Olympians and Paralympians in Business Development Program

  • Full-time
  • Job Family Group: Sales and Business Development

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

For thirty-two years Visa has been a passionate partner of the Olympic Games, supporting athletes to achieve their dreams on the field of play as they inspire next generations to reach for theirs. At Visa, we believe that Olympic and Paralympic athletes have the potential to become tomorrow’s business leaders. As you look to enter into the next chapter of your life, Visa’s OPBDP will empower you to hone your talent, potential, and unique leadership skill set in a business setting.


You’re an Olympian who is ready to make an impact. We have a program to accelerate your growth.

Together, let’s match your talents with critical business opportunities.


You + Visa = Everywhere You Want To Be



The Olympians and Paralympians in Business Development Program (OPBDP) leverages our partnership with the Olympics to build a strong entry level pipeline of talent with cross-functional knowledge and experience. The OPBDP is a minimum 12-month program with two six-month rotations, and the option to extend up to four rotations over two years across Visa’s functional groups. This includes but is not limited to: Digital Solutions, Marketing & Sponsorship, Product, and Sales. In addition to meaningful work experience, athletes are given training and development, mentoring, networking, and leadership exposure.


Candidate Profile:

  • Degree: Bachelors and/or Masters

  • All majors welcome to apply

  • Competed in a past Olympic or Paralympic Games; No parameters on Olympic participation year

  • Excellent analytical abilities

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Currently open to US athletes only. Except in exceptional circumstances, athlete candidates who will require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future will not be considered for this position.

Additional Information


  • Application Process will open March 1, 2019 – April 26, 2019

  • Applications will be reviewed in March 2019 – April 2019

  • Super Day: May 10, 2019

  • Offer Acceptance:  May 31, 2019

  • Start Date: August 19, 2019

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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