May 20 to June 19, 2017
The Duke in Chicago Finance program is a four-week, one-course summer program for Duke students with career interests in finance and business. The Duke Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO) administers the program in conjunction with the Duke Financial Economics Center and the Duke University Economics Department.
In addition to in-class lectures, discussion, and projects, the core learning opportunities include guest lectures, mainly by Duke alumni working in finance and business in the Chicago area, and visits to financial firms as well as historical and cultural sites. Students engage with alumni working in a variety of areas within the finance field, including corporate finance, private equity, asset management, investment banking, sales and trading, hedge funds, and financial management in the non-profit sector.
Visits to sites such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago provide context for course material and exposure to professional environments. Chicago walking tours and boat rides expose students to the city’s architecture and history. Group outings may also include visiting one of the city’s renowned museums or watching a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
The program is open to Duke sophomores (rising juniors) only. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. While participating students are free to obtain internships after the program concludes, the purpose of the program is not to place students in internships.