Marketing Student Assists Others through Internship

This summer, Sean Sobocinski is on internship at Northwestern Mutual, a life insurance and financial planning company. Here he puts his marketing skills to use selling not products, but services—financial services.

With a focus on long term care, Sobocinski is assisting with risk management involvement concerning life and disability. He is also utilizing the different financial outlets to customers provided by Northwestern Mutual.

In his role, Sobocinski has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by determining where people are at in their life financially and discussing where they want to be. By getting the full picture, he is able to assist the customer in determining what they need.

“I try to do it in a way that will help the out the most,” said Sobocinski, “I don’t want to be just the ‘sale’ guy; I actually want to help people.”

At Northwestern Mutual, Sobocinski is not only learning how to market the financial services available, but he is also advising customers. By getting to know the customer and what they want to do, Sobocinski can provide a way to help them prepare for the future.

Entering into his his fifth year at Ferris, Sobocinski advises students to explore their options as soon as possible. Internships provide an extensive amount of experience that will help shape a student into a productive member of the professional world.

One of the most surprising aspects for Sobocinski during his internship is he learned there are many different aspects to marketing and sales. Being involved with the finance field has piqued his interest and has encouraged him to seek an involvement with finance in the future.