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.

Sophomore Mentor Program

Each year the Sophomore Mentor Program links 75+ 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.

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.

Lunch & Networking Program

Finance professionals present to a group of 20-40 students on their firms' organizational structure, work culture, and recruiting process.

January Networking Days

This two-day, pre-spring semester program brings 40 Wall Street professionals to campus for an intensive schedule of mock interviews with over 100 sophomores. January Networking Days is open to all Duke sophomores, regardless of academic major.

Senior-to-Sophomore Mock Interview Program

In consultation with DFE faculty, juniors and seniors run this program in the spring to assist sophomores in preparing for summer finance internship recruiting.

Courses & Curricular Programs

The DFE offers an extensive list of finance courses through the Economics Department each year as well as opportunities for students to study away in New York, London, and Chicago.

Diversity and Inclusion

The DFE collaborates with student groups to host events focused on attracting diverse talent to business and the financial markets.

DFE Leadership Award

This award is given to a senior each year to recognize his or her talents in leadership and mentorship.


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