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Kristina Hendrawan

Kristina Hendrawan

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
Being enrolled in this course means Kristina gets to study a wide variety of subjects from animal science, supply chains to food security. Here she tells us her study experience and plans for the future.

Why did you choose your degree?

I chose food and agribusiness because I have always been interested in science, and my family came from a business background thus, I wanted to incorporate both of my interest and my family interest. When I found out about this degree with science and business subjects, it sounded interesting and I knew instantly that it's a perfect degree for me.

What’s your favourite unit you’re currently studying at uni?

I can’t really choose but so far, my favourite unit is BIOL1007: Molecules to Ecosystem because this unit is a combination between biology and chemistry.

What does your typical day at uni look like?

Due to COVID-19, I have to do all my university work online. I am currently back in Indonesia and there’s a three hour time difference between Sydney and Jakarta. I wake up really early to attend practicals and tutorials. Afterwards, I finish with zoom sessions, I take a lunch break then continue doing other university work such lectures and assignments. I would usually stop studying at 8pm and then I rest afterwards.

What surprised you most about this degree?

The professors are very friendly and helpful. I am really surprised that they are more like a mentor. In high school I was always told that university professors are very strict and unapproachable.

What are your future career plans?

I want to work in a company and get some experience before creating one myself. I want to build a company that focuses on well-being of its members and the environment.

Any advice for someone who is thinking about applying for Science?

Do it! If you love science just take it! It is fun and very interesting. I'm really happy that I did. There are more things in science than just reading textbooks and lab practicals.