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.
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.