Internship Program Participants
Riley, Finance - “What surprised me the most about my experience was the amount of respect and level of responsibility given to the interns. From my very first day, everyone I worked with made me feel like a real part of the team. My tasks, if not carried out responsibly, could have an immediate and significant impact on the company, but my team trusted me enough to give me that responsibility.”
Jack, Investments - “One thing that surprised me was how my work was often an immediate value add. It was encouraging and rewarding to see my managers make use of my contributions for further analysis, presentations, and decision-making. My colleagues considered all my thoughts, making for a collaborative environment.”
Stephen, Operations - “Having the opportunity to partake in MassMutual’s Early Career Internship Program really opened my eyes to the corporate world and also helped me dismiss what I had previously heard about working at a Fortune 100 company. Everyone I encountered in my 12 weeks was willing to teach, help, mentor, or simply say “Hi!”. Every day I learned both new soft skills and technical skills, and I was able to notice my own progression as the summer went on. I was fortunate enough to be on a great team within MMUS Insurance Operations, where I was continually given the same work my colleagues were doing, so I was able to gain real Fortune 100 working experience in just one summer. Living at Springfield College with my fellow interns has also been a rewarding as I have had the opportunity to meet lifelong friends from all over the country and whom have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Overall, I would call this summer a success, and I look forward to taking what I learned and the connections I’ve made, and leverage them as my schooling and career progresses.”
Nithya, Marketing - “This summer has been such an amazing experience. My manager and mentor gave me projects that allowed me to truly make a lasting impact. The fact that I was doing important work really meant a lot to me, and I saw tangible results come out of my projects.
The structure and support that the Early Career Program provides is also unparalleled. The Early Career Program team really cared about our professional and personal development, giving us the opportunity to participate in professional learning and networking opportunities throughout the summer. From this summer, I have discovered what I want to pursue in the career ahead of me, and for that I am beyond grateful to ECP and all the people that make it happen.
With regards to the culture, MassMutual is truly special. The people here are so welcoming and supportive, and they want to help in any way they can. I think this is really special and rare to find in such a successful Fortune 100 company.
Rotational Program Participants
Kaitlyn, Marketing - “I have found my experience at MassMutual both as an intern and now a full time rotational employee to be extremely positive and valuable. Less than a year out of school, I found myself a part of major enterprise wide initiatives, exposed to senior leaders, and with countless opportunities to make an impact. Since my first day at MassMutual, I have been encouraged to use my voice, regardless of who is in the room. I would have never thought that so early in my career my voice would be heard and valued in such a large Fortune 100 organization. My managers at MassMutual have acted as mentors and coaches in my development rather than just bosses. The experience I’ve gotten and the connections I have made because of the Early Career Program are invaluable and I am certain will give me a competitive advantage as I continue in my career.”
Amanda, Operations - “MassMutual is abundant with opportunities for challenging work, growth, and development. The Early Career Program provides the support structure to help new professionals make the most of those opportunities. As a part of the MassMutual and ECP communities, I have networked with leaders, taken technical and leadership classes, attended team building and social events, had job opportunities filled with meaningful and impactful work, joined two Business Resource Groups, served as a mentee and a mentor with multiple people, and even given back to the community through company-sponsored volunteer events. MassMutual and the Early Career Program create a rich environment for new professionals to thrive should they choose to take advantage.”
Jay, Finance - “As an intern, I experienced higher levels of work and exposure to leadership than I ever could have imagined at an organization of this size. The company-wide support of the program and long-term development strategy for employees led me to pursue the Rotational Program, which has challenged me to develop a diverse skillset and business acumen simultaneously. However, I believe the most valuable asset that the program provides is a robust support community at the earliest stage of one’s career. The combination of close relationships with leadership, hands-on management, and a talented group of peers who instantly become your best friends at work is a unique environment that MassMutual offers.”