Duke Financial Economics Center Spring Updates

As we say goodbye (for now) to the Class of 2021 and wish the Class of 2022 good luck in their summer internships, we share the updates below with you, our phenomenal alumni base.

  • DFE faculty offered 12 finance courses in the Economics Department this spring semester. Across the 12 courses, enrollment totaled 269.

  • Despite the disruptions of the past year, we have seen the same level of students getting internships and full-time offers. The conversion rate from internships to full-time offers remains 90%.

  • The first class of Dzialga Women in Finance Fellows graduated this spring. They are embarking on careers in finance, consulting, and data science.

  • We awarded four students the DFE Leadership Award this spring: Itamar Barak ’21, who is headed to PJT Partners, Noah Karpel ’21, who starts at Bank of America this summer, Eric Little ’21, an incoming private equity analyst at Bain Capital, and Hannah O’Sullivan, a fall 2020 graduate who accepted a full-time offer with Goldman Sachs.

  • This spring DFE Executive Director John Caccavale hosted the biweekly Diversity Reading Group, which focuses on current events in the markets and is open to students of all class years and majors. He led discussions on debt, inflation, SPACs, and NFTs. Young alumni spoke to students about their work in a variety of finance roles. The typical attendance at each session was 40 students.

  • DFE Teaching Director Emma Rasiel continued offering online finance courses to high school students this spring, teaching Irrational Behavior in Financial Decision-making and Personal Finance.

  • Emma and John are offering the sophomore course ECON 256 Practical Financial Markets online this summer to Duke and non-Duke students.