Morris native selected for development program

Morris native selected for development program

Pennsylvania College of Technology business administration student Dianna R. Weaver, who is completing an internship with Northwestern Mutual, has been selected for the company’s Next Level Development program.

Interns selected for the program have written 10 or more life insurance policies during their intern year and plan to continue to work for the company.

Weaver, of Morris, has been interning as a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual for nearly a year, completing the same duties as a full-time financial representative.

Working under the guidance of an experienced mentor, she develops clients and helps them to devise a financial plan to meet their goals.

As part of the requirements to work as a Northwestern Mutual intern, she secured the Pennsylvania Life Accident and Health license.

The Next Level Development Program includes a seven-week course that builds on the basics learned in initial training and teaches participants how to maintain the management side of a practice.

“This experience is setting me up well to begin running a full-time practice with Northwestern Mutual,” she said. “However, it has also taught me a great deal about the industry and about myself as a professional.”

Weaver is an active student, having served as a Student Ambassador, Student Government Association senator and Delta Mu Delta business honor society president.

Weaver plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in business administration: Management concentration in May. She initially enrolled in the college’s two-year associate degree in business management.

Her goals were further refined as she took finance courses, which inspired her to seek a career in finance and an internship with Northwestern Mutual.