E-SQUAD is HIMATEKPAL’s English Club, held on Friday in even week every month at 3.30 – 5.00 pm (exception applied) with the aim to develop the potential, interests, self-confidence, and also giving a place for the members so they can freely speak English, in the form of meetings.
This club is run by Internationalization division of External Affair Department. Halida Aulia El Islamy as the head of this club, helped by Bilal Imam Saputra as the secretary and 8 committees; Raja Andhika Rizki Ramadhani, Muhammad Rifqi Fauzan, Pieter Mario Fernandez, Muhammad Iqbal, Rahardian Ahmad Fauzi, Jimmy Hartono, Willyam Nainggolan, and Septiardhi Rasyid Pratama. 47 students registered to the club and presented alternately in each session.
At each meeting there are sharing session by people who already experienced in international activities, especially in the spheres of students and the maritime field, and also discussions on matters that interest the student at the time. In addition, members also games that can improve their spirit and ingrained their mindset that English is fun.
Started from October, many topics have already been shared and discussed by the members. Special guest who was the writer of DJ Mag ASEAN, Derisha Aryawan, opened up the club with the topic of Communication in Digital Era. The members were explained about how to communicate with people around the world through the internet and how to use the social media wisely as Millennials.
The third session brought the topic of “Around The World”, where the members were devided into groups of continents from the country they want to visit. Members discussed about which country they wanted to visit by mentioning the reasons and also showed other member what that country is famous for, wether its dance, accent, football club, etc. This session also informed about how important it is to have a passport for going abroad to invite the member to join an event from the same divison “International Insight” with the theme of Travelling Around The World where making passport was explained from the immigration office of Surabaya. After that, as Mannequin Challenge was quite a thing back then, the members did one and the video was posted on instagram of a member’s account.