Early Career Program

    The MassMutual Early Career Program will provide you with a professional development opportunity through real-world experience in a FORTUNE 100® company. The program is designed to provide you with: 

    • Real work on high-impact projects
    • Exposure to senior leaders throughout the company through round-table discussion, one-on-one meetings and presentations
    • Networking opportunities with professionals in all areas of the business
    • Coaching and development through mentors and program managers
    • Relationships that will last a lifetime

    We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans secure their future and protect the ones they love.

    The Early Career Internship Program is a 12-week summer program for students who are currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior year in a four year college. The Early Career Internship Program has four tracks: Finance, Marketing, Investments and Insurance Operations.

    The Early Career Rotational Program is a full-time, four year rotational development program for students who are graduating from a four year college by August of 2017. The Early Career Rotational Program has four tracks: Finance (Finance Rotational Program Full for 2017), Marketing, Investments and Insurance Operations. Each participant will complete four, one-year rotations in their specific track.

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    What type of candidates apply for the Early Career Program (ECP)? Participants in the Early Career Program, known as ECPs, are a diverse group of talented undergraduate student leaders at a four year university ranging in a multitude of academic disciplines.

    What type of training and development opportunities are there within the Early Career Program? ECPs will have an individual core project that they will work on from a day-to-day basis along with additional opportunities to work on group projects with their fellow ECPs. Outside of their work, our ECPs will go through an array of training from Building Your Personal Brand, Networking 101, Presenting with Impact and so on. They will also have the opportunity to participate in several team building activities and volunteer in the community.

    Are there networking opportunities with senior leaders while in the Early Career Program? Yes! Senior leaders at MassMutual are hands on with the Early Career Program. ECPs will have the opportunity to attend round table discussions, “coffee with” sessions, lunch and learns and one-on-one sessions with several of the senior leaders throughout the organization. Throughout the program experience, ECPs will have an opportunity to present their projects to a vast array of senior leaders.

    If I do not live near MassMutual, will housing be provided for a summer internship? Housing assistance is provided for select interns in our Springfield, MA and Enfield, CT locations.

    What are the qualifications need to apply to the Early Career Program?

    • Enrolled in a four-year degree program
    • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale – with a preferred GPA of 3.2 and above
    • Actively involved in leadership roles in student clubs or community organizations
    • Proficiency in oral and written communications
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring work authorization sponsorship, both now or in the future

    I’m currently a sophomore or a junior in college. How do I apply for the Early Career Internship Program? Applications for the 2017 Summer Early Career Internship Program will be accepted starting September 1, 2016. Select that track that best fits your skill set and career interest and apply directly to that track: Finance, Investments, Marketing and Operations.

    I’m currently in my senior year in college and will be graduating before August 2017. How do I apply for the Early Career Rotational Program? Applications for the 2017 Early Career Rotational Program will be accepted starting September 1, 2016. Select that track that best fits your skill set and career interest and apply directly to that track: Finance, Investments, Marketing and Operations.

    What happens at the end of the Early Career Internship Program? Interns who will be entering their junior year in the fall of 2017 will have the opportunity to interview for another internship for the summer of 2018. For those interns who will be entering into their senior year during the fall of 2017, they will have the opportunity to interview for a position in our Early Career Rotational Program.

    Past Program Participants

    Riley, Treasury - “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.”

    Kristi, Post Issue Ops - “The opportunity to meet and collaborate with all the interns through networking events and working together on a project was an invaluable experience. Throughout this summer, I learned a lot about myself in terms of what motivates me, what key components I need to develop in order to grow in a career, as well as how to work together with a team full of leaders.”

    Alisha, Annuity Issue Ops - “This internship has been extremely eye-opening to the different areas of business that exist. I really feel well informed about what my options are and how I can be most valuable to a company. In addition to growing professionally, I believe the internship program has allowed me to grow personally. I have learned about my strengths and weaknesses, how to brand myself, and most importantly, what more I would like to learn in the future.”

    Charlie, Risk Management - “I found the exposure to senior leadership to be one of the most helpful parts of my experience. Getting to sit down and talk with SVPs and heads of other departments and learn directly from them was a great experience. Learning more about what each department does, its implications to the business as a whole, and being able to ask questions was invaluable. They gave personalized advice about what character traits they look for and what we can do to put ourselves in a position to succeed.”

    By valuing people for who they are, how they think, and what they bring to the table, we’ve become a stronger, more innovative company.

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