Mangala Prasetia

Mangala Prasetia

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program and Bachelor of Economics

Current position
Senior Associate, Enterprise Operations Risk Management, NAB

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Bagaimana membangun relasi dapat membantu mengembangkan karir

Mempelajari ekonomi membentuk pola pikir Mangala Prasetia tentang bagaimana menyelesaikan masalah bisnis yang kompleks agar memberikan perubahan berkelanjutan.

Mempelajari ekonomi membentuk pola pikir Mangala Prasetia tentang bagaimana menyelesaikan masalah bisnis yang kompleks agar memberikan perubahan berkelanjutan.

Mangala, yang saat ini bekerja di National Australia Bank sebagai analis risiko teknologi dan Infosec serta Security Awareness Risk Partner, telah mengembangkan skill-nya lewat berbagai peran, seperti konsultan assurance dan advisory di ShineWing Australia, dan konsultan risiko di PwC Australia.

Gelar ganda ini telah membantu Mangala untuk menjaga pilihan karirnya tetap terbuka dan memperluas wawasannya lewat kesempatan untuk menyelesaikan masalah bisnis dari berbagai industri melalui perspektif makro dan mikro.

Pentingnya membangun relas

Relasi yang Mangala bangun lewat peran sukarelawan di kegiatan ekstrakurikuler, serta acara student networking dan dua kesempatan magang yang berujung pada penawaran kerja, sangat penting untuk jalur karirnya saat ini.

Saat ia masih kuliah di Monash, Mangala sangat terlibat dalam kegiatan sukarelawan dan sempat menjadi pemimpin di berbagai unit kegiatan mahasiswa, termasuk Monash Actuarial Society dan Beta Alpha Psi.

Ia pernah menjadi Monash University Student Ambassador dan terlibat dalam program Ancora Imparo dan Monash Minds Leadership programs. Terlebih lagi, ia memiliki kesempatan untuk mewakili Monash University di National Student Leadership Forum di Canberra, dan Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations di Boston.

Pada tahun 2019, Mangala dianugerahi penghargaan Monash Business School Global Future Leaders Award berkat komitmennya dalam mengadvokasi praktik bisnis berkelanjutan di masyarakat luas.

Mangala cukup beruntung untuk melakukan program magang di PwC Australia dan ShineWing pada masa kuliahnya - yang berujung pada penawaran sebagai pegawai tetap saat ia lulus.

Komunitas Monash Alumni juga memberikannya kesempatan untuk menghadiri berbagai acara networking dan professional development, serta memberikan kontribusi di situ.

Ia telah mendapatkan wawasan mendalam tentang tren industri dan topik diskusi yang menggugah, dan basis alumni Monash yang beragam dan multikultural telah membantunya mengembangkan kompetensi antarbudaya yang sangat penting di semua peran yang ia jalani.

Pekerjaan saat ini

Saat ini di NAB, Mangala mengelola berbagai bidang risiko - terutama dalam keamanan informasi, teknologi, data, penipuan (fraud), privasi, dan hal lainnya. Ia melakukan peninjauan dan tantangan terhadap semua aktivitas di domain bisnis berbeda, serta memantau kemungkinan risiko materi NAB dalam kaitannya dengan teknologi informasi dan keamanan.

Ia juga terlibat dengan berbagai macam stakeholder dan mencoba menilai risiko bisnis mereka sehari-hari secara kuantitatif & kualitatif. Selain itu, ada juga beberapa peninjauan berbasis kepatuhan yang Mangala lakukan - yang sebagian besar berdasarkan persyaratan APRA.

Minat tinggi pada kebijakan

Minat Mangala terhadap ekonomi datang dari passion untuk membuat kebijakan dan kegunaannya dalam bisnis sebagai alat untuk memaksimalkan kesejahteraan sosial. Bagi Mangala, ekonomi sangat penting untuk memahami bagaimana bisnis bekerja, memberikan pengetahuan lebih ke dalam barang dan jasa individu, serta pasar finansial global.

Monash Business School menyediakan peneliti dan akademisi terdepan di dunia dalam bidang ekonometrika dan Monash adalah salah satu dari sedikit universitas di Australia yang menyediakan kesempatan untuk melakukan riset ekonomi berbasis statistik, di mana hal ini menanamkan kemampuan penelitian yang berharga serta pola pikir yang selalu ingin tahu dan penasaran.

“Minat saya terhadap ekonomi datang dari passion tentang membuat kebijakan dan bagaimana menggunakan bisnis sebagai cara untuk memaksimalkan kesejahteraan sosial.”

Staf akademik di Monash sangat suportif, selalu berinovasi akan metodologi baru yang menarik dan inovatif agar mahasiswa semangat kuliah.

Mereka menekankan hubungan antara ekonomi dan ekonometrika di dunia nyata, dengan mengambil contoh dari pengalaman nyata untuk menjelaskan pentingnya membangun gabungan skill analitik bisnis secara kuantitatif dan kualitatif di berbagai sektor.

Sering membaca, selalu up-to-date

Saran dari Mangala adalah baca berita dan selalu update dengan tren bisnis, yang mana keduanya akan mengajarkan hal-hal yang tidak ada di kelas - mampu mengidentifikasi akar masalah kebijakan pajak, atau hal apa yang benar-benar mempengaruhi fluktuasi suku bunga akan sangat berguna untuk hidup Anda ke depannya

Agar kesempatan karir semakin terbuka lebar, selalu miliki minat dalam aspek matematika di bidang ekonomi - yaitu mempelajari ekonometrika dan statistika bisnis sebagai bagian dari gelar Anda.

Terakhir, tingkatkan keterampilan dalam menulis laporan - gunakan pendekatan metodis, ilmiah, dan kutip sumber yang kredibel.

Di luar pekerjaan, Mangala selalu mencari kesempatan untuk berkontribusi ke masyarakat dengan memberikan pengaruh positif dan memberdayakan generasi muda.

Saat ini, Mangala adalah Alumni Representative (Perwakilan Alumni) Oceania Region untuk Beta Alpha Psi dan Deputy Regional Lead di GovHack Victoria. Ia juga mengajar siswa melalui program Monash Business School Industry/Alumni Mentoring Program dan Melbourne Junior High School Leadership Program.

How making connections pays off in your career

Studying economics shaped the way Mangala Prasetia thinks about complex business problems and goes about solving them in order to create sustainable change.

An innovative and enthusiastic risk professional who is passionate about using data analytics, Mangala has found a double degree in Commerce and Economics has made him sought-after by employers.

Now working at National Australia Bank as a technology and Infosec risk analyst and Security Awareness Risk Partner, Mangala built his skills through roles as an assurance and advisory consultant role at ShineWing Australia, and as a risk consultant at PwC Australia.

The double degree has allowed him to keep his options open and broadened his horizons by giving him an opportunity to address issues applicable to a range of industries, from a macro and micro perspective.

Importance of relationships

The relationships he formed through extracurricular volunteer roles, along with student networking activities and two internships which resulted in job offers, have been critical to his current career path.

During his time at Monash, Mangala was heavily involved in volunteering and held various leadership positions in student professional societies, including the Monash Actuarial Society and Beta Alpha Psi.

He was a Monash University Student Ambassador and was involved in the Ancora Imparo and Monash Minds leadership programs. Most notably, he had the opportunity to represent the University at the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra and the Harvard Project for Asian-International Relations conference in Boston.

In 2019, Mangala was awarded the Monash Business School Global Future Leaders Award in recognition of his commitment to advocating for sustainable business practices in the wider community.

Mangala was lucky enough to secure internships with PwC Australia and ShineWing during his undergraduate studies – which led to full-time employment upon graduation.

The Monash Alumni community has given Mangala opportunities to attend networking and professional development events and make a contribution.

He has gained keen insights into industry trends and contentious discussion topics, and Monash’s diverse, multicultural alumni base has enabled him to develop cross-cultural competency, which has been essential to all his roles.

Current role

In his current role at NAB, Mangala manages a variety of risk areas - predominantly in information security, technology, data, fraud, privacy among other things. He conducts review and challenge activities across different business domains and monitors the NAB's material risk exposures with respect to information technology and security.

He also engages with a variety of stakeholders and tries to quantitatively and qualitatively assess the risks of their day-to-day business activities. There are also several compliance based reviews which Mangala undertakes - these are mostly based on APRA requirements.

A passion for policy

Mangala’s interest in economics came from his passion for policy-making and its use in business as a vehicle to maximise social wellbeing. To Mangala, economics is essential to understanding how businesses operate, providing insight into individual goods and services as well as the global financial market.

Monash Business School offers some of the world's leading researchers and educators in econometrics and Monash is one of the few Australian universities that offer the opportunity to conduct statistics-driven economic research, which instills valuable research skills as well as an inquisitive mindset.

"My interest in economics came from my passion for policy-making and how to use business as a vehicle to maximise social wellbeing."

The academic staff at Monash are very supportive, innovating new methodologies for students to learn in an enjoyable and interactive manner.

They emphasise the relevance of economics and econometrics in the real world, drawing upon real-life experiences to explain the need to develop a mixture of quantitative and qualitative business analytic skills across a wide range of sectors.

Read widely, keep up-to-date

Mangala’s advice is to read the news and keep up-to-date with business trends, which will take your learning outside the classroom − being able to identify the root causes of tax policies or what actually drives fluctuations in interest rates will equip you with lifelong skills.

Maintain an interest in the mathematical aspects of economics − studying econometrics and business statistics as part of your degree will open up career opportunities.

Finally, polish up on your report-writing skills – use a methodical, scientific approach and cite credible sources.

Outside of work, Mangala regularly looks for opportunities to contribute to the community by positively influencing and empowering the youth.

Presently, he is the Oceania Region's Alumni Representative for Beta Alpha Psi and the Deputy Regional Lead for GovHack Victoria. He also mentors students through the Monash Business School Industry/Alumni Mentoring Program and Melbourne High School Junior Leadership Program.