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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

Real Life, hands on internship!

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Yes

If you want safety, go else where, but remember nothing ever grows in a place of comfort.

4.9 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The oppertunity of a LIFE TIME

5.0 of 5 stars

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

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

Start your own bussiness.

5.0 of 5 stars

Little Rock, AR | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Being my own boss.

Downers

The volatility of your work week.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work hard.

Advice to Management

More organization with the contracting process.

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

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