Akshata comes from India. Before coming to Sweden, she completed her bachelor studies in Human Centered Design. She enjoys reading fiction novels and making things, everything from her laptop table to stitching clothes.
What are the best aspects of your programme?
The versatility. The programme offers courses spanning a wide range of specialisations, from tangible technologies to sound design and graphics. These courses can be theoretical as well as hands-on. The programme is flexible enough for students to decide what they want and pursue. In my time here, I had a chance to create interesting things and worked on multiple research papers and theory-heavy pieces in exciting courses.
How would you describe your time at KTH so far?
Busy! Kth has endless opportunities to engage its students, from student and chapter activities to academic and research work. You can take up as much or as little as you like. Over the last year, I kept myself busy with project work, academic research, part-time work, reading and writing, making new friends, and enjoying Sweden and Europe!.
What do you want to do after graduating?
I haven’t decided yet. I believe these are decisions to be made after giving some thought. That is why I am here at KTH. With the help of the fantastic curriculum and my professors, I intend to use my two years here to try as many things as I can, which will help me make an informed decision. Currently, I am learning more about life in academia as well as life in the industry. I am also finding a balance between my design interests and technology.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master’s studies?
One suggestion is to list your expectations and goals from your degree and time here in Stockholm. Not only can that help you understand if KTH is the right place for you, but it can help you make the most of your time when you get here. There are so many options within KTH that it can be overwhelming as one tries to do everything simultaneously. A more precise idea of your expectations will help you use your time effectively! On the other hand, if you are the kind of person who doesn’t work with lists, leap! It all works out for the best.