This program has been one of the best things I have chosen to do with my college years. Many of my friends had participated and it seemed like an experience that was important for them. The challenge was what attracted me to it. I know that people who choose to do hard things are the ones who get ahead in life, and if this was the hardest thing a college student could choose to do, then I knew it was something I wanted to explore. I was offered a spot on the team and trained weekly before the summer. During the summer I was coached daily. It was absolutely the most difficult work experience I have had up to this point. I understood why not just persevering through the challenge but becoming skilled at something difficult had been so rewarding to my friends. For anyone considering interviewing for the program, the advice I would give is this: It takes all summer to have a great summer. Go all in, do your personal best, and don't make excuses. The friends you'll make, the confidence you'll build, the travel you'll experience, and the families you'll serve make it all worth it.
The least enjoyable part of the internship is explaining to short sighted people how the things learned through sales and entrepreneurial experiences are transferable to so many parts of life.
The leadership at Southwestern Advantage is exceptional. Their primary responsibility is the coaching development of their interns. The entire program is built around helping people grow and develop in a structured way.
short term sacrifice equals long term reward
Go all in, do your personal best, and don't make excuses. The friends you'll make, the confidence you'll build, the travel you'll experience, and the families you'll serve make it all worth it.