Matt Atchison – A defining moment

Matt Atchison – Creighton University As a 29 year old young man that just found out I am going to be a father for the first time, I find myself recognizing that there are certain moments that carry real gravity in the story of our lives.  Sometimes we realize those moments as they are happening (like the moment you find … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageMatt Atchison – A defining moment

Kyle Conley – Failing Forward: A 21 year search for meaning

When I was fourteen I was given a book on becoming a star by a man who had managed the top people in Hollywood. At the time I wanted to be an actor so my mom gave me the book to most likely stomp out my ambition and make me realize that I would be better suited as a doctor … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageKyle Conley – Failing Forward: A 21 year search for meaning

Christine Martin – Still Growing!

Christine Martin – University of Central Missouri My experience with Southwestern Advantage is hard to put into words. I have been working with Southwestern Advantage for over 5 years. It is crazy think of where I was when I started as an 18 year-old girl and to see how far I have come. However, this progress did not come without … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageChristine Martin – Still Growing!

Audri Lu – Taking it day by day

Audri Lu – University of Iowa Some days I felt like Southwestern Advantage was the best thing that ever happened to me.  On other days, I  wondered why I ever did it.  It pulled me in all sorts of directions.  It made me cry.  It made me frustrated – a lot.  It molded me into a stronger, more independent person.  It gave me a sense … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAudri Lu – Taking it day by day

Emily Todhunter – Being completely coachable

Emily Todhunter – University of Nebraska Two years ago I was at the campus rec on a treadmill when I got a call from my now-student manager, Yvette.  Because it was loud I couldn’t really hear everything that was said, but I’m open-minded so agreed to hear what this Southwestern Advantage internship was about. The next day I went to the … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageEmily Todhunter – Being completely coachable