The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.
Transitioning into college, I found it hard to answer the question, what career should I pursue? I found it difficult to find the answers from the college courses I was taking, so I turned to the Perfect Game Foundation. Being a part of sports since a little kid, I knew that if I could bring that same passion and drive towards working, as I did in sports, I could succeed.
That’s where the Perfect game foundation came in and helped by pointing me in the right direction of opportunities to discover my interests within the workforce. By using this resource I was able to work my two first internships at two great companies, with the Capitals, and TPC Potamic.
This experience in the sports industry granted me valuable knowledge that will help me determine what career path is best for me. I recommend the Perfect Game Foundation to anyone looking at working in the sports industry because it helped me get my first experiences in the world of sports!
"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).