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Finance University Program

Our world-class finance program

Cisco's Leaders in Finance and Technology program is specifically designed to develop the next generation of finance leaders!

Life at Cisco

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Where we work

Cisco’s Leaders in Finance & Technology (LIFT) Program has opportunities at our San Jose, California Headquarters and Raleigh, North Carolina offices. These locations have a diverse mixture of experiences, with opportunities to grow and hone your skills.    


Who we are

If you have a passion for leadership and technology, want to make a difference in the world, and are ready to become a next generation business leader – then Cisco’s Leaders in Finance & Technology (LIFT) Program is for you! This is not your typical two-year finance rotation program, as we go beyond the normal post-college program and help you to think like a CFO.

LIFT offers both internship and new-graduate opportunities. Our full-time rotation program is available to recent college graduates who have graduated within one 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 our world, you will be at the center of enhancing everything from education to 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.

What’s better than the hands-on experience and practical training you’ll receive? LIFT also creates a community that provides opportunities to interact with friends, colleagues, and senior leaders. These are connections that will help to launch your career to all new heights. We’re also big fans of ‘work hard, play hard’ as we connect at team socials, volunteer events and other activities 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