Southwestern Advantage

Company Overview

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.

The company offers 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 market educational resources to families across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.


The Southwestern Advantage Internship also serves as the official internship of the Southwestern Family of Companies. Students who succeed in the program find career opportunities at Southwestern Advantage or at one of our many family member companies. We offer a mentored entrepreneurial program that gives young people true responsibilities, transferable skills, and unmatched experience. It is the toughest and most rewarding internship program in the nation for young people.

In 2019, Southwestern Advantage and their Global Director of Campus Relations, Dr. Ralph Brigham, were selected for the 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 internship/cooperative education program in the nation – providing outstanding resources and service to college students and the profession. Southwestern Advantage joins a prestigious group of past winners including IBM, NASA, Walt Disney, AT&T, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bloomingdale’s, Ford, and General Motors.

Additionally, Southwestern Advantage has been recognized twice by popular job matchmaker service WayUp as one of the Top 100 Internship Programs in the nation (2019, 2021).


Although the cost of a degree has increased drastically, Southwestern Advantage still offers students a way to help offset the ever-increasing cost of a degree and graduate with savings. Learn more.

​The income of participants in the program is tied directly to the service they provide to families. From the ABCs to the ACTs, millions of households have felt the positive impact of a Southwestern Advantage rep providing them with the tools needed to move closer toward their educational goals.


Southwestern Advantage is currently seeking new team members for the upcoming summer. Click here to apply for an interview:


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2451 Atrium Way
Nashville, TN 37214

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