Where are they now?

We're proud of our graduates and their achievements – big and small. Their personal stories are inspiring, make us reflect, and highlight the remarkable things that can be achieved with an education from Deakin.

Introducing our alumni

Over 270,000 Deakin alumni are scattered throughout Australia and around the world, working across every industry. Deakin is ranked third in Australia for graduate employability; our graduates are role models, leaders, innovators and trail-blazers who are passionate about their field of expertise.

Amran Dhillon

Anaesthetics registrar

'The experiences I have had on leadership committees and advocating for my own peers has had the biggest impact on where I want to be in my career.'

Read Amran's story

Susan MacEwan

Marketing specialist

'By studying commerce and arts I was able to strike a balance between both the commercial and creative worlds, something that is still important to me today.'

Read Susan's story

Wilson Lai

Business manager, Industrial design and innovation

'Change brings opportunities and you need to look at not only the short term but the long term with optimism.'

Read Wilson's story

Desiree Paizis

Public health specialist

'Being the first in my family to go to university, I was completely driven by the opportunities that Deakin could provide me.'

Read Desiree's story

Geoffrey McDermott

Biotech scientist

'There is nothing more rewarding than being part of a team that builds amazing tools for other researchers.'

Read Geoffrey's story

Shokoofeh Azar


'Being a fiction writer, to me, means learning how to look at ourselves and the world in a unique way.'

Read Shookoofeh's story

Alumni profiles and stories

Discover just some of our alumni's inspiring stories and find out where studying at Deakin has taken them.

Alumni award winners

Many of our alumni have achieved outstanding success in their professions. From leading experts in health and science, successful business owners and entrepreneurs to renowned artists and writers, their work has made a positive difference to their communities. You can discover more about their journeys by watching their video biographies.

Learn more about our award-winning alumni

Tell us your story

If you're interested in sharing your personal story about where your Deakin experience has taken you, we'd love to hear from you.

Email the Alumni Engagement team

Postgraduate bursary

Get ahead in your career with a postgraduate qualification from Deakin and we’ll give you 15% off the fee. Exclusive to our alumni, their partners or children, you could save a significant amount. Terms and conditions apply.

Find out more about the bursary

Contact us

Alumni Engagement
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