Our Alumni

Amin Makhani

Self-Employed Consultant

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

 

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."

Priyanka Agarwal

Entrepreneur

"The real world situations discussed in the Economics courses as well as the subsidiary courses have subconsciously molded my approach while tackling a situation."

Joanna Bromley

Bain & Company — Los Angeles, California

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

Resident Physician, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School — Newark, NJ

"I took a less traditional route with economics and entered medical school."

Investor, Self-employed

"The more disciplines you can learn from, the better positioned you will be."

PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina

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

President, Kibo — Nashville, TN

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

Grace Chang

Goldman Sachs — New York, New York

"Duke has helped shaped my professional success by making me a well-rounded person with both the quantitative and social skills to complete my job."

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."

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."

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."

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."

Boston Consulting Group

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

Orthopedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstruction, Tufts Medical Center — Boston, MA

"A background in economics has been invaluable in seeing various issues in medicine through a bit of a different lens than having a more traditional degree in the sciences."

Ben Keusch

Oliver Wyman — New York, New York

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

Caroline Cook

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, PepsiCo — Denver, Colorado

"I'd recommend taking additional statistics classes, even if pursuing the BA...will help if looking to pursue an MBA down the road..."

Karen King

CEO, Fronterra Global Advisory — Stamford, Connecticut

"The field of Economics is a great foundation for any career, but has been especially helpful in pursing a career in business and eventually starting my own consulting company."

Bao Tran-Phu

Boston Consulting Group — Atlanta, Georgia

"Duke's courses on microeconomics made business concepts intuitive for me, and its research-focused approach ensured my comfort with the heavy data and analytics required in consulting."

IBM Corporation

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

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