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4.7 of 5 stars (285 Ratings)

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Got to have the menatlity to do whatever it takes to succeed.

4.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The fact that you get to make your own schedule, training and development are top notch, and you really get the opportunity to see how life really works.

Downers

The fact that I had to call people everyday and try to set them up for meetings.

Advice to Potential Interns

Do the work and make sure this is what you really want to do.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A Life Changing Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Iowa City, IA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

You are in control of everything. What you learn, how you do, and the amount of money you make is alomst completely up to you.

Downers

It can be stressful.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are a goal-oriented person with good interpersonal skills this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that could change your whole perspective on life.

Sample Interview Questions

Describe yourself in three words. What are three words your best friends would use to describe you?

Advice to Management

I think that my office has mastered all of these things. There are other offices around the country that need to address the training and retention though.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Financial Freedom is Glorious

4.8 of 5 stars

Madison, WI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Freedom to fail.

Downers

Lack of structure in remote offices.

Advice to Potential Interns

Network yourself so deep in groups of people, it doesn't matter what job you want or need; the network will help you find your groove.

Advice to Management

Slush fund for new interns to get out and market themselves would be helpful.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The ability to jump start your career and learn the skills necessary to succeed in life.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Enhancing your college experience while growing professionally

5.0 of 5 stars

Hartford, CT | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The freedom to do what I wanted and make as much money as I wanted. There are no end destinations, it is very goal oriented.

Downers

The difficulty of starting and maintaining a busy schedule.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you do decide to pursuit this internship, it will definitely be worth it. You will learn so much and have a huge impact on your friends and family lives.

Sample Interview Questions

Do you have any experience in sales?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great Opportunity

5.0 of 5 stars

Harrisburg, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

No maximum earning potential, flexibility in schedule, real life learning experience.

Downers

There were no negatives about this internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Bestcompany in the financial services industry.

Would You Recommend

Yes

If you want safety, go else where, but remember nothing ever grows in a place of comfort.

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Pay can be great. Ability to network. control of schedule.

Downers

Not being understood by people not in the field or who have no prior knowledge of it.

Advice to Potential Interns

Take this opportunity seriously, you will be playing with live ammo.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intern earns thousands by helping indivuals and families become more financially secure!

5.0 of 5 stars

Salt Lake City, UT | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Personal growth and development. Opening the door to a rich, fulfilling carreer.

Downers

Selling - which involves a lot of rejection.

Advice to Potential Interns

Northwestern mutuals corporate culture is unique. The culture is extremly proffessional and exudes doing the right thing. I can't imagine a better opportunity. I've been full time for a while and have a very strong income, freedom and flexibility over my time and most of all I make a positive difference in my clients lives.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Creativity and Elegance required

5.0 of 5 stars

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

You get out what you put in

4.8 of 5 stars

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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