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

Who?

  • College students from EACE member institutions with an interest in exploring career field opportunities. 
  • Employers with a footprint in the EACE region (Virginia to Maine) 

What?

This signature EACE program has been connecting students and employers for more than 15 years! Road Trips to the Real World is an exclusive opportunity for college students to learn firsthand about a career field, network with top employers and their employees, and explore internship and job opportunities. This is the perfect chance for students to get a head start on their careers!

There is a $10 fee per site visit, with a maximum of 5 site visits per student.

Where?

From Maine to Virginia and points in between! Click here to see where we visited in 2018.

When?

Road Trips site visits take place between in the beginning of January each year. Student registration opens in October.

Why?

  • Students: It will help you and fellow students think about life after college and the career paths that are available. After all, it is never too early to start thinking about your career!
  • 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.
  • Employers: Develop relationships with EACE career centers and 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! Interested in hosting a site visit? Contact us at [email protected].

2018 Road Trips

The 2018 Road Trips program was a huge success! Roughly 300 students from more than 55 member schools participated in the site visits listed below. We are grateful to our committee members for their tireless efforts to connect these employers, career centers and students. We are equally appreciative of our employer partners across the region who helped to make the 2018 Road Trips a huge success.

Click here to view photos from the 2018 program.

Employer Host Location
Maryland Public Television  Owings Mills, MD
The Madison Square Garden Company   New York, NY
LinkedIn Corporation   New York, NY
Horizon Media  New York, NY
American Enterprise Institute  Washington, DC
Arbella Insurance Group  Quincy, MA
Deloitte   New York, NY
Penguin Random House   New York, NY
WHYY  Philadelphia, PA
John Galt Staffing  Burlington, MA
TALBOTS 
 Hingham, MA
Transamerica  Baltimore, MD
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals  Rensselaer, NY
Independence Blue Cross  Philadelphia, PA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York, NY
Travelers Insurance  Morristown, NJ
Bancroft  Cherry Hill, NJ
PwC  New York, NY
Idealist.org  New York, NY
SAP  Boston, MA
SAP  Newtown Square, PA
SAP  New York, NY
FBI-New York Office   New York, NY
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts  Vienna, VA 
PFM  Philadelphia, PA
HBO  New York, NY
The Dramatists Guild of America   New York, NY
City Year Inc.  Washington, DC

 

Testimonials

"This was a great opportunity that I was glad I took part in. There is nothing better than getting to learn new things about companies that you're interested in." - Junior, Widener University 

"The EACE Road Trips serve as a beneficial hybrid workshops that allow for networking opportunities, as well as obtaining information on possible career paths with involved companies." - Senior, Worcester State University

"An amazing experience, I finally got to see a possible career path and get a feel for the environment and hopefully future co-workers." - Sophomore, Saint Thomas Aquinas College

"I have been to three of these events since I started college, and I plan to continue attending these events all the way through to my senior year. It is a really great way to get to know a company without having the pressure of an interview. For me, it has helped me get a grasp about the things I want and the things I don't want in a company. Information like this is so valuable, especially as I get older and start to look for jobs. The EACE Road Trips Program is such a rewarding experience. I would recommend this program for college students at all stages: refining career interests, finding internships, and looking for jobs." - Sophomore, Mount Holyoke College


Important Information

  • Refunds of the $10 attendance fee will only be offered if the sponsoring organization cancels the visit. There will be no refunds for transportation expenses.
  • Once a deadline has been established, registrations will no longer be considered for the program.
  • Only students of member schools allowed, as this program is a member benefit. Find out if your school holds a membership with EACE by contacting [email protected].

Questions?

Contact the Road Trips to the Real World Committee Co-Chairs with additional questions.