Lulumbi Njeleka studied at Deakin on exchange from Africa, and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. He thoroughly enjoyed study and student life at Deakin and went on to postgraduate study in investment banking.
Q&A with Lulumbi Njeleka
What were some of the memorable experiences you had at Deakin?
O Week was hands down the most amazing experience, heading down to the courts during our business law classes and, of course, the legendary Beach Club. International students from Africa back then were very few so it was important to feel at home and welcomed and Deakin did an exceptional job of that.
Did you learn anything from your Deakin studies to take directly to the workforce?
The foundation is very important, I always say, and Deakin tutorials were so thorough that even during my postgraduate degree I relied on the material. In my early years working, I would constantly refer to the content and presentation skills I picked up. I have referred a few people to Deakin because I wholeheartedly believe in the vision of the University.
What are your career/life highlights?
From the foundation I got from Deakin I went on to do my postgraduate degree in Canada, ran three marathons and found myself doing investment banking as planned in my first year.
Can you give any advice to our current students?
Make the most of everything at Deakin. I assure you that these are the best years of your life. Join as many clubs as possible, and don’t hold back and have a beer in between lectures at lunch.