As someone who decided to work in the non-profit sector in the future, I believe that the experience working at LBFE is a valuable opportunity to have experience working with the elderly, get a comprehensive understanding of the non-profit’s structure and work, and improve my project management skills and communication skills. I also want to learn about the professional non-profit organization’s working environment.
In my free time, one thing I like to do is volunteering. I believe volunteering is a critical way to engage with and contribute to the community, as well as a necessary way to participate in public affairs. I have experience working with people with disabilities, young children, and older adults, and one thing I have learned from these experiences is the importance of empathy. Not only did I learn to think from others’ positions, but I also learned that sometimes differences in perspective are simply due to different life experiences and that it is crucial to understand and accept the differences.
Another thing I like to do is to learn about different cultures. I was born and raised in Guangdong, China, but I have shown great interest in Japanese and Korean culture. Whenever I am exposed to a new culture, I always find it fascinating and want to learn more about it.
During my co-op at LBFE, I not only want to review and improve my Cantonese (not spoken as often as it used to be after I came to the U.S.), but I look forward to contacting and learning about different cultures.”