Seger Waras wins 1st place in the national competition in the field of Business, Management, and Finance 2020

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Competition held online (Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Surabaya – Its students again champion the name of Airlangga University (Unair), Surabaya, in early October. Ayu Maharani Putri Setyorini and Aisyah P. Rahvy won 1st place in the 2020 National Student Competence for Business, Management, and Finance, organized by the National Achievement Center of the Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Ayu, the nickname of the student of the Faculty of Business Management, along and her partner Aisyah, carried the theme Good Health and Well Being and named their team Seger Waras Unair (“Seger waras” means “fresh and healthy”). “Because I have a Business Management background, it would be more complete if I collaborated with a friend from the Faculty of Public Health, so together we can find solutions to problems in terms of health, while I handle the business and financial management,” Ayu told Unair’s Public Relations, Tuesday (6/10/2020). 

Ayu said the “telehealth application Seger Waras” is a business plan tailored to the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The application design is based on traditional herbal medicine, collaborating with those working in traditional healing, massage, acupuncture, other alternative medicine, and herbal medicine clinics. 

“The target is people aged 15-29 who live in big cities, pursuing unhealthy lifestyles and eating patterns, such as those who are workaholics, consuming junk food, and suffering from high-stress levels,” said the 2017 student from Surabaya. 

In designing the application, preparation is first done by mentoring with the supervisor, besides learning about business plans, both in terms of business science, management, and finance. 

The all-online discussion process became an obstacle during preparation. Meanwhile, the adjustment of time with the supervisor is another obstacle because of the frenetic nature of each. “Development funds from the National Achievement Center, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia will be used to develop the telehealth application idea we designed,” she said. 

With this achievement, Ayu hopes to motivate other students to participate in similar competitions, both on regional and national scales. She also hopes that students’ ideas and innovations can provide benefits to the wider community. (est)