TPGF Fellow: Chandler Macik

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Chandler Macik

The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.

  • Name: Chandler Macik
  • School: American University
  • Job or Internship: TV Worldwide

How did working with the Perfect Game Foundation help you?

Without the Perfect Game I had a limited network of contacts and available resources to acquire an internship for the summer, but by working with Del Wilber and the Perfect Game Foundation I was successful in getting the internship I wanted. The Perfect Game got me in touch with reputable video production companies in the DC area, which are hard to come by and highly competitive for summer internships. However, I was surprised by how the companies reached out to me for an interview as well as unconditionally gave me significant advice of how to pursue a career in the DC area film industry. The Perfect Game jumpstarted my networking abilities, and gave me confidence in presenting myself as a filmmaker.

What advice would you pass on (pay forward!) to others who aspire to work in sports?

Be composed and confident when looking for job/internship opportunities. The more you actively pursue companies and put yourself out there, the more likely you will succeed in getting the desired job you want. Always keep an open-mind and stay positive no matter what happens.

"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).