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.
  • Employers from all over the United States.

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!


Where?

2021 Road Trips to the Real World is going virtual! Students will have the opportunity to meet virtually with employers from across the country.

When?

  • Employer registration is now open through October 1, 2020. Find out more.
  • Student registration will be open November 9 through December 31, 2020.
  • Site visits will take place in January 2-29, 2021.

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! New this year, employers hosts will receive $200 off of their EACE21 registration! Find out more.

2020 Site Visits:

Check out where we visited in January 2020!

Employer Host Date Location
TE Connectivity January 7, 2020 Jonestown, PA
City Year- Washingon, D.C. January 7, 2020 Washington, D.C.
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) January 8, 2020 Newark, NJ
City Year - Philadelphia January 8, 2020 Philadelphia, PA
HubSpot January 8, 2020 Cambridge, MA
FBI - Philadelphia
January 9, 2020 Philadelphia, PA
City Year - New York January 9, 2020 New York, NY
Olympus Corporation of the Americas January 9, 2020 Waltham, MA
National Australia Bank January 9, 2020 New York, NY
HBO
January 10, 2020 New York, NY
Center for Strategic and International Studies January 10, 2020 Washington, D.C.
American Enterprise Institute January 10, 2020 Washington, D.C.
AlphaSights January 14, 2020 New York, NY
Horizon Media January 14, 2020 New York, NY
City Year - Providence January 14, 2020 Providence, RI
City Year - Boston January 14, 2020 Boston, MA
City Year - Buffalo January 14, 2020 Buffalo, NY
City Year - Hew Hampshire January 14, 2020 Manchester, NH
The Madison Square Garden Company
January 15, 2020 New York, NY
Yelp January 15, 2020 New York, NY
Campbell Soup Company January 16, 2020 Camden, NJ

2019-2020 Road Trips Snapshot

22 Site Visits Conducted 

Industries:
Education
Entertainment
Government
Financial Services & Insurance
Food Distribution
Media & Communications
Technology
Think Tank

299 Student Participants

Top Majors: 

Accounting
Business & Finance
Communications
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Marketing
Political Science
Psychology

64 Universities/Colleges From the EACE
Region Represented

Top Schools:
Hofstra University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Saint Joseph's University
The College of Saint Rose
University of Maryland


Important Information

  • Refunds of the $5 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].

Win a free 2021 Annual Conference registration!

We will award the career center with the highest level of student participation with one complimentary 2021 EACE Annual Conference registration!


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


 


Questions?

Contact the Connections Committee Co-Chairs with additional questions.