Reflective Essay: My Experience As An Immigrant

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Tell us about an experience, in school or out, that taught you something about yourself and/or the world around you. (maximum 200 words) As a second generation immigrant, I have constantly struggled with self-identity. The differences between the values of Canadian and traditional Filipino culture caused conflict within and outside of the household. They also caused confusion within myself. In 2012, our family traveled to the Philippines. Our time was spent exploring the country, spending time with each other, and catching up with family and friends in a new environment. The experience gave me the chance to break down stereotypes that I had previously formed about my home country, as my only previous exposure to my culture was through diasporic …show more content…

He was one of my role models, and I followed in his footsteps. As my brother neared the end of his undergraduate degree, he started taking philosophy courses and talking to our family and pastor about what he had learned. Our church pastor and his son, along with my older brother, all started in-depth discussions about philosophy with me and it sparked a passion for the field of study. Over the course of a year, I constantly found myself up late watching lectures led by contemporary philosophers and reading up on simplified philosophical concepts. This knowledge all came together during an English book analysis essay, where I brought up one of the many abstract philosophical concepts that I was struggling with understanding as my thesis. I wrote passionately and came to realize that the background knowledge I had acquired had all connected. This allowed me to write my essay with confidence. As the results came in, I noticed that I had achieved a high mark on the essay. I received positive comments from my teacher and they showed me that my hard work had come to fruition. Explain how you responded to a problem and/or an unfamiliar situation. What did you do, what was the outcome, and what did you learn from the experience? (maximum 200 …show more content…

leadership/group contributions (e.g., student government, community activity, family responsibility; involvement in Aboriginal culture or community), academic achievements (e.g., research project; success in a contest; prize for high standing), sports (e.g., team membership; participation in competitions), creative and performing arts, work, service to others ANIREVO I served as a general volunteer for the summer convention ‘Anime Revolution’. I checked badges, controlled lines, and worked in coat check. I volunteered alongside a large group of service-oriented individuals in various high-pressure situations with the goal of creating a wonderful convention experience for all attendees. STUDENT COUNCIL Doubling up as both a graphic designer and a grade representative for my school’s student government gave me an opportunity to share my ideas and to make my impact on the student body. I designed posters and advertisements under strict deadlines, pitched ideas at meetings, and volunteered at events. NIGHTS OF BAND Being in charge of human resources for the Night of Bands event at Tupper taught me about how important a strong team is. I managed the volunteer pool and moved volunteers around to locations depending on where help was needed. Because of solid organization, the event flowed smoothly.

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