“This event is a form of alumni concern over their junior in SMA Nasional Malang” said the head of SMANAS, Drs. Rusdi, M.Sc in his remarks at the 2019 SMANAS Campus Expo. SMANAS Expo Campus 2019 is an event organized by SMANAS alumni under the support of the school with the aim of being a learning medium and information center about universities and the world of lectures. The event was held in the form of seminars from various universities, such as Universitas Brawijaya (UB), Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), Malang Islamic University (UNISMA), National Institute of Technology (ITN), Universitas Merdeka Malang (UNMER), Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang ( UNIKAMA), Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Open Universitas Raden Rahmat (UNIRA), Universitas Negeri Jember (UNEJ), Poliklinik Negeri Malang (Polinema), Asia Universities, and UNIDA.
The event which was held on Saturday (11/16) received very good appreciation from various parties. This activity is presented in the form of seminars and interspersed with entertainment so that participants are not bored and the committee also provides stickers and some mementos. According to the committee, the event went well even though it was prepared in a very short time. “Actually we formed the committee of this event within three weeks, only five meetings, because the alumni from various campuses had their respective activities,” said chief executive, Salman Alfarsi Abdillah Qurais.
The existence of these activities can open the insight of high school students about the world of lectures and preparation for college. “It is very useful for the participants, because we are able to know deeper about universities, SBMPTN, SNMPTN passing tricks, and campus life,” said one participant, Feri Setiawan XII-IPA 1. In addition, it is expected that SMANAS students can increase their enthusiasm to continue their education at university. “Hopefully more and more people will study and be accepted at well-known universities, SMANAS can be more advanced, and academic and non-academic achievements are better,” Salman hoped. He also hoped that the campus expo could be held every year. (Mtw // bya)