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Alguire was extremely active in student life through her involvement in student associations, case competitions and mentorship programs. As an intern with CEED Concordia, she spent three months in Northern Uganda supporting a training program for local teachers.
Three keys to a good education:
- A balance of theoretical content and practical application.
- Faculty and staff who are strongly invested in the success of their students. This support is core to student growth, especially when students encounter difficult times.
- Opportunities for holistic development beyond the classroom. Some of the most valuable learning happens through student leadership positions, internships and interdisciplinary experiences.
Two lessons learned at Concordia University:
- We aren’t machines who can run endlessly; burnout is real! Eat well, get sufficient sleep and make time for things you enjoy outside of your studies.
- Your network can help you just as much as your education once you graduate. Put effort into maintaining those relationships, finding mentors and keeping those who support your success updated with your goals.
Next great goal:
- Obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional designation, build a career that helps others and finally, travel to Southeast Asia.
Advice for future grads:
- Some of the wisest words I’ve ever heard: comparison is the theft of joy. Find inspiration in the success of others but create your own path rather than simply following others.