Lunch & Learn Program

The Lunch & Learn program is designed for Duke alumni and supporters to engage with a select group of students over an informal lunch. The aim is to educate students about foundational finance concepts and roles in the financial markets so they can make an informed decision about pursuing the finance career path. Lunch & Learns 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.

The lunches typically run from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. For the first 20-30 minutes, the host discusses of his or her career trajectory and current work. The remainder of the time is allotted for a spirited Q&A with the students. 

Recent Lunch & Learn Guests

Tom Wanty, Oliver Wyman
Jim Davidson, Silver Lake
John Ladany, Citi
Grant Tolson and Vadim Leonov, RBC
Jim Grien, TM Capital
Stephen Potter and Will Bobrinskoy, Northern Trust
Paul Hindsley, William Blair
Art Ringness, Morgan Stanley
Walter Pye, Macquarie Group
Andrew Gordon, Octagon Credit Investors
Greg Baecher, Warburg Pincus
Charles Froeb and Justin Nunez, TPG