Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

The oppertunity of a LIFE TIME
Portland, OR | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

You get to test drive a career


Downers

Being self empoyed and having to learn to organized my own day. Not having someone telling me when it was due.


Advice to Potential Interns

Test drive the career and get to know the carecter of the organization and find out if it will be a fit for you.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

Real Life, hands on internship!
Princeton, NJ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the training and hands on learning by doing joint work with veteran reps.


Downers

Hard to keep up while back at shcool. More for summer.


Advice to Potential Interns

tyr it and you will know if the career is for you.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

A Life Changing Experience
Iowa City, IA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

You are in control of everything. What you learn, how you do, and the amount of money you make is alomst completely up to you.


Downers

It can be stressful.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are a goal-oriented person with good interpersonal skills this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that could change your whole perspective on life.


Sample Interview Questions

Describe yourself in three words. What are three words your best friends would use to describe you?


Advice to Management

I think that my office has mastered all of these things. There are other offices around the country that need to address the training and retention though.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great oppritunity to meet and help a lot of people in a very meanigful career.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

helping people and flexible schedual.


Downers

I dont really have something about the internship that i didnt like. i thought it was very well put together.


Advice to Potential Interns

Dont hesitate ondoing this just becauseit is commision. This is an amazing experience!!!


Sample Interview Questions

Have you ever been in a management situation? If so, explain.


Advice to Management

I truely would noy improve my og\rganization at all!!! my advice to management would be to keep doing what your doing.


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

For those who are or want to be the best of the best, give Northwestern Mutual a shot. There's no downside.
Seattle, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The training is fantastic. Learning about such important topics like financial planning, budget analysis, and running a business can't be replaced. Whether or not an intern goes full-time with the company, they'll be a better person and more employable after the internship. The office culture is fantastic as well. I love the competitive nature because everyone wants to succeed as badly as they want to breathe, but they also want to see others succeed. They want to be the best by beating the best. Tons of great, fun people, and the internship strikes a perfect balance - for me - between professional and fun. The pay is unbeatable to.


Downers

It's such a copmetitive field, that there is a ton of turnover in the industry. It can be hard to befriend someone as you're watching them fail out of something that they want badly.


Advice to Potential Interns

Some people simply aren't cut out for this career. It's extremely independent, and a lot of people don't like the fact that they're 100% responsible for their income and lifestyle. Others may not like that it's 100% commission based. I'd say try it and really submit yourself 100% to it before you decide it's not for you. The people who make this a career are really, really happy. It'd be a shame to not make the most of such a good opportunity.


Sample Interview Questions

First interview is very stereotypical, but less formal. Tell me about yourself. Strengths/weaknesses. What's your 5, 10, and 20 year plan. Tell me a time of adversity, etc. The second interview is super unique and really cool. They ask us to put together a powerpoint presentation covering a series of questions and trying to sell ourselves to the company. Things like: why this industry, why this company, what are your goals, what makes you different, what motivates you, what do you want from us, etc. This is where we ask them some questions as well to figure out if it could be a fit for us. The third interview is with our potential mentor to hear more about the career, expectations, and get a chance to really dig deep and as questions. They want to see from us the same things that anyone else does, but it's super cool to talk to a mentor rather than a recruiter during the interview process.


Advice to Management

Overall communication can be spotty sometimes. Whether it's requirements for a competition or conditions to get paid, they're not always as clear as possible. That's probably just a bureacracy issue, but it can be annoying. Other than that minor issue, I'd say keep doing what they're doing, finding great kids, and training them to be the best version of themselves.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Excitingly eye opening experience into the financial services industry
Providence, RI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

real world experience


Downers

I can't say that their was anything I disliked.


Advice to Potential Interns

you own your own business


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

If you want safety, go else where, but remember nothing ever grows in a place of comfort.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay can be great. Ability to network. control of schedule.


Downers

Not being understood by people not in the field or who have no prior knowledge of it.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take this opportunity seriously, you will be playing with live ammo.


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5.0 of 5 stars

You will grow tremendously personally, professionally, and financially this summer - all while helping people you care about
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

real world experience


Downers

making phone calls (but who likes that? :))


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to have REAL experience then do this. If you want to have a mindless "job" over the summer do not try it - you will be challenged and will regret this.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Real life experience
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Meeting with clients, learning what the actual career is like


Downers

A lot of training


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to own your own business and have face-to-face interaction with clients, also the coaching is great!


Sample Interview Questions

Do you want to be rewarded for your efforts/performance


Advice to Management

More activity on the campus


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

You can create your future
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The ability to be my own boss and control my schedule in addition to the amazing training


Downers

To be honest there really isn't any aspect of the internship I don't like. While there were aspects I liked better, there aren't any aspects I didn't enjoy


Advice to Potential Interns

This opportunity is a fast paced and self motivated opportunity. This career is not going to be handed to you. It is hard work, but the hard work is worth it.


Sample Interview Questions

The process didn't feel like an interview, it felt like a conversation. The questions asked were more about what my dream job would be and what my goals are.


Advice to Management

I can't think of anything specifically to improve.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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