Supported by generous funding from Scott Eichel '97, DFE offers advising and mentoring opportunities, as well as diversity initiatives, designed to guide students in learning about and pursuing finance careers. Read more about specific opportunities below.
Duke undergraduates: please sign up for the DFE Email List to receive notifications when Eichel Finance Advising Network opportunities become available throughout the academic year.
All undergrads are invited to meet with either John Caccavale or Emma Rasiel for guidance on finance careers and recruiting.
Virtual office hours with DFE Executive Director John Caccavale:
- Via Zoom, by appointment. Email John to arrange a time.
Virtual office hours with DFE Teaching Director Emma Rasiel:
- See Emma’s personal website for details.
Finance Alumni/Parent Mentor Program
Each year this program links 100+ sophomores with alumni in the financial markets, giving students the opportunity to speak informally with Wall Street professionals, learn about different areas of investment banking, and obtain help in preparing for the summer intern recruiting process. Students engage in three one-on-one conversations at minimum with their assigned mentors during the late fall and winter. Mentors come from a variety of roles in investment banking, sales & trading, private wealth management, and equity research.
The program is not expected or intended to be a shortcut through the recruiting process. Students should view their mentors as objective advisors, not potential employers.
Sophomore-to-Senior Mentoring Connections
This is a student-initiated program supported and promoted by DFE. Annually in the spring, a small group of seniors coordinates mentoring connections between upperclassmen with experience in finance internships and sophomores interested in the financial markets. Students engage in informal conversations and mock interviews.
Download a link of seniors below who have agreed to be a resource to sophomores with recruiting-related questions.
Diversity Reading Group
DFE hosts the biweekly 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. DFE Executive Director John Caccavale facilitates the discussion.
DFE Teaching Director Emma Rasiel serves as a mentor for the Duke SPIRE Fellows, high-achieving undergraduates from diverse backgrounds with an interest in pursuing a major and/or career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Beginning in the Spring 2021 semester, DFE and the Department of Economics will integrate the STEM Advancement through Group Engagement program (SAGE) in Economics 101. Peer facilitators will lead small study groups of students who have a strong interest in STEM learning at Duke.