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Employer Spotlight: AllianceBernstein

AllianceBernstein (AB) is paving the way for elite athletes to transition from sports into the corporate world through AB’s unique internship program.

AB is a leading global investment-management and research firm whose six-month internship program guides former athletes through their career shift, in partnership with Athlete Career Transition (ACT).

The opportunity

The internship gives former athletes the chance to enter the investment space and start building the foundations of a new career beyond sport.

As Investment Management Operations Interns at AB, participants delve into the heart of a financial organisation. They work in AB’s 'engine room,' helping to ensure the accurate flow of vast quantities of information, money, and products, processing millions of transactions daily.

Why AllianceBernstein?

AB is committed to fostering vibrant, diverse and supportive workplaces. Former athletes will be able to enrich existing talents, discover new skills and find their feet in the corporate world.

As a global investment firm, AB is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of capital markets. Athlete interns gain exposure to new environments and establish critical networking connections, setting the stage for a fulfilling and successful career transition.

Recent AB interns include:

Taylor Edwards (USA)

A former professional softball player and coach, Taylor Edwards holds Masters degrees in Marketing / Marketing Management, and in Sport and Fitness Administration.

Following successful completion of the AB Athlete Internship Program, Taylor is now a Client Guideline Management Analyst at AB.

Garret Giovannelli (USA)

As a baseball professional, Garret appeared for Tampa Bay Rays in the US. Garret holds a BA in Professional Studies, with a focus on Leadership and Organisational Administration.

Following successful completion of the AB Athlete Internship Program, Garret is now SRM Analyst at AB.

Naketia Swanier (UK)

On the basketball court, former pro athlete Naketia Swanier played for top-flight clubs in Poland, Turkey, Romania, Israel and Hungry, winning an array of honours. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

Following successful completion of the AB Athlete Internship Program, Naketia is now Trade Analyst at AB.


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