The autonomy, resources, support, mentorship, continued education, and ability to make a difference in lives.
Delayed gratification from the time you meet someone to the time that you get paid on the recommendations you help them implement. The career is very difficult to get started in and build a network of clients. The learning curve is very steep because most of the things that are to be learned for financial planning are not taught in school.
Advice to Potential Interns
If you are long term focused, self motivating, autonomous, hard-working, and persistent, this will be a good opportunity for you. However, if you need immediate results and lack the autonomy to act as a business owner this might be too much of a challenge. You will be asked to step outside of your comfort zone on the daily to continuously grow and learn and you should be okay with challenge.
Sample Interview Questions
How do you like to compensated? Monetarily, Recognition, Leadership opportunities?
Tell me about a time you had to overcome a personal struggle or tell me about a time you took on a lot of responsibility.
Advice to Management
I would prefer the recruiters to focus on the quality of potential interns rather than the quantity, as the more interns who have poor experiences because they are not cut out to handle the internship might have negative things to say about the internship when they were not suited for it all along.