Road Shows are one to two day trips that focus on a specific interest area within a city. Students have the opportunity to meet with organizations and learn more about the various career paths in the field. Road Shows are open to all full time Washington University students. 

Fall Break
Information Session: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Application Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017

Chicago: Advertising and Public Relations (Oct. 16 +17)
Kansas City: Architecture (Oct. 16 + 17)
New York: Art Direction + Design (Oct. 16 + 17)
New York: Artists, Arts Organizations & Cultural Institutions (Oct. 16 + 17)
Washington, D.C.: Sustainability (Oct 16 + 17)

Winter Break
Information Session: Friday, November 10, 2017

Application Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017

Los Angeles: Entertainment (Jan 9 + 10)
New York: Fashion (Jan. 10 + 11)
Silicon Valley: Technology (Jan 8 + 9)
Silicon Valley: Technology (Jan 11 + 12)
St. Louis: Biotech + Biomedical (Jan 10 +11)
Washington, D.C.: Government & Public Policy (Jan 11 + 12)

All students will be notified if they have been accepted or wait listed after the corresponding application deadline.  Please refrain from booking travel until you have been offered a spot to participate.

Road Show Information Sessions

Road Show information sessions provide details about each trip including expectations for each visit, travel and related expenses, stipends, and how to best prepare for the trip.

  • Thursday, September 14  from 12-1 p.m. DUC 234, RSVP Here.
  • Friday, November 10 from 12-1 p.m. DUC 248, RSVP Here.


How do I apply for a Road Show?
Complete the application form via each track page or search CAREERlink under Job Postings.  Be sure to complete the Google form as well. Space is limited. All wait listed students will be expected to attend the prep session.

What is expected of me? 
  • Participants must attend all visits and activities associated with the Road Show. If a student misses one activity or visit, he/she will be excluded from participating in the remainder of the trip. In addition, financial assistance will be revoked for any student who does not satisfactorily participate in all Road Show activities.
  • Participants will be required to attend a mandatory session to prepare for the event. See trip specifics for exact dates/times.
  • All applicants should have their resume reviewed at the Career Center before applying on CAREERlink. You may bring your resume to Quick Questions in 110 Danforth University Center, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How much does it cost?
Students are responsible for paying for and arranging transportation to and from the city (via air, car, etc), lodging, some meals and misc expenses. You may anticipate $200-$800 depending on your track. Specific cost expectations are on each track’s page. Road Show stipends may be available to help defray travel costs.

Are there Road Show stipends available?
Yes. Stipends are available to students to help offset the costs. To qualify, you must be a current, full-time student who receives financial aid. Stipends are a reimbursement based award that require transportation and/or accommodation receipts.

In accordance with Washington University policy, you will need to provide the following to be reimbursed:

  • Completed Stipend Reimbursement Form (this will be provided to you)
  • Receipt for airfare, along with boarding passes from each leg of trip
  • Final receipt from hotel (usually provided upon check-out)
  • Receipts from taxi rides
  • Receipts from subway or train rides (actual subway/train ticket can be used if receipt is not available)

For more information about anticipated costs and stipends, please visit the Road Show track you are interested in applying.

Questions? Please contact Scott McIntosh, Events Manager.