Vice President Tim Knight Retires from ThinkingAhead

Successful Southwestern Advantage Alumni Retires After a 40-Year Career After nearly 40 years with Southwestern Family of Companies, Vice President and Sr. Managing Partner Tim Knight is retiring from ThinkingAhead Executive Search. Knight began his career at Southwestern in 1984 as a student at Mississippi State, selling books for Southwestern Advantage. He served as a […]

Congratulations to Jack Wheeler and Emma Barnett on Their Engagement

Fostering Life-Long Friendships Southwestern Advantage fosters life-long friendships and the opportunity to build deep and meaningful relationships. The interns meet weekly on Sundays during the summer, travel to events and conferences together throughout the school year, and work alongside one another in team building, training, and growing their businesses throughout their Southwestern Advantage careers. Some […]

Great Recruiters Seminar II: Perfect Effort Continues

Southwestern Advantage Hosts Recruiting Seminar in San Antonio Texas From March 16th – 18th Southwestern Advantage hosted part two of their Great Recruiters Seminar (GRS2) in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day event focused on finishing the recruiting season with perfect effort. The 225 college students in attendance received training from some of Southwestern’s most successful […]

It’s a Growth Business

How Stoyan Combined Business and Making an Environmental Impact Stoyan Ivanov is an eight-summer bookman from Pavlikeny, Bulgaria. Every year, Stoyan plants a tree in Bulgaria for each customer he sold to during the summer. He has planted 3,105 trees so far, 378 just from customers in 2022. Stoyan began planting trees on his 20th […]

Thoughts from a Two-time 10,000 Unit Producer

Roy Clancy’s Story of Success as a Southwestern Advantage Intern Recognized two years in a row as being a 10,000 unit producer, Roy Clancy embodies what Southwestern looks for in students – coachability and a growth-mindset. In his first three years building his business, he took his base from less than 2,000 units and jumped […]

Balancing Building a Business and a Family

How Raising a Family and Building a Business Go Hand in Hand At the end of 2022, two of our District Sales Leaders and their families welcomed book babies into the world. Ryan and Amy Groom and their oldest son, Neil, welcomed Holly as the newest addition to their family in fall 2022. Aisha and […]

First-Year Spotlight: Jose Juan Tirado Hologuin

How Top Talent Jose Juan Joined the Southwestern Advantage Internship Program When looking to recruit top talent, the leaders and recruiters within the Visionaries organization had to look no further than Jose Juan Tirado Hologuin. Jose Juan will be joining hundreds of students on the book field this summer as a first-year intern. He is […]

Southwestern Advantage Intern Spotlight: Tyree Kemboi

How Tyree Strengthened his Professional Skills in the SWA Summer Internship Program Tyree Kemboi, a Top First Year in the Southwestern Advantage Summer Internship Program, lives in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Not only has Kemboi accomplished success within our program, winning a Gold Award, a companywide incentive trip, a VIP incentive trip, and hitting President’s Club […]

Great Recruiter’s Seminar 2023: Perfect Effort

A Three-Day Summit of Training, Speakers, and Presentations Centered on Team-Building Southwestern Advantage’s Great Recruiters Seminar of 2023 brought hundreds of leaders together, at the Grand Hyatt luxury hotel in Nashville Tennessee, for a three-day summit of training, speakers, and presentations centered on team-building as well as personal and professional growth. This year’s Great Recruiters […]

Interns Give Back to the Community During Sizzler Incentive Trip with Multiple Service Projects

Southwestern Advantage Interns donate a portion of their profits during Service Week to help the local communities in and surrounding Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Participating interns visited Puerta Vallarta Mexico at the end of November 2022 for their annual Southwestern Advantage Internship incentive trip. While there, interns enjoyed beach sports, explored local culture and cuisine, and […]