Sarah interned in Ecolab's accounting division during the "business Practicum" course. "I was encouraged to make the most of my internship," she recalls. "I completed informational interviews to understand the organization and to ask people how they were able to achieve success professionally and personally."
Sarah is now a Finance Manager at Ecolab. Ever since she was hired at Ecolab after graduation, Sarah Wong has looked to her alma mater for interns. And those students have served Ecolab well. The St. Paul-based Fortune 500 company has hired 20 St. Kate's graduates in accounting since Sarah started in the division.
"I feel passionate about Ecolab and about St. Kate's," says Sarah, whose enthusiasm has led to a formal role recruiting St. Kate's graduates for her employer.
She now directly or indirectly oversees nearly 20 people. "I feel strongly about the culture and the environment," she says. "you can do accounting or finance at any organization, and the work will be similar. I'm motivated by knowing the direction the company is going, and the culture aligns with my beliefs."
Why does Sarah recruit so many St. Kate's alumnae? "We're fantastic!" she laughs. "Leadership is something you see distinctly in the Katies we have hired. They are strong individuals. I am honored to bring more Katies to Ecolab and mentor them to be successful."