Future Newbie

or Register to post new content in the forum



  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Jul 24, 2013 10:29 pm

Hello from Jersey. Im a Reservist in the United States ARMY, have an active interest in the markets, and want to get my feet wet - while starting a new career. I have no experience in the game but know for a fact that with enough good training, the sky's the limit. As you can see, confidence is not lacking. Uncle Sam did well. I have an offer for a paid internship in an insurance brokerage - they'll sponsor my Life and Health, and will sponsor the Series 7 when the time comes along. I do not, however, want to hawk insurance.

I'm asking for some help and or advice in getting a paid internship or entry level job with sponsorship for the Series 7 in or near central New Jersey.

Thanks in advance.


Jul 25, 2013 7:06 pm

I work with many students who work at the Merrill Lynch (BofA) campus in Hopewell, NJ. My office is in Pennington. Send your resume to them.

Aug 2, 2013 1:52 am


I too am a veteran, wanted to get into financial services, and had zero experience. You may consider looking into Primerica Financial Services. I have been with them for 14 months and have had mixed results. Everyone that goes to work with then becomes an independent business owner (it would be your last name and “associates”). They will hire just about anyone. Almost everyone has to start part time. They pay for seven licenses and multiple certifications. They are very much on top of there game when it comes to doing what’s right for there clients. They are the ONLY company in the industry that will allow you to work part time, and start as a broker. you can hire people, train and license them, and OVERRIDE them, just like a broker. Also, they pay more people six and seven figures than any other company in North America. Feel free to reach out to me if I can further assist you. Good luck

Aug 8, 2013 8:48 pm

I suggest you get paid to train no matter where you go. Once you get licences you’ll be a more attractive hire–insurance, banks, credit unions or wire house.
ML Edge/ BAC is a good option they have a veteran hiring plan.

Aug 8, 2013 9:25 pm

Docro, BigSky - thanks for the info. I didn’t give Primerica any thought, I didn’t know they were that promising. What do you guys know or think about Edward Jones - help!


Aug 24, 2013 7:01 pm

I am at EJ. I can say that they have been great to me. My advice is to take the paid insurance internship as long you don’t sell to family starting out…having an insurance internship can be really helpful in the brokerage business. Insurance is so important in a financial plan. Doing a brokerage job part-time or working in some brokerage operations role will be a waste. BTW…I think being in the Reserves is awesome.