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Consulting & General Management - MBA Summer Associate, Summer 2023

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Job Description

Internship candidates can expect a fulltime onsite internship program, running from June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023.  

Carefully selected from universities across the country, our interns bring distinctive ideas and perspectives to our organization. Our employees are passionate about building our emerging talent and future leaders. After application and initial screening conversation, interns are aligned interview and be hired to a specific team at NM based on their skillsets and interests, providing exposure to real-world business perspectives through hands-on learning and meaningful work. In addition to their day-to-day tasks, interns participate in professional development workshops, senior leadership Q&A's, volunteer initiatives, networking/social events, and more!  

Consulting & General Management Summer Associate    

As a Summer Associate, you will support our Career Distribution function and work alongside your hiring manager, mentor, and team to complete tasks critical for Northwestern Mutual's success. We are here to help you both identify and continue to develop your future career goals and passions. Job responsibilities include:  

  • Apply a Strategy Consulting toolkit: problem solving and experience-based judgement to the complex challenges of these businesses i.e. - local strategy, financial management, talent development optimization, culture refinement, regulatory compliance and leadership development 

  • Learn with, support and engage our entrepreneur leaders in driving execution of business plans and align these plans with the Company strategy.  Examples could include staging, sequencing and delivery of strategic initiatives Collaborate with leaders to operationalize and execute strategy locally 

  • Provide real time feedback and collaboration with corporate partners on the development of strategic initiatives. 

  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Career Distribution Leadership team 

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications  

  • First year standing in accredited MBA program.  

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher 

  • Previous work or classroom experience in one or more of the following: Financial Services, Consulting, General Management or Entrepreneurship 

  • Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role

Preferred skills and proficiencies  

  • Aptitude to critically and logically evaluate costs, risks and benefits of alternatives before coming to a solution 

  • Skilled at engaging and modeling courageous, consultative and constructive dialogue; confidence to offer a new and potentially challenging ideas to foster conversation and critical thinking 

  • Ability to deliver difficult and/or complex messages and help others understand multiple points of view 

  • Effective oral and written communication skills 

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability 

  • High degree of self-motivation, passion, and a drive to learn  

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities  

Next steps   

We encourage you to apply! Once your application is reviewed, if selected to move forward, one of our University Relations team members will reach out for a call, where we will learn more about you and share internship opportunities aligning to your interests and skillsets and share any next steps of our recruiting process.  

Who we are  

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 160 years through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation, and distribution. With more than $290 billion in assets, $30 billion in revenues and more than $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million clients. People are the power behind Northwestern Mutual, and diversity makes us better. We are committed to reflecting and serving the marketplace. We do so by attracting and improving the engagement of those who bring their outstanding perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. At Northwestern Mutual, people matter. And you’ll be working for a company that’s consistently voted among the “most admired” in the nation. We invite you to explore your career interests with us. 

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.