A core component of the DFE's mission is to increase opportunities for ALL undergraduates to explore careers in the financial markets, regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, and academic major. Additionally, the finance industry is eager to attract diverse recruits, as women, African Americans, and Latinxs are significantly underrepresented among finance professionals. The DFE offers a number of events and programs that help students of diverse backgrounds prepare for the finance arena:
- The DFE partners each year with Kappa Alpha Psi, an African-American fraternity, to host their annual Minorities on Wall Street panel event. This event typically attracts attendance of more than 60 students, with representatives from several investment banks.
- The DFE hosts the Diversity Reading Group in the spring semester, the goal of which is to bring together a diverse group of students, help them explore their interest in the markets, and provide them with some foundational knowledge through informal conversation. All students are welcome, regardless of major, class year, or experience level with finance.
- Our Dzialga Women in Finance Initiative empowers women interested in finance with mentoring, skills training, faculty advising, and networking opportunities. Dzialga Fellows are engaged in activities throughout their sophomore year that help them explore careers in finance and prepare for summer internships.
To learn more about these opportunities and receive information about recruiting firms' diversity and inclusion programs, join the DFE Email List.