MALANG: The academic consultant of Al-Maahira IIBS Malang, Prof. Dr. Ir. Qomariyatus Sholihah, Amd. Hyp, ST, M.Kes.IPU.ASEAN.Eng, is invited as the speaker for a seminar held by SMA Al-Maahira IIBS Malang. The seminar which was led by Ustadzah Rafida as the moderator, discussed about the guaranteed way to reach our dream university.

Moreover, it was not just the teachers and students at school joining the seminar, but all the students at home and their parents as well joined through Zoom application.

“It is important for the Senior High School students to know their goals – what they want to be, where they want to continue their study, what university and what major they want to take. It makes them more focus on their preparation and strategy as well in order to reach their dream university”, said Prof. Ir. Qomariyatus Sholihah to all the audiences.

In addition, the students needed to conduct a research on their dream major too. The research aimed to find out the sustainability and job opportunity related to your dream major in five up to ten years later.
Furthermore, Prof. Ir. Qomariyatus Sholihah suggested for those students who were still confused on their goal. She gave them several steps for determining their goal. “You must know yourself! Are you an extrovert or introvert person? Do you like working with a lot of people or alone?”, asked Prof. Ir. Qomariyatus Sholihah to the students. By knowing yourself, it would be easy for you to find out your passion. “Next, follow your passion! Never follow your friends!”, suggested by her. “The last, motivate yourself!”, she strongly said.

At the last part of the seminar, the moderator, Ustadzah Rafida, opened QnA section. Hana Aulia, one of the Senior High School students, asked Prof. Ir. Qomariyatus’ suggestion on what major she should focus on; her first choice which is her dream major with a high passing grade or another major with a low passing grade yet she doesn’t like it. As suggested by Prof. Ir. Qomariyatus Sholihah, the first choice must always be the priority. Besides, Ayesha asked about a scholarship, how to get it. Prof. Ir. Qomariyatus mentioned that we could get a scholarship as long as we got a high GPA (Grade Point Average). There would be more chance for getting scholarship in a magister and doctoral degree. The last question came from the parents. They asked the way to know their children’s passion and potency. “Communication”, Prof. Ir. Qomariyatus Sholihah said. She emphasized, “Having a good communication with our children is the best way for knowing them deeper. Don’t force them to choose what we like. Invite them into a discussion talking about the major that they like, share plus and minus point related to that major, and give them your opinion in term of the job opportunities in five up to ten years later.”


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