“I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to graduate from Diponegoro University. Many valuable lessons regarding both moral and knowledge. I remembered when I wanted to take part in the competition in semester 1, both the lecturers, faculties, even from the rectorate gave full support. One thing I know to describe my experience is that Undip’s name will always be part of my identity. When I represent a competition in a scholarship or conference event, I am always asked which university I come from, and I answer confidently, Undip. This big name makes me proud, hopefully I can still be proud of my beloved alma mater,” said Tjen Maurilia, the graduate of Diponegoro University from the Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences with a GPA of 4.00.

Tjen had the opportunity to take part in internships at several Fin-tech companies and was part of 180 Degrees Consulting Undip as Co-Founder and Board of Director for Marketing and Knowledge. The competitions she has won include Finalist of The 7th Padjajaran Public Relations Fair 2018 – Padjajaran University, November 2018; 1st Winner of Journalist Video Competition “Raise Tourism Through Journalism”, October, 2018; 1st Winner of Indonesia Debating Championship (Province) – Ristekdikti – June, 2019; 3rd Best Speaker of Indonesia Debating Championship (Province) – Ristekdikti – June, 2019; Finalist of National Essay Competition – UNESA, September, 2019; Top 50 of Student Exchange to Japan – Intercultural Youth Program 2, November 2019; Gold Medal in Advanced Innovation Global Competition-Nanyang Technological University Singapore, November, 2019; 1st winner of Strategic Research – Gadjah Mada University, 2019; 3rd Runner Up of National Public Relations Competition – Widya Mandala University – February, 2020; 3rd Winner of Essay Competition – Bogor Agricultural University, April, 2020; 1st winner of The Most Outstanding Student (Mapping) – Diponegoro University, June, 2020; Top 7 of English Speech Competition – Australia Indonesia Youth Association – July, 2020; Verbal Commendation for Asia Youth Model United Nation- International Global Network-November, 2020; Awarded from Kids Right Change Maker from Netherland, a social instutions to support education project in Indonesia – December, 2020 – February, 2021; Mentor at Students Catalyst for self-development (national scale) – December 2020 until now; Selected for following NTNU (Norwegian University of Technology and Science) Winter Workshop talking about Media and Disinformation “Fake News” – February, 2021; Brand Ambassador of Paragon Technology – February, 2021; and 1st winner of Media Matter Competition to create Mock Up Digital Story Telling – University of Indonesia – April, 2021.

“The opportunity to be able to continue education at the university level, especially if the university provides a platform to develop soft-skills and hard-skills is something to be grateful for. Therefore, I hope that my colleagues and myself will always maintain integrity and honesty in the world of education. Not only that, we can practice the knowledge we get in class directly and we train it through various existing organizations and also other positive student activities,” she said. (Lin – Public Relations)