A Day in the Life at BNY Mellon

A Day in the Life at BNY Mellon

"One of the most impressive things about BNY Mellon is that everyone wants you to succeed."

Faces of BNY Mellon: Cody

We believe the greatest investment we make is in our people. Get to know the men and women who make BNY Mellon a world-class financial institution. Meet Cody, an Associate in BNY Mellon's Emerging Leaders Program.

My Role

I am an associate in the pilot class of the Emerging Leaders Program. During my first year at BNY Mellon, I will complete three-to-four month rotations in various businesses. In such a vast company, I most enjoy the opportunity to experience the company from different perspectives. This allows me to see how the interconnectedness of BNY Mellon enables us to deliver value to clients.

A Day in My Life

For my current rotation, I work in Corporate Trust, specifically within the Sales and Relationship Management group. It is deal-focused, so I find myself contributing in a variety of ways that use and develop my skill set.

The most rewarding part of my job is that every day presents a new challenge and I never feel that my work is repetitive. It is exciting to come into work every day not knowing what to expect, and I can feel confident that my team values my contribution.

Cody walking down hallway

Three Things That Surprised Me After I Started Working at BNY Mellon

  • High-performance Culture. As soon as I joined the company, it quickly became apparent that BNY Mellon has an aptitude for recruiting talented and driven individuals. I have found myself surrounded by people with the drive to succeed and who push those around them to do the same. People want to do the best they can to provide top-notch service and strengthen the brand of BNY Mellon, which creates a positive work environment.
  • Welcoming Attitude of All Employees. As a recent college graduate and new hire, it is intimidating to come into a completely new environment, especially since, in my program, I walk into a new situation with brand-new colleagues every four months. It surprised me to see the welcome extended by even the senior managers of the groups. Everyone is more than willing to set aside time to walk you through a new process or explain the bigger picture from his or her perspective.
  • How Invested BNY Mellon is to Seeing Employees Succeed. One of the most impressive things about BNY Mellon is that everyone wants you to succeed. People from across businesses are willing to talk about their group and day-to-day processes. BNY Mellon invests a lot in employee development and encourages everyone to improve their skills. The company offers e-learning, mentoring and interest groups to help you succeed and build a fulfilling career.

Where I want to be in 5 years

Within the next five years, I am hoping to be on the research and analytic side of the investment process here at BNY Mellon. I hope to be in a role where I am able to analyze companies and investment products in order to help BNY Mellon and its clients make informed investment decisions. I am currently a candidate in the CFA program and hope to be a CFA charter holder in the next few years. Since I have just started my career, it’s extremely encouraging to be at a firm like BNY Mellon.

Cody standing at work desk reviewing paperwork with computer monitors to his left

Cody sitting at a desk hold a smartphone with both hands

About Cody


Emerging Leaders Program Associate, Investment Services


10 months

Graduated From

Duquesne University

Office Location

Completed rotations in both Pittsburgh and New York

Favorite Thing about BNY Mellon

The support to create a fulfilling career.

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