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.
Application Deadline: Monday, September 17
Austin: Art Direction + Design (Oct. 15 + 16)
Chicago: Advertising and Public Relations (Oct. 15 +16)
Chicago + Milwaukee: Engineering (Oct. 15 + 16) DEADLINE EXTENED TO 9/22
Washington, D.C: Government + Public Policy – Sophomores + Juniors Only (Oct. 15 + 16) DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 9/19
Washington, D.C.: Sustainability (Oct. 15 + 16) DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 9/24
Application Deadline: Monday, November 26
Los Angeles: Artists, Arts, and Cultural Institutions (Jan. 7 + 8)
Los Angeles: Fashion (Jan. 9 + 10)
New York: Entertainment (Jan. 9 + 10)
Seattle: Engineering (Jan. 10 + 11)
Silicon Valley: Biotech and Engineering (Jan. 7 + 8)
Silicon Valley: Technology (Jan. 7 + 8)
Washington, D.C.: Government & Public Policy – Seniors and Graduate Students Only (Jan. 10 + 11)
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.
- Friday, August 31 from 12-1 p.m. DUC 233, RSVP Here.
- Friday, November 9 from 12-1 p.m. DUC 233, 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.
- 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.