Northwestern Mutual Sponsors College
of Business Student Ambassadors


UCF College of Business Student Ambassador workshop at Northwestern Mutual.

Partnership Gives Students Access to Hands-On Experience with Top Financial Firm

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 2016) – Continuing its mission to provide engaging, real-world opportunities for students, UCF College of Business announced a new partnership with Northwestern Mutual, which boasts the top internship for students seeking careers in financial services, according to Northwestern Mutual, a leader in the insurance industry and a top independent broker-dealer in the investment products and services industry, will be the presenting sponsor of the college’s Student Ambassadors, a team of 25 business students who serve as liaisons between the college administration and students to help promote a culture of engagement.


“Northwestern Mutual has a nationally recognized internship program and is one of the most successful financial services firms,” said Jennifer Johnson, UCF College of Business Director of Engagement and Student Ambassador advisor. “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with their team of professionals and give our student ambassadors access to hands-on training and mentoring that will enhance their leadership skills and further their opportunities for success.”

Recently, Northwestern Mutual was recognized as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine.

“We are proud to announce we have been chosen to sponsor such a fantastic, up-and-coming group of leaders in our community,” said Tom Goes, Orlando managing partner at Northwestern Mutual. “Effecting change in the lives we touch is truly an honor. The feeling in our firm is one of extreme optimism that our relationship with the College of Business and Student Ambassadors will be mutually beneficial.”

Founded in spring 2013, the Student Ambassadors represent the College and the Dean at events such as the Welcome to the Majors student orientation, the annual Hall of Fame celebration honoring distinguished alumni, student lunches, competitions and countless others. They also serve as peer mentors and assist with transfer student onboarding.

Northwestern Mutual hosted the Student Ambassadors for their annual retreat on Friday, Aug. 12 at its office in downtown Orlando. Northwestern Mutual staff led a discussion on leadership and shared their renowned training and development program their own employees experience.

About the UCF College of Business:

Established in 1968, the UCF College of Business Administration offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and executive levels. All programs, as well as the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The college provides high-quality academic programs designed to give students a competitive advantage in the world of business now and in the future. As such, the college establishes partnerships with some of the nation’s most innovative leaders to model new and best practices that harness evolving technology. In addition, the college promotes a unique culture of engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making in an effort to ensure students are well prepared to enter a dynamic marketplace.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $238.5 billion in assets, $27.9 billion in revenues and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.3 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500, and is recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2016.