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Northwestern Mutual to hire 2,500 interns this year

Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual plans to hire 2,500 financial representative interns from colleges and universities nationwide in 2011.

“This generation witnessed the impact of unprecedented financial turmoil and as a result, they appreciate the importance of financial planning and they’re taking action,” said Michael Van Grinsven, Northwestern Mutual field internship director. “Instead of waiting, more young adults are addressing their long-term financial futures – they picture themselves getting married, buying a home and starting a family or a business, and they want to be prepared.”

Northwestern Mutual offers one of the top 10 internships in the country, according to the 2011 Vault Guide to Internships. The annual Vault study measures mentorship and career advancement opportunities, number of active interns, compensation, intern feedback and unique appeal. More than 31,000 students across the country have participated in Northwestern Mutual’s internship program since its inception in 1967.

“Our internship program is one of the best nationwide, because our trained and licensed interns are able to test drive the same career as our full-time representatives,” Van Grinsven said. “In addition, they receive professional coaching and mentoring to help ensure success.”


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