Our Alumni

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."

Amin Makhani

Self-Employed Consultant

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

 

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

"Definitely take the finance concentration."

Virgin Pulse — Providence, Rhode Island

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

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."

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." 

Investor, Self-employed

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

Ben Keusch

Oliver Wyman — New York, New York

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

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."

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."

PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina

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

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."

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."

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..."

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."

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."

DHI Group Inc. — New York, New York

"The program opens a lot of doors for you, and it's really up to how you want to build on the foundation you lay here."

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