Best decision I've ever made!

5.0
Position title
Student
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Blountsville
Work industry
Entrepreneurship
Faculty
Business

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Challenging
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Skills for life
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

As a sophomore at the University of Utah I got invited to an info session for a company I knew nothing about at the time. Now I have just finished my first summer with Southwestern Advantage and I can say it was the most life changing experience I’ve ever had. This summer I worked harder than I ever have before. I learned how to give my all in every moment, especially when I didn’t want to. I learned to stop fearing challenges simply by forcing myself to overcome a ton of them with a positive, problem-solving attitude. And now I get work with the coolest and most motivated people you’ll ever meet. It’s cool because I’m not even 21 yet and I’m already learning things that will help me be successful for my entire life! I am so grateful for my opportunity to sell books and to become a leader for Southwestern Advantage!

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

In order to succeed, you have to work extremely hard. This job has no guarantees and we work straight commission, but that said, it also has no limits to how much you can make though.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

My team has become my family! We are all super supportive of each others goals and hold each other accountable for doing the things needed to succeed. I am also part of a network of hundreds of college students around the world that are so willing and excited to help each other. I love my Southwestern Family!

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Financial bonus Flex time Travel — International Travel — National Relocation assistance Social activities Volunteering day

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Cultural fit Benefits
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Take the leap of faith then work hard and be coachable, it's so worth it!