Northwestern Mutual Internship

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4.8 of 5 stars

Building an impactful business
Omaha, NE | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flexibility, mentorship and opportunity


Downers

You have to create your own consistency and accountability structures


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't quit if you get frustrated or are forced outside of your comfort zone; quitting is a habit. It is impossible to grow if you don't push yourself.


Would You Recommend

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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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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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5.0 of 5 stars

Northwestern Mutual: Endless Opportunities
Fort Wayne, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Challenged me personally and professionally to get outside of my comfort zone and to make a difference in people's lives.


Downers

I wish I could've done it longer.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are driven and want to push yourself to maximize your God given abilities this is a great opportunity for you.


Would You Recommend

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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

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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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4.9 of 5 stars

An amazing opportunity to build your own financial planning practice and gain real world experience.
Akron, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship with Northwestern Mutual is the ability to gain real world experience of starting up and running your own financial planning business, with no personal capital needed to invest up front. Learning life/business skills that would help in any career path, such as enhancing communication and time management, increased self confidence, and finanical planning knowledge helpful in your own personal life and business. Interns have the same opportunities as fulltime representives in building their client base. The independence, control of schedule, positive impact of interactions with clients, and a limitless income potential.


Downers

I did not have any negative experiences with my two years as in intern with Northwestern Mutual.


Advice to Potential Interns

Understand that this opportunity is not meant for everyone. Individuals who are open minded, willing/wanting to learn, and that are not afraid of working hard to get great rewards should apply. The company does a great job in supporting an interns growth and development, but it is meant for people striving for growth and experience.


Sample Interview Questions

What are you looking for in a career? Do you have aspirations of running your own business? What is your why?


Advice to Management

The company needs to continue to support it's representatives in training, education, and industry changes as it consistently does.


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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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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

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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