Leadership Development Program, EMERGE

How to apply

How to apply

  1. Apply online*
  2. Type in keyword "EMERGE program"
  3. Review the full job description
  4. Complete the online application for position(s) where you meet all the qualifications

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 EMERGE is Cardinal Health's entry-level rotational program designed to offer leadership development to participants in an environment where they can rotate through different departments and locations. Participants are provided an ideal opportunity to continue exploring careers within their discipline while gaining valuable work experience needed to succeed in the future. The program is geared towards recent college graduates interested in the health care industry that are searching for a challenging, rewarding career in a fast-paced, consumer-oriented environment. The goal of the program is to provide participants with the tools and experiences to prepare them for a manager-level role within Cardinal Health. Participants in the program are full-time benefit eligible employees. Following successful completion of the program, participants will apply and interview for a traditional full-time position based on their performance, interests, development and our business needs.

"This program is an experience, an opportunity, a chance to be essential to Cardinal Health. The on-the-job training, development, and networking with leaders and peers across Cardinal Health continue throughout one’s career… this program exemplifies the commitment of Cardinal Health to developing talent."

— Dionne, Manager, Talent Management

*Please note the incoming cohort for the EMERGE begins in June. We recruit for each cohort during the fall recruiting season.


While in the EMERGE program, participants will:

  • Develop and apply business skills
  • Experience broad and diverse rotations
  • Receive ongoing training/development
  • Build relationships through networking
  • Accelerate professional development
  • Enhance productivity through process improvement
  • Develop a solid peer group
  • Bring fresh and inventive ideas to our company

This program helps develop skills, gain knowledge and create leadership practices to prepare its' participants for their next positions within the organization. Many participants move on to become supervisors, project managers and department managers as a results of the leadership training and preparation these programs provide.



EMERGE is a very competitive and selective program seeking motivated and driven students from colleges and universities for the following disciplines:


*All current open positions are posted on our careers website. If you are not seeing a previously posted position or you receive no results during your search, then unfortunately the position(s) is no longer available or we are no longer accepting applications at this time.