INTI’s Student Fine-tunes Essential Skills via Internship at Indonesian Consulate

June 18, 2012

A 3-month internship at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuching provides Erika, who goes by a single name, the opportunity to utilize her technical and soft skills in a real work environment.


The young lady from Bengkayang, Kalimantan who recently completed her Bachelor of Computer Science programme at INTI College Sarawak, joined the Immigration Department of the Consulate with the assistance of INTI’s Industrial Placement Unit.


“During the course of my internship at the Consulate, I feel honoured to be part of a team that takes great pride in serving the nation. With my computing skills, I am able to adapt quickly to real-world software applications and database management systems. I also gain an appreciation of the Immigration Department’s day-to-day operations and the wide range of services for both Indonesian nationals as well as citizens of other countries,” says Erika.

Erika (right) with Voon Boo Khoon, Head, School of Business and Information Technology, INTI College Sarawak.

“The internship has also helped me realize that a world of opportunities awaits students who are willing to work hard and to learn. As such, it is important that we seize the opportunity to keep learning and fine-tuning our skills,” she adds.


At INTI, Erika has been able to strike a balance between her academic pursuits and extracurricular activities. She was the Publicity Officer of INTIMA, the student government of INTI College Sarawak. She and her INTIMA committee members worked closely with INTI’s Student Development Unit to organize student activities to enhance camaraderie among the students. They also organized joint activities with the various clubs and international student associations to foster the spirit of multiculturalism among the diverse student population on campus.


“The English-speaking environment at INTI College Sarawak helps bring people of diverse backgrounds and nationalities together and my proficiency in the language has improved as a result. It is now easy for me to communicate with people from different countries across the globe,” says Erika.


As part of the global Laureate International Universities network, INTI’s students can tap into Laureate’s vast online resources, which enable them to have at their fingertips a global perspective on practically any subject matter. This goes a long way in facilitating the learning process and fosters an appreciation of the breadth and depth of global issues. This is INTI’s Laureate Advantage.


The INTI edge is further enhanced by the E2E (Enrolment to Employment) initiative where INTI partners with leading multinational corporations to bring industry into the classroom. In this respect, the Business Leadership Series (BLS) serves as a platform for the student community to engage with the industry in addition to having real time dialogues and debates on topical issues. Students who attend the BLS have the opportunity to meet, hear from and be instructed by top minds in the country and region.


Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution’s over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is a part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 675,000 students globally.


For further information about INTI’s academic programmes, please call 082-570888 or visit INTI College Sarawak at Jalan Stampin Timur in Kuching.