Electrical Engineering and Informatics Students Join Perum Jasa Tirta 1 Certified Student Internship

Dwangga Rizqia Meidyan Syahputra, S-1 Electrical Engineering student, and Praditasari Dyah Agustin, S-1 Informatics Engineering student of ITN Malang after participating in the Certified Student Internship Program (PMMB) Batch 1 Year 2022 at Perum Jasa Tirta 1 located in Malang City. (Photo: Mita/Humas ITN Malang)

Malang, ITN.AC.ID Public Company Jasa Tirta 1 (Perum Jasa Tirta 1) is the choice for two students of the National Institute of Technology (ITN) Malang to carry out the Certified Student Internship Program (PMMB) Batch 1 Year 2022. Dwangga Rizqia Meidyan Syahputra, an Electrical Engineering S-1 student, and Praditasari Dyah Agustin, an Informatics Engineering S-1 student. They have now completed the PMMB after previously interning for 6 months from June-December 2022, at Perum Jasa Tirta 1 which is located in Malang City.

Perum Jasa Tirta 1 is a state-owned enterprise engaged in the management of water resources (SDA) in five river basins (WS) under the authority of the central government. Namely WS Brantas, WS Bengawan Solo, WS Jratun Seluna, WS Serayu Bogowonto, and WS Toba Asahan.

Dwangga Rizqia Meidyan Syahputra is happy that his wish to do an internship at a state-owned enterprise has finally been realized. During his internship, he was keen to gain experience, as well as trying to apply the knowledge he had gained in lectures. "After graduating from college, I actually want to work in a state-owned enterprise. Who knows, if my performance during the internship is good, I can be recommended to work there. Moreover, the internship program can also be converted into credits," he said when contacted at the end of January 2023.

According to him there are many feedbacks he could get from the internship. At Perum Jasa Tirta 1, Dwangga was placed in the Information Technology Division, Information Management Sub Division. Within the division, there is a Telemetry Team whose job is to maintain the system in the field. This includes checking tools, making tools, and developing tools. During his internship, Dwangga was assigned to develop tools, and install tools at designated river and dam water discharge monitoring points.

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"During my six-month internship, I applied the knowledge I gained in college. I managed to develop the program and some of the tools of two telemetry systems. Namely AWLR (Automatic Water Level Recorder) and ARR (Automatic Rainfall Recorder). Both tools are very important for monitoring water discharge in rivers and dams," continued Aremania from Kepanjen District, Malang.

According to him, internships during college are very necessary so that students can more quickly adjust or adapt to the work environment when they graduate. For Dwangga, it was not difficult to adjust. This is because on campus he actively participates in communities and organizations. He was the head of the ITN Malang Robotics Community.

Head of ITN Malang Career Center, Ir. I Wayan Mundra, MT, during a visit to Perum Jasa Tirta 1 in Malang City. (Photo: Mita/Humas ITN Malang)

"Yesterday's internship program was impressive. Not only did we get credits conversion, but we also got a salary with a nominal amount, and certain conditions. We were also treated like SOE employees. Involved in internal events, and meeting. For the meeting it depends on each company. meeting " said this 2019 student.

It was different with Praditasari Dyah Agustin. This S-1 Informatics Engineering student was placed in the Public Relations and Public Information Division, Corporate Secretary Work Unit of Perum Jasa Tirta 1. This activity includes monitoring agenda setting,analyzing Perum Jasa Tirta I's corporate website and EPPID website, website maintenance, updating news content on social media and the company website, assisting in KIP (Public Information Disclosure) monitoring, and creating UI PPID Mobile.

"It's great to gain experience, and jump straight into the world of work. I got new knowledge that I didn't get in college. Here I also got new relationships," said the 2018 student.

By joining the internship, Praditasari said she gained many new experiences. She was also able to build relationships with the company's staff, and most importantly, train herself in the development of including hard skill dan soft skill, and literate about the world of work. "Internships are very necessary to train soft skill dan including hard skill. Students also get experience and an overview of the world of work, as well as other knowledge outside the fields studied during college," he said.

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The PMMB internship program is one of the MBKM programs to provide opportunities for students to learn outside the study program. According to the Head of the ITN Malang Career Center, Ir. I Wayan Mundra, MT, PMMB aims to enable students to learn in the field, including hard skill or soft skill.

"The main goal is not to apply the knowledge gained, but they can learn in the company where they are interning. When internship students are considered good by the company, it is hoped that they can become a reference for the company in the employee recruitment process," explained Wayan. He hopes that from the academic side, the internship program followed by students can be recognized according to the credits they take. (Mita Erminasari/Humas ITN Malang)