Hockey player Susan McGilveray is being given the chance to combine her two passions.
As one of 14 athletes chosen to take part in the Search Athlete Career Enhancement (ACE) programme, the 25-year-old is being given work experience at a Glasgow law firm.
She said: "The ACE programme is such a good idea. There are a lot of young people now who come out of university and take time out from their career to try to achieve in their sport. It's fantastic there is an opportunity to do both.
"I have had to put my career on hold until after the 2014 Games and do work that fits in around my training and playing commitments because that is my priority at present.
"It is great to get this kind of support, which will help me enormously when it comes to starting my legal career."
Recruitment agency Search, a sponsor of Glasgow 2014, appealed for 14 young sport stars who could benefit from a work placement.
Ms McGilveray, from Jordanhill, graduated from Glasgow University in 2011 with an LLB degree and then a diploma to practise law.
But she has been playing hockey since the age of five after her aunt took her to a taster session, so she was determined to grab the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play for her country when it hosts the Games.
She is hoping she will make Scotland's final 16 playing squad for the Games when it is selected next May.
But she was forced to put her career on hold and work part-time to fit around her training.
The ACE programme has given her a placement with Harper Macleod LLP, legal advisers to the 2014 Games.
Ms McGilveray said: "I can't believe I was picked for the scheme. It's nice to think there is the opportunity to do law and hockey at the same time, especially at such a busy time for my hockey.
"I had the chance to visit Commonwealth House and work very closely with the Commonwealth team, which I had not been expecting.
"Another great thing was that my diploma has to be used within a year so I can cite this as proof I am keeping up with my law career."
Martin Darroch, chief executive of Harper Macleod, added: "We take our role as Official Supporters of the Games, and supporters of Team Scotland very seriously and were delighted to offer this opportunity to Susan.
"Search has set up a wonderful initiative, and any support Scottish businesses can give to our athletes has to be embraced.
"We looking forward to giving Susan a taste of what life at a leading law firm is like, and I am sure it will stand her in good stead when she begins her career after the excitement of Glasgow 2014."
Simone Lockhart, managing director of Search in Scotland, said: "As official recruitment agency to Glasgow 2014, Search is delighted to be supporting athletes to benefit from exploring future career paths. So we are delighted Susan has been offered a placement via our ACE programme at Harper Macleod.
"We are positive her experience will be inspirational and insightful and ensure she is aware of all her potential career options in the future."