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4.7 of 5 stars (566 Ratings)

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Best internship ever.

5.0 of 5 stars

Columbus, OH | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Freedom of schedule, skill development, getting to build my own client base, compensation.

Downers

Phoning for new appointments.

Advice to Potential Interns

Really give it your all. Focus on dialing and prospecting.

Advice to Management

Making sure to keep promises on incentives.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A progam where you learn an important career while having a huge impact on your community, and still having fun!

4.9 of 5 stars

Newport Beach, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The compensation. The schedule structure. The culture. The opportunity to travel to company events.

Downers

The independence of it is hard at times.

Advice to Potential Interns

To be a successful intern, give the tasks your all. Nothing is "given" to you in this internship, it is what you make it.

Advice to Management

Possibly to consider having higher stipends.

Sample Interview Questions

What obstacle/challenge did you overcome and how did you learn from it? What are your future career goals?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable!

5.0 of 5 stars

Stamford, CT | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Personal growth, challenge, unlimited income potential, real world experience

Downers

At first I was apprehensive to start calling prospects, but quickly learned the importance of meeting and helping strangers to impact their lives

Advice to Potential Interns

Bring as many qualified suspects as you can, and view this as a full time job opportunity. View the long term potential, not the two or three months of your internship, as a full time career.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real life experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Albany, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I learned real life financial planning. Not just how to photocopy like many of my friends in other internships

Downers

nothing. Turned into a full time career.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to grow and embrace growth.

Advice to Management

We are constantly growing and seeking advice from our employees on how to do so.

Sample Interview Questions

What are you passionate about?
Tell me about a time you overcame a major obstacle.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great culture, support, and environment at Northwestern Mutual leads to greater intern success.

5.0 of 5 stars

Salt Lake City, UT | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Independence, good compensation, and high quality training.

Downers

Nothing. There was nothing I didn't like about the internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Do it. It's tough, and scary at times, but worth it if you work hard.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Thrust into the shoes of a full-time wealth management advisor.

5.0 of 5 stars

Columbus, OH | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Real Life Experience. You are literally starting your own business and you have to think like a business owner, because you are one. Potential of great pay. The best part of the internship is the impact you will have on your clients and their families. When they thank you for meeting with them and you develop those relationships, that is the most rewarding part.

Downers

Some aspects are not fun to do such as dialing for clients, but you are building a practice. A good thing is that they do not encourage cold calling at all. It can be long hours, but the work is rewarding.

Advice to Potential Interns

Go into the internship with a mindset of being a business owner. Every decision you make has to be from that mindset and give it everything you have. Put yourself in uncomfortable situations and you will grow more as a person, personally and professionally and even financially.

Advice to Management

Stick with training and keep the interns accountable. Keep up the good work overall.

Would You Recommend

Yes

"the beginning of my career-my internship"

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

the training

Downers

the compansation

Advice to Potential Interns

make sure that you are able to work in a career that doesnt have immediate gratification

Advice to Management

compensation

Sample Interview Questions

1.why do you get up in the morning?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learn about the real world of finances with NM!

5.0 of 5 stars

Little Rock, AR | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Got paid to be trained by top Advisors.

Downers

I wish I would have started it sooner in my college career.

Advice to Potential Interns

Take the advice from the management teams, it will help you more than you can see at time of internship.

Advice to Management

I enjoyed time with higher management, wish I could have spent more time with them.

Sample Interview Questions

What do you dream about your professional life becoming? What is your most magnificent future look like? Personally? Professionally? Financially?

Would You Recommend

Yes

I wouldnt be who i am today without Northwestern Mutual

4.8 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

-mentoring
-support
-flexibility
-income potential
-my own business

Downers

-stipend amount was low

Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to give it 100%. If you aren't willing to do so, you will have a subpar experience and wont enjoy the career

Advice to Management

Competitive signing bonuses
continue to work on diversity
Similar culture across office nationally

Sample Interview Questions

What does integrity mean to you

Would You Recommend

Yes

Hard, meaningful, and relational work

5.0 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Having the ability to effect another's life in a positive way, versus worrying about grabbing someone coffee or be treated as an "intern". I designed my own schedule, met the people I wanted to, and had a lot of fun "working"

Downers

The job is hard, and with the wrong attitude it can cause the daily tasks to feel really difficult.

Advice to Potential Interns

Based on my experience, put faith in the people who mentor you and continue to work -- even when it gets tough to do that.

Advice to Management

Continue to do the things you do. Perhaps from a recognition standpoint, put a little more emphasis on clients attained, and really emphasis the importance of T20 by making that a mandatory accomplishment.

Sample Interview Questions

How do you act in the face of adversity.

Would You Recommend

Yes