Personal & Professional Growth - enhanced communication skills, improved time management, financial planning knowledge, and confidence to work in the professional market.
Impact - working with clients on reaching their goals and insuring their families
Independence - control of own schedule
Income - No cap and got compensated based off of the effort I put forth.
Culture - Developed friendships and relationships with staff, fellow interns, management, and fulltime advisors that will last a lifetime ( Family & Fun)
What I liked least about the internship is the rejection. No one likes hearing no. It was hard to overcome at first, but once I understood that not everybody is ready to do planning and how the front end activity worked it all made sense. Now, I strive to hear more no's then everyone else (it leads to more yes's).
Advice to Potential Interns
If you are looking for an internship that will both challenge you to grow both professionally and personally than this is an opportunity for you. It is meant for the individuals who have the drive and motivation to succeed and want to build something that is all the result of their effort.
Advice to Management
I believe that the company just needs to continue to educate and offer people the chance to enter a career that will be life changing.
Sample Interview Questions
The interview questions asked we very focused on my vision for the future and helped me identify what my internal motivation was. The first interview was a lot like other interviews, asking me about my strengths, goals, challenges, etc. But, the second interview was different. I got the chance to reverse the table and interview a former college intern and director of the college program. There were no questions that I could not ask.