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4.7 of 5 stars (141 Ratings)

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College Financial Representative Review

4.0 of 5 stars

Troy, MI | June 2015 | FORMER INTERN

Uppers

You learn a lot in training, and it is not only a great resume builder, but a great opportunity to learn a lot about financial products.

Downers

It's a lot more sales than made out to be, very much like selling insurance as that is their bread and butter

Comments

It is a great experience, but you really have to be prepared to be in a sales mode far more so than an analytical mode.

Would You Recommend

Yes

It's What You Make of It

2.0 of 5 stars

Chicago | May 2015 | FORMER INTERN

Uppers

A lot of training and industry specific information. Resume builder. Sale and sector specific experience and skills development.

Downers

You are thrown head first into selling financial instruments you don't yet understand to your friends and family. The expectations for leads and meetings outpaces improved training, so it truly is a blind sales gig for a rough stretch.

Comments

If you're going to do it, you need to be sure that selling to people you know is something you are capable of. It starts out really tough and if you're not prepared for that you will burn out before you establish a base.

Would You Recommend

No

Financial Rep Intern

3.0 of 5 stars

11580, NY | April 2015 | FORMER INTERN

Uppers

Name brand recognition, good resume builder, learn some sales training and techniques

Downers

It's a sales position, you are forced to call your close family and friends and feed off of their contacts, have to make cold calls, don't really learn to many skills transferable out of sales. Plus it is basically unpaid with no base earnings, but you do get to earn commission off of any sales you make.

Comments

Definitely considering taking their internship for name recognition, if you are interested in insurance they have a pretty good reputation in the industry.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The greatest opportunity of my life.

5.0 of 5 stars

Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I got to build my own buisness. I even hired my first employee while I was a senior in college. I also got to work face to face with clients and really help them.

Downers

You are starting a business and if you treat it as such it can take a lot of time.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be open and willing to really give this a shot and put in the work to find out if this is a good fit for you.

Advice to Management

A little more training on specific contracts and products could not hurt.

Would You Recommend

Yes

You can create your future

4.9 of 5 stars

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

Maximize Your Ability To Succeed

5.0 of 5 stars

Indianapolis, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The culture was incredible as well the leadership that I attained. It opened my mind to a different style of thinking.

Downers

Commission, but the stipend helped.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to work hard, this is the perfect experience.

Sample Interview Questions

Name a time that you have faced adversity?

Advice to Management

More incentives and competitions to make us work a bit harder.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great oppritunity to meet and help a lot of people in a very meanigful career.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Yes

Great Opportunity

5.0 of 5 stars

Harrisburg, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

No maximum earning potential, flexibility in schedule, real life learning experience.

Downers

There were no negatives about this internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Bestcompany in the financial services industry.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Got to have the menatlity to do whatever it takes to succeed.

4.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The fact that you get to make your own schedule, training and development are top notch, and you really get the opportunity to see how life really works.

Downers

The fact that I had to call people everyday and try to set them up for meetings.

Advice to Potential Interns

Do the work and make sure this is what you really want to do.

Would You Recommend

Yes

You're Options are Endless

5.0 of 5 stars

Omaha, NE | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Getting my experience before graduation was key, setting up my business to be a well oiled machine.

Downers

None, I had an unbelievable experience.

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't let your fears get in the way of your potential.

Sample Interview Questions

Why did you apply for this internship?

Advice to Management

Figure out a way to get the freshman and sophmores in as AFR's to learn the business.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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