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We believe people are the heart of our success. That's why we place a high value on recruiting, training, and retaining high-caliber talent. Whether you are looking for your first internship or a full-time opportunity as a college graduate, explore the great options available through our Accelerated Career Track Program.

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Accelerated Career Track program

  • Attending college is a major milestone, and one you should celebrate!

    You’ve got a lot to juggle: class, papers, exams, meetings, job applications, social events, finals week — all while trying to make the most out of your time. And just when you get in your groove, it will be time to move on to your next stage in life. Your career.

    We understand where you are; we’ve been there. Our Accelerated Career Track (ACT) program will help you take the next step. We’ll provide you with a seamless transition from college student to working professional as well as opportunities to grow your career for years to come. Whatever your goals are, we will help you achieve them.

    Your next step starts here.

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  • Whatever your goals are, we will help you achieve them. Our ACT Program focuses on developing you in four key areas:
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Our programs

If you're just starting on your professional journey, get started with a company that can offer you options.

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    Summer internships

    As an intern, you'll have the opportunity to explore a career in the financial services industry through a summer filled with hands-on experience. Our internship program will provide you with opportunities to work on challenging projects which impact our business, meet with executives from various lines of business, and participate in our coveted competition, "Battle of the Interns." You'll learn the value of collaboration, work closely with your fellow interns on an assigned team project, and develop a recommendation on how to advance our business model. After spending the summer with us, you'll have the opportunity to interview for full-time employment as an Accelerated Career Track Associate.

    Timeline: 10-week program beginning in May

    Qualifications: Sophomore or junior level student or graduate level student with one year of coursework remaining

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    Full-time associate

    Start your career in financial services by gaining broad-based knowledge of our industry and organization. Our rotational development program is designed to benefit both graduate and undergraduate students. Your training will combine classroom sessions, on-the-job training, computer-based training, and self-study projects. Your training will take place in your specific market location, completing a series of rotations throughout many departments. Following successful completion of the program, you will be placed in a role specific to your line of business.

    Timeline: 13-month program beginning in July

    Qualifications: Bachelor or master degree completion

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Program tracks

We know one position does not fit all. That's why we have provided you with a variety of career paths in the financial services industry. Whether you know exactly what you want to do or you are still exploring, our ACT Program allows you to choose a specific area of focus for your program training.

Commercial banking track

Our Commercial Banking division offers businesses from a variety of industries, a full suite of banking solutions with local, personal service, and the industry knowledge and experience clients count on to grow.

Associates or interns participating in this track may have the opportunity to learn and gain experience within the following teams:

  • Corporate banking
  • Energy banking
  • Commercial real estate banking
  • Commercial banking

This career track is ideal for finance and accounting majors with an interest in sales, customer relationship management, and financial analysis.

Note: Must have completed a minimum of 12 accounting hours and 9 hours of finance courses to be considered for the full-time ACT Associate program.

Information technology track

IT is a great path for those looking to make a difference by enabling business success and creating raving fans. This division provides a challenging, fun, and rewarding experience for all employees involved in supporting and advancing hundreds of banking systems. Our tools, technologies and systems deliver mission-critical programs that are crucial to the long-term success of the bank and our clients.

Associates or Interns participating in this track may have the opportunity to learn and gain experience within the following teams:

  • Project management office
  • Infrastructure and operations
  • Digital solutions
  • Information security
  • Quantitative analytics
  • Data governance and reporting
  • Business analysis and support
  • Robotic process automation

This career track is ideal for a computer science, data analytics or management information systems majors.

Wealth management track

The Wealth Management division provides strength, stability, knowledge and experience to support clients in any economic environment. This group represents banking services like private wealth, institutional wealth and trust as well as subsidiaries such as BOK Financial Securities. Individuals working in these areas, with offices across 11 states, build relationships with high-net-worth clients and work hand-in-hand with them to preserve and grow their wealth.

Associates or interns participating in this track may have the opportunity to learn and gain experience within the following teams:

  • Private banking & credit services
  • Trust and fiduciary services
  • Mutual funds
  • Broker dealer
  • Institutional wealth management
  • Investments
  • Client advisors

This career track is ideal for finance majors or business students but other degree programs may be considered.

Note: Our full-time associates will also participate in a CFA institute certification program throughout their first six months.

Other tracks

To run an organization of this size and depth, we must have high-caliber teams in place in every department. At times we may have full-time associate or intern opportunities available outside of our traditional tracks. Divisions with opportunities may include:

  • Consumer operations and business banking
  • Cyber security
  • Enterprise data
  • Internal audit
  • Risk management
  • Treasury

Hear from program participants

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    "The ACT Program offered me invaluable opportunities to network and explore my interests in banking. The program fosters a supportive environment for me to learn and grow alongside bright and highly motivated peers. The comprehensive credit training and rotations provided in the program are the biggest advantages, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to experience in the early stages of my career."

    Amanda Wong
    2021 ACT Associate

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    "Initially, the ACT program offered me a great transition from the University classroom to the workforce with instructor-led credit analysis training and live group case studies. The classroom-like environment helped me build a great foundation of skills that prepared me for the work rotational aspect of the program. During rotations, I gained real-world experience working in many different departments of the Bank, allowing me to further explore various career paths. To this day, I continue to rely on the network of connections I gained throughout the program to effectively collaborate with peers across the Bank."

    Jordan Phelps
    2019 ACT Associate

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    "You learn to adapt to change through your rotations, giving you the necessary skills to provide timely, calculated solutions. You gain the ability to make decisions in times of uncertainty, as well as an intrinsic understanding on how to connect and collaborate with others."

    Viviana Abrego
    2019 ACT Associate

What to expect and tips to stand out

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a mid-career or seasoned professional, then we recruit year-round, and we have many opportunities available! Please visit Search Jobs.

Our time together is never long enough. In order to make the most of our time, we offer the following tips:

  • Research the bank, review our annual reports, explore the financial services industry and topics, talk to former interns, and your professors.
  • Check with your school's career services office to assist you with practice interviews, questions, and advice.
  • Arrive early, and bring a copy of your transcript and resume with you.
  • Come prepared with questions to ask at the end of the interview.
  • Business dress is appropriate.

Internships are offered in the majority of the markets in which we operate. All internships, by market location, are listed on our career site.

Yes, all of our internships are paid positions.

Our ACT interns spend 10 weeks in the program and typically work within one to two areas. Our goal is that you're given real, business impacting work during your summer internship. By focusing on one or two areas, you can move past shadowing and gain a better understanding of the big picture.

YES! Whether you are a soon-to-be graduate, a recent graduate, or a mid-career or seasoned professional, there are many opportunities available. Please explore opportunities throughout our career site.

It's great that you are interested in growing your career at the bank. As a current employee, you should view open positions and apply from the careers module in SuccessFactors. You can access SuccessFactors via The Beacon and simply navigate to the careers module using the drop-down menu.

Feel free to reach out to us at recruiting_coordinators@bokf.com with any questions regarding the ACT Program and the recruiting process.

Meet our team

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    Kim Clark

    Accelerated Career Track Senior Program Lead
    I chose BOK Financial because of their longstanding reputation in the community, opportunities for growth, and the amazing culture. I stay because I found all those things and more. My favorite thing about the ACT program is witnessing Associates and Interns having "ah ha" moments. The bank truly supports the program and sees the tenor of the employees who go through it. When I hear the feedback individuals provide about the program, it validates that I know we are doing things right. BOKF is truly one of a kind.
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    Lexi Marroquin

    Accelerated Career Track Program Lead
    I chose BOK Financial because I knew they'd help me grow into an exceptional leader. Connecting with the culture of an organization is a priority for me, and I was amazed by what BOKF had created. I truly believe in the ACT program because it's designed to help professionals become remarkable leaders in the industry. The intentionality that goes into developing the Associates and Interns is astounding. The value BOK Financial places on helping its' people succeed is unique, and I am proud to be a part the organization.
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    Taylor Zimmerman

    Accelerated Career Track Recruiter
    I chose BOK Financial because of their strong reputation in the community. After joining, I discovered not only their dedication to professional growth, but also the strong sense of community pride. This emphasis on personal and professional development, coupled with the company's community-centered culture reinforces my decision to be a part of this team. I have been more than impressed by the ACT program's focus on cultivating outstanding industry leaders, and I feel honored to witness the positive impact it has on employees.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Although we are actively recruiting year-round, applications for our ACT Program open the first week of September. We are looking for Interns and early career talent, with interviews taking place in October after Career Fairs. Offers are typically extended to students at the end of November through early December.

We recruit nationwide through our virtual technology platform and partnerships; however, we also attend on-site recruiting events. Whether it’s in person or virtually, we’d love to meet you!

Our time together is never long enough. In order to make the most of our time, we offer the following tips:

  • Research the bank, review our annual reports, explore the financial services industry and topics, talk to former interns, and your professors.
  • Check with your school’s career services office to assist you with practice interviews, questions, and advice.
  • Arrive early, and bring a copy of your transcript and resume with you.
  • Come prepared with questions to ask at the end of the interview.
  • Business dress is appropriate.

Internships are offered in the majority of the markets in which we operate. All internships, by market location, are listed on our career site.

Yes, all of our internships are paid positions.

Our ACT interns spend 10 weeks in the program and typically work within one to two areas. Our goal is that you’re given real, business impacting work during your summer internship. By focusing on one or two areas, you can move past shadowing and gain a better understanding of the big picture.

Yes! If you are a soon to be or recent college graduate that is interested in pursuing a career within the financial services industry, there are many opportunities available. Please explore opportunities throughout our career site.

It’s great that you are interested in growing your career at the bank. As a current employee, you should view open positions and apply from the careers module in SuccessFactors. You can access SuccessFactors via BankConnect and simply navigate to the careers module using the drop-down menu.

Feel free to reach out to us at recruiting_coordinators@bokf.com with any questions regarding the ACT Program and the recruiting process.