EACE invites students to take a Road Trip to the Real World!

Virtual and in-person employer site visits are available for the 2023 program.
Student registration is now open!

This EACE Signature Program has been connecting students and employers for more than 18 years! Road Trips to the Real World is an exclusive opportunity for college students and alumni to join a site visit during the January Winter Break to learn firsthand about a career field, network with top employers and their employees, and explore internship and job opportunities.

EACE Road Trips are open to EACE and affiliated Regional ACE member institutions. Your institution does not need to hold an EACE group membership. As long as there is one active member from your career office, your institution qualifies as an EACE member institution. The student registration fee is $5 per site visit (plus EventBrite processing fee). Colleges/universities can also purchase prepaid ticket bundles (multiples of $25) for their students. PURCHASE PREPAID TICKETS HERE. After submitting your prepaid order (or payment is received via check), a member of the Connections Committee will provide your unique promo codes to share with students. Students are responsible for registering using the EventBrite links below and either submitting payment or using a prepaid promo code.

2023 Program Timeline:

  • Employer host registration is open September 7 - October 7, 2022
  • Student site visit registration opens November 1, 2022 at 12pm ET
  • Site visits take place on dates January 4 - January 20, 2023

Why Participate?

  • Students: This is the perfect chance for you to get a head start on your career. Check out what 2022 student participants had to say:
    • "I am so grateful for the incredible knowledge that was shared within my Road Trip to the Real World program. I believe the information covered during the event was insightful, educational, and beneficial to my career path." - Junior from Kutztown University

    • "Road Trips to the Real World helped me connect with hiring managers and networking opportunities that may have not been possible without attending the event!!" - Junior from Loyola University Maryland

    • "I really gained a lot through the Road Trip zoom meetings. I was able to tell professionals what my profession was but also to ease into the process of finding the right internship for me." - Junior from Monmouth University
  • Career Centers: Forge new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with employers by promoting your students' participation. Back by popular demand - the EACE member career center with the highest student participation wins a complimentary registration to EACE23 - a $529 value!
  • Employers: Build your recruiting pipeline and develop relationships with talented students who are eager to explore career opportunities. Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to showcase your company to the region's top college talent! Visit the Road Trips employer page for more information on hosting a site visit.

Marketing Materials:

Visit the EACE Road Trips marketing page for additional resources such as graphics, flyers, email and social media templates.

Download the 2023 Road Trips Flyer.

2023 Program Site Visits:

Click the employer host below for site visit details and registration. Student registration closes the morning of each virtual site visit. In-person site visit registration closes one week prior to the event. Space is limited for in-person events and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Employer Host Date and Time
(Eastern Time)
Company Physical Location
(Site visits are virtual unless noted otherwise.)
Site Manager
The GIANT Company Jan. 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carlisle, PA Maureen Brown
Subaru of America, Inc.
Jan. 6
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Camden, NJ
Dayna DeFiore
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jan. 9
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Atlantic City, NJ
Dayna DeFiore
USLI Jan. 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wayne, PA Kathaleen Emery
Vanguard Jan. 10
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Malvern, PA Noelle O'Brien
Warner Bros. Discovery Jan. 10 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
NYC, NY Sidney Pink
JCDecaux North America Jan. 11
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
NYC, NY Nicole DeLeon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA; NYC; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD Maureen Brown
Protiviti Jan. 12
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
NYC, NY Leigh-Anne Cobb
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Jan. 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NYC, NY Kathaleen Emery
Fastenal Jan. 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Winona, MN Sidney Pink
Green Chimneys Children's Services Jan. 12
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brewster, NY Erica Ely
Ability Beyond

Jan. 17

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Bethel, CT

Nicole DeLeon
Alpha Omega Integration Jan. 17
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Vienna, VA Kate Juhl
Southcoast Health Jan. 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New Bedford, MA Jodi Schneiderman

City Year

Jan. 18
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Boston, MA

Dawn Lastowka
Friends Center for Children Jan. 19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Haven, CT Erica Ely

Staples Inc.

Jan. 19

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Framingham, MA

Zack Brower


All questions pertaining to an event should be directed to the EACE Site Manager listed above. Other program inquires can be directed to the Connections Committee Co-Chairs. Students should contact their career centers to inquire on availability of prepaid tickets. Employers, visit the RTRW employer page for FAQ.