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

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 virtual 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. In 2022, participants visited top employers like Google, WarnerMedia, FBI and more. View the 2022 Road Trips to the Real World infographic to see all employers we visited last year.

The student registration fee is $5 per site visit (plus EventBrite processing fee). Colleges/universities will also have the option to purchase prepaid ticket bundles (multiples of $25) for their students.

Why Participate?

  • Students: This is the perfect chance for students to get a head start on their careers. 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: Take advantage of your membership in EACE! Forge new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with employers in your area by promoting your students' participation. The 2023 career center marketing toolkit will be available in mid-late October and includes graphics, flyers, email and social media templates to help promote the program to your students. Back by popular demand - the EACE 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.

2023 Program Timeline:

  • Employer host registration is open September 7 - October 7, 2022  - EMPLOYER INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
  • Student site visit registration opens November 1, 2022
  • Site visits take place on dates January 4 - January 20, 2023


Contact the Connections Committee Co-Chairs with program questions. Students should contact their career centers to inquire on availability of prepaid tickets. Employers, visit the RTRW employer page for FAQ.