Our Alumni

John Alexander

Sales Director, Nasdaq

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

Vice President, Chief Actuary, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina — Durham, NC

"Challenging, but meaningful, coursework to prepare me to solve a wide array of problems in today's complex business environment."

New Mountain Capital — New York, New York

"Helped me build my foundation in both economics and finance, which were integral in my success right out of school."

Joanna Bromley

Bain & Company — Los Angeles, California

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

Amin Makhani

Self-Employed Consultant

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

 

Littlejohn & Co. — Greenwich, Connecticut

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

Rachel Heath

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Washington

"If you are interested in applying your economics training to international development issues, it's well worth it to study abroad in a developing country, even if you find that you can't get credit within the major for classes taken there."

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."

Virgin Pulse — Providence, Rhode Island

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

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."

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."

Ranzenhofer

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

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

Peak6 Investments — Chicago, Illinois

"My Economics degree has given me credibility." 

Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health & Main Line Health Center for Population Research — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Deciding to pursue the master's was a way for me to train in higher-level math and statistics and a good transition to make sure a Ph.D. was really for me."

Ben Keusch

Oliver Wyman — New York, New York

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

Senior Manager, Corporate Development, General Motors — Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

"My economics degree provided valuable skills, career visibility, and a foot in the door to the investment banking / M&A advisory industry at an entry level after graduation."

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."

McKinsey & Company — Chicago, Illinois

"Duke was critical in teaching me how to think, how to structure thoughts and arguments and how to communicate with others."

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."

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