Our English Department major held a recruitment event for its students to join the committees of events for an internal Merdeka Belajar – Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program. We joined the secretarial division, a division that carries out duties in the administration and file management. Beforehand, our secretarial team had to prepare several things that are related to administration. It was quite challenging at first because this was our first time taking responsibility for secretarial work. We created a registration form for those who expressed interest in participating in these occasions. Since all three events were organized in both offline and online meetings, a scheduled Zoom meeting link was arranged to facilitate the online attendees. After that, we prepared letters of invitation for them. We coordinated with the logistics department in order to handle any required facilities for the event. However, we were still learning throughout the process. Hence we occasionally asked for consultation or guidance from our supervised lecturers and fellow committee members in finishing our work.
A week before the day of the event, the secretarial division prepared the attendance list for the participants. To make it easier for the attendees to fill out the registration form, we provided a QR Code so that they were able to quickly scan the barcode before entering the venues and be instantly directed to the attendance form. Meanwhile, attendees for lecturers and board of faculty members were in the form of attendance sheets. While handling the administrative work, we also had the responsibility of making e-certificates for the speakers, participants, and committee members. We designed our e-certificates on a collaborative online design platform and received help from the public relations and documentation teams in finalizing them.
On the day of the event, we distributed our tasks. One person stood by the front desk to welcome offline participants and lecturers and made sure all of them filled out the attendance list before entering the venue on the day of the event. Meanwhile, the other hosted a Zoom meeting. We were also helped by friends from other divisions in welcoming the participants to organize the crowds. After all, the events finished, we double-checked the participants who filled out registration links and attendance lists to determine whether they could receive the e-certificates.
Through these events, we gained valuable teamwork experience that has discovered each of our potentials and competencies. We learned the correct format for composing invitation letters and equipment permission requests. In order to issue these requests, we had to collaborate with other parties in our faculty. This was the most time-consuming duty since we had to go between buildings to verify that all letters and requests were accurate. Due to the fact that the majority of our mistakes were connected to accuracy, carefulness and precision are the essential factors that determine the success of established works. Lastly, this sequence of events has given us the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills relevant to the administration sector. Thank you so much for the fantastic learning method!
- Katarina Elsa Savitri, A Student of English Studies Batch 2019
- Vina Annisa Rahmawati, A Student of English Studies 2019