Professional Development

By investing in what matters, our employees build long-term, rewarding careers. We seek to create an environment that cultivates your professional development and personal growth by fueling the spirit that drives you to succeed. 

Students and early career professionals

Summer Internship Program

Each summer, Mesirow welcomes highly qualified college students to gain hands-on industry experience across the firm. Aligned with our commitment to build a diverse workforce, this program enables talented individuals to leverage their unique backgrounds, knowledge and ideas in driving optimal business solutions and tailored products.

Investment Management Rotational Analyst Program

The Investment Management Rotational Analyst program is designed for financial-focused undergraduate or master's students who are eager to develop their careers in the industry. Throughout the duration of this program, participants will gain an understanding of Mesirow's Investment Management businesses, make firm-wide connections, develop critical leadership skills and receive customized training to help accelerate and advance their careers.

This two-year rotational program will consist of four six-month rotations across our alternative direct, multi-manager and traditional investment management businesses. Upon completion of the two-year rotational program, participants have an opportunity to be placed directly into one of our business units to continue their career growth.


The NextGen program is geared toward early career professionals and those new to the financial sector. Over the course of each year-long program, each cohort of professionals are trained in the fundamentals of finance, effective communication, leadership skills as well as fostering team building between participants. Mentorship and career coaching is also provided to participants by facilitators. 

Through this program, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the financial markets and the skills needed to navigate their careers at Mesirow and in the financial services industry at large. 

Experienced professionals

Leadership Development

Mesirow employees have the chance to network and develop their leadership acumen through a series of unique, experiential development opportunities offered by the Executives' Club of Chicago

Continuing Education

Mesirow has a rich history of supporting employees obtaining additional certifications and degrees, including the CFA and MBAs, and various continuing education programs. The firm offers a robust tuition reimbursement for both undergraduate and post graduate degrees. Additionally, Mesirow is one of 7% of employers in the US who provide a Student Loan Assistance program. Employees also have access to LinkedIn Learning, offering over 5,000 on-demand, online learning courses.