Students Support Facilities
Students from BINUS UNIVERSITY International have the right to receive academic assistance from their Academic Advisor. The consultation may include academic advice, reports of academic achievements, and problem-solving for academic problems that students experience during their study. The Academic Advisor also aims to motivate students either as individuals or as a group during class. The Academic Advisor may advise the students of the courses they need to take or provide them with suggestions for a study plan.
Students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with their academic advisor (who is normally the appointed lecturer or their Head of Program), especially when they are planning their semester courses before the mid exam and before the final exam in each semester. Students should meet their academic advisor when they have academic difficulties in their study. It is very important that students seek academic help before their problems or difficulties become more serious and possibly jeopardize their success in studying.
Students Advisory and Support Center (SASC)
BINUS UNIVERSITY International not only aims to provide students with opportunities to gain necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes, but also in their wellbeing during their study period. To provide this, SASC commits itself to helping students face academic or non-academic difficulties that could arise from their inability to adapt to a new environment, or possibly also unsupportive conditions that surround them. In this center, several services are provided to support students in handling difficult course subjects, adapting to new environments, and in some cases counseling for their academic or non-academic needs.
Some of our regular activities include:
1. Student Mentoring
The SASC office pays serious attention to students in need. To ensure that students with GPA < 2.0 are supported academically, Student Advisory Operations assign mentors to help them with study sessions outside of regular classes.
2. Student Counseling
In order for students to have a favorable study environment, they must also experience positive wellbeing. For personal problems that students feel the need to share in confidence, they can discuss it with a counselor, particularly if that personal problem has any effect on their academic performance. Counseling sessions can be arranged conveniently between the student and the counsellor.
Unlike student mentoring, a tutorial activity is an extra class session held by mentors for all students by request to SASC or by SASC analysis results. The request that comes into the SASC office or by SASC analysis results will be confirmed back with the lecturer from the program or the HOD/Dep. HOD, and then one or two mentors are invited to create a class session based on the topics. It is usually conducted, but not limited to selected courses which require intensive exercises for a maximum 100 minutes a week.
Student Clubs and Activity Center (SCAC)
To enhance student soft skills in order to foster BINUS Graduate Attributes to carry on one of the missions of BINUS University which is to create outstanding leaders for global communities, Student Club and Activity Center (SCAC) is tasked with facilitating and developing extracurricular activities and organizational events by stewarding student clubs and their initiatives and programs. As a part of this scheme, SCAC regulates every club, organization, and event in view of their sustainable growth and impact on student life.
Some of our regular activities include:
1. Leadership Training
Leadership Training is an annual program which aims to increase the leadership skills of members and future members of student clubs. Training is normally conducted in an off-campus site and involves industry professional schemes, such as outbound and team-building programs.
2. Student Organization Upgrade Programs
Student Organization Upgrade Programs are the regular sessions given to student club leaders in the forms of updates on the common issues faced by SCAC and student clubs combined with training sessions on the relevant and current issues in the management of student organizations.
3. Student Club Yearly Programs
Student Club Yearly Programs are the main events or programs initiated and executed by each student club related to the nature of their clubs such as regular training and seminars on their specific skills, regular practices, leadership development activities, regeneration programs, social or community service programs, competition, and tournaments.
Currently SCAC at BINUS UNIVERSITY International manages nine student organizations, namely:
- ASC (Accounting Students Association)
- BINARY (Computer Science Student Association)
- BIMARC (BINUS UNIVERSITY International Marketing Student Association)
- BASIS (Information Systems Student Association)
- BIBS (BINUS International Business Students Association)
- BIDC (BINUS UNIVERSITY International Dance Club)
- BIPEDS (BINUS UNIVERSITY International Pool of English Debaters)
- CIA (Cameras in Action or BINUS UNIVERSITY International Cinematography Club)
- CIC (Community in Christ)
TECH for Indonesia (TFI)
Teach for Indonesia is the unit that takes care of all CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) activities under Yayasan Bina Nusantara.
Teach for Indonesia (TfI) encourages education and community development to be accessible to everyone. We also strive to support our community with opportunities to increase their potential for achievement in the future by conducting tutoring programs, workshops, certification and training, and scholarships. With this concept, we aim to make the community independent and improve the quality of life of the community, in line with the vision of BINUS University to ‘foster and empower the society’. BINUS University understands that empathy is one of the basic skills that students need in the future; therefore, students are also involved in the Teach for Indonesia program as volunteers.
- Community Developing; and
Global Employability and Entrepreneurship (GEE)
BINUS UNIVERSITY International provides students with opportunities to gain extra knowledge, and develop themselves with work necessary skills and attitudes required in their future career through academic or non-academic activities. BINUS UNIVERSITY International sets the EES (Employability and Entrepreneurial Skills) as a set of knowledge and skills that students need to have at their graduation. To accommodate that, the GEE Unit is present in every campus to facilitate these needs. Whether for career training or consultation, or job vacancy information, GEE is ready to serve first year students to graduate candidates:
- Career Seminar and Career Preparation Training
Industry experts are invited to give motivation to students on how to build their future career, and what kind of skills they will need for career development after they graduate. BINUS UNIVERSITY International usually invites communicative and inspiring speakers to help students plan their career as early as possible.
- Internship Preparation and Placement
Facilitating and assisting students to provide real-world work experience that enables them to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Campus Hiring and Recruitment
Facilitating and assisting our companies’ partner recruiting needs through our on-campus recruiting program and vacancy information distribution through student mail and website, in helping them to hire BINUS UNIVERSITY International graduates.
- Alumni Sharing
BINUS UNIVERSITY International is very proud to have its alumni around the world and from various industries. SAGE office regularly conducts alumni sharing events with students through face-to-face meetings or teleconference events, especially with our alumni who work abroad.
- Alumni Development Program
The Alumni Lifelong Learning Program is dedicated to the BINUS UNIVERSITY International alumni to give opportunities to widen their network and gain knowledge through annual gathering activities. This continuous support improves the quality of our graduates.
The Language Center (LC) is responsible for innovating, designing, and maintaining programs, as well as promoting, supporting, and resolving communication issues related to the use of English at the BINUS UNIVERSITY International campuses of BINUS UNIVERSITY. The Language Center provides programs and services for students including, but not limited to, English Plus Stage One and English Plus Stage Two (pre-sessional/non-credit courses) and Academic English courses both in the international undergraduate program and MM Professional program, inter-class competitions, a language clinic, a website, social networking accounts, and a self-access center. In addition, LC pursues contacts and develops programs and events with English language-based entities. Consultation, training, translation of non-research documents, and proofreading of case studies and research papers for faculty and staff are also provided. Moreover, LC runs a peer tutorial center called BINUS International Language Link where students, mainly in the freshman year, learn Academic English, including writing and presentations, from their peers.
The Language Center pursues a vision of making BINUS UNIVERSITY International a campus of high-quality international communication through exposure to and immersion in international academic, professional, and general English, not only for students, but also among faculty, staff, and visitors. Students are also encouraged, in order to continuously improve and update their English language ability, to make the most of facilities such as one-on-one consultation sessions with the faculty members in the English Language Clinic. They are also recommended to contribute extra-curricular involvement in BEST, the student English club responsible for E-com, a national event that gathers high school and university students to compete in areas such as debating, news casting, short story writing, and storytelling. They can also participate in BIPEDS, one of the finest English debate organizations in Indonesia with an international reputation. Students will, therefore, be well prepared for and feel at home in communicating in English in an international environment, thus smoothing the transition to studies overseas, and giving them a commanding edge.
Center for Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Research (CIDER)
The Center for Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Research was established to serve as a focal link between students’ entrepreneurial learning and their entrepreneurial career. The unit maintains and develops the core competencies of entrepreneurship and ensures they are embedded in academic programs at BINUS UNIVERSITY International. The unit identifies potential products or services that have been developed by students during their studies and assists them in commercializing those products and services. The units advocates entrepreneurial thinking and attitudes among students by actively involving the students in entrepreneurial projects and bootcamps. The units also builds a connection with similar centers at the international level both for benchmarking and collaboration purposes.
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