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IPFW Career Services - 12/12/2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Business student Jake Weber obtained a position as a college financial representative intern with Northwestern Mutual through Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Weber not only manages to balance his class load as a marketing and management major with his internship at Northwestern Mutual, he also has significant commitments as a student-athlete on the IPFW baseball team.

“Working with Northwestern Mutual was and continues to be a great experience for me because of the really outstanding culture that they have,” Weber said. “Everyone wants you to succeed and they really take time to help you reach and surpass your goals.”

Weber met Onnalee Ruth, director of selection, at the IPFW Career Fair back in 2015.

Amy Johnson Shurley, Northwestern Mutual financial representative, had this to say about the admirable work ethic of Weber: “He’s coachable, disciplined, a proven leader on the team and on campus through his volunteer activities. He seems to be a person of integrity who is willing to work hard. He is a confident team player who is willing to work with others, which is required here. Jake just comes in every day and does what needs to be done.”

Northwestern Mutual has run its internship program for more than 45 years, and has been nationally ranked for the last 20. The company has recruited over 20 IPFW students and alumni in the past, and currently has three IPFW student interns who are continuing from summer. They will be looking for more interns in the future. Northwestern Mutual offers extensive professional development opportunities, which include business coaching, ongoing education, and mentoring opportunities.

For more information about Northwestern Mutual, visit the Northwestern Mutual website.

For more information about IPFW Career Services or our corporate sponsor program, visit our websiteor call 260-481-0689.