Employer Spotlight

The UIS Career Development Center offers our Employer Spotlight to employers who recruit UIS students. This Employer Spotlight serves to better educate and prepare students for future career opportunities. Students will be able to learn about a featured employer and the internship/career opportunities they offer. Students will also be able to engage with some of the featured employers at our career fairs/expos.


What kind of positions are available within this company?
Internships, Post Graduate and Full time opportunities.

What are the most important skills or characteristics needed to succeed in this company?
Driven, Entrepreneurial, High energy, Outgoing, Goal Oriented, Ability to multitask, Proactive, Desire to make an impact

What are some benefits available to employees who are continuing their education?

What efforts are the company making to support a diverse and inclusive environment?
Helping leaders develop the skills needed to build and lead diverse teams that bring out the best in each other. Creating ways to ensure all individuals feel valued and comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Reaching out to new markets, helping to increase awareness among potential clients, employees and recruits. Attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent.

What are some challenges the company expects within the next 5 years and how might new employees assist with these challenges?
In the next 5 years it is anticipated that many advisors, industry wide, will retire leaving a potential shortage of advisors to continue helping individuals and families reach their financial security goals. Northwestern Mutual is focused on growth and will take steps to ensure clients continue to be taken care of a new group of talented and diverse advisors who reflect the communities they work and live in.

Tell us a unique fact about the company.
Northwestern Mutual has paid a dividend every year since 1872, in 2020 NM expects to pay out $6.0 billion.

Previous Employer Spotlights

Month/Year Employer Name Logo
June 2020 Hy-Vee
May 2020 Innovative Staff Solutions
 April 2020  Midwest Youth Services
 March 2020  JBS  
 February 2020  Sikich  
 January 2020  Memorial Health System