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The Road Less Traveled: Athletes in Higher Education

Let’s be honest, for the majority of us, earning a college education was a very hectic . We had to find our classrooms, order books, schedule labs, find study groups and learn how to spend ALL the cafeteria credits that we over purchased. We never seemed to have enough time to do everything we wanted. Could you […] Read Article “The Road Less Traveled: Athletes in Higher Education”

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Redefining a Life: Transitioning out of professional sports

Elite athletes spend countless hours over the course of years on the training necessary to develop their skills. The trophies, medals, awards and recognition help to define who they are. So we must wonder, what happens when an athlete decides to leave professional sports? How do you determine “what’s next? The Moment You Decide This […] Read Article “Redefining a Life: Transitioning out of professional sports”

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Countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games

In 100 Days… Athletes from countries around the world will meet in Rio. These talented men and women represent the best each country has to offer. The Olympic Games is an opportunity to unite the world and extend the arm of diplomacy. At this time we put aside politics and unite behind the virtues of humanity […] Read Article “Countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games”

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The world of work and sport for a US National rugby player

Undoubtedly there were a lot of happy Rugby Sevens players across the globe with the announcement that it will be included in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will mark the debut for Rugby Sevens. Rugby hasn’t been seen in the Olympic Games since 1924, with the U.S. men’s team […] Read Article “The world of work and sport for a US National rugby player”

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Adecco’s Veronica Day and her Olympic Sled

My name is Veronica Day, I’m a Skeleton athlete and I also happen to work for Adecco with the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete Career and Education Program. Don’t know what skeleton is? It’s a fast winter sport where athletes travel down a mile-long ice track at speeds exceeding 85 mph. We also do it […] Read Article “Adecco’s Veronica Day and her Olympic Sled”

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Meet Veronica Day, Skeleton Athlete & Adecco Employee

My name is Veronica Day and I’m currently a National team member of the U.S. Skeleton team and a 2018 U.S. Olympic hopeful. I’ve also been a part of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Athlete Career and Education (ACE) Program for the past 3 years and am currently employed by Adecco Staffing, USA. My job is […] Read Article “Meet Veronica Day, Skeleton Athlete & Adecco Employee”

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The Countdown Begins to Team USA competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Right now across the United States athletes are preparing — in the fields, on the track, on the courts, in the pool and in the ring — for the biggest global sporting event that comes every four years. On August 5th, 2016, over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries will unite in Rio de Janeiro to […] Read Article “The Countdown Begins to Team USA competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games”

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Life in the Fast Lane!

Olympic and Paralympic athletes are incredibly busy people-often working and training full-time to make their podium dreams come true!  To help with their work-life balance, Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in over 34 countries can receive career planning and job placement assistance from Adecco.  Recently the International Olympic Committee produced a video highlighting the work-life balance […] Read Article “Life in the Fast Lane!”

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One-on-one with Paralympian Melanie Schwartz

Melanie Schwartz is a Paralympic alpine skier with podium dreams. As a congenital leg amputee, Melanie skis on one leg and uses two outriggers, similar to poles with ski tips on the bottom. Melanie began racing in 2007 and quickly progressed to competing at international races. At the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, she skied […] Read Article “One-on-one with Paralympian Melanie Schwartz”

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USOC Athlete Career and Education (ACE) Program Athlete Spotlight: Morgan Tracey

Elite athletes are often the best at what they do and have a host of transferrable skills that make them top talent in the workplace. Time management, resilience and problem-solving skills can easily be transferred to the corporate world. Sometimes it’s a challenge to get companies to hire athletes who need that flexible schedule.  But as […] Read Article “USOC Athlete Career and Education (ACE) Program Athlete Spotlight: Morgan Tracey”