Depok-Uggasena Ariya Saputra, Geoffrey Alexander, and Rasya Indira Wardhani, students of the Tourism Business Management study program, Vocational Education Program, Universitas Indonesia (UI), won 2nd place in the Tourism Quiz Competition category in the 12 Kompetisi Pariwisata Indonesia (KPI 12). This activity, organized by the Polietknik Negeri Bandung, was attended by 59 universities in Indonesia and two universities in Malaysia on May 18-19, 2022 on a hybrid basis.
Uggasena who became the team leader said, “Making achievements is one of our targets during the lecture period. Through this competition, we succeeded in making the name of the alma mater proud and fulfilling those goals.” Kompetisi Pariwisata Indonesia (KPI) is a national-level tourism competition which is held every year with 17 contests participated by more than 400 participants. In the 12th event this year, in the Tourism Quiz Competition category, Uggasena and his colleagues competed with more than 10 other teams from various universities.
According to Uggasena, the theoretical and practical lessons learned in class are very helpful in preparing for this competition. “Various tasks and materials given by the lecturers are in accordance with the composition in the tourism sector. There are many courses that are closely related to the competition, such as Event Business, Introduction to Travel Business, Anthropology and Sociology of Tourism, and many others,” he said.
The Director of the UI Vocational Education Program, Padang Wicaksono, S.E., Ph.D, said that UI Vocational always supports students to continue to excel in various fields. The implementation of a curriculum that not only emphasizes theory, but also practice and is supported by the presence of practitioners from industry who go directly to teach on campus, becomes a comprehensive scientific briefing for students. “We do collaboration between campus and industry to continue to provide maximum vocational education for students. In the end, the results of this collaboration can be proven through the achievements that students have won through various competitions,” said Padang.
The student team from the Tourism Business Management study program hopes that success in this competition can be the beginning to continue to excel and be an example for other students. “This competition is a place for us to hone our skills and knowledge in order to become tourism people who have broad insight at the national and international level,” said Uggasena closing the interview.