Stefanie Marty, Ice Hockey, Switzerland
Since 2003, Stefanie Marty has been part of the Swiss Women’s Ice Hockey team and competing on the highest international ice hockey level. She has participated in five World Championships and two Olympic Games: Torino and Vancouver. In 2007 Stefanie Marty decided to study in the US to pursue her athletic but also academic career. She studies Finance and Economics at the Syracuse University and spends her summer breaks at home in Switzerland. The 2010 Olympics, where her team was ranked 5th, marked a highlight in her career. Stefanie scored a record-braking nine goals in Vancouver, resulting in her selection for an Olympic record in goals.
To Stefanie Marty sports 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 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.”