Southwestern Advantage

About Southwestern Advantage

2019's Top Rated U.S. Internship ​Southwestern Advantage and their Global Director of Campus Relations, Dr. Ralph Brigham, have been selected for the 2019 Charles F. Kettering Award. Each year, Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) recognizes one recipient of the Charles F. Kettering Award for excellence in industry, business, or government internship/cooperative education programs. CEIA is the national leader in cooperative education and internship program management. This award comes with the distinction of being rated as the top rated internship/cooperative education employer in the nation. Southwestern Advantage joins a prestigious group of past winners including IBM, NASA, Walt Disney, AT&T, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bloomingdale’s, Ford, and General Motors. Press release: For over 150 years, Southwestern Advantage has offered a sales & leadership program that gives university students a way to afford their degrees, gain entrepreneurial skills, and build character. Each summer, a sales force of over 1,600 independent student reps market an educational learning system to families across the US & Canada. University students in our sales & leadership program represent over 240 campuses in more than 20 countries around the world. We empower student reps with the tools, training, and coaching they need to build their own businesses and gain transferable life skills. Our product line of early learning, homework help, and SAT/ACT resources help millions of children excel academically and feel excited about school. Student Reps meet with families for short consultative visits to discuss education and show a line of websites, apps, and books that help families reach their academic goals.


Independent Contractor- sales

April 2019 Nashville, TN
“I liked how challenging this job was, I did something that most college students are not willing to do with their summer. I sacrificed three months of my life and relocated to PA for my 2019 summer, and it was the best experience of my life. I worked 80+ hours every week for 13 weeks during the summer and met over 3000 people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. This experience has helped me see the world from a different perspective, it has taught me to be more grateful for the things I have in my life. Doing things that are hard and uncomfortable helps you form the habit of doing things that normal people don't like to do. Successful people form the habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do. I will take and use the skills and principles I have learned with SW for the rest of my life.”

Student Leader / Sales Representative

March 2018 Nashville, TN
“Doing Southwestern Advantage job/internship is like no other one. I got to gain transferable skills that will help me towards my goals after college. It's learning how to lead others by example by doing the job with integrity and hard work. It taught me sales skills and learning how to read and communicate with clients efficiently and effectively. I liked how this job pushes me always to be my best version of myself. I got to become friends with the most supportive group of friends and mentors I don't think I would of ever had without this job. I could go on and on about the personal growth and confidence you get out of this job from knocking on doors selling an educational system to families 80 hours a week on straight commission. Also awesome to have on a resume!”
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