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Northwestern Mutual - Fairview Heights

Database Administration Intern

June - August 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The people in my department were excellent. They made a strong effort to ensure that I learned and grew along with them. The HR team was excellent in creating opportunities to get to know the other interns and the rest of the company.

What I wish was different

More opportunities to explore other parts of the company.

Advice

Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty. If there is any way that you can help, take the initiative! Take a chance and get outside of your comfort zone.
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College Financial Representative

May - September 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

the environment and culture, making your own schedule

What I wish was different

the pay, it is hard on interns because the process takes a while, meaning it takes a while to get paid, but if you go to training weekly you get a stipend

Advice

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College Financial Representative

May - November 2019 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

The people I worked with were amazing and I learned a ton about how to run a business

What I wish was different

Advice

Stick through the lows or else you won’t get the full experience
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College Financial Representative

June - August 2019 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

I loved the representatives I got to work with and how much they wanted to teach us.

What I wish was different

I wish this program was more organized. I did not know what I was really going to be doing or how much the stipend would actually be. No one really took charge of our experience and it made it hard to feel confident in this career field.

Advice

If you have a good network of people that need insurance this is a great job for you. But if you're like me and have middle-class connections, it can be hard to sell insurance to someone that knows you're leaving after the summer.
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Financial Representative

September 2018 - April 2019 • Portage, MI

What I liked

Good training Ease your way into a full time role

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of a base compensation.

Advice

Have money in the bank. You can’t rely on this position to relapse your full time income.
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College Financial Representative

June 2019 • Delafield, WI

What I liked

Great corporate culture, learned a lot about financial planning and developing my own business.

What I wish was different

Preparation for the job could have been better, wish I had known quite how long the sales cycle would be, as most of the compensation was through commission.

Advice

It’s a great work environment for hard working people who are willing to be paid what they are truly worth.
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Financial Representative

May - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Fantastic training programme as far as learning about life insurances role in financial planning and becoming comfortable with the sales aspect of the finance field.

What I wish was different

I would have liked them to be more upfront about what you will experience in the day to day job. They talked about big numbers as far as earning potential and average sales numbers, however I quickly found this to only be true for a very few people.

Advice

Only pursue this internship if you are looking for fantastic sales and a broad financial service experience while not really caring about the money.
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Financial Representative

May - December 2019 • Tulsa, OK

What I liked

I like the flexibility and education.

What I wish was different

I wish that earning commission was more achievable.

Advice

You have to be self motivated and have a network of individuals in your life that would be interested in the products (insurance, investments, etc.)
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College Financial Planner

May - August 2019 • Tysons, VA

What I liked

Very goal oriented and business management oriented. Focused on pushing yourself further.

What I wish was different

more guidance would have been niceVery

Advice

Have a network filled with people who aren't well planned financially
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College Financial Representative

May - October 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great autonomy. Gained financial literacy. Learned from leaders in the industry. Sharpened technical and interpersonal skills.

What I wish was different

Almost nothing. It was a great learning experience that I doubt can be replicated by other internships.

Advice

Come with strong conviction. Be willing to experience delayed gratification.
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College Financial Representative

May 2018 • Gilbert, AZ

What I liked

I love the environment of the office and the network I have had the opportunity to build. I also have really enjoyed how hands-on the internship is and how I am treated like a regular employee. I get to run my own practice, build my client base, and meet with clients on my own. I have gained an immense amount of experience and confidence throughout the internship.

What I wish was different

A little bit more guidance and clarification in what is required on a weekly bases.

Advice

If you aren't self motivated/driven, you will fail in this position. You have to be confident and be willing to call on friends and family in order to be successful. If you don't have a selling mentality, this internship is not for you!
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Financial Representative

June 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

the people, and that I learned a lot every day. Also that it was all up to me

What I wish was different

not a lot overall good expirience

Advice

Be prepared to put in the work
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