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Northwestern Mutual - Central Michigan

Financial Representative

May - August 2017 • Savannah, GA

What I liked

Getting out in a business environment and seeing what the job of a financial rep was really like.

What I wish was different

Having more guidance and training time rather than being sent on your own.

Advice

Spend a lot of time researching all opportunities.
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Financial representative intern

January - September 2015 • Mars, PA

What I liked

The company culture was incredible. Lots to learn but the environment was conducive to being successful

What I wish was different

The nature of the internship requires you to cal on your direct network which was fine. However, I would have preferred not to involve my family in my work

Advice

I recommend pursuing this internship if you have a desire to write your own ticket for success. It was very self driven. You will not succeed if you cannot motivate yourself.
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Insurance Agent

May - December 2019 • Greenville, SC

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Advice

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Financial Representative

May - September 2017 • East Lansing, MI

What I liked

I liked the work environment and freedom of working the job.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have lived closer to my office.

Advice

You need to stick a scheudle that you create for yourself to stay efficient and be successful.
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College Financial Representative

May - August 2020 • Leawood, KS

What I liked

I liked how I had the opportunity to work in the office, and was able to receive coaching and advice from leadership and other interns.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was far more diversity in the office/program; and that I didn’t have to harass my personal connections

Advice

I would say, if it’s something you’re passionate about go for it. Just be aware about how you go about your business and who you listen to.
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Programmer

May - August 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

They did different strategies like agile

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Work hard
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College Financial Representative

May - July 2018 • New Haven, CT

What I liked

I liked the freedom in your schedule and independence we were given Also the sales training was great

What I wish was different

The pay was based on commission I would have rather had an hourly wage

Advice

It is a job that really sets you up for a career with the company but it is not for everyone you have to get comfortable talking to new people and learn to deal with rejection
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College Financial Representative

January 2019 • Latham, NY

What I liked

The people, the culture, the overall experience

What I wish was different

More fixed income

Advice

This experience is unbeatable for anyone who enjoys interaction with other people and the opportunity to build your own business.
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Financial Representative

June 2018 • Janesville, WI

What I liked

I liked the freedom of creating your own schedule. I didn't have to clock in. I didn't have a boss breathing down my neck or anything like that. It's a very friendly environment that is very competitive at the same time. It also got me out of my comfort zone in a good way. You pretty much run your own show.

What I wish was different

I guess I wish the office was closer to where I live.

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone
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College Financial Representative

June 2019 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

I loved the office culture and all the support from the reps.

What I wish was different

I wish I had done a better job prospecting early on.

Advice

You get out of it what you put into it.
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College Financial Representative

January - September 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

Pay scale

Advice

Great way to get experience in the field of financial services.
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College Financial Representative

May 2019 • Logan, UT

What I liked

I had real-world experience. Northwestern Mutual didn't just treat me like an intern who's job is to get coffee, but I was an asset to the team.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to new experiences. I was never interested in finance until I decided to be open and apply to Northwestern Mutual's internship. Take every opportunity to expand your network!
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Financial Advisor Intern

August 2019 • Johnson City, TN

What I liked

Schedule flexibility, ability to control how much money you make, running your own business.

What I wish was different

No guaranteed salary can be tough. It takes a while to get business going.

Advice

Come in ready to work and be patient through the beginning of the process.
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College Financial Representative

May - August 2017 • Sarasota, FL

What I liked

Good exposure to an office setting.

What I wish was different

Cold calling because at my age I didnt have a client base.

Advice

Confidence is key.
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Financial Advisor Intern

June - August 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

I liked the real world experience.

What I wish was different

I wish that the training course would have been longer than a week, and that we would have had a little more help while working.

Advice

One piece of advice that I would give is that to figure out what you want to do quick because it flies by.
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Financial Representative

May 2019 • West Hartford, CT

What I liked

I liked the flexibility Northwestern Mutual allowed their interns to have and enjoyed the real world experience I was able to get.

What I wish was different

Advice

To go In with an open mind and fully commit to the resources/knowledge they provide.
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Financial Representative

April - September 2019 • Pittsford, NY

What I liked

I truly enjoyed the learning experience of building my own financial planning practice. I became a licensed LAH NYS Insurance Agent and was able to build professional relationships with people I reached out to. I was given the freedom to go about my week as I chose to, build my own schedule, and decide for myself how and where I wanted to get work done. I felt welcomed into the friendly culture of the company and developed such great relationships.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have adapted quicker to rejection. In this business, rejection is unaviodable and being able to pick yourself up from rejection is truly so important. When starting out in this business, friends and family are the people that are first on the list to reach out to and if one is not comfortable doing that it can be awkward at first. As time went along I was able to get more comfortable making phone calls, but I wish I could have been more comfortable with it sooner in the summer.

Advice

One piece of advice I would strongly say about my experience is that if you can really see yourself wanting to make this business a career for yourself, do not get down on yourself when people say no to you and it seems impossible to make a sale. We are starting from the ground up and it takes a lot of effort to network, build relationships, ask for referrals and reach out to those referrals trying to schedule meetings. Nothing is guaranteed in this business, but there is such a need for committed financial advisors devoted to helping their clients reach their financial and personal life goals.
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College Financial Representative

October 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

So far: amazing, insightful team to work with.

What I wish was different

Investment aspect catering to my specific major.

Advice

Amazing opportunity to develop interpersonal communication, and technical skills. A fantastic experience to get out of your comfort zone and gain real-world knowledge.
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College Financial Representative

May 2018 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I liked the flexibility I had with my schedule. I liked the emphasis on networking and meeting new people.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have refined my language right away.

Advice

It takes a certain outgoing personality for this type of work.
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College Financial Representative

May - August 2019 • West Hartford, CT

What I liked

I liked the way they guided you to success and you’re trained on how to be successful.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a more steady pay rate.

Advice

Follow their advice to success. Don’t be afraid of being hung up on and have confidence in the product. Get close to the other interns
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