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 Business Owner and Sales Marketer

May 2018 - August 2018 Boulder, CO
“Southwestern Advantage is full of a mix of old and young ambitious and caring adults who genuinely care for your personal goals and aspirations. Through this summer internship, you make the amount of money that you work for. If you are just as hard working, ambitious and determined as the people in this company, you have the opportunity to make over $20,000 just in one summer (12 weeks). I have never worked with a more positive group of people. The company as a whole consistently strives to teach all of their employees helpful life skills, knowledge, and experience while pushing them to be a better versions of themselves. Southwestern Advantage is an extremely positive, goal-oriented company. ”

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.”
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