MILWAUKEE, WI, December 22, 2009 – Northwestern Mutual is the “Best Place to Start” an internship as a financial representative in the insurance industry, according to survey results from Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine

Northwestern Mutual’s ranking was determined by feedback from career services directors across the U.S., Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Best Places to Launch a Career ranking, and self-reported internship data from the company. The Employer Survey Rank considered 2009 data on diversity, interns recruited, hourly pay, total pay, job offers made, job offers accepted, and the percentage of entry-level recruits who were former interns.

To learn more about Northwestern Mutual’s financial representative internship, visit http://www.northwesternmutual.com/career-opportunities/financial-representative-internship/default.aspx.

The recognition from Bloomberg BusinessWeek is one of several recent announcements regarding Northwestern Mutual’s career opportunities.

  • Last week, Glassdoor.com named Northwestern Mutual the “Best Place to Work” in the insurance industry in 2010 and the 11th-best place to work in America overall.

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About Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. As a mutual company with over $1 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual seeks to share its gains with policyowners and deliver consistent and dependable value to clients over time.

Northwestern Mutual is an industry leader in total individual life insurance and disability insurance dividends paid to participating policyowners. Though dividends are not guaranteed, are reviewed annually and are subject to change, the company has paid life insurance dividends every year since 1872.

Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments. Further information can be found at http://www.northwesternmutual.com.

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SOURCE: Northwestern Mutual

Contact: Jean Towell, 800-323-7033, mediarelations@northwesternmutual.com

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