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4.7 of 5 stars (379 Ratings)

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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

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

A real trial, for real life!

5.0 of 5 stars

Knoxville, TN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Flexability with time and no limit on compensation. It was commision based

Downers

I wish I would have known about it earlier.

Advice to Potential Interns

Put in your best effort up front to really gauge if this is something you could do the rest of your life

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real work experience while building your own business.

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Real experience, builiding a client base for myself, learning professional skills that can be applied to any industry, and being held accountable for my own business.

Downers

It was largely commission based, but there were other stipends and financial incentives.

Advice to Potential Interns

This company and business rewards high work ethic. What you put into this, is what you will earn out of it. It is incredibly rewarding.

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you had to overcome something and what you did to do it?



What is your biggest fear?



Describe your dream job.

Advice to Management

Be more upfront about the dress code during the hiring process. It would also be helpful to have a different training/orientation for interns with a certain level of experience instead of resending them back through training with new hires.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great Opportunity to Test Drive a Career

5.0 of 5 stars

Albany, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great on the resume. Realife & hands on experience.

Downers

nothing I didnt likeexceept I wish I started prior to senior year.

Advice to Potential Interns

Seize this opportunity.

Sample Interview Questions

What do you want out of a career?

Advice to Management

Interns are like baby birds. They need attention or they will not make it. Continue to offer the excellent support servives.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Test drive a career and begin my practice with a running start.

5.0 of 5 stars

Kalamazoo, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Experience, personal growth, connections made, and education.

Downers

Studying for the state licensing exams. No fun!

Advice to Potential Interns

Give it a try. If you're interested in investments, insurance, sales, or financial planning, it's a great way to test drive a career.

Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work in an organization? What do you see as your upward mobility in your career path?

Advice to Management

Nothing

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

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

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

Got me where I am

4.8 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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