This year’s edufair’s theme is ”God’s Masterpiece: Do the Good Works!” which mainly aimed to direct students’ perspective that every person was God’s own handmade and possession, created to do good works in their future and eventually become a blessing for others, as well as a means to glorigy God, the Creator. This event’s purpose was in line with the Graduate Profile number 9, stating ”To understand that all abilities and talents are God’s gifts, granted to glorify Him and become a blessing for others” and number 11 which says ”To show excellent academic achievement that he/she will be able to continue to the university level or other educational institution with full confidence, faith and maturity.”
On Monday, September 17th 2018, the Edufair event began with a career seminar and talkshow which the twelfth graders participated in. The seminar was held by Pastor Jeffrey Sudirgo who exposed the Words of God from Ephesians 2:10 based on the mentioned Edufair’s theme. The event then proceeded with a talkshow, presenting 3 guests: Mr. Ronald Sumigar, S.H. (The Deputy Chief of Police in Makassar Port), Mr. Adhi Santoso (An enterpreuner in the field of media) and Dr. Jonathan Jeffry Pratama (An alumnus of SMA Dian Harapan in the year of 2010). In turn and led by the moderator, they shared their experiences as they were deciding to take the law, business and medicine majors as well as joys and challenges during their college along with career years. All the grade 12 students could participate well in both the talkshow and seminar. Meanwhile in the lobby area and 4th floor indoor (chapel), the Edufair event officially started and it was the eleventh graders who were given the first chance to visit booths from the invited institutions, and the next turn was for the group of tenth graders up to the last group which was the twelfth graders, that they might get a longer opportunity to consult with the representatives from the institutions. The other Edufair activity was the presentation in classes based on major, which the grade 11 and 12 students joined in. We had prepared 11 elective classes according to the interests of the students and grouped them based on the majors they favored on: a medical study class, two engineering classes, two finance and business classes, one hospitality class, one psychology class, one art and design class, one political science class, one science class and one culinary class. The students of grade 11 and 12 were able to take part in the presentation from the various institutions. On the other hand, there were 30 booths located at lobby and chapel, and they were consisted of booths from Indonesian and foreign universities as well as education consultants. The cohorts of students in turn took part in the series of Edufair activities in an orderly manner, supervised by some teachers who were assigned in every activity. When visiting the booths, students seemed enthusiastic as they browsed much information from the diverse universities invited. Particularly for the twelfth graders, we also invited parents that students could directly consult with them at the booths. In general, Edufair 2018 went well and it ended at 15.15 WITA, close to the dismissal hour.