Cecep Hermawan, Unpad Best Graduate: Active in Academic and Student Affairs

[unpad.ac.id, 3/5/2019] Cecep Hermawan from the International Relations study program at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Padjadjaran became the best bachelor graduate of Graduation III of Academic Year 2018/2019. Cecep graduated with a GPA of 3.97 and a study period of 3.5 years.

Cecep Hermawan, the best graduate in Bachelor Degree at Graduation Wave III of Academic Year 2018/2019. (Photo: Tedi Yusup) *

Cecep graduated at the session III at Grha Sanusi Hardjadinata Unpad, Friday (3/5). Interviewed before the graduation ceremony, Cecep revealed that the title of the best graduate was not one of his life goals, but he was very proud of this achievement. This predicate shows the best achievement that he got.

“I believe every graduate has their own struggles. So I don’t think being the best graduate is something to brag about, but as a self-achievement, it shows that you can be one of the best,” Cecep said.

During his college years, Cecep actively participated in internal and external activities and competitions. Some of the achievements he achieved includes being the Peace Essay Competition Runner-up “En Route to Jusuf Kalla Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize” which was held by Jenggala Institute of Strategic Studies in 2018 and Best Country Statement at the Short Diplomatic Course at the National Meeting of HI Students throughout Indonesia in 2016.

In addition, Cecep was also elected Chair of the Indonesian Delegation for the 2018 JENESYS Peace-building Exchange Program, chair of the Student Session of Bali Democracy Forum X in 2017, Indonesian delegation for the 2017 Indonesia-China Youth Exchange, and the Indonesian delegation to ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Commission for Human Right Debate (AICHR) in 2016 and 2017.

Cecep was also active in the Unpad International Relations Student Association and the Unpad Speaking Union.

Although active in various student activities, Cecep admitted that he had no difficulty in dividing his time. To support academic achievement, he participated in various activities in line with his lecture material.

“So (do it to) support each (goals). For me it is a good strategy to have organizational and leadership experience, competition experience and a good GPA, “said the youngest son of the couple Neneng Kurniasih and Asep Diana.

Cecep also admitted that he really enjoyed undergoing lectures at Unpad. The difficulties he faced were not considered obstacles, but were taken in a pleasant direction. He also made friends’ support as an energy boost to keep up the spirit of various activities. Every activity he takes, he always does it with all his heart.

“For me, I have to go through every step of my course in college by having fun. Don’t be too stressed out. Even though it’s a difficult thing to do, look for friends to help us, because the name of the trip cannot be individual. By having more friends, difficult things can be easier,” said the man who wants to be a diplomat.

Shortly after graduating, February 2019, Cecep was accepted to work at a management consultant company in Jakarta. Although he is currently busy with his work, Cecep still wants to find more knowledge. He also plans to continue his studies in a field he enjoys, namely relations between countries, especially related to economics and the environment.

“I still want to go to school first. I still crave for knowledge. I still want to find more knowledge that can be more impactful for myself and also for the community in the future. In the future I just want to be a ‘people server’,” hoped Cecep. *

Report by Artanti Hendriyana / am
Translation by Zaki Intan Cindyagita / zk

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