Team USA Athlete Interview: Eric Hurd

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Eric Hurd is on the US Canoe/Kayak team and is also a member of the Team USA Career Program. Through the program, he works as an HR assistant at GE. Being part of the Team USA Career Program provides Eric with a flexible schedule, allowing him to train and compete while still receiving a paycheck.

GE is a proud sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team and one of the biggest employers in the Team USA Career Program.  Adecco and GE work together with the United States Olympic Committee to provide career experience to athletes while they are still in sport.

Adecco has placed over 15 elite athletes in GE divisions all over the country.  It is a win-win situation for both the athletes and GE.  GE has provided a variety of career experiences for Team USA Career program athletes, giving them real world job experience and in return receive employees that have a host of skills that make them top talent in the workplace.

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Angel Bovee knows what it is like to be an elite athlete and put it all on the line for a dream! After a successful career as a television producer, Angel quit her job to pursue her passion to represent the U.S. on the world’s largest stage. She became a three-time U.S. boxing champion that represented Team USA in two World Championships. After gaining her master’s degree in 2011, she joined Adecco as Specialist for the USOC’s Athlete Career and Education Program. The demands of juggling a work schedule and a full-time training regimen to chase an Olympic dream can be daunting, and the Athlete Career and Education Program helps Olympic and Paralympic athletes gain career experience and a paycheck while pursuing their dreams of gold.

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