Kadri Jarve – What This Experience Has Taught Me

How did I end up in USA selling books door-to-door? I first heard a bit about the Southwestern Advantage program when I was in 11th grade, although nothing special. I only knew that in the summer time, students go to America and they sell some books door-to-door, and that was it. I remember my first thoughts were, “Okay, USA is … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKadri Jarve – What This Experience Has Taught Me

Maret Saat – More like a sport than a job

Maret Saat – Tartu University Estonia My name is Maret Saat and I am an MBA student from Tartu, Estonia. I grew up in Tartu and finished university majoring in Spanish language and literature. As a freshman in Tartu University I heard about Southwestern Advantage through a friend of mine with whom we had played volleyball together for many years. … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageMaret Saat – More like a sport than a job

Julia Zamatajeva – It gets better!

Julia Zamatajeva – Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia My name is Julia Zamatajeva and I am from a tiny European country named Estonia with a total population of 1.3 million people and 3 times smaller area than the state of Illinois. I grew up in a little town Haapsalu with a total population of 12,000 people. If somebody had told … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJulia Zamatajeva – It gets better!

Andres Martin – A Southwestern Advantage Internship review 10 years in the making

Andres Martin – Thankful for the opportunity I was happy to get the opportunity to sell books in the Southwestern Advantage Internship, and expected to start fast. But – only 100 bucks. That’s what I made my first week. Not exactly close to the $1,500 I was thinking I would make. But it was OK. I was still excited after my … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAndres Martin – A Southwestern Advantage Internship review 10 years in the making

Jaak Roosaare – From a one summer challenge to the career of a lifetime

Jaak Roosaare – Estonia My name is Jaak Roosaare and I am from small (1.3m people) country called Estonia. It might seem almost like an impossible dream but we have about 300 students every summer selling books with Southwestern Advantage (the total full-time undergraduate student population is about 35,000 in the country). I first sold books in 2002, and since … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJaak Roosaare – From a one summer challenge to the career of a lifetime