A day ‘following’ the shoes of a Bookgirl

A day walking in the shoes, well, let’s be honest – there’s no way I’m in ANY way prepared/trained/ready to walk in the shoes of ANY Bookperson, so I’ll re-word to “A day ‘following’ the shoes of a Bookgirl.” I am the mother of a current “Bookman” and a Host Mom to a team of “Bookgirls” this summer. The following are … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageA day ‘following’ the shoes of a Bookgirl

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

Justin Sweeney – Goal Setting & Attitude

My Houston summer of 2013. Where should I start? I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I had no idea or thought about how much of an impact the Southwestern Advantage program was going to have on me. However, if I am going to start somewhere, it might as well be the beginning on campus at Central Michigan. … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageJustin Sweeney – Goal Setting & Attitude

Kate Gray – Selling Books 101

You mean you SELL BOOKS? Door-to-DOOR? HA. LOL. LMAO. ROFL. Jokes. Right. Some form of this natural reaction is that of the 95% of those who first hear about Southwestern Advantage. Southwestern Advantage is not just a “book-selling company”; it is a company that takes seemingly sharp, inexperienced college students, and molds them into hard-working, committed, smart, hilarious human beings … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKate Gray – Selling Books 101

Kimberly Wu – A letter to my younger self

I worked with Southwestern Advantage two summers ago (2011). On a plane ride home for winter break, I came across an article featuring letters that celebrities wrote to their teenage selves. It was a fun and interesting read – seeing how people approached the assignment. I decided that was how I was going to reflect on my Southwestern Advantage experience. Below is … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKimberly Wu – A letter to my younger self