Best Graduate Award is an award given to a graduating student to recognize a high degree of scholastic performance as well as outstanding contributions to the institution and the larger community. Each year, i3L will present this award to one scholar of each cohort during the annual graduation ceremony. The committee will select and give awards to students who have demonstrated a high degree of academic and non-academic achievements as well as outstanding contributions to the institution and society. The goal is to motivate students in order to become well-rounded students who are strong in intra-curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities to balance their hard and soft skills. This also includes the ability to demonstrate BRIGHT attributes.
The selection process started when each of the study programs submitted a representative from their program to compete against other study program’s top graduate candidates. After the filtering process, there are several students who came out as the well-rounded graduate from each of their study programs; Erina Marcelina Gunawah (BE), Stefanus Bernard (BI), Edward Ciputra (BM), Davin Saviro Wijaya (BT), Merry Lianita (FS), Samantha Tanardi (FT), and Theodore Ebenezer Leonard (PHA). However, after a tough competition with all of the other outstanding students from other study programs, Merry Lianita from Food Science and Nutrition was chosen as the Best Graduate of Cohort 2017. Merry was able to keep her performance and composure balanced, open to assist cross-departmental tasks on her leadership experiences, while at the same time, always willing to work above and beyond to achieve her academic objectives. Merry exhibited excellent working qualities and strong professional ethics with admirable affinities and perseverance which allowed her to compete with other students. Merry’s academic and occupational performances show that she possesses the capacity to work well with others, showing a sense of responsibility as well as having the potential to adapt to new conditions. This combination of personality traits is ideal for academic and professional working conditions, whereas that kind of environment would heavily rely upon adaptation, collaboration, and independent self-management.