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One of the most challenging yet rewarding student programs in the world. Gain a sense of confidence, experience, and skills that follow you on your journey towards your dreams!

A spot in the program is not guaranteed, but you will be invited to an info meeting by one of our mentors to see if you qualify.
Award-Winning
Student Summer Program
Since 1868, Southwestern Advantage has offered a program that gives university students a way to afford their degrees, gain work experience, entrepreneurial skills, and build character needed to achieve their goals in life.

Each summer, nearly 1500 independent students from over 200 campuses worldwide market an educational learning system to US & Canadian families.

Southwestern Advantage and our Global Director of Campus Relations, Dr. Ralph Brigham, have been selected for the 2019 Charles F. Kettering Award. Each year, the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) recognizes one recipient of the Charles F. Kettering Award for excellence in the 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.

Southwestern Advantage empowers university students with the tools, training, and coaching they need to build their own businesses and gain transferable life skills. Our product line of early learning, homework help, and College prep resources help millions of children excel academically and feel excited about school. Students meet with families for short consultative visits to discuss education and show a line of websites, apps, and books that help families reach their academic goals.

AWARD-WINNING
STUDENT SUMMER PROGRAM

Since 1868, Southwestern Advantage has offered a program that gives university students a way to afford their degrees, gain work experience, entrepreneurial skills, and build character needed to achieve their goals in life.

Each summer, nearly 1500 independent students from over 200 campuses worldwide market an educational learning system to US & Canadian families.

Southwestern Advantage and our Global Director of Campus Relations, Dr. Ralph Brigham, have been selected for the 2019 Charles F. Kettering Award...
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Each year, the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) recognizes one recipient of the Charles F. Kettering Award for excellence in the 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.

Southwestern Advantage empowers university students with the tools, training, and coaching they need to build their own businesses and gain transferable life skills. Our product line of early learning, homework help, and College prep resources help millions of children excel academically and feel excited about school. Students meet with families for short consultative visits to discuss education and show a line of websites, apps, and books that help families reach their academic goals.
SOUTHWESTERN ADVANTAGE IN EUROPE
In 1990 there were just a few students. Now we can proudly say that in the European division of Southwestern Advantage — Europe1:
SOUTHWESTERN ADVANTAGE IN EUROPE
In 1990 there were just a few students. Now we can proudly say that in the European division of Southwestern Advantage — Europe1:

more than

more than

more than
8600

students

have successfully
completed training and
the summer program


3000

mentors

have gone through coaching,
mentored students and completed
more than one summer

1900

friends

consisting of students, mentors
and sales leaders have been on
the winter award trip "Sizzler"


have successfully completed training and the summer program
8600+

students


have gone through coaching, mentored students and completed more than one summer
3000+

mentors

consisting of students, mentors and sales leaders have been on the winter award trip "Sizzler"
1900+

friends
SUMMER JOB PROGRAM
There are students who participate for the first time, and there are students who are selected to the leadership program after their first summer to learn more about team building, mentorship, and improve their skills in the summertime. What drives students to apply in the first place?
SUMMER JOB PROGRAM
There are students who participate for the first time, and there are students who are selected to the leadership program after their first summer to learn more about team building, mentorship, and improve their skills in the summertime. What drives students to apply in the first place?

EXPERIENCE
Walk in as you are. Walk out a whole new you.

You're going to learn how to handle yourself in a completely new, foreign environment. You'll gain confidence. You'll learn what it takes to get things done in order to achieve your goals in the long term.
ADVENTURE
Embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Every aspect of our program is an adventure. You're going to discover the USA. You'll make close friends with other young men and women who are going through the same challenges and joys of personal growth you are.
CHALLENGE
Test your limits and
see what you're made of.


This is one of the most challenging programs out there — and that's exactly why you will grow so much! You're capable of so much more than you realize. You will get the exact challenges you need to realize it.
REWARD
If it was easy, everyone would do it.

You're your own boss. You decide how hard you'll work. How quickly you'll work. It's all up to you. You can achieve a lot, earn awards, create unforgettable memories. Money comes and goes, the achievements stay.
Find out more:
WE BUILD CHARACTER
WE BUILD CHARACTER
Timo Rein
Co-Founder of Pipedrive

I'm thrilled to share my experience working with Southwestern Advantage back in 2000. I had never sold anything in my life. I never saw myself as a salesman, yet I finished in the top 1% of 2,000 first-year salespeople in the company. Regardless of my initial confidence, or lack of skills - it was actually more about my drive, and habits that made me stand out.
Sanita Pukite
Marketing Manager in Johnson & Johnson Central Eastern Europe

I can certainly say that everything I learned about business, I learned while being with SWA: selling, recruiting, time management, expense, and profit focus; not even to mention the "soft" skills like communication, listening, reading people, flexibility, will-power, discipline, courage, self-motivation and so on.
Jaak Roosaare
Founder and CEO of Europe1 Ventures

I used to play competitive volleyball in high school and kind of missed the feeling of competing in university. This was one thing I really enjoyed in SWA - it is like competitive sports: there are records to break, competitors, rankings, and you can see how good you really are. But the fun part is that while competing, you also make money.
Book a free info meeting!
Sounds interesting, but there are so many questions? Great, that's exactly what our info meetings are for. Book one now!

USA: 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, Tennessee
Estonia: Lauteri 5, Tallinn | Kompanii 10, Tartu
Latvia: Elizabetes iela 51, Centra rajons, Rīga
Lithuania: Totorių gatvė 3, Kaunas
Poland: Mickiewicza 33, Poznań
Slovakia: Kollárovo námestie 16, Bratislava


USA: 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, Tennessee
Estonia: Lauteri 5, Tallinn | Kompanii 10, Tartu
Latvia: Elizabetes iela 51, Centra rajons, Rīga
Lithuania: Totorių gatvė 3, Kaunas
Poland: Mickiewicza 33, Poznań
Slovakia: Kollárovo námestie 16, Bratislava

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