Leadership/Rotational Programs

Leadership Development and Rotational Programs

As you finish your degree program, you may be looking for ways to build leadership potential while you gain experience in your field. Leadership development and rotational programs provide you with ongoing mentorship, comprehensive experiences, and directed training across a range of areas within a company. Companies use these programs to hire graduates and train them through structured programs often rotating through different functional areas of the company. Each program may have unique components, length of time, pre-selected rotating work assignments, optional rotating work assignments or specific, in-depth experience in one area. The goal is to recruit and develop leaders for their organization!

The application process starts early and many of these programs have special recruitment timelines. Typically applications are due early in the fall semester.

The following are companies who offer Leadership Development and Rotational Programs. The list is not complete but does provide a wide range of opportunities available to you.


Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
BAE Systems Systems Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering/ Electrical Engineering Opportunities in engineering, business, IT, finance and consulting. They are looking for graduates with drive and enthusiasm who can help them stay ahead. 2 year Multiple Link
Lockheed Martin General Engineering You will perform work under general direction while meeting technical goals, obtaining results, and ensuring quality and schedule objectives are met. Thoroughly understand and apply technical principles and concepts solving moderately complex problems with minimal assistance. 2 year Multiple Link
Northrop Grumman General Engineering As a Professional Development Program (PDP)/Rotational Program candidate, you will participate in a three year rotational training program to develop competencies in your technical field. You'll participate in assignments that will leverage your degree and academic experience.  3 year Multiple Link
Pratt & Whitney General Engineering In addition to the functional leadership programs, UTC also offers divisional leadership programs that are embedded in a specific UTC business and offer assignments and experiences that can provide training and development across several areas of the same business. 2 year Multiple

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Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
Chrysler Multiple Positions covering different concentrations Chrysler offers several opportunities designed to grow and develop the next generation of aspiring leaders at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Their Leadership Development Programs are highly selective, ensuring that they have smart, nimble, creative and motivated professionals who are preparing for an exciting future with Chrysler. 2 year Michigan Link
Ford Engineering Degree Placed in a PD home organization and assigned a mentor. Final placement in home organization. 32 months Michigan Link
GoodYear Multiple Positions covering different concentrations Goodyear offers ample opportunity for new and recent graduates to build experience and competencies in vital roles across the company. Utilize your degree in the real world. Or, discover your optimal career path through one of their leadership development programs. 10+ months Multiple Link
Rolls Royce Engineering Degree Experience the full engineering lifecycle, a wide range of complex projects and take on real responsibility 18 Months UK Link

Consumer Packaged Goods

Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
L'OREAL Supply Chain Focus in Marketing, sales, operations and finance. Working in a global brand and company highlighting ethical values. 12 Months Europe Link
Abercrombie & Fitch Engineering & Computer Science IT Analysts & Engineers create and implement new strategic or systematic approaches, generating dynamic technology solutions for our rapidly growing business. Committed to applying technology to solve business problems, our IT Analysts & Engineers partner with teams across the company, hone software development skills using cutting edge tools, and create and uphold technology standards and processes. Not Specified Columbus, Ohio Link
Nestle PURINA General Engineering Designed to accelerate candidates to management in manufacturing. Roles may vary from supply chain to engineering or production. Based on business needs in conjunction with unique experience and career aspirations. 10+ months Multiple Link


Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
Caterpiller General Engineering/CS Have the opportunity to build a network through participation in professional summits, employee resource groups as well as work in challenging rotations in innovative and collaborative work environments to grow and develop a career. Not Specified Multiple Link
Centrica General Engineering As one of their engineers, you'll soon get used to working quickly and reliably under pressure and there will be plenty of opportunities to build the knowledge and skills needed to help meet the great challenges they are facing in the future. 3 years UK Link
Eaton General Engineering Multiple different engineering related leaderships development programs available. 2 years Europe Link
Emerson General Engineering The Emerson Engineers in Leadership Program provides a unique opportunity for recent engineering degree recipients to gain exposure to, and experience in, a range of functional roles and assignments, including engineering, product development, supply chain, operations, and sales and marketing. the program is designed to help participants develop a broad base of knowledge about the company and grow into a well rounded leader 2 years US & International Link
GE General Engineering Rotational assignments are engineering projects driven by real GE business priorities 2 - 3 year program: 3 - 4 rotations of 6 - 12 months Multiple Link
Owens Corning General Engineering Multiple programs focusing on engineering related degrees. 2 years Ohio

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Praxair General Engineering Rotational programs for recent graduates that deliver structured training opportunities, hands-on work and exposure to senior leaders. These programs are designed to help the next generation of leaders develop a breadth of experience within various areas and acquire the important skills needed to succeed. 1 year Multiple Link
Rockwell Automation General Engineering/CS Offer several unique development and training programs for new grads 1 year Europe Link
Siemens General Engineering Gain all the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful career at Siemens. The two years consist of 3 challenging assignments. For one of them you'll work abroad at one of their 1,700 worldwide locations. Each assignment you will gain a deep insight of the business, invaluable experiences and lasting contacts. 2 years - 3 placements US & International Link
Texas instruments General Engineering Robust rotation programs will provide you with the opportunity to solve problems and invent solutions through a variety of hands-on, meaningful experiences from the very first day on the job. 2 years US & International Link
Verizon General Engineering/CS Help shape Verizon's future as you start your career journey. Network with senior leaders and get their mentorship. Each leadership development program participant rotates through different teams in different locations over a two or three year period, learning first-hand how the business runs. Explore tracks in technology, finance, human resources, marketing or supply chain. 2 or 3 years US Link

Financial Services

Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
Vanguard Computer Science Our leadership development programs provide a path to Vanguard leadership opportunities for highly-motivated college graduates. Focused on development leadership skills through a series of rotational experiences. Not Specified Malvern, PA Link

Government/International Affairs

Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
International Monetary Fund Computer Science The Research Assistant Program (RAP) is open to recently graduated BA students from leading universities with superior academic records who would like to gain useful work experience before pursuing further studies or moving on to other employment opportunities. 2 years Washington DC Link
Federal Reserve Computer Science The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's Cooperative Education Program provides paid and unpaid professional work experience to undergraduate and graduate students in economics, finance and accounting, information systems and law. The board believes that by combining academic endeavors with related work experience, qualified and capable college students can gain the practical knowledge needed for today's global job market. 1 year Washington DC Link
Missile Defense Agency Engineering/Computer Science The Missile Defense Career Development Program offers entry-level opportunities through exciting, hands-on approach that will give you the specific skills and experience on cutting-edge technology to put you on a fast track to success in the missile defense community. 3 year TBD Link


Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
Abbott General Engineering/CS Assignments in the rotational Development Programs are formally structured assignments designed to let participants explore new career opportunities and experiences based on specific functions or disciplines. 2 - 3 years Multiple Link
Baxter General Engineering/CS Baxter's programs are more than a great introduction to their environment and culture. Each day will give you a better working knowledge of your field and valuable insights into the healthcare industry. Students will gain hands-on experience with engaging projects, mentoring and other opportunities to make a valuable impact on the lives of our patients. 2 - 3 years Multiple Link
Cardinal Health General Engineering/CS  Cardinal Health's entry-level rotational program is designed to offer leadership development to participants in an environment where they can rotate through different departments and locations. Participants are provided an ideal opportunity to continue exploring careers within their discipline while gaining valuable work experience needed to succeed in the future. The program is geared towards recent college graduates interested in the healthcare industry that are searching for a challenging, rewarding career in a fast-paced, consumer-oriented environment. The goal of the program is to provide participants the tools and experiences to accelerate their career path at Cardinal Health. Participants in the program are full-time benefit eligible employees. 2 - 3 years Ohio; Illinois Link
Johnson & Johnson General Engineering This is a 24-month program consisting of two rotations within United States and Puerto Rico. You will be provided comprehensive training curriculum including on the job, virtual, and in classroom training. Training topics focus on both job-specific and professional development areas. You will also be assigned mentor to provide support throughout the program. We have active executive management sponsorship and involvement throughout program. During your rotations, you will have the opportunity to participate in and/or lead projects which address real business and customer needs. Lastly you will improve your technical, business and professional skills while working in highly decentralized operating companies or headquarters organizations. 2 years USA Link


Company Major Concentrations Program Focus Duration Locations Website
GEICO Computer Science Emerging Leaders gain a holistic view of GEICO's overall business or IT operations through in-depth job rotations. Not Specified USA Link
Liberty Mutual Insurance Computer Science Apply your education in Liberty's Development Program, an individualized development program designed to strengthen your capabilities with the support of Liberty Mutual Executives, Program Management, and your peers. For our hundreds of student interns and program participants, meaningful positions often lead to full-time job offers across the country. Not Specified USA Link
Travelers Computer Science During this program, you'll experience three rotations in Information Technology and experience a technical, business and leadership-oriented curriculum. You'll have the opportunity to build upon your critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills beyond your rotations, as well as meet other employees, join committees, plan activities, and showcase your work to leaders. Throughout your experience, you'll have the opportunity to drive us toward innovative solutions that help better serve our employees and customers. Not Specified CT & MN Link