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Empowering Heroes at The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs

By Ted Digges, Captain, SC, USN (Ret.) | November 14, 2017

After 15 years in the Navy, I was planning my next steps as I re-entered civilian life. I was interested in a career in financial services, and I was even taking distance learning classes at The American College to gain the appropriate certifications. Then 9/11 happened…

Why Financial Services is a Good Career Fit for Millennials

By Adam Paoli | August 29, 2017

The financial services industry presents an incredible opportunity for Millennials looking for not just a job but a career. The demographics of our industry alone make a compelling case. In a previous blog post, it was noted that the average adviser is over age 50 and approaching retirement within the next ten years. We are going to see many of those practices needing to be transitioned and eventually succeeded, and Millennials like myself are well-positioned to take advantage of that. But there’s more to this than just demographics.

Intern Life at Penn Mutual

By Megan Berardelli | August 21, 2017

As the summer comes to a close, I am reflecting on my experience as a human resources (HR) intern at the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. I was one of 25 interns from across the country that spent this summer with Penn Mutual — the biggest class of interns yet!

Creating Successful Careers for Veterans

By Danny Noles | February 15, 2017

For the past few months, our agency has been busy with an idea we call “High Five a Hero” as a way of showing our thanks to those serving in the military. But we’re also going one step beyond just thanking veterans by recruiting them as advisers.

Relationships and Values: Four Generations of Navigating the Unknown

By Tod Lashway | January 17, 2017

Last year, about this time, my father passed away. It was not unexpected, but I lost one of the formative people in my life – tall, strong, a disciplinarian, but he had a big heart beneath all the bluster. My mother showed me how to treat others with respect and dignity, to be considerate of others’ perspectives and well-being. Together, they taught us family values and responsibility for each other. Relationships and values.

The Seven Ps that Will Change Your Life

By John Laurito | November 2, 2016

Success is all about the small differences. Most people think being a top performer means you have to do things two, to three or four times better than average, which is simply not true. I was recently asked to speak with our Penn Mutual interns as part of their training curriculum. Here is what I told them about planning for success.

For Women, Networking is Critical for Career Success

By Susan Cooper | October 4, 2016

Whether you are a college student looking to land your dream job, a successful professional positioning yourself for that big promotion, or a career changer ready to make a major career change, there is no doubt that NETWORKING has a huge impact on your ultimate success. Unfortunately, many women are at a disadvantage.

A Day in the Life of a Penn Mutual Intern

By Jessica Choi | September 28, 2016

We just finished up our inaugural Penn Mutual Pathways Internship(SM) program, intended for students going into their junior and senior year of college who are interested in careers as financial advisors. I’d like to share some videos created by the interns themselves about their experiences.

Reflections on My Time as a Penn Mutual Intern

By Bryn Freed | September 7, 2016

For as long as I can remember I hear people say “I have to go to work.” I say “I get to go to work” because I am extremely lucky to be a part of an amazing firm like Penn Mutual. Everyone I talk to tells me how much they love what they do and love Penn Mutual as a company.

Developing the Next Generation of Financial Advisors and Industry Leaders

By Jessica Choi | May 17, 2016

There is a tremendous need for new talent in the insurance industry. It’s estimated that the industry will need 237,000 advisors over the next decade.