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The 50th Anniversary of the Master in Health Administration program is in 2019 and as a special part of this event, we would love to present stories and images that help tell the history of our program from the perspectives of students and alumni like you.
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Graduation Video: Naqeeb Rahman
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[Video: Background music begins.]
[Video: Naqeeb walks across the IUPUI campus on a sunny day.]
Naqeeb speaks: My name is Naqeeb Rahman, I go to IUPUI, and my major is health services management.
[Video: Naqeeb continues walking on campus.]
Naqeeb speaks: I am originally from Fishers, Indiana. My parents are from Bangladesh.
[Video: Naqeeb sits in a conference room. We then see him crossing a street on the IUPUI campus and walking on a sidewalk in front of a building.]
[Words appear: Naqeeb Rahman, IUPUI]
Naqeeb speaks: I decided to choose health services management as my major because at a young age I was exposed to hospitals, whether it being family, friends, a newborn baby, somebody being injured, anything like that. I became appreciative of the environment and the professionalism of the staff and doctors there.
[Video: Naqeeb sits behind large desk with a computer in the IUPUI Testing Center. A male student walks up, and Naqeeb greets him with a smile. The student brings Naqeeb a large, secure red bag, which Naqeeb unlocks. Then Naqeeb looks at some information on his computer screen.]
Naqeeb speaks: So I knew that I wanted a career in that kind of field. I realized that most of the professions, the careers, and the people that I needed to get to know, they were all in downtown Indianapolis, so I chose to go to IUPUI.
[Video: Naqeeb leans back in his computer chair, smiling and speaking to someone off screen. We then see him sitting in the conference room again.]
Naqeeb speaks: One thing that I'm very proud of about IUPUI is the chance I had to make connections with some of the professors here.
[Video: Naqeeb sits in a classroom, having a discussion with his instructor and classmates.]
Naqeeb speaks: When I first got to IUPUI, I wasn't a very outgoing person. I decided it can only be beneficial for me to talk to my professors and get to know them and let them know that I'm interested in the field that I'm in and I'm actually interested in what they're teaching.
[Video: Naqeeb sits down in the classroom, picks up his mobile phone, and looks at something on his computer. He continues to work on his laptop during class.]
Naqeeb speaks: After I decided that I could talk to them, I created relationships with most if not all of my professors, and they helped me with my letters of recommendation, they helped me with internship searches, with job opportunities.
[Video: Naqeeb walks across a skybridge with a group of his friends, one of whom is holding some pizza boxes. Naqeeb playfully tricks his friend into looking away so that he can take a piece of pizza as they walk, but his friend catches him and closes the box. The group is shown sitting down at a table inside and eating, and another friend arrives. Naqeeb offers her some of the pizza.]
Naqeeb speaks: Outside of the classroom, I attend events like the the ISCA, the Indian Student Cultural Association, the African-American Student Association, and Asian Heritage Student Association.
[Video: Naqeeb and his friends eat pizza and play a card game. Then the group gathers together around the table so that one of Naqeeb's friends can take a selfie of the whole group.]
Naqeeb speaks: With that I got a lot of different perspectives on different cultures and different religions. It made me feel at home because since I was exposed to all of the different religions and perspectives and cultures, I was able to connect with a lot more people on campus, and because of that, I felt, like, a strong, genuine connection.
[Video: We see the exterior of Lucas Oil Stadium. Naqeeb and his family pose for a photo outside of the stadium before the IUPUI Commencement ceremony begins. Then we see Naqeeb by himself in his cap and gown in front of the stadium, and then taking a selfie with some friends.]
Naqeeb speaks: After graduation, I plan on getting my master's in health administration. I'm interested in long-term care, so I would like to work in retirement facilities, nursing homes, assisted living homes.
[Video: Naqeeb receives his diploma at the IUPUI Commencement ceremony. Then we see him playing cards with his friends, and then in class laughing with his instructor and classmates.]
Naqeeb speaks: IUPUI has helped me with preparing for my future in various ways. One of the best ways they've prepared me is learning how to connect with people. All of the professors actually encourage you to go out and talk to bosses and talk to your coworkers and form relationships with them.
[Video: Naqeeb turns the tassel on his cap from right to left. We see him walking into the stadium and observing the crowd.]
Naqeeb speaks: Because of all of that, I can see myself excelling.
[Words appear: Indiana University]
[Words appear: Fulfilling the promise]
[Words appear: iu.edu]
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