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5 Ways to Market “Road Trips to the Real World” on YOUR Campus!

rtrwbanner2017EACE’s Road Trips to the Real World offers your students the opportunity to attend employer site visits for ONE DAY between January 4 – 13, 2017. Host companies will talk about their organization, industry, internships, and job opportunities This is a chance for your students to get the inside scoop and literally get their foot in the door at 40 participating employers across the northeast…BUT space is limited and spots fill up VERY quickly, so encourage students to register now! Registration opens today, October 17th, and closes on December 9th. Students can register at:

Here are 5 ways you can spread the word about Road Trips on your campus:

  1. Social Media: Check out our Career Center Marketing Toolkit which has sample tweets and Facebook posts ready to go. Follow the suggested timeline, copy and paste, and boom – your students will catch wind of the great sites participating this year. Attach our infographic for a nice visual.
  2. Campus Announcements: Use your school’s campus wide announcement system to post a message about Road Trips. We’ve drafted up a sample campus announcement template which along with our infographic or flyer will catch their eye.
  3. Targeted Emails: Send targeted emails out to various student groups (specific majors, professional clubs, faculty and academic departments, special student leader groups like RA’s, OL’s, student workers, athletes and coaches, etc.) Use our Student Email template and tweak accordingly.
  4. Career Management System Messages: Whether you have CSO, Handshake, or Simplicity chances are you can send mass emails out to students. Use our campus announcement template and send it out using your Career Management System.
  5. Good Old Word of Mouth: Talk to students during your one-on-one appointments, at events, over the phone, or during a workshop. When you have their undivided attention, they’ll be more likely to hear all the great benefits of participating in Road Trips!

If you’d like more help in marketing the Road Trips program on your campus, please contact Committee Co-Chairs Katie Vagen at and Kelly Bellew at This program would not be successful without the help of our amazing EACE college and university members!


EACE Road Trips- Register now!

The deadline for your students to register for this year’s Road Trips the Real World program is quickly approaching on December 4th, 2015. With over 30 employer site visits planned during winter break, between January 4th – 15th 2016, this is an EACE Signature Program that shouldn’t be missed!

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EACE Road Trips Joins City Year Boston’s “Shadow Day”

EACE Road Trips Joins City Year Boston’s “Shadow Day”



Several lucky students benefited from EACE’s flagship winter program by joining 29 other students from around the country to learn more about City Year Boston. Since it’s founding in 1988 City Year has worked in partnership with schools and communities to give young idealistic leaders the opportunity to give 11 months to take a year ON (not a year off).






Here in Boston City Year corps members serve in 21 schools as tutors, mentors, and role models, working to ensure that every student can meet their full potential.


On January 7th EACE Road Trips students traveled to either an elementary school, middle school or high school and observed corps members as they led after school programming. Participants also had the opportunity to tour City Year’s headquarters and attended a panel comprised of: a teacher at a high school where City Year serves, 2 members of City Year Boston’s staff, and a currently serving corps member.


City Year is currently accepting applications for all of our 26 sites across the US! Please visit to learn more about our program and where we serve. Their next deadline to be considered for the 2015-2016 corps is April 30th. Are you ready to give a year and change the world?

Exciting Fun Fact:
Corp Members work hands on in schools four days a week and every Friday is dedicated to professional development (yes, 80% of time developing students and 20% focused on developing self). This explains why so many leaders emerge from the corp program.


Post by Caroline A. O’Shea, Assistant Director, Employer Relations at Hiatt Career Center at Brandeis University

Road Trips to the Real World Series: CVS Caremark

Road Trips to the Real World Series:  CVS Caremark

EACE Blog contribution by Demetria Moran, Assistant Director of Counseling & Employer Relations, Rhode Island College’s Career Development Center and EACE Road Trips to the Real World Program Committee Member
CVS Caremark Headquarters

CVS Caremark Headquarters

A fresh layer of snow awaited us at CVS Caremark headquarters in Woonsocket, RI, but the warm welcome of our CVS hosts quickly put the snow out of mind.

Andrea Juliano, University Relations and Programs Manager, met the students and took us to the conference room down the hall and up two flights of stairs.  We passed the Minute Clinic and then went to a state of the art conference room.  Jessica Carella, Corporate Finance Recruiting Manager and Anthony Strong, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer met us in the conference room with refreshments. Anthony gave a brief overview of CVS Caremark and talked of the major retail chain and the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) that make up the CVS Corporation.

The six students (representing RIC, URI, Assumption and Ithaca College) heard about the organization’s history, mission and vision, and learning about the inner workings of a company that ranks in the top 100 of the Fortune 500s.  In a whirlwind of statistics, Anthony demonstrated that we were visiting the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S.

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Road Trips to the Real World Series: The Madison Square Garden Company

Road Trips to the Real World Series – The Madison Square Garden Company:  Being a Part of a Legacy

EACE Blog contribution by Angelique Torres Kim, Associate Director of Employer Relations, Salem State University and EACE Road Trips to the Real World Program Co-Chair
Visit to Madison Square Garden

Visit to Madison Square Garden

For over 130 years, the Madison Square Garden has been a staple of New York City, hosting legendary sports and entertainment events, from “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky’s last hockey game to Marilyn Monroe’s historic birthday performance for President Kennedy.  In October 2013, the Garden had completed a $1 billion transformation of its facility.

The Madison Square Garden (MSG) Company is a leader in building sports, media and entertainment brands and has three businesses: Sports, Media, and Entertainment.

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Road Trips to the Real World Series – BerryDunn: The Little BIG Firm

Road Trips to the Real World Series – BerryDunn: The Little BIG Firm

EACE Blog contribution by Angelique Torres Kim, Associate Director of Employer Relations, Salem State University and EACE Road Trips to the Real World Program Co-Chair

When asked why employers should participate in the Road Trips to the Real World Program, Sarah Olson, Director of Recruiting at BerryDunn, answered, “I don’t understand why employers don’t do it.  As employers, we spend a lot of time on-campus recruiting students.  What better exposure than to invite them to our site to get a day in the life.”

Visit to BerryDunn

Visit to BerryDunn

Sarah Olson has been with the firm for 17 years.  For over 40 years, BerryDunn, located in Portland, ME, has provided full-service accounting and consulting to a variety of industries and sectors.  Its focus is on personal client relationships with those it serves.  It offers both internship and full-time opportunities for students interested in accounting and/or consulting.  BerryDunn recruits during the fall for these opportunities.

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