#SundaySharings: Tiffany Ho

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Tiffany Ho is another one of our UCSD Tzu Ching Alumni :). She finished her undergraduate career as a Human Biology major in 2016 and is currently working towards her Masters in Biology at UCSD. Tiffany was one of the two “Supreme Overlords” aka Co-President in the years 2015-2016 with Victoria Low.

Let’s hear what she has to say about her experience with UCSD Tzu Ching thus far :).

It’s crazy to think that four years of college past by just like that and now I am officially part of the alumni group. Even though some people may still ask if I am a freshman when they see me on campus, I have definitely grown and learned a lot during the past four years. Coming in as a freshman, I was very shy. With my parents and family an ocean away, I had no one to depend on and had to do everything by myself. It was at this point that I was determined to change and made a pact to myself that I would become a more confident person.

Tzu Ching has been a major part of my life at UCSD and has definitely contributed to the growth that I see in myself today. Since joining the club in freshmen year and attending my first fall orientation, I have stuck with this organization throughout my undergrad. This isn’t only because I enjoy hanging out with my friends (which is also true), but also because I enjoy doing the work that we do. My favorite event overall would be Everybody Reads. It was the first event I attended (besides orientation) and has remained the event that I regularly attend.

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Ms. Ho single-handedly managing a class of 8 kids back in the day.

It gives me great encouragement to see how far my kids have grown in the last four years. They started out as first graders barely knowing how to do basic arithmetic to being fifth graders this year doing fractions and multi digit multiplications. Even though this event requires the earliest meet up time (8am), I always manage to get out of bed because I know my students are waiting for me.

Having been part of the officer cabinet and on executive team my last year, I especially appreciated all the efforts that people put in to plan every event. Even though I learned that there are difficult times, the people that I worked with made these moments pass by with less stress. From speaking to strangers about what our organization is about to presenting at meetings, I feel that I have overcome some of my barriers. Even though I may not be the best speaker and still get nervous whenever I have to present, I learned through my experience as an officer of Tzu Ching that I am capable of doing so.

12711209_10153915920624104_6549917756145364693_oThere were way to many memories these four years to choose a particular favorite one. However, I would say that my senior year has to be the year that I will miss the most. Being co-president this past year was the highlight of my college career. I learned so much from being in this role and am very thankful that I had the opportunity. Besides the mental growth I had this past year, I also met and got to know many great friends through TC, which has enriched my senior year significantly. From the spontaneous meetings/gatherings at my apartment to the late night boba runs, all of these memories will forever be embedded within my heart.

— Tiffany Ho

If you want to read more, you can also find her #MeetTheOfficers sharing here.

WELCOME BACK!!!

Dear Tzu Chings,
 
Welcome back! Thank you for always supporting us and we look forward to bringing you another great year of fun and inspiring events.
 
We also want to extend a warm welcome to our new members. To learn more about our organization and events, come to our Fall Orientation this Friday (Oct 9th)! We will meet at Round Table Pizza at 6 PM for dinner, and then head over to Thurgood Marshall Room at 6:30 PM
 
 
If you could not join us on Friday, don’t worry! Meet our lovely officers and members at the upcoming events:
 
Happy Campus
Fridays, Oct 9, 16, 23, and 30 @ Croutons at the Student Service Center for rides, 1 PM
Every Friday, Tzu Chings tutor students in math and English at Herbert Ibarra Elementary School. Our goal is to teach them the meaning of love, respect, and gratitude and integrate it into their lifestyle.
 
Everybody Reads
Oct 18 (Sun) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 8 AM

Twice a month, Tzu Chings tutor K-12 children from low-income families in math, English, and/or other school subjects at the Crown Heights Community Resource Center in Oceanside. We also help promote Still Thoughts.
 
Convalescent Home
Oct 24 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 9 AM
Every month, Tzu Chings pay a visit to the Convalescent Home to brighten the day of the elderly by performing musical and dance numbers, playing interactive games (such as charades), and chatting with them.
 
 
More TC opportunities:
 
Care Harbor Medical Outreach
Oct 17 (Sat), 7AM-5PMLos Angeles Sports Arena 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

The Care Harbor Medical Outreach is the largest annual Tzu Chi medical event held in the U.S. You will be able to volunteer alongside medical professionals to help out provide free medical services for people without insurance. Also meet Tzu Ching from different chapters, such as from UCLA and UCI!

  • How to sign up: https://goo.gl/QvQUSp
  • Check to make sure that you signed up on both forms.
  • Deadline: October 9, 2015 9:00pm PST
 
International Tzu Ching Leadership Conference
December 20-27, 2015 @ Hualien, Taiwan

This is a week-long leadership camp where you can meet Tzu Ching from all over the world at the origin and birthplace of Tzu Chi Foundation. Come to learn a lot about Tzu Chi and networking with students and alumni on an international scale!

  • How to sign up: You can send an email to ucsdtzuching@gmail.com or ask an exec officer.
  • FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITY: 2015 Travel Expense Aid Program for USA Tzu Ching. This Aid program is designed to help ease the costs of the expensive plane tickets and to encourage USA Tzu Ching to attend this camp.
  • Deadline: October 20, 2015
 
US TCCA Career Mentor Program

This is a new program designed to help bridge the gap between generations, while helping college students find relatable career guidance. You will be matched with a Tzu Chi Alumni/SG/SB in their career field of interest. Your mentor serves as a resource for career advice, can provide guidance regarding interviews/resumes/cover letters/etc. within their industry.

  • How to sign up: If you’ve been with Tzu Chi or Tzu Ching for at least six months, please send an email of interest to ucsdtzuching@gmail.com or contact an exec officer so we can give you more specifics on the application process.
  • Deadline: October 15, 2015 8:00pm PST
 
 
Can’t wait to see you all on Friday at Fall Orientation (https://www.facebook.com/events/904197992983299/)!
 
For more event details, please check our Facebook page (UCSD Tzu Ching).
Don’t forget to click “going” on the event page so that we can provide free rides for you!
 
Sincerely,
UCSD Tzu Ching