Southwestern Advantage

About Southwestern Advantage

For over 150 years, Southwestern Advantage has existed to help young people develop the skills and character they need to achieve their goals in life. We offer a sales & leadership program that gives university students a way to afford their degrees, gain entrepreneurial skills, and experience personal growth. Each summer, a sales force of over 1,500 independent student reps from over 200 universities market educational resources to families across the US & Canada.

Recent Highlights:
2019's Top Rated U.S. Internship

​Southwestern Advantage and their Global Director of Campus Relations, Dr. Ralph Brigham, have been selected for the 2019 Charles F. Kettering Award. Each year, Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) recognizes one recipient of the Charles F. Kettering Award for excellence in industry, business, or government internship/cooperative education programs. CEIA is the national leader in cooperative education and internship program management.

This award comes with the distinction of being rated as the top rated internship/cooperative education employer in the nation. Southwestern Advantage joins a prestigious group of past winners including IBM, NASA, Walt Disney, AT&T, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bloomingdale’s, Ford, and General Motors.

Press release:


Sales Intern

May 2023 - August 2023 Nashville, TN
“It was really challenging and helped me grow a lot”

Educational consultant

June 2023 - August 2023 Nashville, TN
“Southwestern Advantage teaches you how to set goals, achieve them, then break belief barriers and become a person of integrity, effort, and finding gratitude in every circumstance. It not only gave me more confidence in myself but also more confidence in the person I am becoming as a Christian, daughter, friend, student, and athlete. I met so many amazing, driven, and likeminded people who I am so thankful to be close friends with and co workers for coming summers. ”
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