We Meet English UPI ALUMNI:
Language Assistant at E&Y, class of 2012
We talked to Monica Prilly who works as Language Assistant at Ernst & Young (EY). EY is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. Monica is a part of class 2012 and graduated from UPI Bandung in 2016. Here’s our exchange with her.
The Big Four Lady
Monica Prilly (MP). So, my Skripsi is titled, “An Analysis of Reality Construction through Conflicts in Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl”, and I thanked Bu Safrina so much for helping me make that happen. She was really insightful, helpful, and she made me want to do the final paper more and more. And I finally made it. I miss her so much!
We heard that your final GPA is 3.79. Were you an ambitious student back then?
I wasn’t. It’s also surprising to me that I’ve never got C during my time during my college time, but I didn’t mind if I deserved to get one though. I wasn’t that type of student who would talk about the exam right after the exam to make sure how many right answers I get. My only ambition is to do every task that I get the best I can do.
Is being a Language Assistant your first professional job?
I wouldn’t say it’s already great. It’s been quite insightful in general. But I think there’s still much to improve.
It doesn’t indeed. But you learn, eventually. I learn to understand the concept of each new financial-related term every day. English graduates have this flexibility of learning new things relatively quickly, in
Were you timid when applying for this job at one of “The Big Four”?
I wasn’t. Like I said, I didn’t know about it (The Big Four) at first. But even if I did know that E&Y is one of them, I would still take the challenge because that’s the whole point of all that
Do you agree that English UPI alumni are just as competitive as other top university graduates?
I do. At the workplace, we’re no different with those who graduated from ITB, UNPAR, UNPAD, BINUS, UI, or even overseas universities. I believe that English UPI graduates can be reliable to any company. We just need this mindset of delivering the tasks with the highest quality we can possibly deliver.