Lunch & Learn Program

The DFE Lunch & Learn program is designed for Duke alumni and supporters to engage with a small group of students (18-22) over an informal lunch. The aim is to educate students about foundational finance concepts and roles in the financial markets so they can make informed decisions about pursuing the finance career path.

Lunch & learn sessions are a forum for students to ask questions and engage in deeper conversations with alumni who are interested in mentoring and providing a candid perspective. They are not for recruiting purposes.

Lunch & learns typically run from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. For the first 20-30 minutes, the host discusses his or her career trajectory and current work. The remainder of the time is allotted for a spirited Q&A with the students. The host covers the cost of lunch, while DFE books a room, markets to students, manages registration, and arranges the catering.

Students interested in being invited to DFE lunch & learns should sign up for the DFE Email List.

2018-2019 Lunch & Learn Guests

Grant Tolson & Vadim Leonov (RBC)
Jim Grien (TM Capital)
Steve Potter & Will Bobrinskoy (Northern Trust)
Paul Hindsley (William Blair)
Art Ringness (Morgan Stanley)
Walter Pye (Macquarie)
Andrew Gordon (Octagon)
Charles Froeb & Justin Nunez (TPG)
Greg Baecher (Warburg Pincus)
Jim Davidson (Silver Lake) [co-hosted with Duke Computer Science]
Lauren Haymond, Robert Ruckman & Brandon Trama (Castleton Commodities International)
Ryan Tolkin (Schonfeld Strategic Advisors)
John Ladany, Madhav Shekhar & Kathryn Lowry (Citi)
Tom Wanty (Oliver Wyman)
Eric Medow, Andrew Yearley, Derek Chait, Matt Schorr, Kevin Hatch, Max Moehlmann, Abby Gay, Hailey Foreman & John Volquez (Lazard)
John Abrams (Deutsche Bank)