Fourteen college students join Northwestern Mutual’s nationally recognized internship program

August 14, 2020

Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services firm, has selected fourteen college seniors to gain valuable financial planning experience in the firm’s nationally recognized internship program in Greenville, Spartanburg and Asheville offices.

Louis Baker, Brendan Beagan, Taylor Ebert, Garrett Clark, Brendan Thompson, Matthew McGetrick and Mariah Tillman of Clemson University work in the Greenville office with two Furman University seniors, Kait Salguerio and Bo McKinney. Hampton Randall, a senior at Wofford College, work in Northwestern Mutual’s Spartanburg office. Sabrina Harpe of UNC Chapel Hill, Matthew Ridley of Western Carolina University and Melvin Rubio of Queens University work in Northwestern Mutual’s Asheville office.

Since 1967, over 52,000 college students have participated in Northwestern Mutual’s internship program, and nearly one-third of interns will pursue full-time careers with the company after graduation. This year marks the 54th anniversary of Northwestern Mutual’s successful internship program, which can be instrumental for a college student’s future career – whether in the financial services industry, sales or other business endeavors.

“Even though many internships in the U.S. were cancelled because of COVID-19, Northwestern Mutual never put a pause on offering internships to college students,” said Tony Allen, Northwestern Mutual College Unit Director and Financial Advisor. “We have actively been hiring financial advisors to meet the needs of clients who are accessing, planning and utilizing financial tools to navigate changes in their financial picture because of the economic impact of the pandemic.”

Northwestern Mutual also ranks in America’s Top 10 internships in financial services and career development from the Vault Guide to Internships 2019. For 23 years, it has ranked among America’s Top 25 internships nationally among all industries and non-profits. Additionally, the Vault Guide to Internships 2019 ranked Northwestern Mutual #15 in the U.S. in terms of positive office culture, flexibility and work-life balance.

“Our interns are gaining valuable experiences during one of our country’s most challenging times,” said Joe Funderburk, Northwestern Mutual College Unit Director and Financial Advisor. “They are seeing first-hand how the expertise of a financial advisor helps clients analyze their financial picture, beyond investments, and calibrate a financial plan to be well positioned to weather any unexpected storm.”

Visit Northwestern Mutual’s website at to learn more about available internship opportunities.


About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With $290.3 billion in total assets, $29.9 billion in revenues, and $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $161 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 102 on the 2020 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2020. Northwestern Mutual also received the highest score among individual life insurance providers in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Life Insurance Satisfaction Study.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).