Southwestern Advantage, through its summer internship program, gives students an opportunity to earn college course credit hours. The Southwestern Advantage internship program allows participants to earn credit hours from Trevecca Nazarene University, an accredited Tennessee-based university, for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Southwestern Advantage offers students three courses, each designed to give participants excellent exposure and a valuable experience.
Students who are in their first year of college and join the Southwestern Advantage internship program
can enroll in a Sales Fundamentals course. This course gives participants three credit hours and an opportunity to learn basic principles of sales through both theory and role-playing. Sales Fundamental course also introduces students to the rich history and guiding philosophy of Southwestern Advantage. In addition to all this, students are taught about how sales techniques have evolved over the years and the role of a sales representative in current scenario. Classroom training and experience of daily business lays the foundation for students to excel as salesperson.
Second-year students joining Southwestern Advantage internship program can enroll in a Sales Management course. Just like the Sales Fundamental course, this course too gives students three credit hours. A Sales Management course provides students advanced sales knowledge, such as sales department organization, sales forecasting and planning, evaluating and improving sales performance, and cost analysis and cost control.
Students who have worked with the Southwestern Advantage internship program for three or more summers become eligible to conduct sales seminars, which allow students to earn three credit hours. The Southwestern Advantage internship program encourages students learn the responsibilities of sales trainers. Sales training programs, conducted under the Southwestern Advantage internship program, provide students an excellent platform to sharpen their sales skills.
As internship courses are not considered summer school hours, the credit hours are credited in the fall. Students are advised to consult their advisors to know if there is a provision to transfer the credit hours that they gain by joining the Southwestern Advantage internship to their university.