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4.7 of 5 stars (477 Ratings)

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Incredible Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Columbus, OH | July 2016 | CURRENT INTERN

Uppers

Great experience for anyone that is looking for a real life internship. This is not some internship that has you do everyone's dirty work and run errand. In this position, you are actually beginning your own business. This job is not for everyone though. You should be open to being uncomfortable and putting yourself out there. There is unlimited to potential to move up in the company through this internship and convert to full-time. The people here are incredible and I will take this experience with me forever. Not to mention that this is a top 10 internship nationally and it will look great on any resume. Not to mention the compensation is also limitless depending on how hard you work.

Downers

This is not a career path for everyone. You should be more on the extroverted side and open to being uncomfortable at times.

Comments

Make sure that you have people to reach out to for financial planning purposes. Anyone is a good candidate, just make sure you are more extroverted than introverted.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Launching pad for a life of flexibility and limitless opportunity while being able to serve others.

5.0 of 5 stars

Lincoln, NE | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Flexibility, income, and being able to truly experience what a full time career would be like.

Downers

The hardest part for me was being in the people business and figuring out that people are very undependable from time to time. When you are trying to help improve someone's life financially and they don't follow through on what they tell you they want to do was frustrating for me initially.

Advice to Potential Interns

This is a great opportunity to learn skills as an entrepreneur and how to build a successful business. If you are a motivated individual who dreams of a career with unlimited income potential, complete flexibility in your personal life, and values helping people you can not go wrong test driving this career.

Advice to Management

Help paint the picture for the interns to know what is really possible with this career. Share examples of career advisors who started out in the internship program and are having amazing success.

Would You Recommend

Yes

top 5 best choices I have ever made!

5.0 of 5 stars

Dubuque, IA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Getting to impact peoples lives in a life changing way

Downers

the Commission part of things can makes things rough but if you work hard and keep your head down it pays of in the long run

Advice to Potential Interns

Look at it as a potential career not an internship

Advice to Management

encourage the interns to be in the office more and make them earn the freedom.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Become a financial advisor with training and mentorship from the top advisors in the business!

4.9 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The mentorship and guidance from the successful full time advisors
The ability to earn a substantial income even as an intern
The freedom to control my own schedule
Doing something that truly benefits people

Downers

Not knowing if you were going to make money that week or month to be able to pay your bills

Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to put the work in and you will be successful in the business and make more money then most people out of college in full time careers

Advice to Management

Keep interns more accountable so they don't develop bad habits before they take the career full time

Sample Interview Questions

The interview was pretty relaxed they just want to get to know you as a person to see if you'd be a good fit for the office culture as well as good at the career

Would You Recommend

Yes

REAL EXPERIENCE AT IT's FINEST!

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I learned about financial planning and that is something helpful for the rest of my life!

Downers

I would have enjoyed spending more time with the senior advisors, learning their perspective on why they made the recommendation they made!

Advice to Potential Interns

identify IF a full time oppty really exists PRIOR to the start of the internship!!!??!!

Advice to Management

we could be more diverse!

Sample Interview Questions

how would you handle the following situation? what is the toughest situation you have been dealt with? whats your biggest strength and weakness?

Would You Recommend

Yes

When you know your why, you can endure any how.

4.8 of 5 stars

Peoria, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Flexibility, opportunity to test drive the career, ability to make an impact, opportunity to learn about insurance and personal financial planning

Downers

Phoning was the thing I least liked doing.

Advice to Potential Interns

Never quit. Realize how big of an opportunity this is, embrace it, and remember: when you know your why, you can ensure any how.

Advice to Management

Training more in depth in all phases of the career.

Sample Interview Questions

What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
What are you passionate about?

Would You Recommend

Yes

hard work will yield great rewards

5.0 of 5 stars

Columbus, OH | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

test driving the actual career

Downers

it was hard!

Advice to Potential Interns

if you're going to do this, give it your best shot and treat it like a full time career. only way you'll know if its right for you

Would You Recommend

Yes

A true experience of what it would be like to be full time.

5.0 of 5 stars

Princeton, NJ | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Impact we had on people. Independence. Potential for income was big! Lots of training and hands on experience.

Downers

liked it all!

Advice to Potential Interns

go through the interview process fully and they will help you determine if it is a good fit for you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real life experience, great training, great compensation program

4.8 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Paid program, working with people, out in the field a lot

Downers

no real draw backs from my experience, I wish I had come across them earlier in my college career

Advice to Potential Interns

be coachable, they have a recipe for success, use it!

Sample Interview Questions

ask for "track record of success"

How do you define hard work? and what are some examples of how you display?

Would You Recommend

Yes

The best internship in the world with the biggest opportunity for growth, development, and income.

5.0 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Mentorship. Real world experience. Learning from senior advisors in all aspects of life. Culture.

Downers

There is nothing that I did not like. There were things that are hard work, but it's not that I didn't like them. Just like with any job, it was what I had to do to get the job done/be successful.

Advice to Potential Interns

Come in with a good & hard work ethic, be coachable, utilize the experience/resources that are given.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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