IPB University Students Create a Millennial Chat Application in Line


Rahmat Zuhair, a Department of Economics student at the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM), IPB University initiated the "Official Account Line" guidance and counseling facility through the Gestalt approach. Gestalt is a therapy that focuses on the whole experience of the client "here and now" and then combines it with parts of the personality that were split in the past.

He uses the Line application considering that Line users have continued to increase sharply in Indonesia in the last two years (2014-2015). Since 2014 the increase in usage has reached 200 percent, even today no less than 90 million Indonesian netizens are users of Line chat services. The aforementioned phenomenon shows that Line is one of the popular online social media and is liked by the people in Indonesia.

"We use Line media, where 41 percent of users are 18 to 22 years old and 18 percent are under 17 years old. This is the right step in conducting the counseling guidance process for millennials who basically still have emotional imbalances, "explained Rahmat, a student from Bima, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

Rahmat explained that later in the Official Gen U Account when identifying the problem for the first time, the admin of OA Line Gen U will connect clients who have identified the problem with counselors who have expertise in the field of counseling or psychology guidance. Features that can be utilized on the OA line include broadcast messages, personal chat, motivational posts that can inspire a client's soul.

Through his innovation, Rahmat won 3rd place at the 2019 Guidance And Counseling Festival Essay Student Association of the Counseling Guidance Department (HMJ BK), Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, last November.

"I am very happy to be one of the winners and take part in offering ideas related to innovative counseling guidance in this 4.0 era. Even though I am a student in economics, I did not rule out the possibility of writing an essay on guidance and counseling. This is also the result of the learning process at the initial level at IPB University which makes us new students at that time to study thoroughly," he said.

Gen U is expected to be a medium for students and students who incidentally often play Line can simultaneously conduct online counseling with counselors who are qualified in their fields. "I hope that the guidance and counseling media innovation, namely Gen U in Line makes students and students more concerned about their psychological health and also does not waste time making OA Line a media for fun and jokes," he concluded. (NR)

Keyword: Line, Gen U Official Account, Millennial, 3rd Place Guidance And Counseling Festival Essay Contest 2019, IPB University



Published Date : 09-Dec-2019

Resource Person : Rahmat Zuhair

Keyword : Line, Gen U Official Account, Millennial, 3rd Place Guidance And Counseling Festival Essay Contest 2019, IPB University

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