Typical students are juniors or seniors. Students work full-time
in the summer and part-time in the school year. 50% of the interns
are from the business school and 50% are from economics, social
sciences, education and liberal arts.
You'll find that the Northwestern Mutual internship is more than
a summer job. It's a truly meaningful experience that builds your
business skills and helps clients achieve their hopes and dreams.
With support from your network office, you'll work for yourself,
but never by yourself.
The hands-on intern experience includes partnering with
financial representatives who show you how it's done through
mentoring and joint-work programs. Like your colleagues in the
network office, you have ready access to the resources of the
Northwestern Mutual, including:
- A coach who meets with you regularly to help evaluate and
fine-tune your efforts for greatest results.
- Trusted financial specialists and advisors with technical
know-how to help you create customized solutions for your
- World-class Northwestern Mutual products and services including
life insurance, disability income insurance and education funding
options, as well as retirement planning, estate planning and
Specifically, you'll practice the personalized approach we use
to offer financial solutions tailored to each client's individual
needs. You'll follow these key steps in our process, working
independently with guidance from experienced colleagues:
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- Meet With Clients: You'll set up appointments to discuss your
clients' current financial situation.
- Analyze the Client's Situation: Through extensive fact-finding,
you'll uncover long-term goals that you will use to help determine
your client's needs.
- Make Recommendations: After evaluating your client's current
situation and goals, you'll determine what products can help fill
their needs and present appropriate solutions to your client.
- Provide Ongoing Service: You'll continue to work with your
clients beyond the close of the sale. Most financial
representatives contact their clients twice per year to determine
whether their needs have changed, and keep them aware of the
resources available to them.