BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – In order to hold the program of Indonesian Student’s Activity for doing Enterpreneur (Kegiatan Berwirausaha Mahasiswa Indonesia, KBMI) and Indonesian Student’s Start-up Acceleration (Akselerasi Startup Mahasiswa Indonesia, ASMI) initiated by Kemendikbudristek through MBKM, Universitas Pasundan continues to create coordination with students to participate in the program.
One of which is by doing training (incubation) and leading students to make a valid product. Unpas Person in Charge for Enterpreneurship, Dr. Ida Hindarsyah, M.Si along with Business Incubator Unit are now forming team which will later be submitted to the programs, next February 2022.
Ida said that among 15 thousand active students, there are at least 2-3 percent or about 350 students who will be planned to be incubated based on the target of Integrated Support System (ISS). Although it is not easy, it could at least open up the insight about the importance of entrepreneurship and become an independent student.
“It certainly will not be easy, because I have already had similar experience, training the MSMEs. For example, among 90 people, it is good if there are 10% of them being active. The point is, do not let the students just be tempted or follow the trend of opening a business without getting prepared properly,” she said on Tuesday, 2 August 2021.
Far from that, she would want to open the students’ mindset to be more independent. Because, the entrepreneurship target is actually to create students to be able to think creatively and innovatively based on their own independence.
“If it is compared to other universities, including to those foreign universities, we are relatively left behind in making the concept of entrepreneurship. Unpas will be more active to develop the entrepreneurship, therefore it could be the strong basis deepened in both university level, study programs, and even students themselves,” she continued.
She hoped the second batch of KBMI and AMSI that will be held in February 2022 will be followed by more students. This golden opportunity is not allowed to be missed, especially since becoming an entrepreneur is the main orientation in the future.
“Today, the level of competitor in the group of job-seeker has already been tight, 1:400. Imagine, one student should compete to the other 400 graduates from other universities. Its possibility is limited,” she explained.
Furthermore, getting into the openness era, the company’s need for human resources is getting higher, so the competitiveness and innovation also vary more. Students must prepare themselves as early as possible because the capability standard and required capacity will be increasing more.
“Entrepreneurship becomes a solution to create job opportunity and improve the economic growth in Indonesia, especially for students, community, as well as smallest environment,” she said.
Other that intensive training, cooperation between penta-helix elements (academician, corporate, community, government and media) is also considered important. This business incubator program should make collaboration with many partners, both in internal and external of campus.
“I am, by chance, a Public Relation in West Java Penta-helix. There are so far 17 universities that are ready to collaborate with. We also will work with the National Standardization Agency (Badan Standardisasi Nasional, BSN) to be able to carry out the program together: how to make the standard pattern for students who have already had innovation on their products,” she concluded. (Reta)*