Culture

Roadtrip Nation

Through its documentary series and film specials, Roadtrip Nation explores what it means to build a career—and more importantly, a life—around the things you love. Follow the journeys of groups of people as they travel across the country in a green RV, sit down with professionals who share their interests, and gain insight into what it takes to overcome struggle and find personal success.

Do It Differently

54m 47s

Should you follow the script handed to you, or seek out success off the beaten path? Follow along as three young people discover how to carve out a unique path for themselves. They’ll meet others who’ve paved inspiring paths before them to see that eEveryone learns and succeeds differently, but you have so many ways forward.

Episodes

  • Lessons Learned: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lessons Learned

    S19 E4 - 25m 15s

    Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, talks about how
    important social services are in making sure the most people possible can achieve their
    dreams. The roadtrippers return home with lessons learned and goals ready to be
    attained.

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    Yesterday is Not Tomorrow

    S19 E3 - 25m 15s

    Regina Andino, a Senior Executive Assistant at JP Morgan Chase, discusses the pros and
    cons of pursuing traditional versus nontraditional pathways to achieve your career goals
    with the team. They also talk with Plinio Ayala, the president and CEO of Per Scholas, the IT
    training school that helped secure a job in the field for Taiheem.

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    Trailblazing

    S19 E2 - 25m 15s

    The team hears how Anel Perez, an Amazon solutions architect, went from working eighty
    hour weeks at multiple jobs to getting hired at one of the nation’s premier tech companies.
    Later, they meet with political campaign manager Andre Carroll and hear his story of how
    his own life struggles have fueled his desire to make the world a better place.

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    Taking Off

    S19 E1 - 25m 15s

    Roadtrippers Taiheem, Yasmine, and Denise set out in the green RV to speak with inspiring
    people who’ve triumphed over adversity to find success in the workforce. Hear their stories
    and watch as they interview Gerald Chertavian, the CEO of Year Up, a nonprofit helping
    low-income young adults get internships at major companies.

Extras + Features

  • Beyond the Dream - Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beyond the Dream - Official Trailer

    2m 44s

    In noise surrounding the immigration debate, one important perspective has been left out: that of immigrants themselves. Beyond the Dream gives voice to three young immigrants as they navigate the uncertainty of their twenties and legal status. Follow them on a journey across the country as they learn that it’s not where you're born—but where you go in life—that defines you.

  • Changing Gears TV Spot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Changing Gears TV Spot

    30s

    Ride along for a supercharged adventure as Alexandra, Dylan, and Michael—aspiring auto technicians—discover the growing possibilities in the automotive tech field. As they speak to 3D car printers, 4x4 builders, Fast and the Furious effects specialists, and more, they learn that the grease monkey stereotype is outdated; being a technician means driving the future of human movement forward.

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    Roadtrip Nation: The Next Mission Trailer

    1m 48s

    Experience the trials and triumphs of post-military transition through the stories of Helen, Sam, and Bernard—three transitioning service members who set off on a road trip across the country to discover their purpose in the civilian world.

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    Should I become an elementary school teacher?

    9m 5s

    Hear from teachers all over America—like Pocketful of Primary’s Michelle Emerson!—as they talk about finding work-life balance as an elementary school teacher, and show you how you can shape the future of teaching!

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    Future West Theatrical Trailer

    2m 8s

    Take a ride in a green RV as three road-trippers make their way through the beautiful state of Arizona, interviewing its brilliant citizens along the way! Follow along as they meet record store owners, engineers, rocketeers, and more, all the while figuring out how they’ll uniquely contribute to Arizona’s culture of innovation themselves.

  • Should I become a security analyst?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Should I become a security analyst?

    9m 54s

    In this video, we’re diving into the role of security analyst—a common entry-level job in the world of infosec and cybersecurity. We’ll cover salary, job growth, getting started in the field—all that good stuff to help you explore if you should start down the path to becoming a security analyst.

  • Future West Television Spot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Future West Television Spot

    30s

    Take a ride in a green RV as three road-trippers make their way through the beautiful state of Arizona, interviewing its brilliant citizens along the way! Follow along as they meet record store owners, engineers, rocketeers, and more, all the while figuring out how they’ll uniquely contribute to Arizona’s culture of innovation themselves.

  • Should I become an auto technician?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Should I become an auto technician?

    6m 59s

    We're digging into all kinds of jobs within the auto tech industry—and doing a deep dive on salary stats, educational paths, and further possibilities for your future once you have a foundation as an automotive technician! Hear from shop owners, master mechanics, and more—and see if going into a career as an auto technician could be the path for you.

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    Beating the Odds - Theatrical Trailer

    2m 18s

    When a degree is your goal, nothing can hold you back. “Beating the Odds” highlights how students everywhere are overcoming obstacles to get to college, standing on their struggles to reach even greater heights. Hear how leaders like Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Paralympian Scout Bassett made it to graduation—and beyond—by ignoring the odds and betting on themselves.

  • Beating the Odds - Television Spot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beating the Odds - Television Spot

    30s

    When a degree is your goal, nothing can hold you back. “Beating the Odds” highlights how students everywhere are overcoming obstacles to get to college, standing on their struggles to reach even greater heights. Hear how leaders like Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Paralympian Scout Bassett made it to graduation—and beyond—by ignoring the odds and betting on themselves.

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    One Step Closer - Theatrical Trailer

    2m 18s

    When you start at community college, your next step could take you anywhere. Watch as three students road-trip across the country to speak with leaders who used community college to carve a path to higher education, specialized skills—and more importantly, rewarding lives and careers. Along the way, they discover how valuable their own community college experiences can be.

  • One Step Closer - Television Spot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    One Step Closer - Television Spot

    30s

    When you start at community college, your next step could take you anywhere. Watch as three students road-trip across the country to speak with leaders who used community college to carve a path to higher education, specialized skills—and more importantly, rewarding lives and careers. Along the way, they discover how valuable their own community college experiences can be.

Schedule

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    Get the Ball Rolling

    Tuesday
    Oct 26

    30 Minutes

    DEF CON, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas; Sphero, a robotics company in Denver; Dima Elissa, a leader in 3-D printing.
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    The Door's Wide Open

    Wednesday
    Oct 27

    30 Minutes

    Co-founders of New York on Tech; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass.; the team members reflect on lessons they've learned and friendships.
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    Find Your Voice

    Thursday
    Oct 28

    30 Minutes

    Harvard professor Evelynn Hammonds shares why she went from physics to the history of science; artist Janet Echelman shares the importance of finding one's own voice.
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    Get Out There

    Friday
    Oct 29

    30 Minutes

    Haptic technologies that will shape medicine, commerce and more; the transformative power of travel; building a company from the ground up.
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    Many Paths

    Monday
    Nov 1

    30 Minutes

    NASA's largest rocket engine test facility; MIT Media Lab professor Leah Buechley demonstrates how merging interest can create something amazing.
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    Build the Future

    Tuesday
    Nov 2

    30 Minutes

    GoldieBlox engineering toys for girls; Kari Byron of "Mythbusters" talks about experimentation, curiosity, courage and being a role model for young girls.
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    Don't Forget Where You Came From

    Wednesday
    Nov 3

    30 Minutes

    College students Tehani, Traven and Keakealani meet a scientist who saved Hawaii's papayas.
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    Cross the Ocean, Build Bridges

    Thursday
    Nov 4

    30 Minutes

    Exploring an active volcano zone at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; touring the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
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    Know Where Home Is

    Friday
    Nov 5

    30 Minutes

    Mount Ka'ala, Oahu, Hawaii's highest mountain; a private U.S. Army nature reserve; Pipe Masters surfing contest; Surfline's lead forecaster Kevin Wallis.
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    You Can Guide Your Future

    Monday
    Nov 8

    30 Minutes

    Hawaii Gov. David Y. Ige; environmental specialist Hoku Ka'aekuahiwi Pousima; biologist Chrystie Naeole.
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    Venture Forward: Opening Doors

    Tuesday
    Nov 9

    30 Minutes

    MoviePass's former CEO Stacy Spikes; Cindy Eckert, founder of The Pink Ceiling.
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    Venture Forward: Play Forever

    Wednesday
    Nov 10

    30 Minutes

    Gary Vaynerchuk, chairman of VaynerX and CEO of VaynerMedia; Megan Smith, a former U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Google vice president.

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