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4.7 of 5 stars (141 Ratings)

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The oppertunity of a LIFE TIME

5.0 of 5 stars

Portland, OR | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

You get to test drive a career

Downers

Being self empoyed and having to learn to organized my own day. Not having someone telling me when it was due.

Advice to Potential Interns

Test drive the career and get to know the carecter of the organization and find out if it will be a fit for you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Building character while creating a career

4.8 of 5 stars

Springfield, MO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Having the same resposnsiblities as full-time reps with the ability to only work part-time, schedule flexibility, building my own business, learning how to be a business owner, learning how to be a better financial planner, availability of resources, office culture, company culture,

Downers

Balancing school work with running a business

Advice to Potential Interns

Follow Granum and you'll succeed

Would You Recommend

Yes

Work hard and noting here is impossible...nothing.

5.0 of 5 stars

Indianapolis, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The company invests a lot of time and resources in a college students growth, that may or may not make it...that astounds me. I learned from the top of the company and their success and failures. I was also recognized for my success. I had the opportunity to lead others in the internship. I also had the ability to change people's lives, as a college student. I don't know if it gets better than that.

Downers

the hard work. It takes a lot of work to be in this position.

Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard and you will succeed...no matter who you are.

Advice to Management

I have seen nothing short of greatness from our management. I would not change a thing, they are the ones that inspire me to do the things I do everyday.

Would You Recommend

Yes

You get what you put in.

5.0 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people in the office.

Downers

Not Hourly.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you're not ready to work hard, turn away and run.

Sample Interview Questions

Don't recall.

Advice to Management

Compensation, bigger stipend for interns.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Opportunity to be courageous, grow and learn

5.0 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Challenged me to get uncomfortable

Downers

Wish I had more time

Advice to Potential Interns

Be open minded and courageous

Sample Interview Questions

What's the biggest challenge you faced in life and how did you handle it?

Advice to Management

Would like the licensing process to go faster - I understand it's more a problem with the state

Would You Recommend

Yes

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.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

A Top 10 internship EVERY college student needs to consider!!!

5.0 of 5 stars

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

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

Expereince of a Lifetime

4.8 of 5 stars

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

A real trial, for real life!

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Would You Recommend

Yes

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