Rotational Analyst Program

CME Group recruits and develops future leaders through our Rotational Analyst Program. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn our business from a cross-functional perspective.

Over the course of two years, Rotational Analysts gain a broad base of experience in the financial industry by completing four, six-month rotations across a selection of our core business units, including: Clearing, Finance, Legal & Regulatory, Global Operations, Products & Services, Strategy & Execution, and Technology. After that time, analysts work with our Human Resources department and their mentors to pursue a full-time role as a senior analyst within any of the particular business units listed above.

Applications for the Rotational Analyst Program are currently being accepted. Visit us at to apply.

"The Rotational Program at CME Group has exceeded my expectations. I have been given the unique opportunity to learn the business from a cross-functional perspective through diverse and meaningful rotations, providing flexibility not available in traditional, non-rotational type positions. I am very impressed with the hands-on experience and personal attention Rotational Analysts receive. I am fully engaged on projects, making an impact and working side-by-side with people who have vast experience in the industry and truly care about my professional development."

— Ian Caton, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016


Rotation assignments will most likely take place in our Chicago Loop locations.


We offer a highly valuable total rewards program including competitive compensation and benefits offerings and extensive professional development opportunities.  Learn more.  

“The Rotational Program has provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to develop a wide range of experiences and a robust professional network, which is so rare to find early in your career. As I navigated my customized path through CME Group, I was constantly given opportunities to learn the ins and outs of the financial industry and to contribute in substantive, meaningful ways. Each team I joined gave me a new perspective of the company and the industry, allowing me to cultivate a unique combination of knowledge and exposure that will help me succeed as a well-rounded financial professional.” 

— Kim Eyers, Northwestern University, Class of 2015


We’re looking for smart, motivated individuals with diverse educational backgrounds to help drive our future success and share in our collective achievements. Candidates should have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to learn quickly and a demonstrated ability to work in high-pressure situations
  • Desired GPA of 3.5 or above
  • A completed bachelor’s degree by the start of the program (all majors accepted)


To ensure that rotational analysts get the most out of the program, they are paired with a mentor who serves as their advisor. Mentors are employees at leadership levels who have the appropriate networks and institutional knowledge to help participants grow their expertise.  For the first rotation, analysts are assigned to work in their mentor’s division.  For subsequent rotations, they will work with their mentor and CME Group management to determine the best fit depending on their preferences and abilities, as well as project availability.