Lansing Community College

This week's employer spotlight is with Northwestern Mutual

We asked Melanie Sartore, Recruiter, some questions about working for the company.

The Northwestern Mutual logo on a white background with a yellow border.
What makes your company a great place to work?

Now, more than ever, people want—and need—financial security. With a myriad of choices, products, and services, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to achieve your financial dreams. That's where an advisor comes in. A trusted advisor identifies options, helps people make sound decisions, and helps them take action to achieve their dreams.

Northwestern Mutual stands out in the financial services industry as a company that has earned the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major credit rating agencies. We have a long company history of doing what's right for our policyowners.

And when you pursue a career with Northwestern Mutual, you don't do it alone. Our financial representatives receive comprehensive training, mentorship, and ongoing support to build thriving careers as independent businesspeople.

The rewards of the career are many: helping people, families, and communities achieve financial security; being seen as a trusted advisor; and earning competitive financial rewards for yourself are among the many reasons our advisors take on the challenge. When candidates bring their talent, hard work, and experiences, we can help them experience unlimited potential—in leadership, financial independence, and community impact—through affecting more lives by providing clients with financial freedom. That's what we call return on ambition.

Describe the culture of your company.

It's an exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing. And we want you to grow with us.

People are the power behind Northwestern Mutual, and diversity makes that power even greater. We are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive environment where all of us can realize our individual potential.

What majors do you hire?

Most of our interns and full-time advisors come with a background in business. Specifically finance and wealth management degrees pair well with this career but are not necessary.

What skills and/or experiences do you look for in candidates?
    • Time-management skills
    • Sales
    • Finances
    • Communication
    • Entrepreneurial mindset
Do you offer internship programs? 

We offer internships programs year round. We have a Fall, Spring and Summer class so that interns go through the development process together. You can apply on our website or Handshake but the best way would simply be to email who is in charge of our internship.

Do you have any open positions you would like to highlight?
How can students connect with you?

Melanie Sartore

Stephanie Collier, CLTC
Financial Advisor
Growth and Development Director

Northwestern Mutual will be at LCC's Downtown Campus, Career Center – Gannon Building Room 2219, Wednesday, January 25 from 11am – 1pm.

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