Interviews

 
Marisa Winkelhausen, Curling
"The IOC ACP gave me the chance to learn about office work and get a role that does allow to combine work and sport. In my new job, I can utilize my sports related skills of team spirit, handling pressure and ambition for success."
Sarah Meyer Suarez, Beachvolleyball
"It was not planned to stop my sports career from one day to another, but you have to be prepared for every situation in life. Luckily, I had the ACP Manager supporting and advising me on how to bring my positive attitude from sporting life into the working world. The internship really got the ball rolling for my next career. In beach volleyball you have to give everything to win and that is what I transfer to my next career!"
Simone Näf, Fechten
"Like I have coaches for fencing, Claudia is my career coach. With Claudia’s support I’m looking at internships where I may be able to apply my visual communication skills, or possibly join a special military programme for sports-people. With the IOC ACP’s help I aim to achieve my ambitions not just in sport, but in my working career too."
Stephanie Jäggi, Curling
"Because I have always known that I will never be able to make a living of my athletic performance and my goal has always been to combine both - sports and education. The IOC Athlete Career Programme in cooperation with Adecco gave me a perfect start in to the world of work together with reaching my goal. Through this temporary job experience, I am able to get my first experiences with the world of work but I also have enough time to prepare for the upcoming sports season"
Stefanie Marty, Eishockey
"I have always known that I will never be able to make a living of my athletic performance and my goal has always been to combine both - sports and education. The IOC Athlete Career Programme in cooperation with Adecco supports me just perfectly in reaching this goal. During my summer break, Adecco helps me to find the perfect employment. Through this temporary job experience, I am able to get my first experiences with the world of work but I also have enough time to prepare for the upcoming sports season"
Nathalie Meier, Speerwurf
"The IOC ACP sessions have helped build my confidence about my work prospects – I now realize that the skills I have developed balancing sport and education, as well as the teamwork approach I have developed with my javelin teammates and coach, will be a valued asset in the workplace. I’m aiming high in sport, work and life and the IOC ACP Programme gives me the support and knowledge I need"
Lea Müller, Orientierungslauf
"As holder of a Swiss Olympic card, I knew about the ACP. It was an ideal moment to discuss my career prospects with an expert and plan my entry into the professional world. A meeting with a Swiss ACP advisor led to a three-month assignment at the Swiss Olympic Medical Centre in Muttenz, negotiated for me by Adecco. I worked in performance diagnostics and biomechanics. I jumped in at the deep end and my responsibilities grew week by week. For me the placement was the perfect solution to my forced injury lay-off. This placement gave me the opportunity to visualize and experience what life will be like beyond sport and it has been incredibly valuable."