Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

Growth: professionally, but more importantly personally
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Starting your career before you graduate.


Downers

The internship is not easy. It can be difficult for others to take you serious in regards to their finances when they aren't sure if you will be here in 3 months.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are willing to work hard an create your own future and be 100% in control of your life there is no better place to be.


Sample Interview Questions

My interview process was based around my goals and dreams and Northwestern trying to make sure this was a good fit for me.



-what was a difficult event in your life and how did you overcome it.


Advice to Management

Based on industry averages our retention as a firm almost quadruples the chance of success if you come from our internship. We need to and are continuing to work on diversity within our firm.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

What is Your Maximum Potential?
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The ability to make as much money as you could imagine. It is really nice to not have a salary cap. I love the flexibility that I have to take off from work whenever needed or to make my schedule work better with a prospects.


Downers

There wasn't anything I didn't like about my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard and you will reap the benefits early


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Unlimited opportunity to apply a financial education to a real world career while building a business and helping others
Buffalo, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The training and support from peers and home office coupled with the autonomy and unlimited opportunity to grow, continue your education and not have a corporate glass ceiling. Working for a company that puts investing in their employees and delivering value before anything else.


Downers

Our office was underdeveloped at the time so there was no director of the program or formal mentor structure like there is now.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, follow the trianing, ask for help and always keep learning.


Sample Interview Questions

What motivates you most in a career?

Tell me about a time where you were faced with adversity that you had to overcome?

Are you motivated by helping others?


Advice to Management

Have a better transitional structure from the employees that have success and hit early goals that continues while they are in the early stages of their career.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

I saving important to you?
Indianapolis, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Growing personally and professionally


Downers

There are no cons. If you are motivated to succeed, it's hard not to


Advice to Potential Interns

Come in open minded and prepared to work hard


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Rewarding
Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Experince

Training

Compensation Potential

Competitions


Downers

I cant think of anything I would improve


Advice to Potential Interns

Do the advised work and this will be the best experince ever.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great oppritunity to meet and help a lot of people in a very meanigful career.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

helping people and flexible schedual.


Downers

I dont really have something about the internship that i didnt like. i thought it was very well put together.


Advice to Potential Interns

Dont hesitate ondoing this just becauseit is commision. This is an amazing experience!!!


Sample Interview Questions

Have you ever been in a management situation? If so, explain.


Advice to Management

I truely would noy improve my og\rganization at all!!! my advice to management would be to keep doing what your doing.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

You get out what you put in
Springfield, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

You schedule your own time. Meet with the people you want to meet with. Whatever effort you put in is what you will get out of the internship


Downers

It takes time to get paid because of the cycle


Advice to Potential Interns

Set a goal and decide to reach it. Then dont stop until you do


Sample Interview Questions

What is your willingness to ask for help from coaches and mentors?


Advice to Management

I would change nothing, perhaps more willingness to cover costs of Representatives, however the more skin I have in the game the harder I will be working


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Creativity and Elegance required
Pittsburgh, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay, time flexibility, leadership, "open -doorness", expirence


Downers

Nothing


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to become exposed to the real life of a CEO right away. Quick decisions that need to be good are required and you must become and expert at balance and efficiency.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you failed at something and how did you learn from it.


Advice to Management

I don't believe the organization needs to improve here. Obviously you can always to do better with the aforementioned items but I believe NM's internship program truly should be ranked #1 in the company


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Opportunity to Test Drive a Career
Albany, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great on the resume. Realife & hands on experience.


Downers

nothing I didnt likeexceept I wish I started prior to senior year.


Advice to Potential Interns

Seize this opportunity.


Sample Interview Questions

What do you want out of a career?


Advice to Management

Interns are like baby birds. They need attention or they will not make it. Continue to offer the excellent support servives.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Real Life, hands on internship!
Princeton, NJ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the training and hands on learning by doing joint work with veteran reps.


Downers

Hard to keep up while back at shcool. More for summer.


Advice to Potential Interns

tyr it and you will know if the career is for you.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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