Leadership, Exploration and Development (LEAD) Rotational Program

First Midwest’s LEAD program offers an opportunity to experience challenging rotational assignments throughout multiple departments.  You’ll broaden your knowledge of our culture, better understand how the organization works, and ultimately develop and prepare future leaders for a successful career.

Our LEAD program is an 18-24 month commitment.  Participants will be exposed to First Midwest’s products, services and processes, while simultaneously making valuable contributions in preparation for a career opportunity in their respective track. 

Upon successful completion of the program, potential placement includes a variety of professional roles in the analytical, sales and client services areas.

Download our LEAD Rotational Program summary here. (72KB PDF)LEAD Program Overview PDF

Internship Program

Our Internship Program provides a valuable professional and practical experience in financial services.  From the moment you become a First Midwest colleague, you will be a vital member of the team.  Your focus will be on meaningful work assignments and gain insights into our culture and business. 

Throughout the 10-week program, you will participate in relevant technical training and other development courses.  You will work closely with colleagues to meet the business objectives and priorities defined by your specific line of business.

Download our Internship Program summary here. (332KB PDF)Internship Program Overview PDF

Job Fairs and Campus Recruiting

First Midwest frequently visits events promoting the LEAD and Summer Internship Programs. Check the calendar below to see where we'll be next and take advantage of the opportunity to meet our recruiting specialists.

Date & Time Event University & Location
Tues., January 29, 2019
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Illinois Gies Business Spring Fair

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
201 E Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Fri., February 15, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Career Fest 2019

ISCPA (Illinois Small College Placement Association)
Moraine Valley Community College, Business & Conference Center
9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Tues., February 26, 2019
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Winter Internship Fair 2019

DePaul University
Lincoln Park Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

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