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4.7 of 5 stars (566 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

Get ready for an experience that will shape you personally, professionaly, and financially!

4.8 of 5 stars

Irvine, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The training and mentorship.
The challenge it brings forth.
Earn as much money as you work for.
The people we work with and are mentored by.
Values like integrity are frequently taught and are shown by example.
You learn soft skills (communication, prospecting, negotiation, etc.) and hard skills (building plans, learning about the insurance and investment world).

Downers

Requires a great amount of hours and hard work in order to make money doing it.
You are constantly challenged to push through the pressure asking for referrals.

Advice to Potential Interns

You will learn so much if you just give it all you can in a minimum time span of 6 months.
Do what they tell you! It can be easy to second guess and go your own way. The firm is over 150 years old. Listen to their experience.
Pursue your goals, but never compromise the client's best interest!

Advice to Management

The supervisors should show a little more respect for the interns. Listen to the interns' concerns and help them with their perspective instead of just telling them to do the right things.

Sample Interview Questions

I really cannot remember much about their questions.
It is important to show you are personable, and can hold a conversation well.
Ask the interviewer questions.
Be engaging!

Would You Recommend

Yes

I took the challenge and it was the best decision of my life.

4.9 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Flexibility. Pay. Training. Building your own business. The people/culture.

Downers

Initially I did not like the fact that I had to do a lot of traveling. But that changed when I started scheduling meetings in the office. It also can get frustrating when people reschedule/cancel meetings on you last minute.

Advice to Potential Interns

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. But it is the best experience you could possibly ask for out of an internship.

Advice to Management

Better explanation/easier process through the onboarding/interview process (which I know is/was being worked on) to help get candidates through the process quicker.

Sample Interview Questions

What motivates me the most.
Where do I see myself in 3 years, 5 years, 10 years.
What was the biggest hardship/problem that I had to overcome and how did I do it? What did I learn from it? What would I have done differently?

Would You Recommend

Yes

A summer of personal and professional growth.

4.9 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Helping clients and learning a ton!

Downers

I worked a lot more than my other college friends.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to work harder than all of your friends.

Advice to Management

More help when transitioning from the internship to full-time.

Sample Interview Questions

Why would you be a good fit for this career and what are you most worried about?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best Company in America Looking for Best and Brightest Interns in America !

4.8 of 5 stars

Rochester, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

training, education, flexibility, comp.

Downers

nothing is bad

Advice to Potential Interns

You get to run your own business and test drive a career. You will learn about your strengths and be coached by top class people.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Think outside of the mindset. Perfect

5.0 of 5 stars

Tampa, FL | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

leadership excellence/commitment
the investment NM makes for its interns is outstanding
I found my family and can't thank them enough for their support

Downers

I hate making phone calls, but the training helped me get through it

Advice to Potential Interns

Get ready to WORK.

Advice to Management

Hold the rest of the office as accountable as you do interns. Lead by example.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best Real World Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Hartford, CT | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Real World Experience

Downers

Extremely Difficult

Advice to Potential Interns

Sell to your family!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best internship ever.

5.0 of 5 stars

Columbus, OH | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Freedom of schedule, skill development, getting to build my own client base, compensation.

Downers

Phoning for new appointments.

Advice to Potential Interns

Really give it your all. Focus on dialing and prospecting.

Advice to Management

Making sure to keep promises on incentives.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A progam where you learn an important career while having a huge impact on your community, and still having fun!

4.9 of 5 stars

Newport Beach, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The compensation. The schedule structure. The culture. The opportunity to travel to company events.

Downers

The independence of it is hard at times.

Advice to Potential Interns

To be a successful intern, give the tasks your all. Nothing is "given" to you in this internship, it is what you make it.

Advice to Management

Possibly to consider having higher stipends.

Sample Interview Questions

What obstacle/challenge did you overcome and how did you learn from it? What are your future career goals?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable!

5.0 of 5 stars

Stamford, CT | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Personal growth, challenge, unlimited income potential, real world experience

Downers

At first I was apprehensive to start calling prospects, but quickly learned the importance of meeting and helping strangers to impact their lives

Advice to Potential Interns

Bring as many qualified suspects as you can, and view this as a full time job opportunity. View the long term potential, not the two or three months of your internship, as a full time career.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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