I had 4 jobs in 2 years at Fidelity. So did my colleague Julia. You may think I was the workplace version of a "problem child," but I actually did this voluntarily.
I started my career at Fidelity 5 years ago in the General Management Apprentice (GMA) program where I completed 4 job rotations over 2 years across 4 different Fidelity businesses. You know how they say things come full circle? Well they do! A couple of months ago, I had an associate join my team who is part of another rotational program here at Fidelity, the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). And since joining my team, we have compared notes on our 2 experiences.
While we started at Fidelity at different stages of our careers, we both agree that rotational programs are amazing opportunities for anyone who is looking to be challenged at work.
Rotational programs are intentionally challenging. You learn a lot in a short period of time and have to find a way to make an impact. You are repeatedly the new kid on the block and sometimes have to admit that you don't know anything! These programs force you to roll up your sleeves and often our "outside" perspective helped us come up with new ideas that help propel the business forward. I graduated from the GMA program incredibly knowledgeable about Fidelity's businesses and I achieved more than I ever would have thought possible. I can already see Julia on the same path of learning, contributing, and forming her own path toward success.
Here's advice from the both of us for anyone considering a rotational program, job swap, or new role!
Next steps to consider
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