My name is Rizky. I live in Vincentius Putra Shelter. I currently study at Pertamina University, majoring in Chemical Engineering. I started studying in 2019 and will finish in 2023. My feeling when I was chosen to receive the Heliconia Scholarship was very happy, because I don’t need to think about the costs. I don’t need to burden my parents and relatives with it. I’m driven and full of ambition to not disappoint everyone who helps me, and I will strive to get good grades. Heliconia has provided me with opportunities that others might find difficult to obtain. I will try to convince the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation that they are not wrong in choosing me to receive the scholarship. Heliconia helped me to reach my goal to study in the Chemical Engineering department. This is a true gift to me.
Message from Rizky, 2020
When I started studying in 2nd semester, there was no obstacle during study before Covid-19 pandemic. I attended classes, tutorials, practicums, extracurricular activities well. The lecturers teach with a method that was easy to be understood. When I had difficulty in understanding the explanation, I was given a personal explanation by the lecturer. I also have some friends who are very supportive in learning, we discussed each other so we could overcome the difficulties. Things went very smoothly before the pandemic.
On March 2020, I attended a night of togetherness for students in Bogor, West Java for two days. The activities were very exciting. Some of my friends brought toys to play together, lots of snacks for us to eat together, we had barbeques, shared stories, took pictures, we also played games in groups.
After that event was finished, I got an announcement that the teaching and learning activities will be online until the end of the semester because of the Covid-19 pandemic. When online learning was begun, I felt the atmosphere of teaching and learning was very different because the lecturers only explained the materials in PowerPoint. They used to teach us by using a blackboard and explained to us step by step. There were also some lecturers who only sent modules and explained by using sound recordings and sent us the YouTube links. There were also some lecturers who did not explain anything but often gave us assignments. I hope I could study independently and understand the material by myself. To anticipate the misunderstanding, my friends and I created a WhatsApp group, so we can learn together online, this idea was quite effective for us.
My practicum class was done online, I think it’s unique. The lecturers provided videos for practicum procedures, provided data to be analyzed, and I did the practicum report. The final semester exam was conducted online. There were several courses and group project assignments in the exam. This 2nd semester, my GPA is decreased because I lacked in preparing for the English exam, and got unsatisfactory grade for the creative problem solving subject. In the future I promise to be more serious in learning, so I can improve my GPA for next semester. I thank to the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation for supporting my study. I will prove that this foundation is not wrong in choosing me by increasing my grades during college.
Message from Rizky, 2020
After attending lessons for 3 months at Pertamina University, I don’t have any obstacle in attending classes, community or campus activities, and social relations. I was quite happy when I knew that some lecturers who teach me are from ITB (one of the best Public University in Bandung). It motivates and encourages me to be more serious in learning. My main problem is that I often get sleepy during lessons, especially in some subjects such as Critical Thinking class, English class, and Chemistry class. Indeed, my weakness is I can’t listen to the Lecturer for too long, especially for some subjects that I am not interested. I handle this by taking notes of the lessons that I don’t understand and then I review my notes at night.
When the Mid Test results came out, thank God I got pretty good scores. But I am not satisfied with this result because there are some scores that are still below 80, and in my opinion it is not good, especially the TTKI score which is very unsatisfactory. Indeed I made a mistake because of underestimating this lesson. As a result I got bad grade. But I was confused with Critical Thinking subject, because I felt confidence with this subject but unfortunately the result is not pretty good. The lecturer did not share or show the assessment criteria so I thought that the assessment was subjective. For the remainder of this semester, I will study even harder so I can get ‘A’ score in all subjects and my minimum GPA target to achieve is 3.60.
Message from Rizky, 2020
During my 1st semester at Pertamina University, I got many lessons, especially science and life lessons. When I was in high school, my study was based on Catholic values. Now I study with friends from different religious backgrounds, it makes me love diversity more. During my campus activities, I take lessons according to the class schedule, complete assignments with friends in break time, go to the library to read books, chill out in the canteen. We play games, eat, chat, complete our task and discuss with friends about the lessons.
I joined some extra activities at university. I joined Chemical Engineering Student Association as an administrator, I became a committee for UPMOAR (Art Organization at university) as a decoration section, and I also registered as a general election committee for BEM UP (university students association).
This 1st semester, I was struggling to get the best grades, I studied more at home until late at night. When there was any material that I didn’t understand, I watched videos about those lessons on YouTube, and I discussed with friends about the material. I also often consult with the guardian lecturer about lecture matters.
I have attended some seminars to get more knowledge about my study. I think this will be useful for me in the future. After struggling during the 1st semester, finally I got 3.93 GPA, and I’m very grateful for this. In the future I will try to keep my grades good.