Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

A real world test drive of a career in financial services.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Meeting with prospects and clients; training/education of financial products; leadership development; compensation


Downers

Nothing, really.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work hard and face rejection--but it is all well worth it.


Sample Interview Questions

Don't remember


Advice to Management

No recommendations


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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5.0 of 5 stars

Beswt learning and jump start for my career i could have asked for.
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

culture, compensation and learning.


Downers

It meant i was starting my career at a young age and had to grow up quickly.


Advice to Potential Interns

dive in head first and give it everything you have.


Advice to Management

keep the internship as the crown jewel of the northwestern mutual. its our secret sauce!


Would You Recommend

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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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4.8 of 5 stars

Help others live courageously and with purpose
Salt Lake City, UT | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

1. Flexibility, I never have to miss something important because of work

2. Helping great people protect their family through insurance

3. Future potential for income is really high


Downers

Commission based jobs are very motivating but can be stressful on a family


Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to put in the time and effort to be successful, and look past the no’s


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Enriching the lives of others and being paid well for it
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Interacting with and improving the lives of people who know they need help.


Downers

Wearing a suit


Advice to Potential Interns

Self discipline is the most valuable attribute for someone in our organization


Sample Interview Questions

Where are you in three years? What have you accomplished? What are you most proud of?


Advice to Management

Promoting the opportunity to more people


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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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4.8 of 5 stars

Phenomenal
Syracuse, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

One of the best aspects of the internship is having the opportunity to test drive a full time career and obtain great work expereince. I have obtained a vast amount of skills that could be used in many other jobs and fields through my intenrship at Northwestern Mutual. Another great aspect of the internship is flexibility. Having the ability to set your owns schedule to work around your college schedule allows students to work year round and maintain their practice.


Downers

The most difficult thing about the internship is time managment. I had a very difficult managning my time with a high amount of responsibility and accountability expected.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are looking for an amazing opportunity to test drive a full time career and work with some of the best planners in the industry, there is no other place to be.


Advice to Management

There really isn't much that I would change. I think Northwestern Mutual is an amazing company and a great place to work. Compensation is great as long as you put in the work and effort. Northwestern Mutual has some of the best training and development programs I have ever seen. I would advise management to continue doing what they are doing!


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

An opportunity to mature; personally, professionally & financially.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Support, Office culture, Training, Entrepreneurial, Real life person to person interaction


Downers

It's hard work. If you're not ready to mature, it may not be a fit.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you're looking for a career where income is relatively unlimited, you have the independence to design your own work calendar & make your own business decisions, & you want to make an impact on peoples lives, then the career at NM should be entertained. The internship program is the gateway into that career. We urge our college financial reps to testdrive this career to its maximum potential.


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5.0 of 5 stars

A real trial, for real life!
Knoxville, TN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flexability with time and no limit on compensation. It was commision based


Downers

I wish I would have known about it earlier.


Advice to Potential Interns

Put in your best effort up front to really gauge if this is something you could do the rest of your life


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