Northwestern Mutual Internship

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4.7 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (378 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars

Start your own bussiness.
Little Rock, AR | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being my own boss.


Downers

The volatility of your work week.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work hard.


Advice to Management

More organization with the contracting process.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

excellent chance to test drive the career
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

great experience in real world


Downers

rejection with prospects


Advice to Potential Interns

stick it out


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The internship with endless opportunities.
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Independence, success manual, camaraderie, opportunity


Downers

When meetings would not show up.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, stay committed, and listen to leadership/veteren representatives.


Sample Interview Questions

Questions around what motivates me?

What is my biggest accomplishment?

A time where I faced conflict and how I overcame it.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing
Syracuse, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Independance and opportunity


Downers

That I couldn't do it full time because I still had to go to class.


Advice to Potential Interns

You must give 100% to get the best experience possible.


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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5.0 of 5 stars

Opportunity to help others while better yourself!
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The opportunity to run my own practice, do the marketing, prospecting, project managment, accounting, running the business. It really has helped me to be a better person and business person.


Downers

I only say this because it is true but I love the company and what they stand for. The hardest thing about the internship is that it is a difficult field!!


Advice to Potential Interns

Take the leap of faith and give it all you have. You will not be disapointed.


Sample Interview Questions

Do you keep commitments?

Do you put others needs over your own?

Do you enjoy to work hard?


Advice to Management

The internship is managed very well. Keep it up please!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

In-depth look at a career. No other way to learn as much as by doing. Great chance to test drive what has become a phenomenal career.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Seeing the industry from the inside out; gained more professioanal experience of learning how to treat others and be treated as a professional; by virtue of the role of a financial rep, you meet an incredibly large amount of people very quickly


Downers

There was less structure around my development at the time, but the program has evolved materially since then.


Advice to Potential Interns

Everything my firm told me about this business has been true.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Expereince of a Lifetime
Rochester, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Hleping as many people as possible get their Financial house in order. The amount of money you can make is only limited by your success.


Downers

Having people say no to you.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't predetermine if you'll like this and want to do it forever. Get your feet wet, try it, be coachable, and see where it takes you.


Advice to Management

Don't oversell the Internship. Interns need to know that it is extremely hard but extremely worth while and fulfilling.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

A Top 10 internship EVERY college student needs to consider!!!
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Mentoring, Training, and Development


Downers

the growing pains of getting rejected


Advice to Potential Interns

Go in with a open mind and be coachable on all aspects of training


Sample Interview Questions

N/A


Advice to Management

N/A


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The ability to jump start your career and learn the skills necessary to succeed in life.
Tacoma, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The autonomy, resources, support, mentorship, continued education, and ability to make a difference in lives.


Downers

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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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