Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

Start your own bussiness.
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Growth: professionally, but more importantly personally
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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5.0 of 5 stars

Creativity and Elegance required
Pittsburgh, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay, time flexibility, leadership, "open -doorness", expirence


Downers

Nothing


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to become exposed to the real life of a CEO right away. Quick decisions that need to be good are required and you must become and expert at balance and efficiency.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you failed at something and how did you learn from it.


Advice to Management

I don't believe the organization needs to improve here. Obviously you can always to do better with the aforementioned items but I believe NM's internship program truly should be ranked #1 in the company


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

You get out what you put in
Springfield, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

You schedule your own time. Meet with the people you want to meet with. Whatever effort you put in is what you will get out of the internship


Downers

It takes time to get paid because of the cycle


Advice to Potential Interns

Set a goal and decide to reach it. Then dont stop until you do


Sample Interview Questions

What is your willingness to ask for help from coaches and mentors?


Advice to Management

I would change nothing, perhaps more willingness to cover costs of Representatives, however the more skin I have in the game the harder I will be working


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

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


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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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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

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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4.8 of 5 stars

Help others live courageously and with purpose
Salt Lake City, UT | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

1. Flexibility, I never have to miss something important because of work

2. Helping great people protect their family through insurance

3. Future potential for income is really high


Downers

Commission based jobs are very motivating but can be stressful on a family


Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to put in the time and effort to be successful, and look past the no’s


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Got me where I am
Pittsburgh, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

This internship was the reason I got into this business. I am forever grateful for the opporutnity and feel so luck for having been in this program.


Downers

I don't have a bad thing to say.


Advice to Potential Interns

Go into it with and open mind and DO what your supervisors suggest. Worst case scenario you will learn a great number of skills you can do with your next endavour. If you half ass it you will be dissappointed with the experience.


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Yes


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