Joe Delagrave, Wheelchair Rugby
"The Athlete Career Program has helped my wife and I breathe a little easier in terms of finances. This journey to make the Paralympics has been ongoing since 2008, and we have spent a lot of money to make the dream a reality. In addition to earning a paycheck, the people I work with are the best part of my job."
Emma Preuschl, Paralympic Rowing
"The Team USA Career program has impacted my life in so many positive ways. Less than one year ago I was at a point where I was considering retiring from sport because of financial constraints and work opportunities surrounding a very demanding training schedule. Under the auspices of Keith Bryant and Angel Bovee, I was blessed with a job opportunity at GE in their Aviation business. There is no doubt in my mind that my career endeavors with GE Aviation provided financial and intellectual stability that eliminated superfluous stress allowing me to channel my energy more efficiently and surpass personal records in my curtsport that I never dreamed I could reach."
Allison Jones, Paralympic Cycling
"To have an income coming in really makes a difference on my bike because I’m not worried about trying to find a job or not spending money or trying to get cost effective equipment. I can actually save up and buy the equipment I really need to have."
Curtis Lovejoy, Paralympic Swimming
"The Team USA Career Program allows me the flexibility to work, train and travel for competition. It also gives me peace of mind knowing that good teamwork is still the pathway to success in one’s life. Thank you!"
Scott Danberg, Paralympic Track & Field
"Through my experience with Adecco, I have been given the opportunity to utilize my degree in Kinesiology as well as take what have learned about health, fitness and training for my sport and translate to daily life. I feel grateful to have the chance to share the knowledge I have learned as a 5-time Paralympian and share with my coworkers how to lead healthy lives. Working with Adecco has proved to be a smooth transition from initial paperwork, to updating my resume, brushing up on interviewing skills and ultimately landing the position as GE HealthAhead Coordinator. I feel that as a result of the job training, I am a better communicator and therefore a better employee. I would encourage my teammates and fellow athletes to take advantage of the Team USA Career Program as it embraces the top qualities we as athletes can bring to the workforce, namely our dedication to success and meeting our personal goals."