Graduating college is both exciting and stressful. The job market is a difficult place to navigate. With the help of Del Wilber and The Perfect Game Foundation that stress associated with job hunting has dwindled.
The consistent line of communication and support has strengthened both my motivation and confidence to make that next step in my career. Deciding to pursue a career in sports and marketing fulfills my passion for both creating relationships while instilling my love for sports.
That being said, the job market is heavily saturated with people competing for positions in this area. It is important to recognize that although you may feel overwhelmed or intimidated by the process, don’t be. It is vital that during the application process you look outside yourself and job sites to connect with others. Taking that extra step to call or email someone may just be the door you needed to open to kickstart your career. That advice is exactly what landed me my current Fellowship with the Los Angeles Dodgers. A phone call that I expected to be just another connection ended up being the beginning of my career.
"There is no substitute for Excellence – not even success. Success is tricky, perishable and often outside our control; the pursuit of success makes a poor cornerstone, especially for a whole personality. Excellence is dependable, lasting and largely an issue within our own control; pursuit of excellence, in and for itself, is the best of foundations,” The Heart of the Order, by Thomas Boswell (Doubleday, 1989).