Student Activities

The DFE hosts a variety of academic and extracurricular programs to increase opportunities for Duke students, alumni, and faculty to engage with one another in the area of financial education.


Each extracurricular educational competition is sponsored by a financial firm and open to all Duke sophomores on campus, regardless of major. Students must be on campus to participate.

Markets Discussion Group 

One semester each academic year, DFE Executive Director John Caccavale leads bimonthly meetings for students of diverse backgrounds and levels of experience with finance to discuss the markets and current global events affecting them. All students are welcome, regardless of major, class year, or experience level with finance. This activity is part of DFE's Eichel Finance Advising Network's Diversity Initiatives.

Finance Mentor Program

This program pairs 100+ sophomores each fall with alumni in the financial markets who offer guidance on the internship recruiting process.

Dzialga Women in Finance Initiative

DFE's Dzialga Fellows engage in mentoring, skills training, faculty advising, and networking opportunities from sophomore to senior year.

Lunch & Learn Program

This program is designed for Duke alumni and supporters to engage with a small group of students over an informal lunch. Hosts discuss their career trajectory, current work, and offer candid perspectives on the finance industry.

January Mock Interview Days

This spring semester program offers sophomores valuable interviewing practice with finance professionals. January Mock Interview Days is open to all Duke sophomores, regardless of academic major.

Koru Mindfulness offered by DFE

DFE sponsors mindfulness classes to help students learn effective stress management skills and support their wellbeing.


Duke undergraduates: Use the link below to sign up for our email list to receive information about upcoming competitions, activities, and other finance-related opportunities on campus. 

DFE Email List