Meet Past Students

Stephanie Hugie

Title: Economist
Organization: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
Location: Washington, D.C.

For Stephanie, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business provided an outstanding education—and at a competitive cost. In particular, Stephanie notes the advantages of training closely with distinguished faculty members. She says, “Working one-on-one with mentors in the School of Business, I gained practical experience and developed market-demanded skills that enabled me to compete in the job market and hit the ground running in my work. In addition, opportunities to conduct research, teach, and lead rounded out a complete educational experience.”

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Stephanie Hugie

 

Todd Jones

Title: Economics PhD Student
Organization: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, New York

The economics faculty at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has been a big influence on me in my educational pursuits. I was exposed to economics as a freshman when I took Professor Dwight Israelsen’s macroeconomics and microeconomics classes. This experience was instrumental in my decision to major in economics. I was later able to work with Dr. Israelsen on research involving Chinese demographics.

Professor Tyler Bowles guided me in my decision to pursue a Master’s Degree in Statistics rather than dual undergraduate majors (in Economics and Math/Stats). I took his advice and graduated in Economics in 2011 and expect to finish up my MS in Statistics this summer – only one semester longer than the dual undergraduate degree would have taken. Dr. Bowles’ advice to pursue the MS greatly strengthened my resume when I applied to Economics PhD programs. The Master’s program has also given me valuable course (including the 7000-level Econometrics series) and research experience.

Numerous professors in the economics department gave of their time and advice to assist me in the PhD application process, including the decision of which programs to apply to. Two professors were patient enough to send in 28 letters of recommendation in my behalf. Finally, I received great advice in the difficult decision of which of the various offers to accept.

I would not be where I am today without the advice and time that the economics faculty willingly gave me.

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Todd Jones

Boone Bowles

Title: Credit Analyst
Organization: Cache Valley Bank
Location: Logan, Utah

The most valuable part of the Hunstman school is the accessability of the professors. I was able to develop relationships with many of the finance and economics professors which has helped me in and out of the classroom. Having young, talented, energetic, and friendly faculty is one of the shining qualities of the Hunstman School.

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Boone Bowles