A 360 degree look at the “Southwestern Advantage”

Aaron Schafer – Michigan State University When I first heard about the Southwestern Advantage summer sales program in college I saw it as nothing more than something I was going to try for a summer. My girlfriend at the time (now wife) had sold books for two summers and done quite well.  I was paying for half of my own … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageA 360 degree look at the “Southwestern Advantage”

Rory Vaden – Taking the Stairs!

Rory Vaden – University of Denver Rory Vaden is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Business Motivational Speaker, and Self-Discipline Strategist whose insights have been shared on Oprah radio and in print media such as SUCCESS™ Magazine. Rory is the leader of the Take the Stairs World Tour! For success tips on a daily basis from Rory follow him on … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageRory Vaden – Taking the Stairs!

Mary Lee Holmes – Refusing to Quit

Mary Lee Holmes – University of Alabama It seems in life that when most people attempt something great like weight loss, starting a new business, etc… they look for the easy way out. Look at infomercials for losing weight. What do you typically see? You see a pill that will magically melt the pounds away, or the machine that will … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageMary Lee Holmes – Refusing to Quit

Naomi Langley – Being a person of influence

Naomi Langley – University of Florida The Southwestern Advantage internship was the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve ever done. Mississippi is forever marked with my sweat and tears, and it was all worth it. I learned discipline, sales skills, and how to get a mustang out of a mudhole. I made lasting relationships with some of my customers and still … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageNaomi Langley – Being a person of influence

Virgie Sandford – The 5 Second Decision

Virgie Sandford – University of South Dakota When I sat through an information meeting about the Southwestern Advantage summer internship 16 years ago as a freshman at the University of South Dakota, I almost chickened out… It was sooo different, so NOT me. Sales?!?! Business?!?! A hundred questions went through my head, “I THINK I can work that hard…but can I … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageVirgie Sandford – The 5 Second Decision

Daniel Kemp – Riding my bike in the heat of Texas

Daniel Kemp – UNC Wilmington I can now say without a doubt choosing to do the Southwestern Advantage internship program my first summer was the best decision I have made in my life thus far. I still remember one of my best friends from high school Justin Mckenzie calling one day out of the blue to tell me about this … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageDaniel Kemp – Riding my bike in the heat of Texas