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Financial professional careers after college

Start your financial professional career with Securian Financial

Being a financial professional means you’ll establish relationships with clients, learn about their financial goals and help them find solutions to work toward financial security. You’ll work hard while making a difference, because it’s a career that’s as rewarding as it is challenging.

Career support along the journey

Securian Financial offers a four-year financial professional development program, which helps you develop the skills necessary to build a thriving practice.

We also offer a summer financial professional internship program — a competitive, 10-week development opportunity within our affiliated firms.

Throughout the internship, you’ll work alongside a seasoned financial professional to learn how they help their clients reach short and long-term goals.

You’ll also develop the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Marketing and prospecting
  • Event planning
  • Sales presentations and more

Weekly webinars help you learn more about Securian Financial and our affiliated firms.

Characteristics of a successful financial professional

Ideal candidates are competitive, self-motivated, energetic, personable and goal oriented. Educational degrees in finance, communications, marketing or business are helpful but not required.

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What others say about the financial professional internship at Securian Financial           

The internship program not only provided us (interns) with great resources and information, but it personally helped me transition into becoming a Financial Advisor. I was able to become familiar with various financial programs that Securian uses and got a lot of industry and product knowledge through the process. I never felt as if I was a burden on anyone, as the firm treated us all with the utmost respect and showed such a willingness to help us throughout the program.

Raymond Triano

Allied Wealth Partners

My experience with the intern program was exactly what I needed to decide this was the career for me. It exposed me to different financial professional practices and highlighted just how much opportunity and freedom there is in the career.

Phil Yesbeck, CFP®

Virginia Asset Management Partners

Securian Financial is the marketing name for Securian Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries. Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company are subsidiaries of Securian Financial Group, Inc.

The Securian Financial Network, the marketing name for the sales and distribution arm of Securian Financial Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a nationwide network of financial services firms. Products and services are offered and sold only by appropriately licensed entities and financial representatives.

The testimonials given are by financial professionals who are contracted with Securian Financial Services, Inc. ("Securian"), and thus they have a financial connection to Securian. The statements were freely given. 

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