Showing posts from August, 2023

Learning by Doing Teaches Us Best

A Story of Rifky Manuel Satyana, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Mathematics, Universitas Gadjah Mada "Experience is the teacher of all things." Julius Caesar, Roman General & Statesman Nothing gives us better expertise in particular skills than practicing them, and Rifky Manuel Satyana (23) aligns himself with it. Becoming an expert in Back-End Development was something he wished for. Therefore, he paved the way for his career by enrolling in Bangkit 2022. His eagerness to learn in this program was motivated by the thought that experience held the key to the best learning. How was Rifky’s journey in Bangkit 2022, and what did he do to come out victorious? Let’s read his story! Mathematics is the Science Underlying Technology Born and raised in Jakarta, Rifky is a 23-year-old man familiar with technology since middle school. His curiosity about technology made creating a minimalist website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and building a simplified game utilizing Python somethin

Age is Just a Number When It Comes to Learning

A Story of Ayi Sumarna, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Graduate from Library and Information Science, Universitas Terbuka “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis, British Writer It’s never too late to start over something and set higher goals. Ayi Sumarna (43) believes in this. Although he might be over two decades older than most students nowadays, he didn’t hesitate to sign up for Bangkit to learn something new. What made him successfully be accepted into Bangkit, and what motivated him to thrive in this program? Let’s read the whole story of this father of four! Ayi’s Spirit of Learning that Never Dim As a man in his 40s, Ayi already went through the ups and downs of life with his multiple roles. He is not only a father of four but also carries out his duty as Head of the Financial Department at “Kantor Desa Ciburial,” an administrative center that serves the local government functions of rural areas in Ciburial Village, Bandung Regency. Being employed

“Do What You Love to Make the Most of Your Learning”

A Story of Muhammad Sandy Putra Riyadi, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Graduate from Informatics, STIKOM El Rahma “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo - American Author As D'Angelo said above, exponential growth can happen if we are passionate about learning. Muhammad Sandy Putra Riyadi (21) has had the same obsession since primary school. No wonder taking first place in terms of academic achievement was something Sandy used to obtain. Sandy's remarkable achievement resulted from an unusual situation that forged him since childhood. Being born and raised in a modest family didn't only humble him but also made him realize that he needed to work twice as hard to excel and turn his dream into reality. How did Sandy make the most from his learning to survive and graduate from Bangkit? Let's read his whole story! Has Been Familiar with Working Hard since Childhood Being the firstborn in the family dawned on Sandy the weight of

Life as an Intern at the Presidential Advisory Council

A Story of Fichrie Fachrowi Adli, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Graduate from Economics, Universitas Airlangga “Impossible means that you just didn’t do it yet.” Frank Sonnenberg, American Author Everyone has their own way of perceiving impossibility. Some decide to back off, while others refuse to give up and see the difficulty as an opportunity to overgrow. Fichrie Fachrowi Adli (21) discerned that challenges exist to take him to the next level. Therefore, despite his educational background, he earnestly pursued his dream of becoming a tech talent. Let's read Fichrie's journey in Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 and how he got closer to his desired career―a Data Analyst! An Economics Student with His Aspiration to Become a Data Analyst Since 2020, Fichrie has been studying economics at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. As an economics student, Fichrie needed to familiarize himself with statistics and econometrics on campus. Those subjects led him to get acquainted with data-related things. Diving

Your Determination Contributes to Your Career Success

Making mistakes is not a sign of our incompetence. Instead, it helps us to take lessons learned and grow better time after time. Althof Rafaella Ramdhan (22) believes in this. He realizes that the resilience in pursuing his dream can be built by going through this process. Althof has started to learn from his mistakes since he dedicated himself to interning at one place to another in the fourth semester. Other considerations also formed his motivation to have a lot of work experience. “Besides seeking many experiences I could strive for, I wanted to ease my parents’ responsibilities in financing college,” Althof said. What about his consideration when participating in Bangkit? He explained that it was because of the rapid tech development. He thought that it must be equivalent to his skills. Read more to discover Althof's career path after graduating from this program! Don't Easily Give Up Althof's interest in tech arose as he found that playing games brought him some fu

Staying Motivated by Learning New Things

Eastwood (2012) defines boredom as an unfulfilled desire to do enticing activities. Many have been in this state since the pandemic impacted various sectors, including education. Therefore, online learning came as a solution to suppress the severity. Syahi Dandy Nasgi Nasution (23) is one of many Indonesian students that needed to attend distance lectures in his third semester. That situation dropped Dandy's motivation dramatically. Online learning tends to lessen his productivity, and he feared it would affect his self-development. Nonetheless, he found hope when he joined Bangkit and got a job before graduating college. How was Dandy's whole story about being able to work at Accenture as an Application Development Analysis without having to apply? Let's dive in! When Bangkit Brought Dandy's Motivation Back Dandy enjoys playing chess, games, and listening to music. However, one of these three determined his steady career path. Games' tech aspect took his attention