Students Support Facilities
Students from BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL have the right to receive academic advisory from their Academic Advisor. The consultation may include academic advice, reports of academic achievements, information about results to their parents, 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. 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 well-being during their study period. To provide this, SASC commit themselves to help students in facing their academic or non-academic difficulties that could arise from their inability to adapt to new environment, or possibly also unsupportive conditions that surrounded them. In this center, there are several services being provided to support students in handling difficult courses subjects, adapting to new environment and in some cases also 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 Operation assign mentors to help them with study sessions outside of regular classes.
2. Freshmen Partner/Leader. The Freshmen Enrichment Program (FEP) is not just aimed to help new students in adapting to campus life, but it also provides an opportunity for senior students to develop their coaching and guiding abilities. Through the freshmen partner/leader program, senior students will be given soft skills training so they will be prepared informally for assisting new students in their first semester.
3. Student Counseling. In order for students to have a conducive study environment, they must also experience positive well-being. For personal problems that students feel the need to share in confidentiality, 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 counselor.
4. Personal Development Training. To help students grow and expanding their capacity, BINUS International through SASC also provides various training program to students to expand their horizon and get their soft skills developed. In this particular event, students are expected to be active and committed to their personal development as already required in the EES, as part of their graduates quality.
Student Clubs and Activity Center (SCAC)
To help students get their organizational capacity developed, BINUS international always motivate students to join extracurricular activities and organizational events. As a part of this scheme, SCAC regulates every club, organization and event to develop students organizational skills. Through many clubs that are organized under BINUS International, SCAC expected to fill up students vacant time with their passion and hobby in sports, art and many others activities, provided by the clubs. This also becomes a good balancing activities for them, in their study period.
Some of our regular activities include:
1. Leadership Training. BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Leadership Training is an annual program aimed to increase the leadership skills of members and future members of student committee and student clubs. Trainings are normally conducted in an off-campus site and involving industry professional schemes, such as outbound and team-building programs.
2. International Student Activities. BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL student clubs and student committee regularly organize international activities – involving at least more than two countries as participants – where students can take part to enrich their international organizational skills. Among others is the Regional Youth Leadership Conference (RYLC). RYLC is BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL’s annual flagship program. This student-led international event involves students from the regions in Indonesia and invites prominent speakers from around the world. The aim of the event is to create a movement and a community of global youth to induce change in a multi-cultural world.
The students of BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL successfully set up the BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Student Committee on 20 February 2002. Its vision is to act as a representative of BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL students to ensure that the students of BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL are given the balanced rights and obligations formulated between students and BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL. Its mission is to ensure the protection of students’ rights whilst helping to maintain the continuation of students’ duties. The Student Committee also contributes to the promotion of BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL to the general public.
Since its establishment, the BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Student Committee has represented students in delivering their aspirations, and managing and supervising BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Students’ activities carried out through students clubs and incidental events. It prepares and handles the budget for students’ activities, and annually manages the Orientation Days for newly incoming students, as well as preparing and conducting leadership training for the management of student clubs.
Currently BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Student Committee managers 20 clubs/association:
- ASC (Accounting Students Association)
- BINARY (Computer Science Student Association)
- BIMARC (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Marketing Student Association)
- CAC (Creative Art Community) – Graphic Design Student Association
- BASIS (Information Systems Student Association)
- FASHUN (Fashion Students Association)
- BIBS (BINUS International Business Students Association)
- BEST (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL English Society)
- BIBC (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Basketball Club)
- BIDC (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Dance Club)
- BIFC (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Football Club)
- BIJAC (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Japanese Club)
- BIMUS (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Music Club)
- BIPEDS (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Pool of English Debaters)
- BITE (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Trading Enterprise)
- BMS (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Moslem Society)
- CIA (Cameras in Action or BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Cinematography Club)
- CIC (Community in Christ)
- BISC (BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Student Committee)
- BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Capoeira Club
TECH for Indonesia (TFI)
Tech for Indonesia is the unit that taking care of all CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) activities under BINUS University. AS a part of student development scheme, BINUS University understands that empathy is one of the basic skills that students need. Based on that perspective, every students in BINUS University needs to do at least 30 hours of social survive as one of the requirements to graduate. Align with BINUS University vision to empower and foster the society, this initiative serves as a catalyst for developing community in the future. To facilitate that, TFI creates, facilitate and train every students through volunteering activity, to fulfill the graduate requirement and the future vision of BINUS University.
Global Employability and Entrepreneurship (GEE)
BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL always providing students with opportunities to gain extra knowledge, develop themselves with work necessary skills, and attitudes required in their future career through academic or non-academic activities. BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL also already set the EES (Employability and Entrepreneurial Skills) as a set of knowledge and skills that students need to have at their graduation. To accommodate that, GEE Unit is present in every campus to facilitate the needs. Whether career training or consultation, or could be as simple as job vacancy information, GEE is always ready to give services from the first year students to the graduate candidate. Some of GEE regular activities includes:
1. 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 that they will need for their career development after they graduated. BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL usually invites communicative and inspiring speakers to help students plan their career as early as possible.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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, and promoting, supporting and resolving communication issues relating to the use of English at BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL. The Language Center provides programs and services for including, but not limited to, English Plus Stage One and English Plus Stage Two (pre-sessional/non-credit courses) and Academic English courses, 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 presentation, from their peers.
The Language Center is pursuing a vision of making BINUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL a campus of high quality international communication through continual exposure to and immersion in international academic, professional and general English, not only for faculty, staff, visitors, and resources but among students themselves. Students are also encouraged, in order to continually improve and update their English language ability, to make the most of facilities such as one-to-one consultation sessions with the faculty 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, storytelling, among others, or 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 students a commanding edge.
Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Research
Center for Innovation, Design, 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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