“When I was little, I wanted to be a Ninja turtle or a race car driver,” says Ben Scott. Today Scott isn’t exactly sure what he wants to do, but he knows what it won’t be.
“Nothing in a cubicle,” Scott says. “I love problem-solving and have discovered I’m good at it. I can see me as a consultant. I would love to evaluate people’s problems and be able to show them how they can make things better.”
Scott’s campus job is about helping people. He works as an adviser at the Writing Center where he assists students in learning to improve their writing skills. He has also been elected president of his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, which adopted a local school yard as a service project. Their efforts not only keep the facility in order, they set an example for the elementary children. Scott learned a lot about himself when he performed community service working with Habitat for Humanity on a spring break trip.
“It was a wake-up call for me. Not only was I helping people – the joy of being able to look back at something I did was awesome,” Scott exclaims. “I looked at my part of the wall, of the house, and I could point to things I did, I achieved. I’ve always loved the theoretical, but I learned I also loved the physical.”
- Written by Phyllis Eberts’00
- Photo by Robbie Gantt