Adeet Deshmukh

--- Visual content editor, photographer, product designer, and technology enthusiast ---

I love talking about my work, life, and perspectives. It's a very engaging and fulfilling experience for me to be able to connect with people openly and honestly on that level.
What motivates you to give back to the academic community?

I'm a firm believer in the mantra that learning changes everything, something that I see each and every time I visit the Smita Patil Public School in India. I also believe that as the son of Indian immigrants, I took a very non-traditional career path and have still led a fulfilling life, career, and made an impact on a large and small scale.

Recently you spoke at Anant National University, India’s first design centric school in the city of Ahmedabad, India. Tell us about that experience?

I got connected with Anant National University through my friend Ariadne who's the co-founder of Localized, a platform which connects top university students in emerging markets with industry experts, such as myself. Anant is one of Localized's partners. Originally my lecture was going to be a webcast but when they found out I was going to be in India anyway, they flew me down to their campus where I spoke to a auditorium filled with students. It was great to be able to speak to the students about the career I chose, why I chose it, and any challenges I faced along the way. The best part was being able to engage with them in an open and honest Q&A session.

What advice would you give other professionals interested in sharing their knowledge or career paths?

Pay it forward. Only good can come to of sharing your experiences and careers pathways with others.

Adeet Deshmukh Bio:

Adeet Deshmukh is a New York City based photographer, media editor, designer, and technology enthusiast. He's spent his career thus far creating and procuring high impact visual content for market-leading media and educational technology companies, helping to create great products and services for print, Web, and digital markets worldwide. He's very passionate about his career path, work, and loves working with a team to solve complex problems. He's won many awards and accolades along the way and has boundless energy and enthusiasm. Adeet loves technology and the power that it has to organically transform lives both on a micro and macro level. Adeet was born outside of Chicago but raised across two continents (India and North America) and have spent his entire life traveling, truly having bi-continental and bi-cultural upbringing. Work and traveling aside, he's really into cooking, aviation, and video games.

I love talking about my work, life, and perspectives. It's a very engaging and fulfilling experience for me to be able to connect with people openly and honestly on that level.
- Adeet Deshmukh
Guest lecturing is rewarding in that it allows me to stay abreast of what the next generation is thinking and what the top academics are concerned about and it allows me to give back and share my wisdom with tomorrows society leaders.
- Rishad Tobaccowalla
There is a distance between the world of academia and industry-- giving back to students with a professional's perspective tightens that distance and gives students invaluable direction for their future.
- Jared Nicol
The divide between the industry and academia is widening. The next generation of graduates are being armed with knowledge and skills that are irrelevant by the time they graduate. Professionals must collaborate with professors and cultivate classrooms where everyone benefits.
- Richie Etwaru
Bringing in communication professionals to guest lecture in my classroom is an excellent way to bring the material home and to further inspire students and to educate them on the various opportunities in our industry.
- Michelle Truelson
One of the biggest challenges for college professors is insuring that real-world demands of work and of professions are represented. Most professors have career experience working as teachers and researchers and don’t necessarily have detailed understanding of the needs of other professions. At the same time, we are expected to help prepare the next generation to move into business and professions. Guest lectures can be one solution to this challenge. Industry experts, corporate leaders, and business professionals can help insure that class content is relevant to the world of work.
- Matthew Seeger, Ph.D.
Most rewarding experience for me is getting students excited about a career in Consumer Insights, and seeing the value of anthropological thinking to consumer research
- Timothy Malefyt, Ph.D.
I am very motivated to share my life and professional experiences with students, so that I can bring some insight into the world of entrepreneurship, which is the most scary, grueling yet rewarding career path there is.
- Gaye Tomlinson
Speaking provides an opportunity for me to teach and share information that can change lives.
- Karen I. Wilson, Ph.D.
Guest lecturing provides an opportunity to connect with community at-large
- Mugdha Yeolekar, Ph.D.
I like talking about PR because it’s something everything thinks they understand - but they really don’t know how it is different from advertising or marketing. I break it down in simple terms and make the tactics and theories very digestible.
- Andrea Holland
I have been very fortunate in my life and career. It’s my pleasure to share my experience to help others get their start.
- Don Lupo
“I’m on and see both sides of the equation. I ask and I deliver as a presenter. For 46 years and 79 semesters of teaching, I have used as many as 27 outside pros to make a memorable semester of Marketing, business or advertising classes at USC, at CSUN, at LMU and at Pepperdine (Both undergrad and graduate). The speakers help a class standout, be memorable and the students stay interested and focused. The students get much more from an organized, special class with relevant, top-notch speakers, presenters and judges. Always have and always will.”
- Larry Steven Londre
I strongly believe in the practice of service, whether it was my military service or just helping total strangers. At this point in my life experience, I suppose I have entered the developmental stage of generativity, where I want to contribute to the wellbeing of younger generations.
- Kevin Beatty
I invite guest speakers to show my students people who look like them who have achieved. I want to put them in the room with people who have the potential to shape their careers. I know from my personal experience how a guest speaker can change the way you see yourself and what’s possible for you.
- Ebony Utley, Ph.D.