Andres Gamboa: Dear Parents,

Dear Parents, I would like to start by saying that I am not a parent, therefore, take this advice as you will. During my freshman year of college I was approached by a fellow student named Steve who spoke to me about a summer internship opportunity. Over the phone, Steve told me all about this program where “the average student … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAndres Gamboa: Dear Parents,

Chris White – CFP®, ChFC® Southwestern Investment Group / Raymond James

Chris White is a CFP® and a ChFC® (financial planning’s highest standard of knowledge and trust) with Southwestern Investment Group / Raymond James. He started as a Bookman with Southwestern Advantage. Recently, Chris shared his simple steps for financial stability with our Student Reps and a powerful story of how his experience with Southwestern Advantage changed his life. WATCH:   … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageChris White – CFP®, ChFC® Southwestern Investment Group / Raymond James

Barb Yo – Be careful to entertain strangers (Hebrews 13:2)

On Mothers day of 2015 I got a surprising gift. The day before I had been telling Mark that it felt so weird to have an empty bedroom, for the first time in decades! Little did we know that God was going to fill it. Literally the next day we were asked by 4 college students from Florida if we … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageBarb Yo – Be careful to entertain strangers (Hebrews 13:2)

Amber Thomas (Bragg) – Surrounded By Amazing People

Through the Southwestern Advantage program, I have learned to never take the easy way out and to always push myself. Although I found each year to be very challenging, it’s also the most rewarding – both financially and spiritually. I have learned when things get tough to never ever give up on myself even though I really, really want to at times. … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAmber Thomas (Bragg) – Surrounded By Amazing People

Ryan Reilly – Baylor University

I have been through one summer and am going on my second year building my business with Southwestern Advantage. I am deeply grateful for the lessons I learned about hard work and perseverance as well as sales over the summer. For anyone wondering about going through the program/sending their kids, I strongly recommend it!   See more from Ryan on … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageRyan Reilly – Baylor University

Aleksis Anijärv – Tallinn Tech

Definitely suggest the program to any entrepreneurial college students. I like how SW Advantage consciously works on product development, making the study system more comprehensive by creating awesome apps and websites. See more from Aleksis on Facebook at Aleksis The Bookman

Southwestern AdvantageAleksis Anijärv – Tallinn Tech

Andrew Laws – University of Missouri

Excellent company! More of a Family really. The products are really helpful and helped me through school. I worked with SW through college and it helped me pay my way through school and taught me valuable life and career skills. I really felt that my mentors cared about me and everyone was passionate about helping others and giving back. Door to … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAndrew Laws – University of Missouri

Deianeira Burgess – Truman State University

As I go into my second summer, Southwestern Advantage has taught me about hard work, the value of connecting with people, and that growth comes from pushing your own boundaries. Education is so so important, and I’m very proud to work with such a great company that encourages the value of education! Here’s to hoping I can serve another two … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageDeianeira Burgess – Truman State University

Sarah Maddack – Indiana University Bloomington

It is beautifully rare to find something that improves your personal, professional, social, spiritual, and financial life all at once. Whether you’re involved for one year or ten years, it is undoubtedly worth your time to work with Southwestern Advantage.   Visit Sarah’s Facebook Business page at Sarah The Bookgirl Maddack  

Southwestern AdvantageSarah Maddack – Indiana University Bloomington

Chris Bowers – Northwestern Univ. Football

Name: Chris Bowers – ​Director of Player Personnel, Northwestern University Football College: Wittenberg University 1.) What are a couple of most valuable things learned from your ​Southwestern Advantage experience? The most important thing I learned from selling books, that ultimately enabled me to be successful in this field was the confidence to know that I could work extremely hard in the face of … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageChris Bowers – Northwestern Univ. Football

Judge Lawton Stephens

Lawton Stephens – Judge of Superior Court College: UNC Chapel Hill 1.) What are the most valuable things learned from your Southwestern Advantage experience? I learned more about human nature than in any other time of my life. I learned that human nature is the same everywhere you go regardless of one’s race, religion, finances, or circumstances. 2.) What was the most difficult … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJudge Lawton Stephens

Rick Meier – Accounts Manager for Rite In The Rain

Interview with Rick Meier – Accounts Manager for Rite In The Rain   What are some of the most valuable things gained from your experience in the Southwestern Advantage sales & leadership program?    Wow- what didn’t I learn? First of all I learned that I am not so tough, not so popular, and that no one cares that I was a good athlete, … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageRick Meier – Accounts Manager for Rite In The Rain

Jim Potts – Founder of Lewis and Clark Outfitters

Interview with Jim Potts – Founder of Lewis and Clark Outfitters What are some of the most valuable things you gained from your experience in the Southwestern Advantage sales and leadership program? There were so many it is hard to say exactly but I would list the following but not in any particular order. How to overcome adversity in life How to develop a habit … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJim Potts – Founder of Lewis and Clark Outfitters

Mandi Seitz – Registered Nurse

So proud to be able to say that I not only survived, but was successful selling educational BOOKS door-to-door with Southwestern Advantage. To this day, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made! Not only did it teach me all the foundational success principles I would need professionally, but it’s also where I met the love of my life!    

Southwestern AdvantageMandi Seitz – Registered Nurse

Marsha Blackburn – Congressman (TN)

“I’ll never forget the business and interpersonal skills direct selling taught me when I began my career, and I’m excited to continue to build support for the opportunity among my colleagues on Capitol Hill.” Marsha Blackburn  Congressman (TN)

Southwestern AdvantageMarsha Blackburn – Congressman (TN)

Bo Parrish – Speaker/Author/Triathlete

What are the three most valuable things gained from your Southwestern Advantage experience? • The power of schedule • How to listen more and speak less • Turning burdens into blessings and adversity into advantages   What was the most challenging part of your experience? Learning to tune out the doubting voice inside my head and how to dismiss the urgent for the … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageBo Parrish – Speaker/Author/Triathlete

Apu Mody – President of Mars Food Americas

What are the most valuable things you learned from your Southwestern Advantage experience? I learned about the power of persistence and how to work with, manage, and motivate people. What was the most difficult part of your Southwestern Advantage experience? Seriously, the toughest, by far, is facing the rejection and then having to keep going. What are a couple pieces of advice would … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageApu Mody – President of Mars Food Americas

Acker Manor – Sept 16, 2015

Thanks to Erin Reynolds at Southwestern Advantage, Simon was able to complete a report on Nikola Tesla, and Mike was able to help him with his Math homework! So excited to have a guide as a parent, so we know how his work should look, and how he is learning in the classroom! Thank you both so much!

Southwestern AdvantageAcker Manor – Sept 16, 2015

Samantha West – 4 year experience

I’ve participated in this program for 4 years and it has been an incredible experience. I initially signed up to gain the confidence I would need to do well in a theater career. There’s nothing else I could have done while in college to learn, earn, or grown more. The friends I have made, places I’ve seen, and opportunities presented … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageSamantha West – 4 year experience

Kristy-Evan Kahle‎ – Sept 10, 2015

I have one child still napping but the other is so excited about what just came in the mail today! These books are beyond amazing and so educational and fun! Thank you from Colby, KS

Southwestern AdvantageKristy-Evan Kahle‎ – Sept 10, 2015

Brittny Cornett – Sept 4, 2015

Brittny Cornett to Amber “The Bookgirl” Bragg I seriously want to thank you for your hard work this summer and for stopping by our house and introducing us to these books. It’s only the second full week of school and already I’ve used the books/app twice, and it brought tears to my eyes to see Lydia benefit from these resources and to … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageBrittny Cornett – Sept 4, 2015

Judy Parsons of Waverly, VA – Aug 26, 2015

I just wanted to let you know that we are so stoked we invested in your books. I was also impressed that you had a series of books on the Bible. Your sales girl, Elyse “The Bookgirl” Miller is an excellent spokeswoman representing your company. She is a hard worker and you can genuinely tell how much she loves her … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJudy Parsons of Waverly, VA – Aug 26, 2015

Lisa LaFave – turning potential into reality

I have had the opportunity to become the best version of myself through all that I have learned in running my own business. I’ve had an extraordinary chance to turn my potential into my reality. Through helping others, I have become more selfless and my focus has shifted to others rather than on myself. Every single person is important and … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageLisa LaFave – turning potential into reality

Karina Crescini – gaining confidence through adversity

This experience has taught me the value of commitment and accomplishing the things I said I would do.  I have learned to be grateful to each and every person by working with love in my heart instead of results in my head. I have been able to meet and understand a diverse number of families and to learn so much more … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKarina Crescini – gaining confidence through adversity

Megan O’Connor – becoming strong young women

I have been extremely lucky to have found my way here.  I’ve learned to stop seeing others for who they are and instead to see them for who they can be. I have been able to self-assess and accept my situation, and to regain perspective and think more positively when I need it. I have been afforded the chance to … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageMegan O’Connor – becoming strong young women

Hannah Ginter – not quitting in the face of adversity

My experience has allowed me to develop immense confidence in myself and has developed me into a leader that puts the needs of others before my own.  I have been blessed with friendships and relationships with incredible people and mentors that I would have never been exposed to otherwise. Through Southwestern Advantage, I have proven how strong of a woman … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageHannah Ginter – not quitting in the face of adversity

Amy Pigozzi – Independence, emotional strength, and self-confidence

In my four years, I have gained a unique perspective – an appreciation for what I have and how I live.  It has taught me to be selfless, given me a support system of reliable friends, and helped shape my character and build my integrity. This experience has afforded me the opportunity to pay for college, travel the world, start investing, … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAmy Pigozzi – Independence, emotional strength, and self-confidence

Amber Lethem – We find confidence in the right things

Since beginning Southwestern Advantage, I have developed a true sense of self-confidence. I have gained the ability to press on, failure after failure, until I succeed in reaching my goals.  I know without a shadow of a doubt that I will always thrive because I always get back up again. I believe this experience is beneficial to women because it … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAmber Lethem – We find confidence in the right things

Brenda Diaz – This experience empowers women

Through running my own business at Southwestern Advantage, I have been able to develop my independence as a young woman. I’ve learned to communicate effectively with a diverse and broad range of individuals with different social backgrounds.  Personally, I’ve been empowered to see that I’m more capable than what I’ve been given credit for by others.  I have come to realize that … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageBrenda Diaz – This experience empowers women