Northwestern Mutual Internship

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4.3 of 5 stars

Flexibility with the ability to make unlimited in one and impact many lives
Jacksonville, FL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being able to make long lasting relationships


Downers

Commissions only


Advice to Potential Interns

It takes total transformation to believing in the system


Advice to Management

Better training and follow up


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Success is waiting for Everyone Who is Willing to Work for It
New Orleans, LA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best parts of the internship are the fact that I have the ability and capability to run my own business. I set my own appointments, do my own amount of work, and am compensated accordingly. I can hire and fire employees, and I can market my business to the public, all driven by myself. Nobody tells me how much I make, or what I'm worth on the balance sheet this year. I make my own income, build my own relationships, and love life and people more every day because of it.


Downers

This internships is often marketed as a "you can get rich fast" deal. Thats the impression given. While you certainly can build wealth faster than almost any other profession, the reality is, if you don't put the time or effort into it you simply can't "get rich fast".


Advice to Potential Interns

If you're trying to get an internship just for the sake of your resume, pass this one up. This is a time consuming, life changing internship. It can only be that if you put forth serious, mature, tenacious effort consistently for at least 6 months.


Sample Interview Questions

1. What are your goals?

2. What are you passionate about besides school?


Advice to Management

Management and training has been world class. If there isn't success in this company, it is due to the lack of effort on the intern or financial representative.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Grow as a person as you grow your career
Salt Lake City, UT | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

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.


Downers

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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Life Changing Experience
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the personal and prefessional development. Made me the man I am today.


Downers

100% Commision


Advice to Potential Interns

Utilize people that are better than you at your weakness'


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Once in a lifetime opportunity for growth and development.
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

A management team that has no conflicting interests, and wants to do everything to help you grow in your specific talents.


Downers

The challenge of not knowing what tomorrow might bring.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you work with integrity and ethics, this could be a very good fit.


Sample Interview Questions

What differentiates you from your peers that would make you an asset to our team.


Advice to Management

Make sure to evaluate the uniqueness of each intern early on in their internship.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Real world experience
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Meeting successful people


Downers

Payed on the back end of production.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work really hard up front and don't slack.


Sample Interview Questions

Ideal career and life.


Advice to Management

More staff is always helpful and newer equipment.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Amazing
Seattle, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Helping people everyday. I love meeting new people and the sence of pride i get when i help them reach their goals. The freedom to create your own scheule was perfect becasue i was able to work around school and homework and still have a home life.


Downers

The only downfall to this internship was the pay. You do recive weekly stipends to take clients out and cover expenses but i didn't actualy generate an income. It would have been nice to recieve some additonly compensation for the hours i put in. I did recieve comissions but with the limited time i had to with work and school it didn't cover any life expenses just business expenses.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are looking for a career where you are your own boss, and get to help people everyday than this is the job for you.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.1 of 5 stars

Real Life Financial Services experience while in college
Albany, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Financial Potential


Downers

Rejection from potential clients


Advice to Potential Interns

You can put any amount if effort in that you wish, the more effort you put forth as an intern the better idea you will have if this is a good career fit


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.0 of 5 stars

Excellent
Iowa City, IA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Culture, experience


Downers

Commission based as an intern


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, and the possibilities are endless


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.9 of 5 stars

Best opportunity for personal growth no matter what industry you end up in!
Little Rock, AR | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

personal growth, professional growth


Downers

It was very difficult because all of my meetings had to be sourced by me. From a learning standpoint, it would have been nice to have had the ability to shadow a full-time advisor.


Advice to Potential Interns

You need a five year vision. This is a career opportunity, not a job. This is a great place to thrive if you work hard and enjoy surrounding yourself with others who are wanting to grow.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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