[unpad.ac.id, 13/3/2019] Eighteen Universitas Padjadjaran students took part in outstanding student selection (Pilmapres) at the university level, held at the Unpad rectorat building in the Jatinangor campus starting Wednesday (13/3). The eighteen students were chosen through selection in the faculty level.
“They are comprised of 16 students from the bachelor program and 2 diploma program,” told the Director of Education and Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Wawan Hermawan, M.S., when met between the selection proceedings.
Told by Prof. Wawan, the selection process is done according to the national level selection. The assessment criteria are seen from GPA, scientific paper, award or accomplishment, foreign language, and personality.
Furthermore, Prof. Wawan said that the socialization and selection of outstanding students at the faculty level is done for two months. The selection process at the faculty level is left to each faculty to select the best student, both from their hard skill and soft skill.
Other than that, the selection process also involves the Unpad Student Executive Board (BEM Kema) to give input and push the students to join the selection for outstanding student.
“[We hope] the involvement of BEM can help in the talent scouting process in this Pilmapres,” said Prof. Wawan.
The university level selection is done in two stages. In the first stage, three best students will be chosen to get guidance and take part in the second stage of selection. After that, in the second stage, one best student will be chosen to represent Unpad at the national level.
Prof. Wawan also hopes that this year an Unpad student will get a medal or at least be in the top three at the national level of Pilmares. Last year, Unpad was in the fourth place in the national Pilmapres.
“Hopefully with all of this hard work, we hope Unpad will place again at the national level. [We hope] Unpad will get a medal,” hopes Prof. Wawan.
Report by Artanti Hendriyana
Translated by Dinda Ayu Maharani
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