Curious what people think about rotational programs to begin a career? I like that I get to sample different positions, but isn’t it also a tradeoff in that you’re not building significant experience in one area?

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I think it’s a good opportunity to learn more about the company as a whole, so you can pick a more focused area after the rotational program is over

My friend did one - he loved it! He was traveling the world, working in different depts, and it really helped me figure out his career direction

It is a good way to start. One of the advantages is that you can start tailoring your resume to any position you want within your experience in the rotational program. Even if you don't like your company, you can always switch to a more niche industry with the acquired knowledge.

As someone who ended up changing careers later in life, highly recommend! Also keep in mind - there is no need to pigeonhole yourself. You can choose two paths. I work FT in one role, and do contract work that is entirely different.

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