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4.7 of 5 stars (380 Ratings)

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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

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

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

A competitive, fun, and challeneging way to learn the indusrty

5.0 of 5 stars

Pittsburgh, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I learned more than I did in school. I was able to grow up as an individual while getting real life experience. I didn't have to grab coffee or do administrative work.

Downers

It was stressful at times.

Advice to Potential Interns

Everybody should at least give it a shot. I never thought of this as a career when I started, but I gave it a chance and now I am here.

Sample Interview Questions

What makes you a good fit?

Advice to Management

I think it is fine the way it is. As long as you take the internship seriously and are coachable you will learn more than in any other internship.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A Life Changing Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

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.

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

Growth: professionally, but more importantly personally

5.0 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Starting your career before you graduate.

Downers

The internship is not easy. It can be difficult for others to take you serious in regards to their finances when they aren't sure if you will be here in 3 months.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are willing to work hard an create your own future and be 100% in control of your life there is no better place to be.

Sample Interview Questions

My interview process was based around my goals and dreams and Northwestern trying to make sure this was a good fit for me.



-what was a difficult event in your life and how did you overcome it.

Advice to Management

Based on industry averages our retention as a firm almost quadruples the chance of success if you come from our internship. We need to and are continuing to work on diversity within our firm.

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

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