Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

A real trial, for real life!
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Real work experience while building your own business.
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


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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

Great Opportunity
Harrisburg, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

No maximum earning potential, flexibility in schedule, real life learning experience.


Downers

There were no negatives about this internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Bestcompany in the financial services industry.


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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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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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Opportunity to Test Drive a Career
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

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


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4.9 of 5 stars

The opportunity of a lifetime
Akron, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

People, resources, learning, communication skills, workplace culture, fun


Downers

Inconsistent pay and down time. When you are struggling with finding clients or keeping a full schedule. You always have your tram to pick you up and help you rough tough times.


Advice to Potential Interns

Know what you are getting into and if it is the right type of opportunity for yourself. Ask questions.


Sample Interview Questions

What is an example of failure that you have experienced in your life and how did you overcome it?


Advice to Management

No Comment


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Starting your own business, determine your own pay.
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


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