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HEPM alumnus Rahul builds his experience as instructional designer

KI alumnus Rahul Kanjilimadom Photo: Private

Rahul Kanjilimadom, an alumnus of Karolinska Institutet (KI), pursued a Master's in Health Economics, Policy and Management (HEPM) to enhance his skills and drive change in the healthcare system. With a background in nursing and experience working with international NGOs in public health, Rahul was motivated to address the challenges faced by healthcare management, particularly in collaboration with government counterparts and understanding economic decisions.

Choosing KI's HEPM program was a perfect fit for Rahul's needs and aspirations. However, after graduation, he faced difficulties finding a job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eventually, through persistence and networking, he secured a contract position as an instructional designer at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In this role, he supports public health training programs and the development of the ECDC's e-learning platform.

Rahul appreciates the experiences he gained during his time at KI. Besides the program courses, he attended various events, workshops, and seminars, building relationships with classmates, faculty, and guest lecturers from the industry. Being part of the Digital Ambassador team at KI was a highlight for him, as it helped him grow professionally and personally.

The education Rahul received at KI played a crucial role in finding his current role and standing out to employers. The program improved his understanding of key principles and theories relevant to instructional design. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in healthcare management or public health, preferably at KI, to further contribute to improving healthcare provision.

Rahul advises current students to embrace curiosity and be open to all the experiences at KI, as each aspect prepares them for future professional and personal challenges. He also emphasizes the importance of building a network, highlighting LinkedIn as a valuable tool throughout their education.