UNAIR NEWS – Internship is common for Universitas Airlangga students. This activity is often chosen by students to spend their semester hodiday because it is considered interesting. There are so many benefits that can be obtained from internships, including knowledge, work experience, and some achievement credits (SKP).
Although it is not an activity obliged by the faculty, many UNAIR Banyuwangi Accounting students spend their holiday with internships in various private and government agencies, for example, in the Regional Water Supply Company (PUDAM), the State Treasury Office (KPPN), the Primary Tax Payment Commission (KPPP), Pertamina, and other agencies.
To UNAIR NEWS team, Mesty Retno Wati, one of the 2017 UNAIR Banyuwangi Accounting students, shared her internship experience at PUDAM Banyuwangi. She explained her reason for choosing an internship for semester break.
“Internship for me is an interesting activity because it gives many benefits, the reason I chose an internship at PUDAM Banyuwangi because it is close to where I live, it is in line with the courses that we take, state accounting, I am interested in wanting to know more about the company’s performance the area, “said student known well as Mesty.
She continued, during the internship she and three other friends were placed in different division, the financial, production and distribution, and service division.
“On the first day it was indeed very boring because the job description had not been shared, but the second day we were placed in different division,” Mesty said. “I happened to be taught in the financial division about financial statement planning, my other friends in the production and distribution department dealt with the administration of reporting and inventory,” she added.
Furthermore, despite having to adjust to the working hours as PUDAM employees, Mesty and her friends still follow the rules that apply such as coming in at 7, following the morning gathering, and going home at 2 pm. On Saturday, she and her three friends also go to work, because PUDAM is open from Monday to Saturday.
“Here I learn how to apply accounting theory with practice in the world of work, so, we must master the lessons we have learned in college,” she concluded. (*)
Author: Dewi Masluqiyah
Editor: Nuri Hermawan