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Keeley Center Academy
Keeley Center Academy
Keeley Center Academy

The John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services and the Keeley Center Academy deliver high impact, co-curricular programming that prepares students to succeed in finance careers. Focusing on banking and capital markets or the investment management sector, the two-year academy complements academic instruction by offering students mentoring, industry engagement and internship/career connections.

Guiding you toward the finance industry

The Keeley Center Academy is comprised of two tracks: the Banking & Capital Markets Track and the Investment Management Track. Both tracks span two years of co-curricular activities and begin with common activities during your first year. In the second year, you'll self-select into one of the two tracks and focus on distinct activities.

Keeley Academy Tracks

Opportunities to boost your career

You'll be involved in the same activities during some quarters but more specialized activities in other quarters, based on your interests. You'll progress through the academy in a cohort of approximately 30 to 40 students.

Program Expectations

"The Keeley Academy isn't just a weekly meeting — it is an experience which has challenged me to be better as a student, friend, colleague and mentor. I have built skills and relationships that will last far beyond my time at DePaul and will be an important part of my personal and professional network."

Seerat Kaler (BUS ’21)​

Seerat Kaur Kaler  
How to Apply

If you're a high-achieving, high-potential student interested in investment management and banking in the finance industry, then the Keeley Academy is for you. As you progress through the academy, you'll have the opportunity to narrow your focus on specific career paths.

Keeley Academy Admission

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or comments, contact Martin Essenburg, executive director of the John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services, at:
Phone: (312) 362-6476.