Sara Nannini – Blessed to be a Bookgirl

Ever since I was young, I have always been one to push the envelope and explore new challenges.  Some of these have included joining the swim team, moving away to Central Michigan University, and joining Greek life.  I found success in all of these areas, and realized I was able to coast by on my natural talents to be successful … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageSara Nannini – Blessed to be a Bookgirl

Justin Mangen – Challenges or Opportunities to Grow?

Justin Mangen – Univ. of Wisconsin –Oshkosh I was a freshman at Univ. of Wisconsin –Oshkosh when I heard about the Southwestern Advantage summer internship program. I filled out a summer work questionnaire in class one day because I needed a summer job. I went to the informational meeting and all the benefits jumped out at me. Money? I was … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJustin Mangen – Challenges or Opportunities to Grow?

Jessica Starrett – Success is Growth

Jessica Starrett- Purdue University It’s been two years almost to the day since I first heard about Southwestern Advantage. I was nearing the end of my sophomore year at Purdue and was driving home one night when I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize and on the other line was a guy who invited me to hear … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJessica Starrett – Success is Growth

Jeff Hsieh – The two summers that almost never happened

Jeff Hsieh – UC Berkeley My story with the Southwestern Advantage Internship starts with a simple Facebook status: Aaron Ho: If you’re looking for a paid internship this summer, message me! I’ll hook you up! 😀 To which I responded with little enthusiasm: Jeff Hsieh: I’m interested. Little did I know, those two words would change my life forever. I … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJeff Hsieh – The two summers that almost never happened

Jennifer Miedema – Controlling the controllables and letting go of the rest

Jennifer Miedema – Grand Valley State University When I first heard about the Southwestern Advantage summer internship, I remember thinking, “Who would EVER want to do this?” I mean, the results of the summer sounded great ($8,000, Resume building, Sales experience, Personal growth, etc), but… No guarantee of making money? Working 14 hours a day? Approaching people in their homes? Moving to … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJennifer Miedema – Controlling the controllables and letting go of the rest

Christie Bradley – Whoever works the hardest in the Southwestern Summer Program wins!

Christie Bradley – Auburn University My first summer experience the Southwestern Advantage internship program is somewhat of a blur as far as individual stories go now that I am approaching summer number three. It all seemed to go by so fast when the end of the summer approached, but from day-to-day I thought it would never end. However, there are some … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageChristie Bradley – Whoever works the hardest in the Southwestern Summer Program wins!