FTG 0003 - Happy Valley is Always Home: Economic Consulting, K-12, and Academia with Sam '04 '12g and Lauren '05 Bonsall

Episode 3 September 07, 2021 00:56:02
FTG 0003 - Happy Valley is Always Home: Economic Consulting, K-12, and Academia with Sam '04 '12g and Lauren '05 Bonsall
Following the Gong, a Podcast of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State
FTG 0003 - Happy Valley is Always Home: Economic Consulting, K-12, and Academia with Sam '04 '12g and Lauren '05 Bonsall

Sep 07 2021 | 00:56:02


Hosted By

Sean Goheen

Show Notes

Guest Bios:

We have two guests on this episode of FTG. The first is Sam Bonsall ‘04 ‘12g. Sam is the Reeves Family Early Career Professor in Accounting at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business in University Park, Pennsylvania where he teaches Master of Accounting and doctoral students and conducts research related to the impact of information on capital markets. Before joining Penn State in 2017, he served on the faculty of the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business in Columbus, Ohio and worked in economic litigation consulting at Bates White LLC in Washington, DC. He earned a B.S. in Economics with Honors from Penn State in 2004. He also earned an M.S. in Business Administration from Penn State in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Penn State in 2012.

Lauren Bonsall ‘05 is a middle school math teacher in State College, PA where she teaches sixth through eighth grade students of a wide-variety of abilities. Before returning to public school teaching in 2019, she was able to concentrate her full-time attention on raising their two sons. She earned a BS in Secondary Education - Mathematics with Honors from Penn State in 2005. She also earned a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.

Episode Specifics:

In this lively conversation, you’ll hear advice from both Sam and Lauren on:

• Engaging with campus as State College natives

• Stories from Penn State’s bands

• Insight into economic consulting

• Returning to graduate school after working

• The K-12 and Higher Ed faulty job search process


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Credits & Notes:

This show is hosted, produced, and edited by Sean Goheen ‘11 Lib (Schreyer). 

The artwork was created by Tom Harrington, the College’s Web Developer. 

The sound effect is “Chinese Gong,” accessed via SoundBible used under Creative Commons License. 

The theme music is “Conquest” by Geovane Bruno, accessed via Pixabay and used under Creative Commons License.

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