Student Activities

The DFE hosts a variety of academic and extracurricular programs to increase opportunities for Duke students, alumni, and faculty to engage with one another in the area of financial education.

View the Spring 2018 schedule of activities.


Each extracurricular educational competition is sponsored by a financial firm. The competitions take place in the spring semester and are open to all Duke sophomores on campus, regardless of major. Students must be on campus to participate.

Mentor Program

Each year the Mentor Program links 75+ sophomores with alumni in the financial markets, giving students the opportunity to speak informally with Wall Street professionals, learn about different areas of investment banking, and obtain help in preparing for the summer intern recruiting process.

Lunch & Learn Series

This program is designed for Duke alumni and supporters to engage with a select group of students over an informal lunch. Typically the host describes their career, firm, and industry, and then answers the students' questions.

Spring Networking Days

This three-day, post-spring semester program brings 40 Wall Street professionals to campus for an intensive schedule of mock interviews and networking receptions with around 100 sophomores. Spring Networking Days is open to all Duke sophomores, regardless of academic major.

Senior-to-Junior Mock Interview Program

In consultation with DFE faculty, seniors run this program in the early fall to assist juniors in preparing for summer finance internship recruiting.

Courses & Curricular Programs

The DFE offers an extensive list of finance courses through the Economics Department each year as well as opportunities for students to study away in New York, London, and Chicago.

Diversity Outreach

Every semester the DFE collaborates with student groups to host events focused on attracting diverse talent to business and the financial markets.

DFE Leadership Award

This award is given to a senior each year to recognize his or her talents in leadership and mentorship.


Duke undergraduates: Use the link below to sign up for our email list to receive information about upcoming competitions, activities, and other finance-related opportunities on campus. 

DFE Email List