Community Service: COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Student Entrepreneurs in Indonesia and Malaysia

Muhammad Zahran Hibatullah*1, Abthal Aufar1, Muhammad Sidqi Nawari1, Muhammad Izzat Razali2, Muhammad Faiq I.2, Muhammad Syakir Razali2, Chairul Rosyid1, Iskandarsyah1, Khairil Umuri1, Sartiyah1 and Hendra Halim3

1Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK), Indonesia

2Center for Entrepreneurship and Small & Medium Enterprises Development (CESMED), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia

3Business Development Agency, Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK), Indonesia

*Corresponding Author

Muhammad Zahran Hibatullah

Article History

Received: 13.06.2021

Accepted: 22.06.2021

Published: 30.06.2021

Abstract: The community service activity provides information on shifting the education process during the COVID-19 pandemic and how this situation significantly impacts student entrepreneurs. This activity was followed by sharing and comparing experiences between student entrepreneurs in Malaysia and Indonesia and carried out online via Zoom and YouTube platforms. Students experienced some obstacles, especially in the activity related to the student entrepreneurial unit. These impediments are caused by restrictions on community activity hours to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These obstacles take place not only in Indonesia but also in Malaysia. The solutions are to introduce participants to the School Unit Waste Bank program. The implementation program is to achieve new insights and understanding of existing problems from MSME actors regarding the importance of understanding the strategy of maintaining the business during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, student entrepreneur, COVID-19.