You want a career, not just a job. You want your own business, and the training to make it a success. You want to be independent, with access to the resources of a larger organization. You want to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

If you’ve been thinking along these lines, a career with Northwestern Mutual may be right for you. While our financial representatives are responsible for the success of their own independent practices, they can rely on the training, support, products and resources the Network provides to help clients achieve their financial security goals.

We expect a lot from our representatives, and we give a lot in return. We have developed an environment of mutual respect, where education, recognition, growth, and compensation are top priorities.


A Day in the Life of a Financial Representative


MTV-U's The Opening teamed up with a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative to show what it's like to transition into this career after college. Kristin's experience provides insight to what makes this financial services career a great fit for energetic, self-motivated people with a strong work ethic.

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Would you like to be satisfied with your career? 

Three words best sum up why so many Financial Representatives express deep satisfaction with their work:

They are pleased that they can build their local businesses in the ways that suit them. For instance, established Financial Representatives enjoy significant flexibility in their hours and their workdays.

Compensation in this career is not dictated by somebody else’s opinions or guidelines. Their own hard work and determination control their income, in an environment where earnings potential is in some respects only limited by their energy and initiative. 

Perhaps the greatest difference from other careers, this one allows Financial Representatives to develop relationships that often last a lifetime, and to serve these clients in ways that can touch their lives in meaningful ways.


Angie Tronset

Director of Career Development

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Angie (Bauer) Tronset joined Northwestern Mutual South Puget Sound in January of 2017. Her passion around relationship building and problem solving has been a huge asset to the ream. As the Director of Career Development she manages our recruiting process and works with new advisors to help them build success financial planning practices.


Emily Opheim

Campus Recruiter

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Emily Opheim joined Northwestern Mutual – Puget Sound in January 2017 as the Campus Recruiter. Emily is actively involved with campus events and internship recruiting. She is passionate about finding students who strive to grow professionally and personally within the internship program.

As a recent college graduate, Emily finds herself extremely connected to the campus community. She graduated with Cum Laude honors from Oregon State University in June 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Originally from the Seattle area, Emily ventured to Oregon for school.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new places and traveling.


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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