Name: Anthea Haryoko
Bachelor of Communication (2010)
Tell us briefly about your work or role in your current organisation.
I lead the External Relations department at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS), an independent policy think tank in Jakarta. I manage CIPS’ public outreach to advocate and garner public support for our policy recommendations to push for reforms on legislative and executive levels of government.
How has your study in Monash Malaysia helped to prepare you for the working world?
More than anything my experience in Monash Malaysia has taught me how to think critically, write persuasively, and speak clearly. These are lifelong skills that prime you for a promising career in any workplace environment no matter what industry or sector.
While at Monash what type of opportunities did you participate in?
I joined the student club COSTA, supported in the founding and first initiatives of the Monash University Volunteers Program (MUVP), and participated in the “In Search of…” student trips.
The most valuable skill from these experiences that were helpful to be transferred to the work place environment were coordinating with others on projects, interpersonal communication, and also technical know-how on to execute tasks such as photography, or logistics for a project.
What did you love most about your student life at Monash?
I loved that I gained lifelong friends from my time at Monash. Being from many different countries, we are all living in different corners of the world, yet we still talk to each other and meet up when we can. As a student you also feel how much the lecturers care about you, even long after we’ve graduated and moved on in our careers, it’s wonderful to know you can pop by their offices if you happen to be in town and be welcomed back warmly!