- 27 Sep 2010
- Athlete Stories
Ice Hockey, Switzerland
Since 2003, Stefanie Marty has been part of the Swiss women’s ice hockey team and competing at the highest level of international ice hockey. She has participated in five World Championships and two Olympic Games: Turin and Vancouver. In 2007, Stefanie Marty decided to study in the USA to pursue her athletic but also her academic career. She studies finance and economics at Syracuse University and spends her summer breaks at home in Switzerland. The 2010 Olympic Games, where her team placed fifth, marked a highlight in her career. Stefanie scored a record-breaking nine goals in Vancouver.
To Stefanie Marty sport means a lot, but it is not the only thing that counts. She is very conscious about her education and future professional career: “I have always known that I will never be able to make a living from 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 within the world of work, but I also have enough time to prepare for the upcoming sports season.”