Southwestern Advantage


The Southwestern Advantage Sales and Leadership Program has helped young people develop skills and character for over 150 years.


The Southwestern Advantage learning system is your home for today’s academic needs, from the ABCs to ACTs.


America's Oldest
Entrepreneurial Program

For over 150 years, Southwestern Advantage has helped 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 gain entrepreneurial skills, afford their degrees, and experience personal growth.

Each summer, a sales force of over 1,500 independent student reps from over 200 campuses worldwide market educational resources to families across the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom.

Recent Highlights

Charles F. Kettering Award – Top Internship in US: Southwestern Advantage has been selected as the top-rated internship/cooperative education program in the nation, winning the 2019 Charles F. Kettering Award, along with our Global Director of Campus Relations, Dr. Ralph Brigham. 

Each year, Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) recognizes one recipient for excellence in industry, business or government internship/cooperative programs. CEIA is the national leader in cooperative education and internship program management. 

This award comes with the honor of joining a prestigious group of past winners including IBM, NASA, Walt Disney, AT&T, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Lockheed Martin Space, Bloomingdale’s, Ford and General Motors.


WayUp Top 100 Internship Program in the US: For the second time, Southwestern Advantage has been chosen by WayUp as part of their Top 100 Internship List for 2021 by a panel of industry expert judges and thousands of public votes.

Southwestern Advantage joins a very prestigious group of companies from diverse industries with that include Adobe, Amazon, American Express, Bank of America, Cisco, General Motors, Google, Facebook, IBM, Shopify, SurveyMonkey, Twitter, and Unilever to name a few.

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