Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga has an alumni associate called APSILANGGA (Alumni Psikologi Universitas Airlangga / Associate of Psychology Universitas Airlangga Alumni). Various activities are organized by APSILANGGA, both by the steering committee and the alumni. Alumni of Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga are actively involved in numbers of activities organized by the university, particularly those which are organized by IKA UA and Faculty of Psychology. APSILANGGA has officially served as a communication medium for alumni since 2003 through an Alumni National Discussion (Mukernas Alumni) in Surabaya Hilton Hotel. It was named IKA-PSIKOLOGI UNAIR then. In Mukernas III 2008, this organisation changed its name into APSILANGGA. In addition to its function as a communication portal, in its development, APSILANGGA has succeeded in becoming a place for self-development for alumni, students, and wider community. APSILANGGA organizes numbers of seminar and training program and shares information about job vacancy via alumni blog and official website of the faculty. It is deemed as an effective way for academic and non-academic improvement for alumni, students, and the community. Recently, APSILANGGA collaborated with HIMPSI Jatim (East-Java regional HIMPSI) to become a bridge for psychodiagnostic skill and professional knowledge improvement for alumni, students, and wider community. APSILANGGA also builds a social network to sharpen community’s or particularly alumni’s social concern by raising funds and providing financial aids for those in need.
Since 2000, APSILANGGA has created a milist (mailing list) as a communication medium for alumni (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alumni_psi_unair). APSILANGGA also has a blog for alumni to share new information pertaining to work and carrier which is also integrated to the faculty website (http://www.psikologi.unair.ac.id/alumni). This blog serves as a portal for socialisation of alumni’s activity, information about alumni, work vacancy information, training and seminar information both by APSILANGGA or other organizers, profile of alumni’s achievement, and also information about faculty’s events, especially those involving alumni.
Some regular activities held by APSILANGGA are:
- Seminar and training
- Reunion and Family Gathering
- Shared learning with students
- Other academic and non-academic activities.