smile emerges on her face.

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Sandra Rani

VP Sales for PT. Cempaka Kreasi Sekawan

Ilmu Komunikasi 2003

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Director of PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk, Iqbal Farabi, Maximizes Opportunities Through IT

“When I first joined GMTD, the first change I did was maximizing the use information technology – one to which the Millenials would call, 'creating content'. I start encouraging the team to use social media including Instagram, TikTok, podcasts, and other channels to keep up with the crowd. The result of this optimization is extraordinary, as we grow to become more and more dependent on IT. From there, GMTD receives double the attention and our sales has been increasing too,” Iqbal explains, regarding the approach he uses to raise public awareness. He is Iqbal Farabi, UPH's Alumnus to both Law undergraduate (cohort 1996) and Master of Law (cohort 2002). Iqbal is currently entrusted to develop PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk (GMTD), one of Lippo Group's newest property project in Makassar, South Sulawesi. This responsibility is certainly challenging anyone, especially when we add other competitor and the people's purchasing power into the equation. What's more though, Iqbal also has to be more flexible in his work because he has to work remotely from Jakarta due to the pandemic situation. For Iqbal, the support from his parents, wife and children is central. They did not only give him purpose, but also joy in everything he does. Iqbal believes that in addition to being honest, hardworking, willingness to learn, and sincerity, his parents and family is his focus today. “When I joined UPH in 1996, my parents were the ones who encouraged me to take legal education. Their hopes for me to succeed were high at that time. After more than 20 years, I see that their hopes and dreams came to life, one of which is achieved by sending me to UPH,” continued Iqbal. For students who are continuing their education, Iqbal advised, “Be either smart or active in campus organizations. UPH and its network will help for you to be able to find your way in society. You would've missed a lifetime opportunity if you do not maximize the knowledge and network you've gained at UPH."

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Iqbal Farabi

Director at PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk

Hukum & Magister Hukum

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David Widyanto, UPH's Product Design Alumni Who Constantly Challenges Himself to Get Out of His Comfort Zone

“One of the most memorable experiences I've had at UPH was during Product Design workshop, building something from purely raw materials has its own satisfaction - one that can't be put into. Although I have got to be honest: all that fun has to be paid with holes on your shirt from welding splashes and sawdust scent on your body even after 48 hours of the event,” David says, a light laughter accompanied his story. David Widyanto, UPH's Product Design Alumnus cohort 2002 as well as Masters in Industrial Engineering cohort 2009, is not only contributing to the society through teaching for UPH Product Design, but also in charge of Axocraft's product development and operational – a workshop that provides small-scale production and consulting services David and his colleagues pioneered in 2013. David admits that from time to time, he had to be in charge of Axocraft's administration, accounting, and marketing. These three elements, when combined with background education in Product Design and Industrial Engineering, brings challenges unimaginable. However, with great interest and thirst in learning, David stood up to his responsibilities and keeps growing in the field of his career. To David, UPH has not only been the place for him to gain knowledge, but also a place that has forged him into a servant leader. David believes that with the right support system, he will be able to continue giving impact to those around him. “For me, UPH is like my second home - or more like my second office because I still spend my time to teach here. And since my education days at UPH, I have witnessed how UPH's vision and mission has given birth to leaders and I have never doubted UPH's ability in this regard,” concluded David.

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David Widyanto

Co-Founder of Axocraft & Part-time Lecturer for Product Design UPH

Design Produk & Magister Teknik Industri

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A Teacher and A Steward, Thomas F. Harefa Responds to God’s Calling

At such a young age, Thomas Ferdinand Harefa, Alumnus to International Teacher’s College UPH cohort 2016 has been entrusted to be Life International School’s Secondary Principal, a Christian school located at Sihanoukville, Cambodia. This Balikpapan-born principal is responsible to co-lead a diverse international team of Christian educators in creating an optimal learning environment and spiritual climate for their Secondary students, one to which will support the community to meet the school’s vision, mission and expected student outcomes.

“For a Christian school administrator, the most important aspect of leadership is one’s relationship with God. I believe it is important (and to some extent rewarding) to become a ‘Martha’ in handling various things at a time, but the Lord calls us to be a ‘Mary’ — to commune with Him and love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. I aim to exhibit Christ-like authenticity, accountability, and compassion as a school

administrator. This is only possible through my daily commitment to be under His Word,” Thomas, or so is he known in his day-to-day errand, explains.

‘A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor’, so the saying goes. And the same applies for Thomas in his responsibility as a Secondary Principal. He makes use most of his time juggling day-to-day academic and administrative matters that pertains to our school community. Ranges from setting strategic school-wide policies to pastoral care of the teaching staff. Despite the difficulties however, Thomas believed that the Lord works in all things and has provided meaningful milestones throughout the past academic year.

Furthermore, Thomas believes that education has played in important role in his life. And as an administrator that strives to bring Shalom to wherever God calls him to administer, Thomas is humbled and grateful to have been able to attend UPH for his undergraduate education.

“I was fortunate enough to have attained the full scholarship offered by the International Teachers College (ITC) at UPH. At first, I was hesitant to be a teacher, however, the experience that I was enabled to have – including friendship with classmates across continents, mentorship with caring professors, and purposeful internships – made me fell in love with the high level of meaningful education that was offered. I am proud to have fought the good fight and call myself an alumnus of ITC at UPH,” Thomas closes with a smile.

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Thomas Harefa

Life International School’s Secondary Principal

International Teacher's College 2016

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Mariska Makmud, Siloam Hospitals Group Regional Human Capital Business Partner Continues to Sharpen Her Strategic Thinking Skills

Working remotely certainly presents its own challenges for Mariska Makmud, UPH's International Relations Alumni cohort 2006 and Masters in Management cohort 2011. Since mid-2007, Mariska – so is this Jakarta-born lady commonly known amongst her colleagues – has worked for Siloam Hospitals Group and is currently entrusted the responsibilities of being Siloam's Regional Human Capital Business Partner (HCBP) Kalimantan and Sulawesi. As if working remotely is not challenging enough, Mariska is also expected to be Siloam's regional and hospital unit leaders' business partner, providing input for human capital policies and procedures implementations, as well as required to make various improvements to achieve operational excellence in Siloam's human capital division. Regardless of the tall order, Mariska proceeds to strive for the best and sharpens her skills in strategic thinking for her work purposes. “Personally, I highly respect professionalism and integrity when it comes to work. I believe that in order to excel at work, I myself have must be an example in order for them to work in accordance with the right values. Plus, I believe empathy and caring are also important. I want to be able to appreciate everyone's strengths and weaknesses in order for me to help them develop so that wherever they are called to serve, they will be able to provide the best service for everyone, regardless of our respective position," Mariska explains. Mariska has never regretted her decision to continue her education at UPH, both for her undergraduate and masters degree. She believes that UPH is not only the right place to learn and grow, but also to experience mentorship with lecturers who are experts in their field. “My lecturers have had their fair share of experience in their work. They share valuable insights from those years of serving and their willingness to guide and facilitate students to grow are two of the many reasons I returned to continue my master's education at UPH. I pray that UPH will always be the best place to learn and grow for its students,” Mariska concluded.

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Mariska Makmud

Regional Human Capital Business Partner (HCBP) at Siloam Hospitals Group

Hubungan Internasional & Magister Manajemen

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From Passion to Purpose, Samuel C. Tjahyadi Builds His Career As A Financial Advisor

Being a Financial Advisor at such a young age is not an easy responsibility. Moreso in serving as a Chief Marketing Officer at a financial firm, it takes more than just skill to achieve such title. That particular guy is Samuel Christian Tjahyadi, UPH's Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science Alumni cohort 2012 is now working at SOC Financial since 2017. With the passion he's had for finance since elementary school, Samuel then decided to turn it into his purpose that he had also made it to Global Premier Association of Financial Professionals: Million Dollar Round Table® ranks as well as the Most Respected Advisor (MRA): Top 1000 Financial Advisor in Asia.

As a finance advisor, Samuel believed that the accumulation of wealth did not lie on mere income, but rather the keyrole of an accountable financial advisor. Whether it be short term or long term finance, accompanied by the right financial plan, the wealth one build will last and multiplied by two. With such paradigm, Samuel is used to making each day his biggest challenge to make sure that he is always ready to face each change coming his way.

All successes that he's been granted does not fall far from the establishment UPH has paved during Samuel's undergrad education. Critial, analytical, and mathematical thinking he's practiced during his computer science education has helped shape who he is in his work environment today. He believed that UPH's mission, being Faith in Christ, True Knowledge and Godly Character are the foundation and accelerator in his career life.

“UPH mesmerizes me personally from orientation day to graduation. That impression inspires me to serve at UPH through the available student organizations as well as strengthen the connection I've been given with fellow colleagues and alumni. I won't forget the most important thing, which is learning with thirst and neccesity. UPH's lecturers are very supportive and up to date with what's going on in the world today,” he closes.

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Samuel Christian Tjahyadi

Chief Marketing Officer at SOC Financial

Sistem Informasi 2012

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Resilience and Humility, Two Important Values Pradhana Harsaputera, Managing Director of Magnus Digital Holds Throughout His Career

“I believe that as human beings we learn the most from our failures. Thus, don't be afraid to fail when suggesting ideas. Instead, we have to be resilient in order to produce the best. And of course, being humble also adds to our value too! We should not give in. But rather, we should help those who needed our help,” Pradhana confidently delivers when asked about the values he holds during his university and career.

As a Managing Director to Magnus Digital Agency & Consultancy, perseverance and humility are the two values Pradhana Harsaputera, UPH's Communication Sciences alumni cohort 2005 hold close to his heart. With the responsibility he carried, he has got to be on his A gam 24/7, including understanding how digital marketing optimizations and how brand activation works, being an active listener to better understand the clients' needs, as well as be adaptive to new strategies and techniques in the digital world. It is no surprise to him that the digital updates tomorrow are different from today – every businessman had to adapt and change to selling their products online, especially with the uncertainties such as the pandemic bring.

Pradhana believes that education became a key pillar in the fast-changing era. Education, he proposed, is a capital for one to practice in the professional world, especially regarding values, theories, and ethics of running a business. Based on that belief, Pradhana who chooses to work his undergrad at UPH admits that one of the most memorable moments he's had at UPH was competing with fellow students to reach their best grades. As a person, he is challenged to be able to both understand concepts taught in class as well as create the best ideas to make UPH proud.

For fellow students who are now learning online, Pradhana hopes that you will determine your goal at the beginning of the semester and update regularly if you are on track, to adjust yourself to make a good time-schedule (including a daily, weekly, and time-blocking schedule) so you'll know which you should prioritize, make your study room as comfortable as you can to support your online learning, actively participate in your online classes – including forming communities and ask questions, and don't forget to be ready to fail and share your ideas because that is when you'll gain knowledge.

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Pradhana Harsaputera Sidharta

Managing Director at Magnus Digital Agency & Consultancy

Applied Communication Sciences 2005

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Ni Putu Sri Artati, UPH Informatics Alumnus Lives Her Dreams to Contribute Back to the Society

“My career today has actually been my dream since my teenage years. I wanted to use my talent to help others; to contribute back to the community; to make my life meaningful. I was triggered by the fact that there are still a lot of people out there who are not able to afford (or did not have the same access) to education or other things that are related,” said Ni Putu Sri Artati, UPH's Informatics Alumni cohort 2001. Sri, born in Tabanan, Balinese is currently serving as PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk's Vice President of Performance Measurement, under the Directorate of Finance & Strategy. It is Sri's responsibility to manage corporate performance management - analyzing the bank's financial performance as well as making guidelines to assess business units' contribution, including products, branches, and electronic channels to further encourage higher bank returns. "The company I currently work in is a state-owned company and I humbled to have the opportunity to share with others because SOEs are mandated to not only ensure the sustainability of businesses, but also to carry out activities which promotes our benefit as Indonesians," Sri continued. The responsibility that Sri is entrusted with did not come without challenges. As the Vice President of Performance Measurement, Sri is required to be able to collaborate across sections, seek and develop new ideas to improve the financial performance report qualities, and produce sharp analysis for the company. By always remembering that learning is a part of her life process, being persistent, learning from experience, and also respecting the customs in her workplace, Sri believes that she will continue to grow. For Sri, UPH is like a lamp for others. The unique friendship she's gained in UPH rekindles sweet memories for her. “In my opinion, UPH is unique both in terms of environment, students, and also the way it manages its education modules. Apart from my love for the library and my lecturers who are always available on-time on campus, I have learned many things from my friends at UPH - especially to keep fighting, to never give up, and finding the good in everything,” Sri concluded.

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Ni Putu Sri Artati

Vice President of Performance Measurement at PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.

Teknik Informatika 2001

Alumni stories

Working Amid Classes Does Not Deter Determination

Before going to UPH’s Faculty of Nursing, Joan works as a nurse at Emergency department of Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village since January 2000. In 2008, Joan was given the opportunity to pursue higher education at UPH’s School of Nursing (which has been changed into UPH’s Faculty of Nursing) by Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village’s full scholarship. Being a student after so long, especially in between work hours is not an easy responsibility for Joan, but being a student (and now an Alumni) is something to be proud of. Joan believes that the complete facilities UPH Faculty of Nursing offers made studying more bearable. Resources such as paperback books and online repository accessible for students made it so much easier for Joan to finish the insurmountable amount of paperwork.

Being the second generation of UPH’s nursing, a lot of her lecturers are Australian and Canadian, thus students including Joan herself is encouraged to actively practice English, especially during lectures. This is further pushed by FoN UPH’s education method that conditioned students to actively search for additional information about the courses taught. Albeit having to work and take classes, Joan is grateful that she is still able to get good grades.

“It is certainly the lecturer’s support throughout every step of the process,” Joan recalled. Thanks to academic provision as well as her career experience, now Joan is entrusted to be Siloam Hospitals MRCCC Semanggi’s Head Division of Nusing Development & Clinical Operations. Joan hopes that UPH’s Faculty of Nursing soon opens a master’s degree for nursing. “If UPH opens a master’s degree for nurses in the future, I’ll definitely be the first few people to enroll and wear my graduation apparel with pride for the third time,” Joan closes.

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Joan Christina Pollatu

Nursing Development & Clinical Operations Division Head, Siloam Hospitals MRCCC Semanggi

Nursing 2008

Alumni stories

Disability Didn't Disable Her To Contribute For Indonesia

When you meet Nathania Tifara, or is known as Thania by her friends, she’ll tell you that UPH is the place where her character is shaped, her passion formed, and the place which is also her home. The people at UPH are like family to her, a family filled with warmth and acceptance. Nathania Tifara is UPH Design Communication Visual’s alumni cohort 2007. In the beginning, Thania questioned her passion, which through this major is shaped to be a graphic designer.

“I can’t really imagine the future. I didn’t really know my passion, especially with my limitations in hearing. I fear that I can’t absorb as much as my friends who’s hearing are perfect. Will my lecturers and friends be able to accept my limitation? My world was plain and full of curiosity and questions,” Thania recalled. After going into college, her 4 years journey as an undergraduate slowly opens her perspective. Slowly but surely, her capacity is enlarged as her passion is refined. She slowly becomes more confident in herself. “I’m really grateful that my lecturers and friends are willing to understand and help me. I am no longer afraid of my hearing limitations. With their help to explain and direct, I found out that I loved designing for kids. And that’s where I find my passion, actually. I learned that I wanted to contribute to Indonesia with my creations, which was to create an education medium for kids. I want their learning process to be easier and fun,” she admits.

As of right now, Guru Bumi, a company Thania initiated alongside of her partner has seen positive progress. Guru Bumi has in fact develops an educational product or games creator according to the teaching needs in Indonesia for children with disabilities. Thania hopes that through Guru Bumi that she is able to give a bigger impact for Indonesia.

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Nathania Tifara

Co-Founder of Guru Bumi

Design Communication Visual 2007

Alumni stories

Alvin Jufitrick, Alumnus to UPH Architecture 2004, Strives to Live A Life of Integrity and Excellence

Integrity and spirit of excellence are the two work ethics that Alvin Jufitrick, UPH Architecture Alumni cohort 2004, always prioritize in his career as one of the directors of UOB Asset Management Indonesia. In responsibilities that are entrusted to him, especially in the distribution and development of UOB asset management investment products, Alvin is required to plan and pay extra attention to the development of overseas distribution, digital partnerships and alternative investment – ​​as these three areas intersect directly with the development of financial literacy and investment in Indonesia. Alvin believes that integrity and excellence does not only ​​apply in his career, but also in living life outside work. For him, these two values ​​are further reflected in the decision he make, as it will impact everyone around him. “In my opinion, being consistent in what I say and what I do both in work and daily life is very important. I strive to be an example for my family and colleagues and it has to start with the life I live. Whether we realize it or not, every decision we make will have an impact on others, so we have to be really careful in what we say and do,” Alvin explains. No doubt, education also plays an important role in Alvin's life. Alvin admits that choosing UPH for his undergraduate degree was the right thing to do. UPH's reputation, facilities, and student organization experiences that he's had at UPH has become stepping stones for his career today. “UPH has given me pleasant memories to rekindle, especially UPH Festival and faculty events - it was all very festive and lively indeed! Yet, the most memorable experience I've had during my studies was actually running to be the senate chairman in the 2006. I was given the privilege to become vice chairman of the Student Representative Council (MPM-UPH) and it has given me the skills I needed to organize and work with people of different background and beliefs," Alvin closes.

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Alvin Jufitrick

Director for UOB Asset Management Indonesia

Arsitektur 2004

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Alumni i-Share Series: Membangun Brand, Dari Pemula Menjadi Terpercaya

Kepercayaan pelanggan pada suatu brand akan membuat mereka menjadi pembeli setia.

Bagi kamu yang sedang merintis usaha, atau berencana akan memulai usaha, tapi tidak tahu cara membangun brand produk kamu menjadi terpercaya, pastikan kamu gak ketinggalan webinar persembahan UPH Alumni Relations.

Melalui program i-Share Series, Hendra Yuniarto, Alumni UPH 2000, Chief Marketing Officer of KFC Indonesia, akan berbagi pengalaman dan strategi bagaimana membangun sebuah brand dari pemula menjadi terpercaya!  

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UPH Jadi Tuan Rumah Konferensi Ilmiah ISMOA 2021.

Program studi (Prodi) Teknik Elektro Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) menjadi tuan rumah acara ‘The International Symposium on Modern Optics and Its Applications (ISMOA) 2021’. ISMOA tahun ini mengangkat tema utama 

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Magister UPH Luncurkan Program Studi Informatika.

Pascasarjana Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) meluncurkan Program Studi (Prodi) baru yaitu Informatika. Prodi ini secara resmi akan memulai kelas pertama pada bulan Agustus 2021, dengan metode pembelajaran blended learning, yakni kombinasi kelas tatap muka dan kelas online. Dengan dibukanya prodi ini, UPH membuktikan komitmen untuk turut menge

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Sistem Informasi UPH Berhasil Memenangkan Hibah Program Kompetisi Kampus Merdeka 2021.

Program studi (Prodi) Sistem Informasi (SI) Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH)berhasil memenangkan dana hibah sebesar Rp. 752.000.000 dari Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi (Dirjen DIKTI) Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebuday

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