The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.
How did working with The Perfect Game Foundation help you? It was great to know that I had people on my side during the job search. The Perfect Game Foundation was willing to help open doors for me in any way that they could and helped keep me updated on the latest job openings. They helped me to connect and speak with different people in the industry which was a great way to network. Those connections helped me to get my first position.
What advice would you pass on (pay forward !) to others to aspire to work in sports? Surround yourself with positive people who want you to succeed. Find mentors or people in the industry who are willing to help you. Be patient, keep working hard, and do absolutely everything to the best of your ability.
"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).