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4.7 of 5 stars (651 Ratings)

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Challenging yet rewarding, phenomenal professional and personal growth, and real world experience

4.9 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Taking what I was learning in the classroom (as a financial planning major) and applying it to real clients scenarios. I can say none of my classmates had actual experience with clients like I did, they only knew how to deal with hypothetical fact patterns. It is obviously a lot different when there is a human being sitting across from you.

Downers

Having to balance it with school. It was tough to do both, but manageable when I set my mind to it and was efficient with my calendar. This was a growing experience as I learned to manage my time more effectively.

Advice to Potential Interns

I wish I had known the scope of the company better. What I mean by this is the sound comprehensive planning this company does. I think many students see this internship as an insurance only deal, and while that is true in the beginning, it is so much more. For example, I passed my Series 6 and 63 in my senior year of college.

Advice to Management

Promoting Northwestern as a planning firm not just an insurance company like it used to be. Certainly insurance plays a big part in our company culture, but the opportunities here are endless and I don't think prospective students understand that.

Sample Interview Questions

I honestly can't remember since that was 2 years ago. They were pretty standard, such as "tell me about a time when".. things like that.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real-life experience with a great company, great culture, great products, and great opportunity.

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Opportunity to experience actual client meetings; significant training and development of sales skills and leadership qualities

Downers

Can't think of anything

Advice to Potential Interns

Realize that this is a prospecting and promotion business whereby you'll face a certain level of rejection. However, the ability to help people is very gratifying if you stick with it.

Advice to Management

N/A

Sample Interview Questions

Describe a time where you found something more difficult to accomplish than you thought, but did it anyway.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Impactful

5.0 of 5 stars

Harrisburg, PA | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

freedom on when and what you make

Downers

Nothing I loved it

Advice to Potential Interns

It is tough but worth it

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best Real World Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I get to run my own practice and meet with my own clients.

Downers

It can be mentally challenging to face rejection everyday

Advice to Potential Interns

This should be a career worth looking at for a long term career.

Advice to Management

Keep building the internship program. It is excellent so far.

Sample Interview Questions

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

What are your top 3 weaknesses?

Tell me about your family.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Life changing; best thing that happened to my professional career

5.0 of 5 stars

Providence, RI | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Everything

Downers

nothing was bad

Advice to Potential Interns

do it... take advtange of opportunity

Would You Recommend

Yes

If you want an internship that will challenge you, help others, and has the potential for you to make a lot of money, this is for you.

5.0 of 5 stars

Salt Lake City, UT | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The training is excellent. You start to build your own business, and the flexibility that allows you to go to school won't be found anywhere else.

Downers

Sometimes doing the phoning can be intimidating.

Advice to Potential Interns

Just come in here and give it your all. The only people who end up not being successful are the people who aren't committed. If you commit yourself and just do what the trainers tell you, you will be successful.

Advice to Management

To be honest, I don't have any suggestions. It is a wonderful place to work.

Sample Interview Questions

Why is right now the right time to hire you?
They have you do surveys of people you know to get a sense of what people think of the industry, and to see how well you can network.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Start your own business with very little down side. Sounds too good to be true, but it's true!

5.0 of 5 stars

Provo, UT | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Training, the time everyone spent on me, the pay, the independence, the culture.

Downers

Uncertainty of income.

Advice to Potential Interns

That even if I wasn't going to choose this career path, it will open so many doors for you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learn to help other, grow a successful business, and become a better version of yourself.

5.0 of 5 stars

Dayton, OH | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Real-life experience, compensation, culture, training, opportunity to grow.

Downers

Having to study and pass the insurance and investment licenses was a challenge that I wouldn't want to do again but was worth it.

Advice to Potential Interns

Over prepare. Talk to other advisors and former interns that have had success. Listen to the advice others give because the system works.

Advice to Management

Opportunity to pass the investment license earlier in the process. Taking both investments and insurance right away rather than just the insurance up front.

Sample Interview Questions

What was a time in your life when you overcame an obstacle? How would you describe your ideal career where you are looking forward to work every day? What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are for a career in financial planning/

Would You Recommend

Yes

Greatest Opportunity in The World!

5.0 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The culture, development and training and the relationships that I've built with my colleagues and clients.

Downers

Dealing with rejection is the toughest part.

Advice to Potential Interns

I wish I would have known that I was about to enter one of the greatest opportunities I ever will come across.

Advice to Management

There is absolutely nothing I would change in our internship program

Would You Recommend

Yes

Run a business as a college student

4.9 of 5 stars

Toledo, OH | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The impact you can have on your community and school in your 20s as well as earning lots of money through hard work.

Downers

Strictly commission makes for some tough months

Advice to Potential Interns

Work as hard as you can and you will be just fine

Advice to Management

Initial training could be a little more in depth

Would You Recommend

Yes