The mission at Southwestern Advantage is to be the best
organization in the world at helping young people develop the
skills - and the character - they need to reach their goals. As
such, candidates for the sales and leadership program are not
required to possess any specific skills, but rather be willing to
work hard, be coachable, and have a positive attitude. Successful
reps benefit directly in proportion to the effort they put forth.
Those who take initiative, have maturity and good judgment, and are
willing to work hard gain the most from the program. For those who
stay multiple summers and become leaders, a bright future
With some exceptions, most students are eligible to join the
program any time after completion of their first year of college or
university. No specific fields of study are required or preferred
as successful reps have majors ranging from business to engineering
to graphic design.
Once selected, students should expect to spend a couple hours per
week with their leader preparing for sales school and building
their business. Activities may include practicing communication
skills, developing a website, viewing and discussing training and
motivational materials, or simply getting to know their
Southwestern Advantage team.
Over 150 years of experience has shown that successful reps
Financial security is important - They do not want to be in debt
Freedom is important - They value the possibility of building their
Personal development is important - They desire constructive
feedback and mentoring relationships.
Leadership is important - Increased responsibility is a reward for
Impact is important - Push yourself to a higher level. Develop life
skills. Make a difference.