UMM Develops Student Business Life Through Entrepreneurship Exhibition

Author : Humas | Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:31 WIB
DROP IN: UMM Rector, Fauzan, was visiting one exhibition entrepreneurship stand . (Photo: Disty)

UNTIL now, unemployment is still a problem in Indonesia. The work area has not been able to accommodate all graduates. As a result, there are still many students who graduate without a permanent job. In response, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) through the Student Career Development and Alumni (PKMA) exhibited a seventh entrepreneurship for students and alumni of UMM (21/12).

Head of PKMA, Dr. Fien Zukfikaijah MM explained, the number of unemployed in Indonesia are increasingly which makes everyone has to compete for jobs. Fien mentioned, at least, in 2016 there are 7 million jobless or 5.5 percent of Indonesian people who are unemployed. If every student opened a business by hiring one person, then it at least has reduced the rate of unemployment. "If one man who worked has a family, then at least one student can help one family," said Fien detail.

The main purpose of the exhibition waa to accommodate students who interested in the field of entrepreneurship and also alumni who already had a business. At the exhibition, there were 30 booths that standed with a wide variety of culinary, services, convection, and so on.

Fien explained, this activity was routinely held twice a year. Given this exhibition, UMM tried to facilitate students and alumni in developing a business. "At the end of June and December we regularly hold exhibitions by enabling the registration. In order to attract students and alumni register, PKMA also eliminates the entire administrative costs, "said Fien.

According to data PKMA, even to this day, there was UMM students who have a business with a turnover of 30 million for a month. Fien explained that, until 2016 there are 380 businesses owned by students and alumni of UMM. "Those number was just collected, there are still a lot of business students and alumni who have not recorded by PKMA," said the lecturer of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UMM.

Fien expressed that, entrepreneurship exhibition was not only to stop at the exhibition only. However PKMA would follow up with the participation of businesses owned by student to the national level or even higher. "The government provides many entrepreneurial competition, and this is very good opportunity for UMM young entrepreneurs to compete," said Fien during the exhibition.

Going forward, PKMA had target to create students who have a business at least 2.5 percent. Similarly, the alumni, Fien expected, alumni who had business at least 2.5 percent. "With target, at least UMM could reduce unemployment in Indonesia," he explained further.

UMM Rector, Fauzan said, this entrepreneurship exhibitions would be held at a larger scale and period. "Keep innovating, and make your business being a part of student life," Fauzan messaged. (Jal / han)



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