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Ignite your Concordia experience

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Ignite your Concordia experience

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Andrea Enriquez Lopez Engagement Bio

 

As I helped in the kitchen, I learned new social and cooking skills. I began feeling as I belonged to school community, and I also overcame a major challenge

During my first semester at Concordia, I got involved with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. I was extremely shy, knew very few people and my cooking skills were quite limited. This weekly event allowed me to discover an amazing close-knit community of open-minded people who do not hesitate to help each other. It also allowed me to become more social: As I helped in the kitchen, I learned new social and cooking skills.

I began feeling as I belonged to school community. In addition to that, I also overcame a major challenge.  I had to learn how to juggle a full-time schedule with volunteering. 

I had first joined the Mother Hubbard’s team to meet new people, but I also had other volunteering commitments outside of school. This added to quite the busy schedule and pushed me to become even more organized in order to honor all my commitments, as well as keeping up with my schoolwork.

Don’t underestimate yourself. There is always a way to make time for new things in your schedule. I learned to be a better version of myself by giving back to the Concordia community.

 

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