Currently the owner of her own business, Sarah A. Scala Consulting, she remembers GMC as a place where she developed close relationships with her instructors.
In retrospect, it makes perfect sense that Sarah Scala, who majored in business and adventure and developed a strong interest in outdoor education at GMC, is putting her knowledge to work as an organizational development consultant for corporate clients.
“I learned about team building as a teaching assistant for Dr. Thayer Raines in one of his adventure education classes. The experiential education approach has a lot of transferability to the business world, where companies are trying to build creative, productive teams.”
Sarah worked as an adventure education instructor at Aurora University shortly after her graduation from GMC and later earned her masters in organizational development from Alverno College. She now has over 15 years of experience leading development initiatives for global manufacturing, financial, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and educational industries. A short list of recent clients includes King Arthur Flour and Stonyfield Farms.
Currently the owner of her own business, Sarah A. Scala Consulting, she remembers GMC as a place where she developed close relationships with her instructors. “Jennifer Baker (professor of art and director the GMC Honors Program at the time) really helped me improve my writing and public speaking skills. She suggested I join the Honors Program my freshman year and taught my senior English capstone experience. I just don’t think I would have gotten that kind of mentoring at a bigger institution.”