Selling life insurance during college, transferrable value?

I got an offer as a life insurance sales-intern for New York Life. Payment is 100% commission, but the earnings potential is above most other internship opportunities. Given that I would be selling financial packages, would this job be a great benefit to my career portfolio? I would like to work as a financial analyst after I finish my education.

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Jul 16, 2017

No it won't be, it's looked at the same as selling vacuums or knives. Also, I'd be shocked if you earned more than most interns.

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Jul 16, 2017

Thanks. Being a student, looking up at everything, I feel like I'm vulnerable to swindlers. Noted. I'll continue the job search.

Jul 16, 2017

Not really beyond just something like you know how to build relationships with clients and that your clients can trust you.

Jul 16, 2017

Everyone knows by "selling insurance" you mean those pyramid schemes they advertise on the Craglist job boards.... do you really want to be associated with that sort of job???

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Jul 16, 2017

I would upvote this but fker wso blocked me

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Jul 16, 2017

I did a similar internship and it was extremely valuable. I got to meet with a 100 different people (some very successful). You'll gain some financial knowledge but mostly sales and the relationship side. If you're looking into analyst position it might not be the best.

Jul 16, 2017

Why wouldn't it be the best? Would there not be much exposure to the analytic side?

Jul 16, 2017