EACE invites students to take a 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 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.

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

2024 employer host registration will open September 2023.

Why Participate?

  • Students: This is the perfect chance for you to get a head start on your career. Check out what partstudent 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! Congrats to New York University, winner of the 2023 Road Trips Career Center Challenge!
  • 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.

Check out where students visited during the 2023 program:

Employer Host Date and Time
(Eastern Time)
Company Physical Location
(Site visits are virtual unless noted otherwise.)
The GIANT Company Jan. 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carlisle, PA
Subaru of America, Inc.
Jan. 6
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Camden, NJ
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jan. 9
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Atlantic City, NJ
USLI Jan. 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wayne, PA
Vanguard Jan. 10
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Malvern, PA
Warner Bros. Discovery Jan. 10 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
JCDecaux North America Jan. 11
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA; NYC; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Jan. 12
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Jan. 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Winona, MN
Green Chimneys Children's Services Jan. 12
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brewster, NY
Ability Beyond

Jan. 17

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Bethel, CT
Alpha Omega Integration Jan. 17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Vienna, VA
Southcoast Health Jan. 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
New Bedford, MA

City Year

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

Boston, MA
Protiviti Jan. 19
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Staples Inc.

Jan. 19

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Framingham, MA


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.