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Southwestern Advantage Overview

Nashville, TN
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
The top-rated internship in the U.S. (2019 CEIA Charles F. Kettering Award)
The oldest entrepreneurial program in the world for university students (since 1868)
The leader in educational resources for families (pre-K – college ... Read more

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

Southwestern Advantage Reviews

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    "From intern to employee"

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    Current Employee - Organizational Field Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Organizational Field Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!

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Southwestern Advantage Interviews



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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about rejection?   1 Answer
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Southwestern Advantage Awards & Accolades

  • Best in Business, Nashville Business Journal, 2013
  • PSE National Council, PSE, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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