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Community Service Part of Northwestern Mutual Internship Experience

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  • The McTigue Financial Group, led by Financial Advisor Toby Eng and Director of Campus Recruitment Erika Milonas provide manpower and financial resources to YMEN in Chicago's North Lawndale community. The Northwestern Mutual Foundation presented YMEN with a $50,000 Community Impact Award on behalf of The McTigue Financial Group.

      The McTigue Financial Group, led by Financial Advisor Toby Eng and Director of Campus Recruitment Erika Milonas provide manpower and financial resources to YMEN in Chicago's North Lawndale community. The Northwestern Mutual Foundation presented YMEN with a $50,000 Community Impact Award on behalf of The McTigue Financial Group.
    Karen Spillers

 
Karen Spillers

Service learning is nothing new, but for students participating in an internship with Northwestern Mutual's, The McTigue Financial Group, it ties directly to the firm's mission to have college representatives grow personally and professionally. "Our internship program is multi-faceted," explains Erika Milonas, Director of Campus Recruitment. "We want students to know that this is a career that allows you to have a positive and lasting impact on people's lives every day, whether that be professionally by helping clients achieve financial security or personally by giving back to their community."

Since 2008 over 100 McTigue Financial Group staff and college-level representatives volunteered with community residents in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. In July, college representatives from the Northbrook, Oak Brook, and O'Hare district offices will once again trade in their business attire for work clothes and join efforts with the Young Men's Educational Network for the Annual Community Service Day. This partnership has helped to create a park for children, a residence for returning college students, a sports court for mentoring community youth, and an urban garden where flowers and vegetables symbolize the future of North Lawndale's growth and productivity. In addition to the human capital, Northwestern Mutual's Foundation recognized the McTigue Financial Group with its 2012 Community Impact Award for demonstrating exemplary volunteerism in the community. YMEN received a $50,000 Northwestern Mutual grant to help further its mission to prepare young men in Chicago's North Lawndale community for leadership by helping them grow in their faith and character, develop a love for learning, and use their talents to serve the broader community.

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To learn more about YMEN and see the impact that Northwestern Mutual's McTigue Financial Group has made, view the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MoPCB-Jo2Y

Rolling Start Provides Year Round Internship Opportunity

This year, The McTigue Financial Group is recruiting 50 students for the year-round internship opportunity. The rolling start to the internship means that recruiting efforts are year-round. Students participating in the internship work from one of four locations, including: 2015 Spring Rd in Oak Brook, 650 Dundee Rd in Northbrook 8600 W. Bryn Mawr near O'Hare or One N. Wacker in Downtown Chicago. The internship is a year-round opportunity with students working full time during the summer and part-time during the school year.

For the 15th straight year, Northwestern Mutual's internship program is being recognized as one of the top 10 internships in the country according to Vault Guide to Internship, 2011. One in three interns converts to a full-time position with Northwestern Mutual after graduation. Forty-five percent of the company's field leaders -- managing partners and managing directors -- are former interns.

About The McTigue Financial Group

The network office currently headed by John McTigue opened for business in 1872. The McTigue Financial Group is a network office of the Northwestern Mutual, providing expert guidance in life insurance, investment products and services, retirement and estate planning, education funding and employee benefits. The offices are located at One North Wacker Drive in Chicago, 2015 Spring Road in Oak Brook, 3400 Dundee in Northbrook, and 8600 W. Bryn Mawr in Chicago. To learn more visit www.mctiguefinancial.com or contact Erika Milonas, Director of Campus Recruitment, at (312) 641-8944.

About Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company -- Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) -- among the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2012 according to FORTUNEŽ magazine -- has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 155 years. As a mutual company with $1.2 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments. Further information can be found at http://www.northwesternmutual.com.

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