The regular activity is held annually for the Graduate Candidate of Budi Luhur Academy of Secretary Seminar and Workshop (Semiloka) for students class of 2014 who have completed the final project. This year’s workshop was held on July 26, 2017 at the Theater Room of Budi Luhur Campus. Semiloka presented the theme of “The Importance of Competence, Personality, and Skills of Being a Professional Secretary” by presenting Ms. Merry Indah, S.E. as the Speaker who is also the Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Secretary (ISI) of DKI Jakarta.
Semiloka was opened with remark from Ms. Fenti Sofiani, S.Pd., M.M. as the Director of Budi Luhur Academy of Secretary. Ms. Fenti gave debriefing for candidates of Budi Luhur Academy of Secretary to apply the knowledge that has been obtained for three years at Budi Luhur Academy of Secretary and become a good person wherever they will work later. Then the event continued with a speech by the Rector of Budi Luhur University Prof. Dr. Sc. Agr. Ir., Didik Sulistyanto by giving a guidance to the Graduate Candidate of Budi Luhur Academy of Secretary to have the highest aspiration possible, because every what is desired will come true with maximum effort. The event was attended by Dr. Wendi Usino., M.Sc., M.M as the Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs of Budi Luhur University, Mr. Sunten Z Manurung as the Adviser of Budi Luhur Cakti Education Foundation.
Ms. Merry as the speaker explained that there are some things that must be prepared to enter the work world starting from the interview process, doing psychology test and then the real work. Ms. Merry shared her experiences after years of being a secretary. Ms. Merry also provided the steps that must be done if a secretary facing various characters of superiors, where a secretary must have a strong mentality. A secretary should also maintain a professional appearance and can perform various jobs in a fast time (multitasking). A secretary may also represent the superior in a meeting if the superior cannot attend. Ms. Merry gave the opportunity to ask all the students of the Budi Luhur Academy of Secretary to be able to ask what things should be prepared to enter the work world.
The event continued with the socialization of the advanced study of Strata 1 from the Communication Faculty Team represented by Mr. Rocky Prasetyo Jati, M.Si as the Dean of the Communication Faculty of Budi Luhur University and Mr. Bintarto Wicaksono, M.Sn as the Head of Budi Luhur University Study Program.
The event was closed by presenting the plaque to Ms. Merry Indah who was handed over by Ms. Fenti Sofiani, S.Pd., M.M and the photo group together by Management and all participants of Semiloka. Hopefully with the implementation of this year’s workshop event can be useful for all candidates of Budi Luhur Academy of Secretary graduation candidate to become a professional secretary in the future.