Adam Lawrence – The Perspective of a Sales Major on the Southwestern Internship

Adam Lawrence – Western Michigan University As a sales major at Western Michigan University I believe I approached the Southwestern Advantage internship a little differently than most.  I came to Southwestern with the idea that I would gain the skills I needed to be successful in sales.  While I did learn about these skills I learned so much more than I … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAdam Lawrence – The Perspective of a Sales Major on the Southwestern Internship

Garrek Stemo – Skeptic turned Bookman

Garrek Stemo – Michigan State University After receiving a seemingly random phone call from a bubbly personality named Eva I agreed to go to an information session about this company called Southwestern Advantage. There I met a very tall and smiley man with golden curly hair. His name was Aaron. Aaron’s smile was quite big and he was talking about … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageGarrek Stemo – Skeptic turned Bookman

Aaron Wolverton – A 24 year old graphic designer takes on the Southwestern Internship

Aaron Wolverton – Central Michigan University My first summer in the Southwestern Advantage program was quite comparable to most first year stories I hear about… challenging, highly rewarding, and hell at times. Funny as hell at times too. My Southwestern experience was a bit different than your average book story, especially the time leading up to my first summer. When … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAaron Wolverton – A 24 year old graphic designer takes on the Southwestern Internship

Chris White – “The Hardest Things in Life”

Chris White – University of Tennessee I was walking across campus, my freshman year (February 2001) at The University of Tennessee, minding my own my business, and a young lady approached me and asked, “Would you like to make $7,500 this summer?”.  I said, “Hmmm…let me think about that…yes!!”.  The young lady, Erin Brooks, called me up the following Monday evening … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageChris White – “The Hardest Things in Life”

Travis Lopes – Doing my best and letting God take care of the rest

Travis Lopes – Asbury University I was a freshman at Asbury University in the spring of 2005 when my friend Simbarashe Kagoro from Zimbabwe told me about his summer job selling books with Southwestern Advantage. I remember hearing about the travel, the experience, and the money and thinking “hmm well if Simba can do it, and he doesn’t even speak … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageTravis Lopes – Doing my best and letting God take care of the rest

Logan Gaither – Wrestling with the Southwestern Summer

Logan Gaither – University of Arizona I first heard about the Southwestern Advantage internship through a phone call from the corporate recruiter on the University of Arizona’s campus. I knew almost right away it was what I wanted to do, because it was a chance to really prove that I could really accomplish something on my own. This probably had a … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageLogan Gaither – Wrestling with the Southwestern Summer

Grayson Jones – It is not how you start . . .

Grayson Jones – University of Northern Iowa My 1st summer with Southwestern Advantage was back in 2006.  I was invited by a friend from the dorms who had already done the Southwestern Internship to attend an informational session on campus.  It sounded cool and I liked the idea of getting paid for how much I put into it.  I was … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageGrayson Jones – It is not how you start . . .

Aaron Schafer – The persistent girlfriend

Aaron Schafer When I first heard about selling books with Southwestern Advantage it was from my girlfriend in college (now wife), Naomi.   She was super excited and told me all of the great things about it.  Being an incredibly supportive boyfriend I told her that it sounded like a scam and that she was going to be like a girl scout … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAaron Schafer – The persistent girlfriend