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Sampoerna University Game Changer Fest Inspire Young Indonesians to Become Game Changer

Jakarta, 25 January 2018

Game Changer Fest was held on 25 January 2018 at Sampoerna University

Sampoerna University today conducted its Game Changer Fest – a festival to inspire young Indonesians to become game changers through various activities, including seminars with inspirational speakers; exhibitions showcasing the social impact from the faculties, alumni and student organization of Sampoerna University; as well as various interesting workshops. This festival is a creative hub of young leaders and innovators to share the latest trends and newest developments from various industries.

"Over the years, university graduates face global competition that forces them to be more communicative, creative and collaborative, to be able to compete not only on a national but also international level. It is important to choose the best university that is able to prepare and develop a work-ready future generation. As an international university, Sampoerna University has proven to develop its students to become game changers by implementing a 21st Century Learning Method appropriate to the millennial generation and able to help them answer future challenges. Sampoerna University Game Changer Fest is one of our ways to inspire Indonesia’s young generation to become game changers in various fields," explained Dr. Marshall Schott. Ph.D, Chief Academic Office of Sampoerna University.

Held at Sampoerna University L'Avenue Campus, Jakarta, Sampoerna University Game Changer Fest attended by over 400 final year high school students in Jakarta. The event was opened with a talk show featuring Daniel Rembeth, Markets Group Director of PwC Indonesia who shared about the situation and needs of talent development in Indonesia; Nila Tanzil, Founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi who spoke about her work in developing children's knowledge in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara; and Dr. Marshall Schott, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer of Sampoerna School System who gave a presentation on Sampoerna University as an international university in Indonesia that supports the development of a qualified game changer generation.

“My passion in books and concern on the difficulty for children to have access to books in eastern Indonesia became the main reason to develop Taman Bacaan Pelangi. I hope my experience can inspire young aspiring leaders to see the opportunities around and become the game changers in the future, to make better Indonesia,” said Nila Tanzil, founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi.

The seminar presented various inspiring speakers including Andre Surya, a young Indonesian animator who has been successful in Hollywood; Kevin Hendrawan, a YouTuber; Diatce Harahap, CEO of PT Jualan Online Indonesia; Donny Dhirgantoro, author of “5 cm” and “2” novel; and Reina Latief Wardhana, one of the founders of healthy catering 3 Skinny Minnies.

In addition to the seminar presented by the Game Changers, interesting workshops have been prepared by the faculties from Sampoerna University to introduce the three faculties available; Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Education. Where Sampoerna University alumni and student organizations present their research findings such as Technology Integration Ideas That Work - contains award-winning inventions and demonstrate the technical and creative skills of Sampoerna University students; You Are What You Are Sharing: Inspiring People Through Action - showing the ideal teaching methods in the 21st century and how to be a role model to inspire young learners; and Business & Entrepreneurship in the Digital Era - which shows how investors create a business idea can be a success, and how to gain profit from shares. 

"Through the game changer fest we hope to open the knowledge of prospective leaders of Indonesia on developments in various industries in Indonesia and inspire them to become game changer in their respective fields", close Dr. Marshall Schott. Ph.D.

Watch more of Game Changer Fest in the interview with Dr. Marshall Schott. Ph.D on MetroTV below:

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