Flexibility. It also really helps you to become more accountable, more self-motivated, and more responsible as a person. I also loved meeting with different types of people! I became better at holding conversations, and it made me realize that there are an infinite number of ways to live a life.
Honestly, the pay isn't great at first. You have to build up your clientelle through your own personal connections, and while the formula for success is simple, it's not easy! It would have been much easier if there were more of a cushion there to alleviate the stress of low, volatile income upfront.
Advice to Potential Interns
Do this internship. There's no way to lose-- either you find it's not a good fit, and you move on to something else (but with a top-ten internship to put on your resume), or you find that you love it, and you now have the ability to lock in a career (a phenomenal career at that!). Also, once you do sign on as an intern, DON'T take everything your trainers/mentors tell you with a grain of salt. They really do know what they're talking about when it comes to this business, and the sooner you learn to bite the bullet and follow their recipe for success, the better you'll do and the more fun you'll have.
Sample Interview Questions
I don't remember. I did have to do a presentation on one aspect of the company that stood out to me during one of my interviews.
Advice to Management
I think that the internship should be part FR, part AFR based. It would give interns a better idea of where their skillsets lie, and what they enjoy the most.