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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

Independence, real life training, professional development, and amazing income potential.

5.0 of 5 stars

Des Moines, IA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Culture and relationships

Downers

getting used to being up so early

Advice to Potential Interns

Hit the ground running to recieve full benefits of program.

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me your best accomplish and why it is your best.

How involved on campus were you.

Advice to Management

Make sure they know its a career, not a summer job you show up to 2 days a week.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Starting your own business, determine your own pay.

5.0 of 5 stars

Springfield, MO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

You make as much money as you work for. You have an opportunity to start a business early on.

Downers

It's heavily commission based. No set pay. This is also the biggest benefit, for there is no cap on your income.

Advice to Potential Interns

YOu have to be driven, self motivated, willing to put up with a lot of pressure, and becoming comfortable being uncomfortable.

Sample Interview Questions

My biggest role model; why

Advice to Management

NONE

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

Life changing experience, able to experience real work taks

5.0 of 5 stars

Orlando, FL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Time flexibility

Downers

Building a client data base on people you know

Advice to Potential Interns

Have to manage your time responsibly in order to take advantage of the internship

Sample Interview Questions

Why you choose the finance industry

Advice to Management

More training

Would You Recommend

Yes

best professional decision i have made in my life

5.0 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

being full-time as an intern, you do exactly what you the full-time advisors do

Downers

the only downside of the internship is you have to get out of your confort zone immediately. that's why so many people fail at the internship becusae its not hard and nobody can make the calls or build your business for you. but if you do fight through those uncomfortable moments. paradise is on the other side.

Advice to Potential Interns

this internship will never give you more out than what you've put into it. you have to be able to work hard and if you do you will be very successful

Would You Recommend

Yes

Awesome!

5.0 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Working with clients

Downers

I Liked all aspects of the internship program at Northwestern Mutual

Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard and you will be rewarded. It was a great experience!

Would You Recommend

Yes

An amazing opportunity to build your own financial planning practice and gain real world experience.

4.9 of 5 stars

Akron, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspects of the internship with Northwestern Mutual is the ability to gain real world experience of starting up and running your own financial planning business, with no personal capital needed to invest up front. Learning life/business skills that would help in any career path, such as enhancing communication and time management, increased self confidence, and finanical planning knowledge helpful in your own personal life and business. Interns have the same opportunities as fulltime representives in building their client base. The independence, control of schedule, positive impact of interactions with clients, and a limitless income potential.

Downers

I did not have any negative experiences with my two years as in intern with Northwestern Mutual.

Advice to Potential Interns

Understand that this opportunity is not meant for everyone. Individuals who are open minded, willing/wanting to learn, and that are not afraid of working hard to get great rewards should apply. The company does a great job in supporting an interns growth and development, but it is meant for people striving for growth and experience.

Sample Interview Questions

What are you looking for in a career? Do you have aspirations of running your own business? What is your why?

Advice to Management

The company needs to continue to support it's representatives in training, education, and industry changes as it consistently does.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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