School of Information Systems

Paulus Chandra

PaulusHello everyone, my name is Paulus Chandra, I’m a Magna Cum Laude graduate in Information System, majoring in Applied ERP from Binus University. I also received an award which is called Binusian Award on my graduation. I’m very happy to get the award because I could make my parents feel happy and proud of me. I believe every child dream is to make their parents feel proud of them, so what’s better than seeing you parents smile and feel proud of you?

A little bit about my background, I have been working as employee at Binus University since I was in my 2nd semester. I joined recruitment process at Software Laboratory Center since I was in my 1st semester and got accepted as Teaching Assistant. To be honest, working and studying at the same time was really tough at first, but after a while, I got used to it and I enjoyed it. I could get a lot of new friends, working experiences and income by working and studying at the same time.

I started to join competition when I was in my 6th semester (which was quite late), I joined province selection for ASEAN Skill Competition X Vietnam, Bina Nusantara Skill Competition 2013 and national selection for ASEAN Skill Competition X Vietnam and I got the title as 2nd winner, 1st winner and 1st winner respectively. I also managed to be participant ofAPEX Business-IT Global Case Challengein Singapore in 2014. I got so many experiences from the competition that I have participated, and I believe those experiences will be useful for my future.

Based on my experience, I would like to share several useful tips for all active students:

  1. Be active in participating for competition, you don’t have to win the competition, but you have to get the experience of joining competition
  2. Don’t be shy to ask if you don’t know about something and if you know about something that others don’t, don’t be afraid to share your knowledge to them
  3. Have a balance college life, you have to enjoy your life, but you have to plan for your future as well, think about what will you be in next 5 years
  4. Grade is not everything, but you have to get a good grade for a better future, so don’t be to immersed in joining competition only, you also have to study as a student

Last but not least, I would like to say thank you to all lecturers, friends, staffs and people who have been supporting me, I believe I wouldn’t be able to make it without your supports. Special thanks to Mr. Win Ce and Mr. Fredy Jingga as my lecturer and guider, I learned a lot from both of you! 

Don’t ever underestimate yourself, if you haven’t tried it, you won’t know the result