ROAD TRIPS TO THE REAL WORLD

Calling All Employers!

Are you interested in expanding your employer brand and recruiting efforts to college students and alumni from across the United States?

Would you like the opportunity to showcase your organization to some of the region’s top college talent? 

The Road Trips to the Real World program gives students the opportunity to visit top employers like YOU to learn first-hand about a career field, network, and explore internship and entry-level opportunities. Hosting a virtual student site visit is FREE and the perfect chance to boost your recruiting efforts. The Road Trips to the Real World program is open to students of all Regional ACEs, so your company can gain exposure among a vast pool of candidates across the country.

As an employer host, your site visit agenda and format is up to you, but here are some ideas: 

  • Virtual office tour
  • Panel discussion
  • Company overview presentation
  • Q&A with current employees

Employers have the opportunity on the online registration form to select a preferred and alternate day for a 2023 site visit on on dates Wednesday, January 4 through Friday, January 20, 2023. For a sample of the online registration form in Word format, click here.

In the past, Google, HBO, Booz Allen Hamilton, Yelp, FBI, SAP, Boston Ballet and many other organizations have participated in the Road Trips to the Real World Program. View the 2022 Road Trips Infographic.

EMPLOYER HOST REGISTRATION

The deadline for employers to register to host a 2023 Road Trips to the Real World site visit is Friday, October 7, 2022.

Maximize Your Brand Exposure and Recruiting Pipeline YEAR-ROUND as a Friend of EACE Sponsor

Upgrade to a Friend of EACE Sponsor for as little as $250 to gain marketing exposure, not just specific to your site visit, but year round among the EACE network of 5,000+ college/university career center professionals and their students and alumni.

All Friends of EACE Receive:

  • Upgraded site visit registration page branding
  • Upgraded site visit marketing including premier features in e-blast, flyers, and marketing materials distributed to career centers
  • Logo included on EACE 2023 Annual Conference materials as a Friend of EACE
  • Logo included as a Friend of EACE on every page of the EACE website for the 2022-2023 year
  • Logo included as a Friend of EACE on every monthly EACE Update newsletter for the 2022-2023 year

Choose an Opportunity Below:

  • Promotional E-blast - $500
  • EACE-hosted Webinar - $500
  • Social Media Spotlight Day - $250
  • EACE Update Newsletter Feature - $250
  • Click here for more information on these opportunities.

To reserve your sponsorship, simply select the upgrade option on the employer site visit registration form.
If you already registered as a site host, you can still sign-up here as a Friend of EACE.


FAQ

Are in-person site visits available?

A limited number of in-person site visits MAY be available for the 2023 Road Trips to the Real World program. You will have the option to indicate interest in hosting an in-person site visit on the employer registration form.

Do employers need to follow a certain structure for the site visit?

How you set up the visit is completely up to you. Activities include:

  • Informal information session regarding internship/job opportunities available
  • Virtual site tour
  • Panels of previous interns, new hires, or supervisors with hiring needs

We ultimately trust the employer to have the freedom to plan and develop the visit in a way that our members will most benefit and learn about the opportunities available in your organization to take back to their campuses.

How long are these virtual site visits?

Typically, site visits are 1-2 hours. The time frame can be flexible according to the employer’s needs. 

Where will the virtual site visits be conducted?

Employer organizations are responsible for providing their own technology for their virtual site visit. Examples of virtual meeting platforms include Brazen, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype, etc. You should plan to schedule a practice run with your site manager at 3-4 weeks prior to your site visit. 

Can the employer determine how many attendees they are able to accommodate?

Absolutely. The employer will be asked to determine how many people they are able to host, and registration for your visit will be capped at that number.

Will we have a list of participants prior to the event?

Yes, a list of the participants can be provided and an EACE Committee member will serve as your liaison. Participants will complete any required forms that you need in advance. Our goal is to work with you.

Do I need to be an EACE member to host a site visit?

No. The employer hosts do not need to be EACE members.

What do I do if I need to cancel my virtual site visit?

Employers may cancel their site visits up to one week in advance. Check the EACE website for updates to the Road Trips to the Real World Employer site visit schedule.

 

Questions?

Contact the Connections Committee Co-Chairs.