Southwestern Advantage

Southwestern Advantage, located in Nashville, Tennessee, has been in business since 1855, and in 1868 began helping students finance their college expenses by selling books. Southwestern Advantage markets an educational learning system through a sales force of nearly 2,500 students each summer, representing more than 350 colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe.
The Southwestern Advantage Sales & Leadership Program allows students to run their own businesses during their summer breaks through the product and training Southwestern Advantage offers. The students are independent contractors. They purchase products from Southwestern Advantage at wholesale and sell them to customers at retail. They do not have to purchase the product up-front. They demonstrate samples of the product, taking the order and collecting a deposit with a later date set up for delivery.
Southwestern Advantage is a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Charter Member of the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee, a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and all six of its regional divisions. In addition, Southwestern Advantage is a member of the Direct Selling Associations (DSA) of the United States and Canada.


2017 Southwestern Advantage check presentation with current interns and Career Center staff!

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