Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

Excitingly eye opening experience into the financial services industry
Providence, RI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

real world experience


Downers

I can't say that their was anything I disliked.


Advice to Potential Interns

you own your own business


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

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


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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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5.0 of 5 stars

Real life experience
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Meeting with clients, learning what the actual career is like


Downers

A lot of training


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to own your own business and have face-to-face interaction with clients, also the coaching is great!


Sample Interview Questions

Do you want to be rewarded for your efforts/performance


Advice to Management

More activity on the campus


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

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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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

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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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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