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Jakarta Post

Private university graduates start to gain ground in employment hunt

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 10, 2019   /  09:21 am
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Jobseekers pack the second Job for Career event at Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Central Jakarta.(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

While alumni of state-run universities remain preferred by employers in general, the fact that startups prefer to hire graduates from private universities is a testimony to the latter’s capability to respond to new demand in the job market. High school graduates’ enthusiasm to secure seats at state universities remains high although the number of students participating this year in both the performance-based state university entrance selection (SNMPTN) and joint entrance test for state universities (SBMPTN) was 1,193,260, a decrease from 1,446,156 students in 2018. Indonesia is on its way toward Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a technological revolution characterized by a fusion of technologies that blurs the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. With a total of 992 startups registered, four of which are among the at least eight ...