19 May 2014

Tel-U Goes to Google

JAKARTA, TEL-U – to provide the insight about industry field and global competition in information technology also to increase the motivation, a number of Telkom University students from various faculties made a visit to one of the largest IT companies with a globally success brand in today’s virtual world, Google. The visit was held on last Saturday (3/5).

Google is one of a giants company in the field of information technology that has tremendous business penetration. Technological innovations created by Google contribute to today’s advancement.
In Indonesia, Google Indonesia offices had established since 6 months ago. Different with the central office at the Maountain View, United States of Amerika, in Indonesia for now there are only two divisions that move in the field of Digital Marketing and Law.

A visit with the theme of “Industrial Visit Goes to Google Indonesia” was expected to create a great student’s willpower, which will encourage the innovations that have standard and global competitiveness. By doing so, it is possible that the brilliant achievements of Telkom University students will born in both national and international arena. Industrial visit to Google also gave tips that can be applied by students to face global competition in information technology industry.

“We hope this activity can provide knowledge about industrial world, it is also expected to provide knowledge about global competition in information technology and increase motivation of Telkom University’s students in exercising their soft skill in IT,” said chief of the event, Muhammad Mufid Luthfi.

The event began with a greeting speech from the chief of the event and an explanation about Google Student Ambassador (GSA) by Muhammad Taufik Ismail, who is one of Telkom University Google Student Ambassador who served now. Taufik delivered about program and his experience concerning the GSA.

Telkom University students arrival was greeted by one of Googler (Google’s term for employees) who also gave materials in this industrial visit. Eunike Kartini who usually called as Miss Keke works as Country Manager of Google Plus Community delivered material about how’s Life in Google. In addition, she shared her experience when applying for job at Google Indonesia.

After the discussion ended, the activities continued with a search through Google Indonesia’s Office. Miss Keke invited students of Telkom University to surround Google Indonesia’s Office that is in modern concept of design with a blend of Indonesian culture. That blend creates a uniqueness that makes Google Indonesia’s office not looks like a typical office. The interior design is unique. Mention the hanging tricycles, beds for employees, living room and cafeteria inside the office make the employees feel like home when working in the office.

The most special thing from this activity, students of Telkom University were entrusted to perform in Hang Out session in the event of Coca Cola International. They were interviewed online about the World Cup that will occur in 2014, this year. This session was broadcasted live to the world where later it will be uploaded to Cannel Youtube Coca Cola.

Although only a few hours at the office of Google Indonesia, it gave a very valuable experience for the participants. “The visit to Google was exciting, I learned that work at Google is fun. We are free to be creative in this office,” said one of the participant.

Hopefully this activity will be a beginning where Telkom University students know how the real working environment and this positive activity expected to continue so that it can increase the motivation of Telkom University students to perform more achievements. (KomPro/raf/edited from Baguz)