WINIDIAS CHANDRA PRAMESWARI
Graduation year: 2015
What was the best thing about Sekolah Ciputra? Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra.
In my opinion, the best thing about Sekolah Ciputra is the facility that the school has got to offer that supports the student to study conclusively. For instance, the gazebo by the parking lot. I remember reading my Indo B HL book with my friends whilst discussing the theme of the book together. It gets a bit boring to study in the class so it’s nice how the teachers are allowed to utilize spaces in school and switch things up a little bit. And the Ciputra hall, I remember performing my first ever theatrical performance as the lead of the play and that is something I will never forget.
Where did you go to University? What are you/did you study?
I went to Universitas Indonesia (UI) and was enrolled in their engineering faculty (metallurgical and materials – international programme). On my 6th semester, I went to Germany as an exchange student for a semester in Universität Duisburg Essen. And for my thesis, I did research on lithium titanate oxide battery doped with zinc oxide nanorod. The purpose of this research is to find alternative renewable energy and better the performance of the existing battery technology that is being utilized in cars (hybrids/ electronic vehicle).
Please share your experience applying to University?
My experience in applying to the uni is as smooth as it can be. I registered myself for their SIMAK (test). And from then on I got in.
What kind of work do you do? In what way did the school contribute to your job right now?
Now, I am working as a technical engineer in the world’s leading “cladding” manufacturer (to date): PT. Cladtek in Batam. Working in an engineering company is definitely a challenge. But with a great work ethic, perseverance and an open mind; I believe that I could excel in all types of challenges that I am currently facing at work. This is where the effect of being a Sekolah Ciputra alumni takes place. Back when I was in the DP programme, I was struggling, it wasn’t as easy as I thought. But through the process, DP helped me develope into a better individual that enables me to achieve my goals quite easily regardless of the struggles.
What advice would you give to a graduating student?
My advice for Sekolah Ciputra students is to trust the process. Mistakes and failures are bound to happen along the way. if you are able to pick up on what you’ve learned throughout the whole process, that is indeed the golden ticket to your success.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
For now, my hobbies are to collect vinyl, take pictures with analog cameras, travel, bake and also interpret any kind of literature piece that I find interesting (English A HL is taking over my interest hehe).
Would you recommend Sekolah Ciputra to others? If yes, what would you say about it?
I will definitely recommend Sekolah Ciputra. Not only that the school offers great facilities, but the programmes that Sekolah Ciputra provides, which is the IB, is what I think that shaped me into the person that I am today. CAS was definitely tedious, but it subtly taught me the importance of caring, contributing to one another and the importance of sharing while being an individual in a system. All in all, Sekolah Ciputra, in my opinion, has done a great job in implementing the curriculum on its students.
Anything else you would like to share?
I think that’s all. Sorry for the long story but this is how I truly feel as an alumnus of Sekolah Ciputra. This school 100% contributed to my character development. Super proud to be a part of SC. I think good schools make the quality of people good too hahaha. I’ve seen it and proved it.