Coffee With Hannah Dinh


Our special guest today is Hannah Dinh from Vietnam. Hannah is now working for Facebook based in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her study at Waikato University and earned a Master of Management in Finance.

Tell us about your study experience?

Coming from a girl in a mountainous province in Vietnam, I always dreamt of the opportunity to study abroad. Then I tried my best to get a full scholarship to study in New Zealand. I had two amazing years in New Zealand to learn, grow and expand my network.

Can you give us a “top 3” for Melbourne Institute of Technology?

  1. Good location,
  2. Affordable expense,
  3. Good student support!

What advice would you give to someone starting your course?

Ask whenever you need help. Join a club and get involved in school activities

What is your job now?

I’m a Journalist.

Did you find it easy to get a job after graduation?

Yes, but I had to build and seek good contacts in my network.

How did you get from your institution to where you are now?

After graduation, I got a job offer in Singapore, I then moved to Microsoft Singapore. After three years, I moved to Ireland to work for Facebook. After getting a scholarship to study here, I also founded a platform HannahEd Scholarship for Vietnamese students to provide information regarding studying abroad for over 400,000 members and inspire them to develop themselves.

Describe a typical day in three words?

  1. Busy,
  2. Effective,
  3. Communicative!

Have you been affected by COVID-19?

Not so much. I am lucky to work for a company which is not significantly affected by Covid-19. Besides, my project “scholarship for Vietnamese students” is mainly online.

What have you learnt about yourself?

Work-life balance.

Build your resilience.

Three words to describe your life during this time?

  1. Balance,
  2. Resiliency,
  3. Communication.

What about the future?

  1. Travel,
  2. Balance,
  3. Growth.

What positives can be taken from the changes in our lives?

Back to a simple life. Connect more with your friends and family. Protect the environment!