Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

The greatest opportunity of my life.
Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I got to build my own buisness. I even hired my first employee while I was a senior in college. I also got to work face to face with clients and really help them.


Downers

You are starting a business and if you treat it as such it can take a lot of time.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be open and willing to really give this a shot and put in the work to find out if this is a good fit for you.


Advice to Management

A little more training on specific contracts and products could not hurt.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Maximize Your Ability To Succeed
Indianapolis, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The culture was incredible as well the leadership that I attained. It opened my mind to a different style of thinking.


Downers

Commission, but the stipend helped.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to work hard, this is the perfect experience.


Sample Interview Questions

Name a time that you have faced adversity?


Advice to Management

More incentives and competitions to make us work a bit harder.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

You can create your future
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The ability to be my own boss and control my schedule in addition to the amazing training


Downers

To be honest there really isn't any aspect of the internship I don't like. While there were aspects I liked better, there aren't any aspects I didn't enjoy


Advice to Potential Interns

This opportunity is a fast paced and self motivated opportunity. This career is not going to be handed to you. It is hard work, but the hard work is worth it.


Sample Interview Questions

The process didn't feel like an interview, it felt like a conversation. The questions asked were more about what my dream job would be and what my goals are.


Advice to Management

I can't think of anything specifically to improve.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

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


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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

A Life Changing Experience
Iowa City, IA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

You are in control of everything. What you learn, how you do, and the amount of money you make is alomst completely up to you.


Downers

It can be stressful.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are a goal-oriented person with good interpersonal skills this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that could change your whole perspective on life.


Sample Interview Questions

Describe yourself in three words. What are three words your best friends would use to describe you?


Advice to Management

I think that my office has mastered all of these things. There are other offices around the country that need to address the training and retention though.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great oppritunity to meet and help a lot of people in a very meanigful career.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

helping people and flexible schedual.


Downers

I dont really have something about the internship that i didnt like. i thought it was very well put together.


Advice to Potential Interns

Dont hesitate ondoing this just becauseit is commision. This is an amazing experience!!!


Sample Interview Questions

Have you ever been in a management situation? If so, explain.


Advice to Management

I truely would noy improve my og\rganization at all!!! my advice to management would be to keep doing what your doing.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing
Syracuse, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Independance and opportunity


Downers

That I couldn't do it full time because I still had to go to class.


Advice to Potential Interns

You must give 100% to get the best experience possible.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

You're Options are Endless
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


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4.8 of 5 stars

Got to have the menatlity to do whatever it takes to succeed.
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


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