Where are they now?
Peter Hsue, Grad 1991
Worked as a mechanical engineer in Japan, Germany, Taiwan, China. Started a new chapter of my life since last 6 years ago in China. Teaching outdoor skills, canoeing, SUPing, Kayaking, snowboarding. Currently located in Shanghai, China with my family. (Son and two daughters). Advice to future graduating classes: Travel outside of your comfort zone, to see the world.
I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my Bachelors degree in Interior Design. I started my own business, AV Drafting & Design, while working as a project manager for a commercial construction company. I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona and am in the works of purchasing my first home. Advice to future grad classes: Dont be afraid to go out there and try everything your heart desires. Even if you think you cant, do it. Fail, learn and try again.
Kevin Luong, Grad 2011
Hello Palmer community, this is Kevin and I am currently attending post-secondary at Douglas College heading into my 4th year of a Bachelor's in Physical Education and Coaching. This is my last year at Douglas College and my plan after graduation is to head to UBC in the Fall to attend their post degree program in Education and pursue a career in teaching.
Anh Hoang, Grad 2012
Hello Palmer students and fellow alumni! I graduated from UBC with a Bachelor in Kinesiology for my undergrad, and received my Bachelor in Education in Physical and Health Education soon after. I'm currently working in the Richmond School District as a Teacher Teaching on Call (TTOC), and it's been absolutely rewarding. I'm hoping to change my career up a little and apply for the RCMP sometime in the near future. Advice for future grads: Go forth with an open-mind, an open-heart and a positive attitude to what life throws at you and what you'd like to achieve. Best of luck!
Janice Wong, Grad 2012
After graduating high school in 2012, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do but I knew I wanted to help people. I completed my Bachelors in Psychology and Special Education and now I am doing my Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis. I love my job as I get to help families with children with special needs attain their personal goals! (I also spent a lot of time travelling so I definitely recommend that!). Advice for future grads: Don't compare yourself to your classmates as everyone has their path and a timeline to reach their goals.
Ben Samy, Grad 2012
After my beautiful 5 years at Palmer, I was undecided on which career to pursue. I was doing post secondary courses part-time and did some travelling around Europe and Asia. 7 years after Palmer (wow time really flies after high school)... I work in the insurance industry and love what I do. Advice for future grads: Cherish every moment during your last year at Palmer, you really will miss this point in your life. Give it your all at everything you do and you will be surprised at how much you can achieve.
Gary Ye, Grad 2012
I graduated back in 2012 and now I am currently employed at TD Canada Trust as a Financial advisor. Advice for future grads: Try new things, challenge yourself and meet new people!
Alisha Atwal, Grad 2013
Denise Ticman, Grad 2013
I went straight to Langara to study Kinesiology after high school. Long story short, it wasn’t working out for me and I decided to take a different path in my studies after two years. I got accepted into SFU for Communication and found myself feeling much better about what I was studying and where it was taking me. I’m still in school working on finishing up my program—taking it slow because I have a full-time job as a public servant for the Canadian government (yay, pension plan!!). Advice for future grads: Don’t. Worry. You have a whole future ahead of you. Don’t rush into anything and don’t feel bad about taking detours along the way. Move at your own pace and don’t let others dictate that pace for you. You’re gonna be absolutely fine!
Inayah Manji, Grad 2015
After doing three years of undergrad in Microbiology and Immunology at UBC, I was accepted into UBC Medicine! I am halfway through my second year now, and working on figuring out what type of doctor I’d like to be. In my breaks I have been doing some travelling, most recently I visited Thailand and Northern Vietnam and loved every second of it! Advice for future grads: 1) Take everything people say about you with a little grain of salt, they only know one part of who you are and what your story is. Never let what someone says derail you from your path. 2) You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for. 3) These upcoming years will be some of the most adventurous, exciting, thrilling, challenging, and wonderful years of your life; revel in them.
Manesha Dulay, Grad 2017
Since graduating from Palmer I’ve graduated from a certificate program at Emily Carr and BCIT in Communication Design. Now, I’m obtaining my degree in Graphic Design for Marketing at the Wilson School of Design. Currently, I’m working in Sales at London Drugs as a cosmetics sales rep. Advice for future grad classes: Working hard early gets you to your goals faster!
Jean Keith Godinez, Grad 2018
I’m studying mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta. I’m currently in my second year and I will be taking my first co-op work term in January. It’s midterm season so I’m super busy studying!
Jonah Flores, Grad 2019
I am currently taking a graphic design program at a career college called VCAD! I also work part-time at a retail store. Advice to the next graduating class:
Enjoy the rest of your high school days! Join that sports team, try-out for that play, volunteer for that event. High school is going to be one of the most memorable times of your life so don't let it go to waste! Cause once you start college/university life starts to get a lot more trickier. Don't be in a rush to grow up, just enjoy the ride :)
Emmanuel Fernandez, Grad 2019
I am currently enjoying the hardships and struggles of working in a professional kitchen! I also applied to the Canadian Armed Forces and hope to pursue that in the coming year. Can't wait! Advice to future grads: Enjoy your grade 12 year. If the grass is greener on the other side, there's probably more manure there. :)
Juliana Manansala, Grad 2019
Maggie Yu, Grad 2019
I am attending UBC exploring social inequalities in the world and working at South Arm Community Centre for the Out of School Care for the elementary kids. Advice to future grad classes: Don't care about what other think, be yourself, pretty cliché but true.