Scott Fitzgerald '07 (Hackettstown, N.J.), a sport management major with a public relations minor, walked away from York College feeling prepared.
After two and a half years as a key component in production of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl produced annually on NBC, his passion for college sports led him back to school. He interned at Centenary College, after which he spent a year as the assistant sports information director at Goucher College. He now is the director of athletic communications at Drew University in New Jersey.
In his new role, Scott is involved in various types of events.
“Whether it’s a press conference or a playoff game here at Drew, a successful event is always an accomplishment,” he said.
Scott credits his excellent preparation to the real-life situations he was presented with during his time in college. When (as a senior) he interned with a sport marketing firm in New Jersey, he traveled across the country promoting the nation’s top high school baseball players. At the conclusion of his internship, he was offered a full-time position.
“After completing my degree, I was more than capable of taking on any challenge,” he said. “I have always felt that York was one of the best decisions I made.”
He advises students to get involved in as many on-and off-campus activities as possible. On-campus clubs such as the Sport Management Student Association and PRSSA were great learning tools for Scott during his years at York.
“You never know who you’ll meet or will be watching,” he added.
By Katherine Gentile '12, Office of Communications intern
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