Weleyan student completes internship

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Brandon Wheat


From Contributed Reports

Monday, August 28, 2017

Brandon Wheat, a junior at N.C. Wesleyan College, recently completed an internship with Northwestern Mutual, the No. 1 provider of financial services internships in the country.

Northwestern Mutual is also ranked fourth overall in internships across all industries in the U.S. by Vault.com, and they selected Wheat as one of their summer interns after a rigorous application process.

As a financial representative intern, Wheat mastered the company’s personalized planning process to provide financial solutions tailored to each client’s needs over his or her lifetime. He shadowed his mentor in meetings with clients to learn about their personal and financial goals and attended networking events and mentor seminars. “The internship prepared me a lot for life after graduation,” stated Wheat. “I learned how to run my own business/practice and learned more skills that will be an asset for me down the road in my career.”

N.C. Wesleyan’s Internship and Career Services Center assists students in preparing for their internship and employment searches through assistance in resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and business etiquette and dress.

“Completing an internship is vital for college students today as most employers want to see this on their resume. An internship provides ‘real world’ experience, offers networking outside the college campus, is a great addition to a resume, enhances a student’s time management skills, and provides the ideal building block for a student’s career,” said Tim Ozment, vice president of human services at Wesleyan.

Wesleyan partners with numerous community businesses to provide internships for their students.

Wheat is a native of Houston, Texas, but was raised in Lithia, Fla. He is majoring in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. Wheat is a member of the baseball team and is president of SEAM Missions. He would like to pursue a career with Northwestern after graduation and eventually open his own business.