Campus Today: Industry Insights Panel

Industry Insights Panel is an annual event held by Internship Career Center of President University. The theme for this year is “How Do I Fit with My Company’s Corporate Culture? Tips and Strategy for New Graduates”. This event is a close event for President University students only.

This year, ICC PU invited speakers from three companies to share about their company: L’oréal, Triputra Group, and Nissan.  I did not write much in my notebook while listening to the presentation, but I have somethings to share here.

First, is about the company culture. I conclude some points mentioned by the speakers.

Those companies put Integrity, Respect, Transparency, Encourage, Competitive, and Excellence as their companies’ value. It is interesting to see these three companies have similar value to each other. Mr. Felix Abednego, from Nissan, said that everyone in the company should have the same value. Value is like the antibody for the company. If someone enters the company and bring different value, well, then no one will be willing to be with him because they detect this different-valued-person as a stranger. As the antibody, it will directly kick strange thing out.

“What character of a person do your companies assess?” a question came from a student.

“According to your company, which one do you prefer: hiring a person with high educational skill with low of interpersonal communication skill; or hiring a person with standard (not high, not low either) educational skill with high interpersonal communication skill?” a similar question followed.

Each company gave different answers to each question. I noted two answers that might fit those questions.

First answer came from Mr. Felix. According to his company culture, everybody in it, is willing to work hard even until late at night. For him, Nissan needs people with that willingness (to work hard and to work smart). “Are you willing to work extra mile to achieve something as the goal?”, he added.

Completing Mr. Felix’s answer, Ms. Restu Widiati added that in L’oréal, they prefer to someone with CEO characteristic. This CEO stands for “Creative, Entrepreneur, and Open-minded”.

The question and answer session ran enthusiastically and everyone who attends this event seemed satisfied with what the speakers have delivered.

President University is very concern about their students’ skill for internship. They prepare well their students with seminar, courses, consultations, and professional guiding. There are still some events later on in December. I will post useful information here. Stay tune!


Etha (@etha_maggie)


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