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).
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.