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Steve Koons ’05

U.S. Government Accountability Office
Washington, D.C.

Just four years after graduating from Alvernia, Steve Koons ’05 is auditing one of the most publicized financial deals in the country. He is employed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (or GAO), working on the billion dollar bailout package for U.S. banks. “It’s an exciting opportunity, as well as a challenging assignment,” he says.

He didn’t know accounting could be so exciting when he first enrolled at Alvernia, but his professors did. “Frankly, they were entertaining,” he says of his professors. “They demonstrated that accounting is the language of business, and if you really want to understand how an organization performs, you need to understand the numbers behind it.”

Not only did Steve’s professors turn him on to accounting, they helped prepare him for graduate school at Ohio State University, where he graduated at the top of his class. He says, “The strong educational foundation that Alvernia built for me allowed me to excel in graduate school and in my work now.”

Where our graduates go to work:

  • Coca-Cola
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • ESPN
  • Hershey’s
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • The Walt Disney Company

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