BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – This year, Unpas Student Cooperative (Koperasi Mahasiswa, Kopma) Universitas Pasundan is getting to celebrate its 38th birthday. On its way, Unpas Kopma has been consistently showing its performance as the centre of student entrepreneurshipwithin campus.
In the end of year, to celebrate its 38th anniversary, Kopma re-held the Anniversary Celebration (Gelaran Hari Ulang Tahun, GEHUT) consisting various series of interesting events, such as tasyakuran (lit. event/celebration as a form of gratitude), poster-design competition, virtual show competition, Mobile Legends ‘Ready to War’ League and entrepreneurship national webinar.
GEHUT is a routine event carried out every year to commemorate Kopma’s anniversary. It is also a place for its members to add some knowledge, strengthen the silaturahmi and maintain solidarity.
Head of Unpas Kopma, Mudita Wibow said that the 38th Anniversary of Kopma brought the theme of ‘Faces the Transformation of Business Strategy After Pandemic’. It was expected to be a transformation in rising the spirit of your entrepreneurs to move from the uncertain zone.
“Pandemic has caused both of economic and business sectors slide down. Many companies and entrepreneurs went bankrupt; people also reduced their consumptive behaviour since they prefer saving money to spending it. We wish GEHUT could be a moment to rise and transform, through the action and potential in the midst of pandemic,” he explained.
During pandemic, Unpas Kopma also faced several challenges. Kopma has been relying on its business units targeting college students as the centre of marketing target. However, ever since the pandemic hit the world, Unpas Kopma turnover is decreasing, while its number of members is also drastically reduced.
“We need to review a lot of things, especially in inviting the members and improving our income. We keep looking forward to earn the turnover back, including helping make vaccination card, flower/snack/money bouquet, as well as catering service,” he said.
In normal condition, the number of interests for Unpas Kopma from new students can reach up to 800-1000 students, while in the last two years, their interest is not getting more 150 students. This could affect to the capital turnover.
“Since it has been switched to online, I think there are behaviour change, in which students lack of enthusiasm to be active in the organization. When the campus was closed down, we lost our income since the visit was also limited. Therefore, we handled the problem by opening new business and planned to go opening another franchise outside,” he continued.
Even though it is going through difficult times, Kopma Unpas remains optimistic and runs with new innovations. At an increasingly mature age, the entrepreneurial organization under the direction of the Vice Rector, Dr. H. Deden Ramdan, M.Sc. wants to continue to prosper its members and bring about big changes.
“We hope Unpas Kopma would be more solid and could provide big changes in terms of business. Hopefully, this series of event would be the one which can bring Unpas Kopma to exist even more on, and be useful for colleague students who businesses and are affected by the pandemic so that they can survive,” he concluded. (Reta)*