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

Who?

  • College students from EACE member institutions with an interest in exploring career field opportunities. College/Universities do not need to hold a group membership for their students to be eligible. As long as the career center holds at least one active EACE membership, students can participate in Road Trips. Students of Regional ACEs are also invited to attend the EACE Road Trips program.
  • Employers from all over the United States.

What?

This signature EACE program has been connecting students and employers for more than 17 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!

The registration fee is $5 per site visit. Colleges/universities also have the option to purchase prepaid ticket bundles for their students. The college ticket order form will be available on October 25, 2021. 

2022 Road Trips to the Real World Career Center marketing materials are now available!


Where?

Students will have the opportunity to meet virtually with employers from across the country.

When?

  • The deadline for employer registration for the 2022 Road Trips to the Real World program was October 8, 2021. Please contact the Connections Committee Co-Chairs to inquire about late host registration opportunities.
  • Student registration opens on October 25, 2021. 
  • Virtual site visits take place January 4 - 14, 2022.

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 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! 

2022 Virtual Site Visits:

Student registration for the 2022 virtual Road Trips to the Real World program will open on October 25, 2021. Click on the site visit below for each individual registration. 

Employer Host Date and Time (Eastern Time) Company Physical Location
(Site Visits are Virtual)
Site Manager
*SPONSOR* AlphaSights Jan. 6
5:00-6:00 PM
New York, NY John Perez
Vanguard Jan. 10
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Malvern, PA Taylor Kircher 
The Phillips Collection Jan. 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Washington, D.C. Kate Juhl
Center for Strategic and International Studies Jan. 11
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Washington, D.C. Kate Juhl
USLI Jan. 11
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Havertown, PA Jodi Scheiderman
WarnerMedia Jan. 11
12:00 - 1:00 PM
New York, NY John Perez 
McCormick & Company Jan. 12
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Hunt Valley, MD Marcy Lightfoot 
Ankura Jan. 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New York, NY Eric Frans 
*SPONSOR* Canadian National Railway  Jan. 13
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Homewood, IL Kate Juhl 
Washington Performing Arts Jan. 13
2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Washington, D.C. Sidney Pink 
Google Jan. 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Boston, MA Taylor Kircher 

2020-2021 Road Trips Snapshot:

Check-out the 2021 RTRW Student Flyer.

14 Site Visits Conducted 

Industries:
Communications & Media
Education
Finance & Insurance
Government
Non-profit
Pharmaceuticals
Technology
Think Tank
Wholesale Distributor

1171 Student Participants

Top Majors: 

Accounting
Biology
Business & Finance
Communications
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Film & Media Arts
Marketing
Political Science & International Relations
Psychology
Social Work

130+ Universities/Colleges From the EACE
Region Represented

Top Schools:
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Cornell University
Dicksonson Unversity
Suffolk University
Temple University
Towson University
Yale University


Important Information

  • 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 membership with EACE by contacting [email protected].

Testimonials

"Great way to get exposed to not only what real job opportunities are like, but how to go about achieving them."

"The EACE was super informative! It helped me learn more about a company and its culture and their work values. This experience helped me decide what I wanted to do with my professional career."

"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


 


Questions?

Contact the Connections Committee Co-Chairs with additional questions.