An Interview with Joey Meehan, U-Idaho Alumnus, Bachelor of Science in Finance:
"I graduated from the University of Idaho in 2011 with a B.S. in Finance. The Career Center helped connect me with the current dream I am living today. At a career fair, I met a recruiter for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, one of the world’s most admired companies as rated by Fortune Magazine. I landed an internship with Northwestern Mutual (a top 10 internship in the country) and was given the opportunity to “test drive” the career of a financial advisor. Throughout the 6 months of my internship I learned much about myself, life, and the real world of business.
“I decided to stay with Northwestern Mutual after I graduated and in 2013 I was the Rookie of the Year for our region. Owning a practice with Northwestern Mutual allows me to be the captain of my own ship and to live a very rewarding lifestyle. Today, I’m not only running my personal financial advisory practice but I’ve also taken a leadership and development position within our region to help coach, grow and develop our team.
“A day in the life for me involves meeting with my clients, coaching and developing our interns, and making high level decisions on the growth and direction of our organization. I sleep well at night knowing that I am making a difference in our community. For me, life is about passion, relationships and influence. The Career Center connected me to my dream, and I couldn’t be more excited with the direction I’m taking my life and my career."
-Joey Meehan, University of Idaho Alumnus