A three-to-four year rotational leadership program designed to give participants experience in a wide variety of job roles. Each experience is unique, allowing the flexibility to pursue individual interests, develop strengths, and prepare for a successful leadership career.
Development and Growth
Robust curriculum focused on personal and professional development
Ability to stretch and grow in an environment that encourages curiosity, celebrates innovative thinking
Designed to fast track into leadership roles
Senior leader mentorship
Ability to lead and collaborate with others on highly visible, enterprise-wide projects and initiatives
Strong network of program alumni across Unum's Leadership Development Programs
3-4 year rotational program
Each rotation may be 12-18 months depending on role, complexity and business needs
Gain experience in multiple job areas (Beneﬁts, IT, Finance, Marketing, Communications, Management)
Eligibility: Demonstrate leadership and 3.0 cumulative GPA
See What It's Like to Work at Unum
"The Professional Development Program is an essential leadership pipeline for Unum. It gives a diverse group of early career professionals a wide range of opportunities to grow, learn, innovate, and lead in a company with a powerful mission of helping the working world thrive throughout life's moments."
Hanako CashinDirector, Professional Development Program
"Being a part of the Professional Development Program has given me a lot of opportunities here at Unum, especially as someone who is just beginning their career. I've had the pleasure to present solutions and ideas to senior leadership, lead teams, and connect with so many different people in such a short amount of time."
Angela WilliamsProfessional Development Program Associate
"I'm so appreciative of the collaborative work culture, the mentorship support from senior leaders, the potential for career movements, and the employee benefits. The Student Loan Debt Relief program provides peace of mind."
Denise ColonProfessional Development Associate
“The Professional Development Program as a whole has helped my career get off to a great start. The additional development sessions have improved my confidence in my abilities and the exposure to leadership has helped me build a strong network of leaders.”
Ian BatemanProfessional Development Program Alumni
"The experience and understanding of Unum’s operations was foundational to my development as a leader. I will always champion this unique program to those looking for a positive professional challenge and accelerated growth opportunity for their career."
Jimmy ValentineDirector, Product and Market Development
We offer comprehensive benefits and rewards at Unum, including:
Student debt relief and reimbursement programs to support learning expenses
Generous paid time off for volunteer activities working alongside a variety of our community partners
Hybrid work schedules that combine a mix of at-home and in-office work days
Once you apply, our Talent Acquisition team will review your application. During our review, we'll look for applicants to demonstrate a personal commitment to leadership opportunities on their resumes.
Leadership can show up in different ways – whether it be on campus activities, involvement with fraternities or student clubs, community efforts, or volunteer activities to name a few. Describe how you get involved and make a difference.
Participate in a video interview
Selected candidates will be sent a link to complete a video interview. A member of our Talent Acquisition team will contact you to review the program in greater depth and answer any questions you may have.
Complete a manager interview
This 30–45-minute interview with our HR Program Manager and Professional Development Program Associate will consist of behavioral style questions, with a strong emphasis on leadership competencies.
Participate in assessment day
During this final stage of the interview process, you will have the opportunity to meet with several of our senior leaders and program associates who are deeply invested in the program. On Assessment Day, you will be scheduled for (3) 40-minute interviews including a final interview, presentation, and case study. You will also be asked to complete a 45-minute leadership assessment and to submit a brief biography in advance of Assessment Day.
Opportunity to receive an offer
After Assessment Day, you will hear from our Talent Acquisition team regarding the outcome of the interview process.
Once you submit your application, it usually takes 2-3 weeks to move through the interview process.
Assessment Days are scheduled for the third Thursday each month.
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