Deakin South Asia

An inspiring journey of global learning and success

May 17, 2024 - 3 min read

For Sandeep Namburu from India, the journey to success began with aspirations of reaching beyond borders in pursuit of global opportunities to master his passion for business.

Sandeep, already recognized as one of the top 100 admired marketing leaders in India by the World Marketing Congress, is the founder of his brand consulting firm, Magsmen.

Today, Sandeep is not just a strategist; he’s a visionary leader at the helm of his brand. As he continues to build upon his success, Sandeep remains grateful for the transformative experience he had at Deakin. ‘Working now as an ‘alchemist of brands’ on my terms,’ he tells us, ‘I remember Deakin is where it all began.’

Drawn to Deakin University by the recommendations of his friends and its renowned MBA (International) program, Sandeep found the perfect platform to refine his skills and carve out his path in the world of business.

With a background in computer science and a drive for entrepreneurship, he specialised in e-commerce and supply chain management tailoring his studies to align with his entrepreneurial endeavours. ‘Studying in Australia, at Deakin I took every assignment as a challenge and every obstacle as a learning opportunity,’ he says, Leading assignments by himself to learn and test himself, Sandeep succeeded in understanding the basics of business and mastering the art of brand craft.

He credits the supportive faculty and mentors at Deakin for always being available for a one-on-one meeting to provide him with the necessary guidance and resources needed to excel. This inspired Sandeep to waste no time in immersing himself in the vibrant academic community at Deakin.

The greatest aim of education is not knowledge, but action. This always reminds me of my Deakin life.

Sandeep embraced every challenge as an opportunity for growth and found a home away from home with the support of DUSA and the welcoming environment of Deakin’s campus. His fondest memories are of spending countless hours in the library, soaking up knowledge and honing his craft. A true hallmark of a great university is a great library and Deakin’s was beyond expectations, he said.

But it wasn’t just the academic experience that shaped Sandeep’s journey; it was also the cultural immersion and diversity of perspectives that enriched his understanding of the global business landscape.

As a part of the Deakin Study Abroad program he enhanced his exposure to global knowledge and returned to India armed with a newfound appreciation for cross-cultural collaboration and a passion for making a difference.

But Sandeep’s journey doesn’t end there.

Reflecting the Deakin ethos of giving back to the community, Sandeep is committed to providing support and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs just as he was through his Launchpad initiative.

Leading a dynamic team of 14 at Magsmen and charting new territories and possibilities hasn’t stopped Sandeep from enrolling as an advocate at the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, India, and adding to his repertoire.

With a strong network of Deakin alumni by his side, he’s confident in the power of collaboration and legacy to ace the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.

Deakin has recognised Sandeep’s calibre and transformative progress with a 2024 Young Alumni Excellence Award. From student to strategist, Sandeep Namburu’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and the endless opportunities that await those with the courage to dream big.

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