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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7/16/17

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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7/16/17

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

 
7/16/17

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

 
7/16/17

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???

 
7/16/17

I would upvote this but fker wso blocked me

 
7/16/17

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.

 
7/16/17

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

 
7/16/17

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