I am extremely honoured and excited to be elected as the Deakin Commerce Society (DCS) President for the upcoming term. DCS has become a great passion of mine, and I am a true believer that hard work, dedication and drive will be essential throughout my leadership this year.


I started my journey with DCS in my first year, where I was elected to becoming a First Year Representative. It was then where I knew I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my predecessors and create bigger and better things for DCS. I became Director of Accounting in my second year, followed by Head of Accounting last year. My role involved organising and hosting academic events with our corporate sponsors, in addition to liaising with the Faculty of Business and Law academics. Deakin Commerce Society works collaboratively with the Deakin Business School throughout the year by providing numerous events for Commerce students from different majors. Commerce students have the option to study online or on campus, take part in study programs across the globe, or participate in a number of competitions throughout the year. Working with the faculty has allowed our society to grow, and we continue to support and provide Commerce students with facilities in order to find employment upon graduation.


Being president for 2018 is an exciting challenge, one that allows me to find ways to represent the Deakin Business School and to continue to unite Commerce students of all backgrounds and groups within one society, aiming to further develop their common interests. I know that as a leader, I will vouch for clear communication, team work, mutual respect, and common goals, and with my passion and drive, DCS will have a year like no other.


I am very proud to have been on DCS for three years, 2018 being my fourth, and I look forward to running the largest society at Deakin with my team of 23 committee members. If you ever have any ideas, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us on We are always here to hear your opinions, as that is the only way to grow.

Yasmine Raki

President 2018