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Internship Success Stories

Read success stories directly from other financial representative interns.

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Just how far can the Northwestern Mutual internship program take you? Hear from former interns about their rewarding experiences.

  • Juan Sebastian Baron
    CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
    Managing Director
    11111 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 300
    Los Angeles, CA 90025-3337
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    “I can sleep well at night knowing Northwestern Mutual is going to back up the promises I make to my clients.”

    After finishing the internship, Juan became a managing director in just four years. Learn more about him here.

  • Alex Malcolm Swainsbury
    Financial Representative
    201 S Denver Ave Ste 500
    Tulsa, OK 74103
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    "Whether you are with someone who is very successful or just starting out, knowing you can have an impact for that person makes a big difference."

    Find out why
    the internship made Alex appreciate being compensated for results rather than being paid a salary. 

  • Daphne "Cristi" Stroud
    CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLF®
    Managing Director
    29 S Main St Ste 201
    West Hartford, CT 06107-2454
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    “This career has allowed me to achieve things that I never could have dreamed about before, and people are happy for you when you achieve them.”

    Learn how after a humble upbringing, Cristi is living a lifestyle she never would have imagined.

  • Paul Steffen
    CLU®, ChFC®
    Vice President, Agency
    Milwaukee, WI

    “I learned as a very young person that I could lead adults through a process that involved financial planning and risk management, and they would listen to me and take action. That was pretty cool as a 21-year-old.”

    Follow Paul's career path since his internship, including what he says was the most rewarding experience—leading a network office.

  • G. Andres Baltazar
    Field Director
    5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 1200
    Skoke, IL  60077-1088
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    “I like the impact, the independence, and the income of this career. I try to make it about my clients and not me. I know that if I do the best I can to help people, I'll be rewarded.”

    Field Director G. Andres Baltazar talks about gaining his first business experience in his parents' Mexican grocery store, his desire to be an entrepreneur, and why he believes he has been successful. Learn more about him here.