Linh Huynh

Linh-HuynhHometown: Vancouver, BC

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy

What’s next for you?

I’m working for Vancouver Coastal Health as a casual occupational therapist and am enjoying my time outside of work to reconnect with close friends and family. I recently presented my capstone research project at an international conference and just submitted the research for publication – very exciting!

What have you enjoyed most about your experience at UBC and specifically your time in your program?

The amazing people I met during my time at UBC have made for lifelong friendships. The opportunity to travel abroad in my program to complete a fieldwork placement in Australia was definitely a lifetime experience.

What’s one piece of advice you would offer to incoming students?

Reprioritize – instead of placing grades at the top, consider putting ‘fun’ and ‘experience’ at the top. Have fun and enjoy the process every step of the way – take each opportunity and challenge as a unique learning experience.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

Happily working as an occupational therapist in community mental health and maybe even private pediatrics.

What’s one thing we might be surprised to learn about you?

I went skydiving in Hawaii the summer before starting my program and it was absolutely amazing.