“GMC struck me as a natural fit coming from a small town in New Hampshire. I looked at some giant state schools, too, but I realized that wasn’t for me.”
A native of Grantham, N.H., a small town on the edge of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, Rebecca Anderson was looking for a school that could nurture her interest in business. A two-sport athlete in soccer and skiing, she was looking for a school where she could participate in intercollegiate athletics. A generous financial aid package would be a big plus. She found all three at Green Mountain College.
“GMC struck me as a natural fit coming from a small town in New Hampshire,” she said. “I looked at some giant state schools, too, but I realized that wasn’t for me.” Now the business communications director for John Hancock Financial Services in Boston, she credits GMC with the experiential learning approach that has been helpful in her career path.
“I had an adjunct professor, Suzy Gott, who didn’t just teach to the textbook. She’d present us with real projects like launching a bottled water brand in a foreign country. We had to do a lot of research on the cultural background of the country as well as understand the marketing and branding aspects. It was a really good liberal arts preparation for business.”
Rebecca is still in touch with Suzy, who has served as a career mentor since her graduation from GMC and throughout her MBA education at Suffolk University. “I like the fact that I could be involved in many different activities and develop close relationships at GMC. It’s still paying dividends for me personally and professionally.”