tech (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 19 September 2017
Management will crush you down if you show them you are more knowledgeable then them. Technicians and trades person are working so hard everyday to "feed" the professionals who do nothing rather than "helping" students and college.
I was born in China and grew up speaking Chinese. Therefore, Chinese is my mother tongue. The February 2016 would be a great step in my life; I received a job offer as a Mandarin tutor from the Languages & Cultures department at Vanier College. Now, I tutored already Mandarin three semesters and taught four different people. This experience permitted me to examine Mandarin from a different perspective; that of a non-Chinese trying to learn this unique language. I discovered that Mandarin is a very hard language, but nevertheless original and fun. The different nationalities and personalities of my tuttees permitted me to compare mandarin with other languages and to approach Chinese cultures from different angles. In conclusion, being a Mandarin tutor would help me greatly to become a good pedagogue.
Volunteering for Robotics Competition (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 8 June 2017
It was fun because I working with many volunteers who are also students. The social aspect of it really made it enjoyable. Making sure the place was clean was probably the hardest thing to do, because of the amount of snacks people bring.
It's a non-profit volunteer work that I did. I was not paid for helping around.
I simply make sure that the people with "down" syndrome do their daily tasks according to expectations. Everyone is nice and friendly, I always go there with a smile on my face, for they are happy to see me as much as I am happy to see them.
I volunteered with other students there, all for free.
I learned to be more visual, for I need to make sure that they do their work properly. I need to be patient because it is not always easy to come to an understanding with people with "down" syndrome, it also happens that you have to ask them to repeat themselves multiple times what they have previously said.
Aide de bureau (Former Employee) – Montreal, QC – 19 January 2015
I was a phone representative for the student helpline during registration periods. Every day would start at 8:30am and would entail answering the phone all day answering questions that students would have about registration and helping them learn the Cegep system. Absolutely loved this job, and the people I worked with.
Volunteer For Special Needs (Current Employee) – St. Laurent Quebec – 5 August 2013
Volunteering for special needs adults was a great experience, I was a volunteer that came to see the adults two days a week and my goal was to get to know them, feed them healthy snacks during snack time, get to know them better and have conversations and participate in their daily activities, the most enjoyable part of volunteering was to get to know each and every one of them! They all have different personalities and they are all great people! I love participated in arts and craft, dancing, movies, singing, and even eating with them during lunchtime! All volunteers were phenomenal, they are all loving people who had big hearts and loved to help others!
Help your social life, certification for volunteering, credit on college diploma, starting new friendships
Vanier was a blast when I was younger. I worked weekends and had a lot of fun. The staff is all college students and the swimmers are also college students, which makes for fun times. There was no career path there, it was just a part time job.