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

Amber Taylor – Breaking out of my shell

Growing up, I looked up to people like Peter Benenson and Margaret Mead in awe. I wanted my life to emulate theirs in some way—I had no idea what I wanted to do, I just knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others somehow. But sometime during high school I somehow forgot how to talk to … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAmber Taylor – Breaking out of my shell

Kailyn Castro – Becoming Who I Want to Be

As a freshman, originally from Texas attending the University of Missouri, I was exposed to this foreign concept called winter. It is not something I enjoyed in the least bit. I was used to having one snow day a year, school being shut down, and then the weather returning to 50 degrees the following day.  I was homesick from the … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKailyn Castro – Becoming Who I Want to Be

Kyle Conley – Failing Forward: A 21 year search for meaning

When I was fourteen I was given a book on becoming a star by a man who had managed the top people in Hollywood. At the time I wanted to be an actor so my mom gave me the book to most likely stomp out my ambition and make me realize that I would be better suited as a doctor … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKyle Conley – Failing Forward: A 21 year search for meaning

Daniel E. Burke-Aguero – The Southwestern Internship, a service in itself

Daniel E. Burke-Aguero  – University of Missouri Columbia If someone were to ask me now what my Southwestern Advantage Experience has meant to me so far my response would be simple: It saved me, and I am eternally grateful for everything I’ve been blessed with because of it. But to truly understand what I mean I have to back it … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageDaniel E. Burke-Aguero – The Southwestern Internship, a service in itself