Our Alumni

Alex Konik

Law Clerk, Federal Judiciary

"Think about what classes within the major interest you the most, and how you want to use your degree."

Boston Consulting Group

"A major in Economics provides a strong academic basis for success in the business world."

Joanna Bromley

Bain & Company — Los Angeles, California

"The professors are top-notch and more importantly, such great people."

Medical Officer (anesthesiologist), US Air Force, Joint Base Andrews, MD

"(My major) gave me a different perspective on the medical system and how individual patient care differs from more systemic issues."

Littlejohn & Co. — Greenwich, Connecticut

"(Duke Economics) helped develop analytical skills required with an additional benefit from finance-focused classes ..."

Christine Lauro

Radiation Oncologist, Wyoming Oncology Professionals — Casper, Wyoming

"I would be challenged to find any personal or professional pursuit that is not better explained by the study of Economics."

Ranzenhofer

Associate, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP — New York, NY

"My Economics background helps me understand how my clients' legal problems impact their business."

Ben Keusch

Oliver Wyman — New York, New York

"My degree in Economics provides credibility that I have a strong quantitative and problem solving skills."

PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina

"My undergraduate degree shows that I am versatile and intelligent."

CEO/Founder, Farrow Lane Inc. — New York, NY

"(My Econ major) Helps me think about the world in a structured way."

David Wynn

Customer Engineer, Google — Mountain View, California

"Economics is an excellent foundation to build your understanding of the world from."

President, Kibo — Nashville, TN

"My econ degree from Duke was the foundation for my business career."

Peak6 Investments — Chicago, Illinois

"My Economics degree has given me credibility." 

Portfolio Manager, HBK Capital Management — New York, NY

"The most important thing you learn in college is how to question information and learn independently."

Gordon Whitehouse

Marketing Product Manager, Apple — Cupertino, California

"The critical thinking taught at Duke prepared me for a career in marketing and technology product management."

Amin Makhani

Self-Employed Consultant

"I got my first job at a small start-up called Yext because the founder was a Duke Alum."

 

John Alexander

Sales Director, Nasdaq

"Get to know your college professors, get involved with extra-curricular activities."

IBM Corporation

"The knowledge you learn will be applicable in any field you get into."

Tucker Albert

Deloitte — Charlotte, North Carolina

"I was able to land interviews at most places I applied whereas my friends at other universities oftentimes struggled to get their foot in the door."

Virgin Pulse — Providence, Rhode Island

"(Duke Economics helped me with) logic, problem solving, managing amount of work, working in a team."

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