International Campus Visit Between The Student Executive Board of the Faculty of Economics and Business with MUSA

AGE NEWS – The Faculty of Economics and Business student executive board held an online visit with the Monash University Student Association (MUSA) on Wednesday (22/06/2024). This visit is one of the work programs of the external relations division of the student executive board of the Faculty of Economics and Business. This activity, called International Campus Visit, aims to establish relationships and gain deeper information and knowledge about work programs and initiatives with the international community.

Benintya Farrel Armaya, PIC of International Campus Visit, said that the reason they chose MUSA as a partner was that they had a unique organizational structure, which was different from the student executive board of the Faculty of Economics and Business. “For example, MUSA has a MUISS (Monash University International Students Service) division which provides various necessary facilities for international students on campus or faculty,” he said. This is something new that the Faculty of Economics and Business student executive board can learn.

MUSA is a student association at Monash University Malaysia. MUSA functions as a means of communication between students and academic and university administrative authorities. MUSA must advocate for the interests and welfare of students. This activity was attended by members of the student executive board of the Faculty of Economics and Business and MUSA, represented by each bureau and department.

Discussion Topics

Benintya also explained that in this activity, each organization explained the organizational structure, work programs, and efforts of both organizations to provide the facilities needed by campus and faculty. “Both parties also connect with each other via social media to make it easier to discuss future cooperation opportunities,” he said.

Next, there was a question-and-answer session to learn more about each organization. In this session, participants from both campuses were very enthusiastic about asking about work programs that caught their attention or the differences between the two.

Collaboration Opportunities

“For now, the most possible opportunity for continued collaboration is in the form of media partners in several non-academic activities that will be held by the student executive board of the Faculty of Economics and Business in the future,” said Benintya. However, this does not rule out opportunities for stronger cooperation.

Through this activity, it is hoped that the student executive board of the Faculty of Economics and Business will learn about MUSA’s work program and organizational structure. This is in the hope of finding ways to improve the organisation’s quality, both in terms of division of tasks, representation, and focus on student needs. It is also hoped that there will be more collaboration, such as invitations for offline visits between the two student communities.

Writer: Afifah Alfina – Communication Science – GLUCONS Participants
Editor: Olivia Putri – Digital Engagement Staff Intern