On Saturday, September 11, 2021, an Academic Ceremony was held which was organized by the Business Education Study Program group, namely BESA (Business Education Student Association) and was held online through the Zoom Meeting application. This Academic Ceremony is the first series of events from the BEXP or Business Education Exploration Program. In its implementation, BEXP has several paths including Academic Ceremony (AC), Exploration Business (XB), Exploration Organization (XO), Exploration Yourself (XU) and finally Initiation Day (ID). In the first flow of BEXP, namely the Academic Ceremony, new students of the class of 2021 will be introduced to the Business Education study program environment, such as the introduction of guardian lecturers, introduction to the lecture system implemented at UPI, as well as information about outstanding students in the Business Education environment. In this event, new students from the 2021 batch were also introduced to the BEXP flow and the introduction of mentors and group distribution during the BEXP flow.
The Academic Ceremony was attended by 150 participants, consisting of the Dean of FPEB Prof. Dr. H. Eeng Ahman M.S, head of the Business Education Study Program, Dr. Puspo Dewi Dirgantari, S.Pd., MT, MM, Student Trustees, Masharyono, AP., S.Pd., MM., Business Education study program lecturers, new students batch 2021, and Business Education study program students class 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The series of Academic Ceremony activities began with the reading of the holy verses of the Qur’an, singing the Indonesia Raya anthem, the report of the chief executive, remarks by the Head of the Business Education Study Program, and remarks from the Dean of FPEB at the same time opening the AC event, then continued with the announcement of the best twibbon winners, presentation on outstanding students by Mr. Masharyono, AP., S.Pd., MM, introduction of the guardian lecturer of the Business Education Study Program by Mrs. Dr. Puspo Dirgantari, S.Pd., MT., MM, and lectures on the lecture system at UPI with a question and answer session. Then it was continued with the introduction of the Business Education study program group, namely BESA, which was delivered by Raihan Rafiana Rahman as President Director and Ismail Rayhan as President Commissioner, then there was a video of art performances from Business Education students, followed by ice breaking in the form of a kahoot quiz. The next event was the announcement of the winners of the TikTok challenge that had been held previously, the introduction of mentors and group distribution during the BEXP flow, then closed with a prayer reading and a group photo session as well as showing an appreciation video for the TikTok challenge compilation that had been made by new students from the class of 2021. Overall the Academic event This ceremony has been running and carried out well but it is undeniable that in the course of an event there will be an obstacle or problem, because in its implementation there are several problems, such as technical problems, the event started later than expected, and when the event lasted a lot participants who still do not carry out the stipulated conditions, such as not turning on the camera during the event. Nevertheless, overall the event was able to run properly and run smoothly.
With the holding of the Academic Ceremony, it is hoped that new students of the class of 2021 can get to know and know the lecturers and know the lecture system or information system at UPI, such as SIAK, SPOT, SPADA, SINO, where these things will be useful for student lecture activities during their study. education at UPI. And finally, the introduction of the student association of the Business Education study program, namely BESA, and introducing mentors and group divisions for new students for the next BEXP pathways.