Ethics and Skills Lead Niam, an FMIPA Chemistry Alumni, to Become a Quality Manager at Puslit KoKa Jember

“UNEJ FMIPA alumni have good logic that other graduates don’t necessarily have, because the emphasis in a job is logical thinking,” began Muhammad Bahrul Niam, Chemistry Department Alumni, at the FMIPA Alumni Sharing event (8/9). Niam, as he is familiarly called, tells of his struggles while studying at FMIPA, starting his career, and now holding a position at Pusat Penelitian Kopi dan Kakao Indonesia. “I was one of the last residents while studying, but my determination to get a job was so high that I moved to Surabaya,” he said.

Niam continued that carrying out work requires a little “pencitraan“, of course supported by qualified abilities in the field of work pursued. “The image here is to show that we are also capable, that we can, of course, with the support of the skills we have, and I have applied that in Surabaya until now,” he said. The FMIPA UNEJ Alumni Sharing was attended by 30 prospective graduates and female graduates who will take part in period 2 undergraduate and postgraduate graduations at the University of Jember for the 2023–2024 academic year. Present at the event were the leadership of Dean of FMIPA, the leadership of study programs within the FMIPA environment, and ORMAWA FMIPA functionaries at Jember University.

Previously, the Dean of FMIPA UNEJ, Drs. Achmad Sjaifullah, M.Sc., Ph.D., invited prospective graduates to prepare everything for tomorrow’s graduation. “You will graduate tomorrow, so prepare well because tomorrow’s procession will be documented and will be a memory for you,” he said. FMIPA, as a family, will always accept complaints and provide assistance in the form of solutions or other means. “Don’t forget to complete the tracer study so that we can find out about your progress after this and can maintain ongoing communication,” he concluded.

Niam again talked about the biggest decision in her work career, namely returning to Jember for family reasons. “I had to make the decision to return to Jember, even though I knew that if I returned to work in the same position, the salary would be different,” he recalled. The most important thing is to convey the reasons correctly, because otherwise it will be bad for us in the future. “Don’t let us get blacklisted because of dishonesty when we resign from our old company because we will communicate between companies,” he explained.

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If this happens, it will have a negative impact on our alma mater. “Ethics must be upheld, because it will have an impact on our younger siblings who are studying at the alma mater,” he concluded. In period 2, the graduate with bachelor’s honors was achieved by Frengki Prasetya Ardana from the Biology Undergraduate Study Program with a GPA of 3.90, while the master’s degree was achieved by Merysa Puspita Sari from the Mathematics Master’s Study Program with a GPA of 3.91..