Posts tagged "road trip"

Meet the Road-trippers: Arizona Innovation Roadtrip

When people think of "startups," many minds travel straight to Silicon Valley—either the city itself, or the equally amazing TV show. But as access to tech education and capital spreads, the barrier to entry for startups across the country has been lowered, and as a result, there's been explosive growth in areas that aren't San Francisco, CA. One such area? Arizona, a state whose commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation has attracted tons of new startups,...

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Meet the ‘Roadtrip Nation: Hawaii’ Road-trippers!

SURPRISE: we have one last road trip happening before the end of the year, and it's taking place in Hawaii! That’s right; this holiday season, our newest crew of road-trippers will spend a few weeks cruising around tropical islands, venturing into volcanoes, whale-watching, and most importantly, talking to their job crushes. The road trip will explore all of the amazing work taking place on the various islands of Hawaii, with a special...

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Introducing: The Cybersecurity Road-trippers!

It’s no secret that the internet can be a scary place. (And we’re not just talking about your mom trying to add you on Snapchat). At a time when most of our professional and private information is stored online, we need a task-force of specialists to keep it safe—a team of superheroes, of sorts. Enter cybersecurity experts: they’re the people safeguarding everything online, from our most embarrassing #squad photos, to...

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10 Lessons From the Road You Can Apply to Your Everyday Life

Today, we're debuting a sneak peek of one of our upcoming projects: Beyond the Dream. The documentary follows three young adult immigrants—who have only temporary protection from deportation—as they navigate the uncertainty of their twenties...and of their legal status.  At Roadtrip Nation, we’ve learned that when you’re out on the road, every situation quickly becomes a metaphor that can be applied to your everyday life. And after logging 19 days and...

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“Change the World Like a Woman”

Our “Women in STEM” road trip is wrapping up soon, so we figured it was about time for a fun update from the road! Last week, as the three road-trippers made their way through Texas in the big green RV, they were invited to make an exciting pit stop at AT&T’s headquarters in Dallas. The Women in STEM Roadtrip is part of a collaboration with AT&T through the AT&T Aspire...

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Operation Roadtrip: The Journey’s Ended, But Their Mission Continues

Every day, America’s service members put their lives on the line to serve their country with pride and courage. But for many, the most formidable mission they’ll face is the transition back into civilian life. This past April, we joined forces with the USO—as part of their Transition 360 Alliance—to send three veterans and transitioning service members on an exploratory cross-country road trip. These three road-trippers, Sam, Bernard, and Helen,...

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Follow the Journey of These Women in STEM!

The number of STEM jobs is increasing—but the number of women entering these fields isn’t. We’re on a mission to change that. Studies have shown that women are more likely to pursue and succeed in STEM fields if they see examples of women who already have. That’s why we are collaborating with AT&T, through the AT&T Aspire initiative, to send three young women on the road to seek out and...

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Meet the Operation Roadtrip Team!

This spring, we’re teaming up with the USO to launch Operation Roadtrip. We’ll be sending three veterans and recently transitioning service members on a cross-country road trip to discover all of the opportunities that post-military life has to offer. The team will be interviewing inspiring veterans who have successfully transitioned into fulfilling careers built around the things they love. Fueled by the USO, Operation Roadtrip is a key part of...

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Acting in the Face of Fear

  If you’re about to step out of a moving airplane and fall over 14,000 feet back to earth at speeds of 200 mph, the last thing you’d want to hear is that your instructor — the man strapped to your back, the man in charge of deploying your parachute, the man with your life in his hands — is afraid. Ward Hessig’s résumé makes him out to be the most fearless man on...

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A Look Back at Code Trip

Computer science is one of the most in-demand and highly paid skillsets in today’s job market, but the resources required to succeed in the field are still inaccessible to far too many young people. According to the Computing Research Association, of all the computer science degrees awarded during the 2013-2014 school year, only 14.7 percent were awarded to women, 7.7 percent to Hispanics and 4.1 percent to African-Americans. It’s crucial...

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