My unforgettable experience in my life is my struggle to study in a state university. It was a year ago when I graduated from senior high school. I still remember about my dream to be a Dentist, and therefore I took test in a few Universities such as State University of Jember (UJ), State University of Malang (UM), and Brawijaya University (UB). At first I took PMDK (Penelusuran Minat dan Kemampuan) program at UJ. I took Dentist faculty as my first choice and FKM (Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat) as my second choice. Actually I did not really hope to study there because this university is too far from my house so I have not checked the announcement up until now. Then, I prepared my self to enroll UB and UM. Those universities were my main targets. I studied hard and practiced my skills to do the test exercises quickly and correctly. Not only that, I also took course for a month in AJAZ for SNMPTN (Seleksi Nasional Masuk Perguruan Tinggi Negeri) program. I got a lot of knowledge especially about some smart tricks to solve the exercises. Three weeks later, I got a PMDK test to enter UM. I took English literature and Economics. The test was held in two days. The first day was reading test. I felt so nervous, I doubted that I could enter this university especially in English Department I felt so disappointed because I could not find my name printed on board announcement. But I kept on trying and never gave up. Then, I enrolled UB for SPKS UTUL ( Seleksi Program Kemitraan Sekolah Ujian Tulis) program. I took Dentist faculty and Midwife Department. Again I failed. I was so depressed and I had no spirit at all. But my parents, my teachers, and my friends always supported me. I opened the UM website, there was PMKB ( Penelusuran Minat Kemampuan Bakat) program and the rules were almost the same as PMDK. Then, I decided to enroll this program. I took English Department again, I did the test carefully and always prayed to God. A while after reading test, the result was announced. Oh God, I really did not believe that there was my name printed on board announcement. So, I could follow the next selection. It was interview. I did my best to answer all of the question well. A month later, I opened the website to look my name. I felt so happy because there was my name. My parents were proud of me. I really thank God. Although I was accepted at UM I still followed the SNMPTN for Dentist faculty. But I failed again. I realized that Dentist faculty has a high passing grade. Maybe God had given me his bless to study at State University of Malang in English Department.
Shinta Diah Wulandari