Pertamina Goes To Campus in Samarinda Got a Warm Welcome

Slightly different from the usual day, the State Polytechnic of Samarinda (Polnes)’s auditorium has been packed by students since morning (19/4). Students came to auditorium not to attend the graduation ceremony and not to do a rally. Students from several universities came to attend Pertamina Goes To Campus 2018.

No less than 300 students started to arrive in the Polnes Auditorium since 08.00 local time. Organizing committee from Polnes all used green alma mater and The Student Executive Body (BEM) of Polnes black uniform has been prepared since a few days earlier to hold the first Pertamina Goes To Campus 2018 event on Borneo Island.

The first session opened with an explanation of Pertamina's business process delivered by Harry Prasetyo, Assistant Manager of Statistic and Marketing Support of Pertamina Marketing Operation Region (MOR) VI Kalimantan. Harry, who is also the president of the youth community at Pertamina Kalimantan, explained Pertamina's business complexity from upstream to downstream.

In his speech, he said that as a state-owned company, Pertamina has a very strategic role in providing energy to fulfil people’s need. Let alone, Indonesia as an archipelago country makes the distribution of fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by Pertamina, the most complex system in the world.

The event followed with a discussion about students’s preaparation in facing the work world. The interesting thing about this session is that Pertamina presented speaker who is a successfull Polnes graduates, Cahyaning Permatadewi. Cahyaning is a graduate of Polnes Civil Engineering who is now working in Pertamina.

“Glad to hear the graduate testimony that was accepted to work in Pertamina. It is motivate me,” said Gulham, student majoring in Information Technology of Polnes.

The participants showed enthusiasm until the end of the session. The guest speakers Danny Aryaputra, founder of one of the largest social media portal in Indonesia @Dagelan and Dio Ramadhan, CEO of The Denim Club, shared their experience in building a business that made them famous. This session was given to inspire and motivate students especially to follow the competition of business idea and product innovation which will be held by Pertamina starting from May that is Pertamina BINGO (Business Plan and Product Innovation - On The Go).

Regarding the involvement of Polnes executive student body in this activity, President of Polnes Executive Student Body Riko Samosir said that his party is very open to activities held in campus that can improve student’s capacity.

Riko added that the lively welcome from students because of the event concept offered by the committee. Activities that are a result from coordination of Pertamina, media representatives and Polnes Executive Student Body is indeed up to date.

“Entrepreneurship is a theme that become a center of talk among students. Moreover, Pertamina BINGO competition can be a good tool for students to be creative,” said Riko.

For the success of Pertamina Goes To Campus in East Kalimantan, Regional Manager Communication & CSR Pertamina Kalimantan Yudy Nugraha expressed his greatest appreciation to Polnes Executive Student Body who supported the event.

“Hopefully this will be the beginning of good cooperation between Pertamina and Polnes. We hope good synergy can also be established with other campuses,” added Yudi.

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