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

Laura Jones – My chance to shine in the Southwestern Advantage Internship

Laura Jones – University of Iowa I first became familiar with the Southwestern Advantage Internship in the summer of 2004 when my mom bought a set of huge burgundy books from two Estonian boys. Two years later, in 2006, my older brother became a “book boy.” Three years later in 2009, my mother, who had initially tried talking my brother OUT … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageLaura Jones – My chance to shine in the Southwestern Advantage Internship

Channing Porter – Freshman daughter takes on the Southwestern summer program

Channing Porter – University of Maryland The first time I heard about the Southwestern Advantage summer sales program I was a freshman at the University of Maryland. I was in astronomy class and some guy made an announcement and passed a survey out about a summer internship. I filled it out because I thought I would keep my options open for … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageChanning Porter – Freshman daughter takes on the Southwestern summer program

Lucas Karasch – A polite decline turns into an amazing opportunity in the Southwestern Internship

Lucas Karasch – Wheaton College I had never heard of the Southwestern Advantage internship before until a good friend from high school in Scottsdale, AZ, returned from his first summer. “Lucas, it was such an incredible experience, you should totally do this with me next summer!” I thought to myself, why would anybody in their right mind voluntarily give up … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageLucas Karasch – A polite decline turns into an amazing opportunity in the Southwestern Internship

Alena Arendt – Small town Nebraska girl meets the suburbs of Philadelphia

Alena Arendt – Sioux City, Iowa I remember the first time I heard about the Southwestern Advantage program – I was about 12 years old.  I didn’t have the traditional “book kid” experience that most get – as my dad and four of my aunts and uncles have all taken to the Bookfield.  Honestly, I didn’t know much about it, … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAlena Arendt – Small town Nebraska girl meets the suburbs of Philadelphia