Career Changers

Changing careers doesn’t have to be a daunting proposition. With the support of a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

Many attorneys, bankers, accountants, educators, and military personnel have two things in common … they enjoy helping people and have transitioned into successful careers as financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual.

A career as a financial representative can give you the independence you are looking for, while having the extensive resources of Northwestern Mutual available to you.

Ever wonder what it's like to take the leap to try a new career?

A career with us can be the start of an exciting new chapter in your life. Contact one of our recruiter below to find out how to get started.

Kara McCarron
Director of Recruitment and Selection



Kara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She joined Northwestern Mutual in Atlanta in 2005 where she served as an associate financial representative. Upon moving to San Diego in 2011, Kara joined the newly opened Carlsbad office, where her main focus is to recuit and develop quaility individuals to expand the Northwestern Mutual reach in northern San Diego County. Kara lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Loni. She enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her family.

Jinan Halim
Recruiting Coordinator



Born in Louisiana, Jinan and her family made the move to San Diego in 2011. She went on to pursue her education at California State University San Marcos where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Jinan joined Northwestern Mutual Carlsbad in 2015 as a PR Intern where she helped coordinate Northwestern Mutual Carlsbad's first philanthropic golf tournament event in partnership with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The event helped raise money and awareness about childhood cancer and was a great success. Shortly after graduating in May 2016, Jinan took on the role as a Sales Execution Team member where she helped financial representatives manage their practice. Her love for connecting with people led her to wanting to pursue her career in recruiting where she is now the recruiting coordinator. Jinan lives in Carlsbad with her family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and going to the beach.


As a financial representative intern, you'll get real-world job experience as you discover a career with flexibility and rewards.

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Looking for a supportive team atmosphere that will provide guidance and mentorship? Do you not just want an internship, but one where you can truly make an impact on others? Need one that works around your school schedule?

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