Management Development Associate Program

Trustmark’s Management Development Associate (MDA) Program is a challenging and rewarding twelve-month training program located in Jackson, Mississippi. This program is designed to prepare the MDA's for careers in the financial services industry by providing a basic knowledge and understanding of the various departments, services, and products of Trustmark as they relate both internally and externally. MDA's participate in most aspects of a full-service branch, including sales of a variety of bank products, and will meet with customers to take loan applications, open new accounts, implement promotional activities, and meet goals for both sales and referrals to customers. Additionally, there is concentration on the accounting, analytical, communication, and management skills needed to analyze potential and existing loan customers. This training involves using computer models to spread and interpret financial statements, develop forecasts, conduct research, compile reports, and make recommendations concerning loan review and approval.


Training includes teller and financial services representative responsibilities, branch management operations, consumer lending, commercial credit analysis, leadership development, team building activities, and business etiquette and ethics.

Past Placements

Recent associates who have completed the MDA program have been placed in the areas of commercial lending, commercial real estate, corporate services, credit analysis, human resources, mortgage banking, operations, public services, retail branches, and wealth management.


  • Four-year college degree
  • Business-related degree or MBA
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong accounting, analytical, and computer skills
  • Previous sales or marketing experience is preferred
  • Available for employment by June 1 of the current year
  • Must be able to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship by employer
  • Recruitment takes place in February of each year


MDA Coordinator
PO Box 291
Jackson, MS 39205


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