Jump-Start Your Finance Career
The Finance Track offers early career financial professionals job and personal growth opportunities through our distinguished Early Career Leadership Development Program (ECLDP). Associates are introduced to the different areas of The Hartford’s finance organization through rotational experiences, unique projects and learning events. In addition, associates engage with other ECLDP track associates, through common training, team projects, community services, peer mentoring and outside activities. It is the combination of all of these opportunities that builds functional, foundational and leadership skills necessary to launch a long and rewarding career at The Hartford.
Finance Track associates develop functional core competencies through challenging rotational assignments in mission critical areas like external reporting, expense management reporting, investment reporting, internal audit, financial operations and line of business financial planning and analysis. Our associates graduate with a high degree of financial acumen, business insight, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and a broad network of friends and colleagues that continue to support them throughout their career at The Hartford.
Summer Internship Program
Generally, students hired into the full time program begin their career in the Finance Track summer internship program. Internship assignments support the Controller, CFO, and other finance functions. Each assignment is unique but offers a similar opportunity to learn about the insurance business and develop analytical and technical skills, including Excel and TM1, the primary finance database tool.
Rotations and internship assignments offer challenging work opportunities in strategic finance roles supporting The Hartford. Assignments have well-defined goals, target the development of specific skills, and deliver real business solutions to The Hartford.
Multifaceted Learning Framework
The Finance Track learning framework is designed to build industry knowledge, financial acumen, critical thinking, and leadership capabilities. The curriculum includes a variety of learning experiences including formal classroom or online training, on-the-job learning, senior leader chats, and our guest speaker series. We support the attainment of professional designations, including CPA and CFA.
Associates receive continuous coaching and guidance from involved managers, with formal semi-annual reviews to help track progress. Senior executives and talent champions interact periodically with associates to support professional and career advancement. Associates are connected to a senior advisor for additional mentoring, and are encouraged to provide intern and peer-to-peer mentoring to support the advancement of others.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (out of 4.0 scale or equivalent) at the time of graduation.
- Desired majors include, but are not limited to; Finance, Accounting, Insurance, Risk Management, and/or International Business.
- Demonstrate strong analytical thinking, problem solving, relationship building and a solid work ethic.
- Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to have a background in insurance to be in the Finance Track?
A: You do not necessarily need a background in insurance to qualify for the program, but you do need to have a strong financial background demonstrated through coursework and prior work experience.
Q: What types of job opportunities are available in the Finance Track?
A: The Finance Track offers dynamic and rigorous internships and rotations that develop financial accounting and reporting, strategic planning and analysis, and forecasting and expense management skills. Participants have the opportunity to gain experience working in the finance organization as it supports its business partners, including Personal Lines, Commercial Markets, Group Benefits, The Hartford Investment Management Company and our Controllers Corporate Centers of Excellence.
Q: What type of candidate does the Finance Track look for?
A: We look for students with strong academic backgrounds (minimum GPA of 3.2 preferred), demonstrated leadership capabilities on and off campus and the ability to communicate effectively. Finance, Accounting, Insurance, and Risk Management majors are strongly encouraged to apply. We are primarily interested in students in their junior year of an undergraduate degree, but will also consider exceptionally strong sophomores.
Q: When does the internship recruiting process start?
A: Generally, we recruit juniors from September to November for the summer internship program.
Q: What are the steps in the internship hiring process?
A: You can apply for the Finance Track internship through your college’s career website or through our website. A Human Resources recruiter and Finance program manager will review your application. If your qualifications match the Finance candidate profile, you will be contacted for an interview.
Depending on the school you attend, interviews can be conducted on campus, in person at The Hartford’s offices, by Skype, or over the phone. There will be a number of virtual information sessions throughout the fall to learn more about all the ECLDP career opportunities.
Q: How long does the internship program last?
A: Positions are available in our Hartford, CT business locations beginning late May or early June. The program runs for approximately 11 weeks.
Q: Do you provide co-opportunities or internships during the school calendar year?
A: No, the only formal internship program sponsored by the finance organization at The Hartford runs during the summer months.
Q: Do you support school credits for the internship?
A: Yes, our internship will meet your school’s requirements for credit. You must supply the proper paperwork and perform any additional responsibilities that may be required by your school in order to receive credit.
Q: Do you provide housing for interns?
A: Housing is provided for students who would have a one-way commute that is greater than 40 miles. The fair market value of the housing is considered a taxable fringe benefit for federal and state income tax purposes, and mandatory withholding is required.
Q: Are interns guaranteed full-time positions upon graduation?
A: Our internship program is the primary source for recruiting full-time candidates into the full time program; however, it does not guarantee full-time placement after an internship is completed. Candidates who perform well throughout the summer program are eligible to receive an offer for the full time program at the conclusion of the internship.