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Mission: To be the best organization in the world at helping young people develop the skills and character they need to achieve their goals in life
I have been working at Southwestern Advantage full-time (More than 5 years)
I first learned about Southwestern from my father, who completed the program in the 70’s while he was in college. He worked with the company for seven years so I heard many stories growing up about his experiences and what he learned on the “bookfield”. Hearing the good, the bad, and the ugly, I knew very well that the program was going to be a lot of work. I considered my first summer after my senior year of high school and quite honestly, I didn’t want to spend my summer working hard. I knew I would grow a lot but I thought I would rather spend my summer sitting on the beach and hanging out with my friends.
Quite frankly, I grew up. I realized that in order to achieve the things I wanted to achieve in life, I needed to form the habit of making decisions based on what would benefit me in the long run over what I wanted in the moment (one of the principles Southwestern instills). Indeed my first summer was very challenging. I had to form the aforementioned discipline in even the most minute aspects of my life. It was definitely one of the most, if not the most rewarding experience of my life. I learned how to coach myself as well as others. I learned the discipline that would later help me achieve greater things in my career. I also developed strong relationships with extraordinary college students who push me and will be lifelong friends. I am grateful for everything that Southwestern has taught me and if you are considering the program, I challenge you to take the time to hear more about it. It might not be right for you, but don’t allow fear of something challenging to hold you back from learning more.
Lots and lots of work
Advice to Management
Thank you for the employee benefits - please continue them!
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (College Station, TX) in May 2013.
I went to an informational about the position and an individual meet with me on campus. We listened to a sales presentation describing the products that students sale over the summer. They spoke about the fear of rejection. The job entails cold calling 30 clients a day and receiving an average of 3 sales a day. To do this job, they highlight that one must be very self driven and self motivated because of the amount of autonomy at work.
Dr. Ralph Brigham & Southwestern Advantage Awarded Top Internship in U.S. for 2019
Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) is the national leader in cooperative education and internship program management. Each year, CEIA recognizes one recipient of the Charles F. Kettering Award for excellence in industry, business, or government internship/cooperative education programs.
Ralph Brigham & Southwestern Advantage have been selected as the 2019 recipient. This award comes with the distinction of being the top rated internship/cooperative education program in the nation.
We join a prestigious group of past winners including IBM, NASA, Walt Disney, AT&T, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and General Motors.
On June 13th and 14th 2019, Global Educational Concepts along with host employer Southwestern Advantage were honored to have guests Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce, and Bulgarian Ambassador Tihomir Stoytchev to our campus where they each addressed two hundred international students who are participating in the United States Department of State’s exchange visitors program.
Senator Blackburn, an alumna of the Southwestern Advantage program, inspired each of the students as she shared her experiences in the program and how that led to the U.S. Senate. Assistant Secretary Royce spoke on the value that Exchange Visitors bring to the U.S. and discussed their health, safety, and well-being while in the USA. Ambassador Stoytchev shared the ways in which his home country Bulgaria has been positively impacted by this very important program.
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Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities