Our Alumni

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

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

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."

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."

David Wynn

Customer Engineer, Google — Mountain View, California

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

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."

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."

Boston Consulting Group

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

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

"Economics strengthened my understanding of business and finance..."

Virgin Pulse — Providence, Rhode Island

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

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."

IBM Corporation

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

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."

Erin Fletcher

Principal Consultant and CEO, Altitude Worldwide Research — Denver, Colorado

"The skills you learn in econ are widely applicable--to areas that most of us probably haven't even thought of yet--and they can be a tremendous asset as you look to build a fulfilling career in a number of fields."

PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina

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

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."

Three Span Oil & Gas, Inc. — Midland, Texas

"Definitely take the finance concentration."

Daniel Shvartsman

Director Content Strategy, Seeking Alpha

"While I think it's relevant to have econometrics and some fluency in statistical analysis, I think the theoretical aspects are more important."

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."

Portfolio Manager, HBK Capital Management — New York, NY

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

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