Northwestern Mutual Summer Intern Program

July 8, 2009

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Managing Director, Scott Schwertfeger of the Schwertfeger Group, welcomes the following college grads to its nationally recognized Financial Representative Internship program:

Kelly Ganis graduated from the University of WI Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree. She grew up in Chicago and currently resides in Milwaukee. She is the daughter of Jennifer & Jeff Ganis.

Kristin Morgan will be a senior at UW Eau Claire and is a Marketing Professional. She is a resident in Whitefish Bay and daughter of Mary Ann & Randy Fehring.

Laura Myers is a graduate from George Washington University in Washington DC with a BBA in Marketing. This is her 2nd year as a College Intern with the group. She is a resident of Cedarburg and the daughter of Kate & Greg Myers.

Kelly O’Boyle will be a senior at the University of WI Madison working toward a BA in Economics. This is Kelly’s 2nd year as a College Intern. She is a resident in Wauwatosa, and daughter of Maureen & Brian O’Boyle.

Jared Oberland is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a BBA in Finance. He is a resident of Whitefish Bay, and son of Rhonda & Greg Oberland.

Colby Pendley is a senior at University of WI Madison, pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business Administration as a Finance Major. He resides in Mequon and is son of Wendy & Jed Pendley.

Jay Reilly is a graduate from St. Norbert College with a degree in Finance. He grew up in Green Bay, and now resides in Elm Grove. He is son of Mary & Peter Reilly.

Last year, more than 2,000 students nationwide participated in Northwestern Mutual’s internship program. The internship program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students, and the interns work on a commission basis. They attend weekly courses that focus on

Northwestern Mutual’s philosophy and receive basic instruction in life and disability income underwriting.

“The Financial Representative Internship Program allows students to learn about the insurance industry, to explore selling as a career and to test their self-discipline,” says Managing Director, R Scott Schwertfeger. “Kelly G., Kristen, Laura, Kelly O., Jared, Colby & Jay are a welcome addition to our team.”

The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network was named as having one of America’s “Top 10 Internships” twelve consecutive times beginning in 1997, according to Mark Oldman and Samer Hamadeh, Internship Informants™ and authors of the Internship Bible (1994-present), America’s Best 109 Internships (1993-2004), and the Vault Guide to Top Internships (2005-present).

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment advisor, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments. Further information can be found at



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