Think about a goal that you have accomplished; whether it was helping your team win a championship, paying off debt or running your first 10K; the feeling of accomplishment is undeniable. Now think about how helping others achieve their financial goals will feel—both for you and your clients.

At Northwestern Mutual, we’re looking for competitive, coachable and resilient-athletes, who take ownership of their goals and thrive in a team based environment. Because 1 of our 5 financial representatives played college sports and nearly half of them played for division I teams. Coincidence? We think not.

At Northwestern Mutual, we know that:

  • • Determination leads to success
  • • Learning fundamental skills is never a waste
  • Expert coaching for new representatives and
    interns is abundant
  • • Competitiveness is more than its own reward
  • • The team is greater than the sum of its parts
  • • Potential for growth is unlimited.

When you join our team of financial representatives, you’ll be a part of a winning team! You’ll be matched up with experienced mentors and coaches who will help you get started and stay with you throughout your career.

You will help clients reach their financial goals by creating personalized financial plans built on their unique needs and goals. Through our industry-leading solutions, you’ll help them protect what they’ve worked so hard to achieve while also potentially growing their assets for the future. In doing so, you’ll help solidify your own career and future as well.

impact on you
With help from mentors, an acclaimed training program,1 licensing opportunities, and leadership opportunities, you'll create your own destiny while helping others fulfill theirs. 1 Training Magazine, Training Top 125, February 2017
impact on others
You'll develop networks and lasting relationships, make impactful connections within your community, while helping people achieve financial security.


Your athletic success didn’t just happen when you stepped onto the field, court or track. True success occurs only through a combination of hard work, dedication and focus, combined with your natural talent. And that’s exactly what we’re looking for.

At Northwestern Mutual, we are dedicated to helping athletes achieve their full potential. It is in that spirit that we are proud to partner with the NCAA®.

The NCAA shares our commitment to developing the leaders of tomorrow through coaching, financial support and security, and above all – mentorship. One of the ways we achieve this is by supporting NCAA programs that foster the academic and developmental needs of more than 480,000 student athletes, because we know most student athletes will "go pro" in something other than sports.

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe that we are the best “next” career for former and student athletes like yourself, because you possess the qualities, skills and traits we look for and value in our people – Competitive, resilient, coachable, self-motivated, strong work ethics, goal oriented and leadership skills. We know you won’t pursue any endeavor without bringing your complete commitment to the cause, and with it, a passion that burns inside you. But don’t take our word for it, hear from former athletes who are now successful Financial Representatives on what makes Northwestern Mutual the ideal post-season for them.

Watch a selection of our videos and see what makes working
at Northwestern Mutual a great fit for athletes!
NCAA and Northwestern Mutual: A
Winning Partnership
At Northwestern Mutual, good sportsmanship, teamwork, the love of competition, and the desire to win all have a place beyond the buzzer. Find out what makes Northwestern Mutual the ideal post-season for student-athletes.
Qualities and Traits Northwestern Mutual Looks For
It’s simple: If you have a track record of success, self-discipline and a strong work ethic, Northwestern Mutual might be a good fit for you.
The Northwestern Mutual Culture
Northwestern Mutual is a values-driven company that looks beyond skill sets and the “bottom line” to create a positive, productive and healthy working atmosphere. We celebrate those who are self-motivated, resilient, strong in their beliefs and personally accountable.

Want to watch some more videos to explore our career, click here to learn more.


Recognized by Fortune, 2016 as one of the “World’s Most Admired” companies, Northwestern Mutual has been among the leaders in the financial services industry for over 160 years with a proven track record of financial success. There are two ways you can be a part of our winning team of financial professionals.

Financial Representative Career

The career offers impact, flexibility, income and recognition to individuals, at a company where perseverance, competitiveness, self-discipline and commitment are valued and rewarded. By joining our team you’ll have access to:

  • Top-ranked award-winning training program (as recognized by Training magazine, 2017)
  • Personalized mentorship, professional development and coaching throughout your entire career.
  • A culture that promotes diversity, teamwork, work/life balance, high performance, recognition and awards.
  • Full financial support for professional designations and certifications for both your personal and professional business growth.
  • The opportunity to pursue leadership and specialized roles.
  • Exceptional income potential, as your hard work will directly relate to your sales results. Our financial representatives are compensated through commissions, bonuses, repeat business and client retention.
  • Comprehensive medical coverage and two fully company-funded retirement plans.


Have a Northwestern Mutual recruiter contact you.


As a financial representative intern, you’ll get real-world job experience as you explore a career with flexibility, rewards and impact.

Teamwork. Training. Hard work. Rewards. Fun. It’s all part of what has made the Northwestern Mutual Internship program a Top Ten Internships (Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2017) for the past 21 years in a row.

  • Joining our Internship allows you to:
  • • Be a part of a winning team
  • Have flexible schedule and options to accommodate your academic and athletic commitments
  • • Leverage structured coaching and mentorship programs
  • • Build your own personal and professional network
  • • Have the potential to continue into a full-time career post-graduation
  • • Earn performance-based compensation through commissions, stipends, bonuses
  • • Experience the career just as our full time financial representatives do
  • • Maximize the internship year-round with flexible to support your athletic schedule


Have a Northwestern Mutual recruiter contact you.



  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2017
  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For, Selling Power Magazine, 2016
  • Top Ten Internships – Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2017
  • America's Biggest Independent Broker-Dealers - Financial Planning Magazine, June 2016
  • Worlds Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • Top 10 Independent Broker-Dealers, Financial Advisor Magazine, 2015
  • Top 10 Independent Broker-Dealers, Financial Planning Magazine, 2015
  • Top 10 Independent Broker-Dealers, Investment News, 2015
  • Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2013

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best field?

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opportunities or connect with a Northwestern Mutual Recruiter now.

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