Leadership development and rotational programs provide you with in-depth experiences, ongoing mentorship, and targeted training across a range of business areas within a company. Companies usually use these types of programs to hire interns or post-graduates and train them through rotational programs (i.e. rotating through different parts of a company) or specific, structured training programs. The goal is to recruit and develop leaders for their organization.

Many of these programs have special recruitment timelines (usually in the fall semester).  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.

Below are just some examples of leadership development and rotational programs, check LionSHARE and the careers page of your target companies for more.

Company Name

Program Name

Industry Area

Program Recruits at columbia

Aerospace/Defense

     
BAE Systems Developmental Programs Business/Finance/Engineering  
Boeing Career Development Programs Business/Finance (Undergraduate Only) Yes
Lockheed Martin Leadership Development Programs General  
Northrop Grumman Professional Development Program Business/Engineering  
Pratt & Whitney Leadership Development Program Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science  
Textron Leadership Development Program Business/Finance (Undergraduate Only)  
   

Automotive

     
Chrysler Leadership Development Program Engineering (Graduate Only)  
Ford College Graduate & Leadership Programs Business/Computer Science  
Goodyear Development Programs Accounting/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science  
Rolls-Royce Leadership Programme Finance/Engineering (Undergraduate Only)  
       

Consumer Packaged Goods

     
Acosta Leadership Development Program Marketing  
Anheuser-Busch Global Management Training Program Marketing/Management/Supply Yes
Burger King Corporation Leadership Development Program Business/Engineering/Economics Yes
Disney Leadership Rotational Program Business/Management/Marketing Yes
L’Oreal Management Trainee Program Business/Finance/Engineering  
Nestle Purina Management Trainee Program Finance/Engineering (Undergraduate Only)  
The Kraft Heinz Company Global Leadership Management Program Management/Marketing Yes
Unilever Future Leaders Programme Marketing/Supply Chain/Business/Finance Yes
       

Engineering/Technology

     
AT&T Developmental Program Finance/Engineering  
Caterpillar Leadership & Technical Development Program Engineering  
Dell Development Programs Engineering/Finance/Business  
Direct Energy Leadership Development Program General  
Dow Chemical Company Developmental Programs Engineering  
Dropbox Dropbox Rotation Program (DRP) Business/Engineering/Computer Science Yes
DuPont Marketing Leadership Development Program Business/Marketing (Graduate Only)  
Eaton Developmental Programs Business/Engineering  
Emerson Rotational Programs Business/Engineering  
GE Leadership Programs Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science  
Intel Rotational Programs Business/Finance/Computer Science Yes
Owens Corning Leadership Development Programs

Accounting/Finance

 
Praxair Leadership Development Programs Business/Engineering  
Rockwell Automation Leadership Development Programs    Business/Engineering  
Siemens Siemens Graduate Program Business (Graduate Only)  
Stanley Black & Decker Leadership Program General  
Texas Instruments Global Rotation Programs Accounting/Finance/Engineering  
ThermoFisher Scientific Leadership Development Programs Finance/Computer Science  
Verizon Rotational Programs Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science  
       

Financial Services

     
BB&T Leadership Development Program Business/Finance  
BBVA Compass LEAP (Learning, Evaluation, Application and Placement) Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science  
Edward Jones Headquarters Rotational Program Finance/Computer Science (Undergraduate Only)  
Fifth Third Bank Leadership Programs Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science  
Franklin Templeton Investments Futures Program Business/Computer Science   
Genworth Financial Development Programs Accounting/Finance/IT  
Mastercard Graduate Development Program Business/Finance (Graduate only) Yes
M&T Bank Management Development Program Business  Yes
Vanguard Development Programs Business/Computer Science  Yes
Visa Development Programs Business/Finance   
Citizens Bank Internal Audit Rotational Program Auditing/Finance  
       

Government/International Affairs

     
Amtrak Professional Development Program Business/Engineering   
FBI Presidential Management Fellows Program Management (Graduate Only) Yes
International Monetary Fund Research Assistant Program Business/Finance/Computer Science/Math (Undergraduates Only)  
Federal Reserve Cooperative Educational Program Business/Finance/Computer Science/Law  
Missile Defense Agency Missile Defense Career Development Program Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science  
New York City Department of Health Health Research Training Program General   
       

Healthcare

     
Abbott Professional & Management Development Programs Finance/Engineering  
Aetna Actuarial Student Training Program Economics/Statistics/Math/Actuarial Science  
Baxter Developmental Programs Business/Finance/Engineering   
Becton Dickinson Developmental Programs Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science   
Cardinal Health Leadership Development Program Business/Finance/Engineering/Computer Science   
Cigna Leadership & Developmental Programs Business/Finance (Graduate Only)   
GlaxoSmithKline Future Leaders Programme General Yes
Humana Specialized College Programs Actuarial Science/Finance/Computer Science   
Johnson & Johnson Leadership Development Program General  Yes
The Public Relations Group of Inventiv Health Graduate Trainee Program Business/Public Relations/Accounting Yes
       

Insurance

     
GEICO Leadership Programs Business/Computer Science   
Liberty Mutual Undergraduate/Graduate Development Program Actuarial Science/Business/Finance/Computer Science   
Metlife Actuarial Development Program Actuarial Science   
New York Life Actuarial Training Program Business/Finance   
Travelers Development Programs Actuarial Science/Finance/Computer Science   
       

Marketing/Media

     
Avery Dennison Global Operations Leadership Development Engineering   
Financial Times Graduate Trainee Program Journalism   
Hubspot, Inc. Leadership Rotational Program Business/Marketing Yes
NBC Universal Early Career & Leadership Programs General  Yes
Quad/Graphics Corporate Training Program Computer Science   
Simon & Schuster, Inc. Associates Program General   
       

Retail

     
Abercrombie & Fitch Leadership Development Program Business/Finance/Management/Engineering/Computer Science  
Adidas Global Functional Trainee Program Business   
Amazon Development Programs Business/Finance (Graduate Only)   
Bloomingdales Executive Development Program Fashion Yes
Gap Inc. Retail Management Program Business  Yes
Macy’s Executive Development Program Accounting/Finance/Computer Science   
Neiman Marcus Executive Development Program Business/Finance   
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Management Training Program Business/Finance  
Safeway Inc. Leadership Program Business/Finance/Pharmacy   
Sears Holding Finance Development Program  Business/Finance (Graduate Only)   
Target  Finance Leadership Development Program Business/Finance (Graduate Only)   
TJX Companies Inc. Training Program Business   
       

Sports

     
ESPN Training Programs General  
NBA Associate Program General  

NFL

Junior Rotational Program

Finance/Marketing

 
       

Other

     
Heidrick & Struggles Executive Leadership Development Program Business Services Yes
Sotheby’s Training Programme Arts: Administration Yes
       

 

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