Kelley Osowski: I was skeptical, I was wrong

Hi There! My name is Kelley Osowski, mom to Jake Osowski. Jake has now spent 5 summers working with Southwestern Advantage, and he asked me to tell you a little bit about the experience from my perspective, which I was excited to do. When Jake called at the end of his freshman year at UMD and said he was looking at … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKelley Osowski: I was skeptical, I was wrong

Brian Osowski: I Have Seen My Son Evolve

Hello All, When my son Jacob first came to me with the idea of doing door-to-door sales, I thought he was crazy. I had concerns – for his safety, what kind of support there was going to for him, and how much of an investment I was going to need to fork out. All I could imagine was Kirby salesmen or … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageBrian Osowski: I Have Seen My Son Evolve

Jack Pendergast – Learning How To Reach My Full Potential

To the Foundation Organization: All my life I’ve had baseball, football, basketball, swimming, track, and other coaches give me lessons on how to excel and win in life. In my two years at Southwestern Advantage, Aaron Schafer, Kevin Johnson, The Foundation, and my student manager, Christie Bradley have taught me more about myself; strengths and weaknesses, and how to reach … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJack Pendergast – Learning How To Reach My Full Potential

Heather Miedema – A High School Senior Takes on a Southwestern Internship

Heather Miedema – Grand Valley State University I heard about the Southwestern Internship when I was a Sr. in High School. My cousin had just finished working her first summer in Minnesota and she told me about it. But it wasn’t just the things she told me about the job that caught my attention, I noticed that she was a … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageHeather Miedema – A High School Senior Takes on a Southwestern Internship

Jennifer Miedema – Controlling the controllables and letting go of the rest

Jennifer Miedema – Grand Valley State University When I first heard about the Southwestern Advantage summer internship, I remember thinking, “Who would EVER want to do this?” I mean, the results of the summer sounded great ($8,000, Resume building, Sales experience, Personal growth, etc), but… No guarantee of making money? Working 14 hours a day? Approaching people in their homes? Moving to … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJennifer Miedema – Controlling the controllables and letting go of the rest