Sofia Becerra

2013 Major: Economics; Certificate, Politics, Philosophy & Economics

Current Employer: McKinsey & Company — Chicago, Illinois

How has being an Economics graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"To put it bluntly, 90% of knowledge required on the job you will learn on the job, once you graduate. Duke was critical in teaching me how to think, how to structure thoughts and arguments and how to communicate with others."

What advice would you give students in Economics?

"TAKE STATISTIC CLASSES BEYOND THOSE REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT. Knowledge of this will be instrumental for most careers in the future. At this point it won't set you apart, but it will mean you are not behind."

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