Danny Johnston – UT-Knoxville

I’ve worked with Southwestern Advantage for the past four summers and am currently (2016) going into my fifth summer. The experience is challenging and has pushed me far beyond my comfort zone. It isn’t easy. Even so, that’s exactly why I’ve done it every year. I believe that who I am someday going to be, I am now becoming. In order for … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageDanny Johnston – UT-Knoxville

Denise Hooser – What my daughter has gained from the Southwestern Advantage internship

Denise Hooser – Denise’s daughter Brooke worked in the Southwestern Advantage internship program for a first summer during her freshman year During my daughter’s freshmen year in college at the University of Tennessee she called me up one day and told me that she was considering working with Southwestern for the summer. She told me all about the internship and … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageDenise Hooser – What my daughter has gained from the Southwestern Advantage internship

Bobby Nicholson – Finding an Excuse or Finding a Way?

Bobby Nicholson – University of Tennessee “What are you doing this summer?” This is a question I randomly asked my friend Tara Bell that changed my life forever.  Her answer was, “I’m selling kids books door to door.”  I said to her, “That’s interesting.” She goes, “Yeah, I made $15,000 doing it last summer.” I looked around at my other … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageBobby Nicholson – Finding an Excuse or Finding a Way?

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”