US Military Pathways Rotational Development Program - Associate - Houston, TX

JP Morgan Chase - Houston, TX3.9

Full-time | Part-time | Commission

The JP Morgan Chase & Co. US Military Pathways Development Program, MPDP, is an aggressive, highly selective program that seeks to identify top veteran talent and cultivate them to serve as leaders in our firm. MPDP is a challenging and rewarding work experience that provides acclimation support, coaching and dedicated program managers, the opportunity to rotate into two, one-year roles, job skills training, networking with colleagues and senior level management, and the exposure needed to grow into a future leader across our most demanding business areas.

US Military Veterans have a unique set of experiences and leadership abilities that are greatly valued in our organization and the vast support for this program will enable you to curate an effective career pathway into J.P. Morgan that is appropriate for you and your job interests.


Rotational Pathways Associates are hired into the firm based on eligibility, organizational fit and interview performance and then work with MPDP management to place into a specific role suitable to personal interest, skill, professional experience and business priorities. Participants complete up to two different roles via one-year rotations in teams across J.P. Morgan’s lines of business:

  • Consumer & Community Banking
  • Commercial Banking
  • Asset & Wealth Management (2nd year rotation recommended if seeking client engagement)
  • Investment Banking (2nd year rotation recommended if seeking client engagement)
  • Corporate/Centralized Functions
Rotations are flexible and participants can choose roles in the following key tracks essential to our business:

  • Operations/Technology/Cybersecurity
  • Client Engagement/Sales
  • Product Development/Analytics/Strategy
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Talent Development/Employee Engagement/Recruiting
  • Risk/Controls
  • Finance/Audit/Resource Management
  • General (work with Program Management to determine area of best fit)
Selected candidates receive pre-hire guidance as well as an intensive overview of the organization and personalized onboarding support in their first 30 days. Continuous learning and development is provided over the program’s 24-month period with the opportunity to rotate roles after 12 months. Each opportunity will be focused on individual development allowing you to grow in diverse skill areas such as project or business management, programming, client support, card services, relationship management, analytics, fraud protection and security, digital solutions, people development and more. Upon completion of the Pathways program, participants place out into full-time roles based on preference, performance and demonstrated growth potential.

To ensure continuous development throughout the program, each participant receives ongoing mentorship, guidance and support from program management, their rotation manager, veteran sponsors and many other influential business partners across the firm who are invested in the success of Pathways Associates.


You will interact with JP Morgan Chase & Co. senior management and partner with a military veteran sponsor who will assist you with the transition from military life into our organization. You can also become a member of our Veteran Business Resource Group to connect with other veterans at the firm and help advance key veteran priorities and service projects. And of course, you’ll have the strong support network of your fellow military veteran colleagues who are actively in the program or serve as dedicated alumni. The cohort format of Pathways will provide you with a network of peers to share experiences and a sense of community amongst fellow veterans.

As part of the program, JP Morgan Chase & Co. will also allow you to take time needed to complete executive format or part-time graduate education. In addition to allowing time away from work for class, you’ll be able to connect with other program participants and leaders who have attended or are currently enrolled in some of the country’s most elite business schools.



  • 30-day acclimation period
  • Two 12-month, full-time job rotations (first rotation determined during acclimation period)
  • 24 months of training, networking opportunities and career guidance
  • At program conclusion, participants work to place into their next full-time role at J.P. Morgan
2019 Program Start Dates (subject to change)

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Education and Military Experience

  • Minimum of BA/BS Degree required
0-4 years of separation from US military service
US Military leadership experience, typically achieved through 6+ years as a Commissioned or 10+ years as a Non-Commissioned Officer in any United States military branch of service with a demonstrated record of success
Minimum of 18 months in a qualifying US military unit leader equivalent position with direct supervision responsibilities; staff experience, preferred
Skillset and Work Experience

Demonstrated learning agility in complex settings
Innate willingness to apply knowledge to J.P. Morgan’s businesses
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and decision making skills
Forward thinking and able to work through unpredictable circumstances with minimal guidance
Proven project management acumen and follow-through capabilities
Able to think in the immediate and long-term when solving problems
Ability to work on a team with differing views, adapt to change and achieve positive business outcomes
Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence others