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Post-Grad Financial Advisor

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

Accounting & Finance
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Post-Graduate Program is modeled after the success of our traditional college internship program with an accelerated transition into a full-time opportunity. They gain valuable exposure and knowledge as they develop into a successful career financial representative.

Financial Representatives at Northwestern Mutual Utah help their clients live more and worry less through our personalized approach to financial planning. As a business owner, they spend their days acquiring clientele and finding financial solutions with help from our industry-leading training, mentors, and products. Discover your earning potential, craft a workday around your life, and make an impact every day. Here, hard work pays off.

Our award-winning training equips you with the education, skill-building, and development strategies you need to be successful and confident in this career. With additional access to nationwide mentors and leaders, we will surround you with resources to help in your financial expertise, including but not limited to:

Personal Planning Analysis - Asset & Income Protection - Education Funding - Investment & Advisory Services - Trust Services - Retirement Solutions - Business Needs Analysis

What is the post-graduate program?

  • Outstanding graduating seniors will be given an opportunity to participate in an intense educational experience that could lead to a long-term career in financial planning.
  • Study for and obtain your state insurance licenses, while also preparing for investment licenses (Series 6, 63 & 7).
  • Get exposure to tools, resources and training that can help you discover and develop market opportunities that could lead to a successful practice helping clients plan for their financial future.

At Northwestern Mutual we:

*Are ranked in the top 50 of the ‘World’s Most Admired’ companies according to Fortune magazine’s annual survey published in 2019.

*Have unsurpassed financial strength2 with total company assets of $272 billion.

*Rank among the Top 10 independent broker-dealers as measured by total revenues by leading investment publications.

As a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative:

  1. Build—Work to build a client base by growing relationships with your network and develop knowledge of NM financial products and market trends.
  2. Educate—Educate yourself beyond training through sponsored licensing and registration as well as ongoing development. Use assistive software, reporting tools, and illustrations to educate clients on potential plans.
  3. Influence— Presenting clients with the opportunity to protect and prosper, you will drive clients to action through expert influence and recommendations.
  4. Own—Take ownership of development and management of the business as you master your craft and build a team. Review and maintain client financial plans, continuing to provide optimum advice for your clients’ needs.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Performance based pay structure with renewable income
  • Bonus programs and expense allowances
  • Support for insurance licensing, SIE, Series 6, Series 63, CFP®, and more
  • Retirement Package and Pension Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Disability Income Insurance
  • Family Planning

You could be right for this opportunity if you have:

  • Entrepreneurial ambitions
  • A history of success in sales, athletics, military, client services, or client-facing roles
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • A desire for continuous learning
  • Legal authorization to work in the US without sponsorship

Who are we looking for?

  • Full-time student in last semester, prior to graduation
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional work ethic and determination to achieve goals
  • A history of demonstrated personal success in leadership, competition, and life

Are you ready to change your life and the lives of your clients? Apply now!

About Us

For 166 years, we have helped our clients spend their lives living through comprehensive and innovative financial planning. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to give our clients the ability to successfully navigate their financial lives.

Our tailored approach includes multiple financial strategies—insurance, investments, and annuities—built to reinforce each other, keeping our clients consistently on track to meet goal after goal. We lead with unmatched financial strength and access to the best products and services for our clients.

Our Financial Representatives are valued partners, and proud business owners. We value an inclusive and belonging environment where everyone’s different viewpoints bring new successes!

Why join Northwestern Mutual:

  • #90, Fortune 100 company (2021)
  • Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity (2018-2020)
  • Top 10 US Independent Broker-Dealers1
  • #1 Amongst Life Insurers Most Admired Companies2 for Financial Soundness
  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality- Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2015-2021)
  • $224 billion3 (retail investment client assets held or managed)

1 Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews, April 2021.

2 To determine the best-regarded companies in more than 50 industries, FORTUNE asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria. Details at

3 Combined client assets of NMIS and NMWMC as of June 30, 2021

Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives are Independent Contractors whose income is based solely on production.

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Pay: Performance-based compensation
  • Education: Bachelor's (Required) OR Military experience