Tamara and Mike Porter – Giving our freshman daughter our full support in the Southwestern Advantage internship

Tamara and Mike Porter – The Porter’s daughter, Channing, worked in the Southwestern Advantage sales and leadership program as a freshman at the University of Maryland As parents of a college freshman daughter, we were obviously concerned when Channing came home talking about selling books door-to-door over the summer in the Southwestern Advantage sales program. We researched the company and … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageTamara and Mike Porter – Giving our freshman daughter our full support in the Southwestern Advantage internship

Jamison Pence – A more meaningful fun

Jamison Pence – University of Maryland Of the many events and clubs I had participated in college there is nothing that I can remember more clearly than every aspect of my joining the Southwestern Advantage Program. From when I filled out a survey in my astronomy class and my friend said, “are you really gonna fill one of those out?” … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJamison Pence – A more meaningful fun

Channing Porter – Freshman daughter takes on the Southwestern summer program

Channing Porter – University of Maryland The first time I heard about the Southwestern Advantage summer sales program I was a freshman at the University of Maryland. I was in astronomy class and some guy made an announcement and passed a survey out about a summer internship. I filled it out because I thought I would keep my options open for … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageChanning Porter – Freshman daughter takes on the Southwestern summer program

Matt Baumgartner – A shy kid breaks out

Matt Baumgartner – University of Maryland I heard about Southwestern Advantage at the University of Maryland.  I grew up in an over-protective environment.  Part of this was due to my parents, but part of it was also self-imposed.  I was definitely the quiet/shy kid, never quite fitting in nor able to get comfortable.  I had always gotten straight A’s, but … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageMatt Baumgartner – A shy kid breaks out

Mark Silvestro – A parent’s concerns about the Southwestern Internship

Mark Silvestro – University of Maryland During my American Government class in the large lecture hall of Maryland’s Tydings Hall, I quickly filled out a yellow questionnaire that had something to do with hearing about summer work. Honestly, I wasn’t paying attention. My then-girlfriend at the time, Lisa, was sitting next to me. She was more interesting than class and … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageMark Silvestro – A parent’s concerns about the Southwestern Internship