UNAIR NEWS – Freshmen of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) were impressed with the experience they had during Angkatan Muda Ksatria Airlangga (Amerta) – Introduction to Campus Life for Freshmen (PKKMB) program held for five days.
They admitted that AMERTA – PKKMB program were capable to hone the students’ skill and to expand their network. Two freshmen made some statement to UNAIR NEWS during the closing ceremony of AMERTA-PKKMB Universitas Airlangga, Monday, August 7.
A freshman from D3 Traditional Healer Faculty of Vocational Studies, Tyara Ayu Kusuma, said that AMERTA-PKKMB was surprising. She imagined it would be tense and boring. But the warm welcome and interesting activities made her believe otherwise.
“The reception was wow. When we got into the gate, our seniors welcomed us while singing Airlangga Hymn enthusiastically and there’s a flag over the building. It was really impressive,” said Tyara.
Similar statement was made by a freshman from Accounting program, Rovi Mulika Syandi. Rovi admitted that when she was at Senior High School, he witnessed various configuration of AMERTA through social media. He was proud that he could be UNAIR student.
When they were asked about the most fun moment, Tyara and Rovi were gpleased with the event called Amerta Candradimuka. It was an event where they could have a discussion to talk about the latest issues in small groups.
“I was in a group discussing transportation issue. We stated our opinion and argued about them,” said Rovi, a freshman from Padang, West Sumatera.
In the closing ceremony, freshmen enjoyed a performance from Traditional Dance & Music Student Activity Unit and an alumnus of Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UNAIR, Piyu. Freshman were encouraged to donated their books to reading communities.
Piyu encouraged the students to focus in learning and have dreams in the future.
Head of Student Executive Board UNAIR Anang Fajrul said that the theme of AMERTA-PKKMB was “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”. It was inspired from the recent nationalism issues. He hoped that with the AMERTA – PKKMB, freshmen can be responsive to others. (*)
Author: Defrina Sukma S
Editor: Rio F. Rachman