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

Top Internship: Southwestern Advantage was 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.

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