Scott’s professional career began with a work term during the third year of his studies at UBC, working as a tour guide at the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France. This experience led to his role as Visitor Services Manager for the museum, managing a team of student guides, including several co-op students. Scott later worked for the Juno Beach Centre Association in Canada, leading an educational tour of Canadian battlefields in Europe and organizing a fundraising campaign for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. In 2019, Scott joined UBC Development and Alumni Engagement, working to support the fundraising activities of the Office of the President to secure major philanthropic gifts for priority projects across the university.
Scott believes that real-world experience is a catalyst for future opportunities and is an essential step in identifying one’s strengths and areas of interest. His experience mobilizing his passion for history into a career outside of that field gives him insight into the experiences of many Arts students. He is excited to join the Arts Co-op program to help Arts students discover their passions and translate their degree into a career.