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Our world-class finance program

Cisco's Leaders in Finance and Technology program is specifically designed to develop the next generation of finance leaders! See what our participants had to say.

Life at Cisco

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Where we work

  • San Jose, California - Headquarters
  • Raleigh, North Carolina - Research Triangle Park

 

Who we are

Cisco's Leaders in Finance & Technology program is not your typical two-year finance rotation program. LIFT goes beyond the normal post-college program and raises the bar. Our participants will learn to think like a CFO and become the next generation of business leaders! Are you eager to continue learning? Do you have a passion for leadership and technology? Do you want to make a difference in the world? If so, read on!

LIFT offers both internship and new-graduate opportunities. Our full-time program is available to recent college graduates who have graduated within 1 year of our start date. Still a student? We offer a 10-week summer internship program for rising seniors.

 

How we work

With LIFT, you'll have the opportunity to work with the most knowledgeable mentors and inspiring leaders at Cisco. You will discuss, debate, collaborate and grow as a leader while making a lasting impact. For each assignment, you are carefully matched with the appropriate role and team to guide you towards your career goals and development. Every six months you will transition into a new role in a completely different area of finance to broaden your skill set. In addition to your role, you will attend trainings to make you a well-rounded business leader. Our training modules focus on developing exceptional accounting and finance skills, as well as the technology and leadership skills to accelerate your career.

 

How we live

As a key contributor at Cisco, you will make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of people around the world. As Cisco continues to build the technology to connect the globe and build the Internet of Everything, you will be at the center of enhancing education, healthcare, and beyond. While Cisco operates on a global level, we also partner with local community nonprofits, giving you an opportunity to give back where you live.

Beyond the hands-on experience and practical training, LIFT creates a community that gives you opportunities to interact with friends, colleagues, and senior leaders. These are connections that help you launch your career as you explore opportunities at Cisco and beyond. Work hard and then play hard at team socials, volunteer events or at happy hours after work!

"Cisco's LIFT program is like receiving a corporate MBA, which helped me transition from college into the corporate world."

Aoife C.

Finance Manager