The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.
Working with The Perfect Game Foundation helped me realize what opportunities where available in the sports world. The job search was very overwhelming and The Perfect Game Foundation helped me narrow down the careers I was interested in. The Foundation helped me afford my trip to the Sales Sports Combine in Tampa Bay, Florida. While at the Sports Combine I interviewed, networked, and trained with some of the top teams in sports. I was able to come away from the Sports Combine with multiple job offers.
The advice I would pass on would be to make the most out of every opportunity, you never know what connections and opportunities may arise. Be sure to use the sources you already have to help expand your network.
"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).