Elena González Rabal
Ask Elena questions about KTH and read more about her decision to study at KTH, thoughts about Sweden, advice to prospective students and her plans for the future.
Hello, my name is Elena. I am 26 years old and I come from Spain. I studied my Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering in Granada, Spain, and afterwards I worked for almost two and a half years mainly as a DevOps engineer in Madrid and Barcelona. Currently, I am pursuing the second year of the Interactive Technology Master’s Programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
What made you choose KTH, Stockholm and Sweden?
I love spending time in nature, dancing, meeting people from different cultures, and travelling to explore other countries. This last hobby was one of the reasons I came to Sweden. It was a completely new destination for me, and now it is on the top of my ‘fav places’ list. Coming to Stockholm was primarily due to the university because KTH is well known and recognised worldwide. Moreover, they offered the master's programme in Interactive Media Technology that especially drew my attention. I have always enjoyed getting to the bottom of how everything works in terms of human-computer interaction at a low-level design or physical layer, and this masters is definitely beating it!
What is your best memory from your time at KTH so far?
KTH offers many different opportunities for international students, and that is also an upside of this university. One of the best memories from my time at KTH so far is from the month of August previous to the beginning of the programme. During that month I had the opportunity to enrol in the Introductory English course to be prepared for the master’s programme, and in our spare time we enjoyed many activities held by the student union THS. Among them, international students can assist in many different social activities, guided tours and welcoming parties.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master’s studies?
If you are planning to do your studies at KTH, do not hesitate to do so. It is a really good university with good infrastructures and interesting courses. For any other question regarding the Interactive Media Technology programme and related, I am here to help you out.