Silicon Valley Roadtrip
The future of Silicon Valley is full of possibilities.
Are you ready to step into your potential?
Apply to be part of a life-changing experience that will help you explore exciting career paths in your own backyard!
Apply by October 22, 2023
You already know you live in one of the country’s premiere hubs for lucrative careers, incredible innovation, and amazing opportunities. But when you’re trying to figure out what you even want to do with your life, all that can come with a lot of pressure and uncertainty.
There doesn’t have to be!
We want to show you how others have found fulfilling and impactful career paths in trades, hospitality, biotech, health care, manufacturing, and the tech sector—all near your hometown. Some of them have four-year degrees, others went to technical schools. Some took internships, others got certifications. But all of them have found something they love doing in the Bay!
And by hearing their stories, you’ll learn how you can make your own mark on Silicon Valley too.
Fueled by NOVAworks, this is an experience you’ll never forget. So apply now and get ready for the next phase of your future!
We’re looking for you if:
You’re toward the beginning of your career journey
You’re not quite sure what you want to do with your life, but you could see yourself going into trades, biotech, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, or the tech sector
You live in San Mateo County or one of these cities in Santa Clara County: Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, or Sunnyvale
You’re looking for the next step on your path
What is this for?
You’ll be applying to be part of Roadtrip Nation’s public television series about how people find their paths in life. And we want to highlight you and share your story too.
For this two-episode series, we’re focusing on how people in San Mateo and Santa Clara County acquired the skills they needed to build the lives they wanted in Silicon Valley.
You'll be meeting with professionals (and potential mentors!) working in the biotech, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and tech sectors—and you'll have the chance to interview them about what their work is really like, and what it took to get there.
But this is also so much more than a TV show—it’s an opportunity for you to get out there, get exposure to new paths and possibilities, and talk to people whose stories can change your life.
We’ll be filming in late February and early March 2023, and we’ll work with you to schedule around your life and commitments during that time.
All travel expenses—plus a daily stipend for personal expenses—are paid for by Roadtrip Nation. We’ll work with you to make sure the stipend covers what you need to be able to participate
The experience will be filmed, and you’ll be asked to share your thoughts and feelings on-camera throughout the journey. The resulting documentary may be shown on public television, and/or used in Roadtrip Nation’s educational tools
If selected, you’ll help plan the experience around your interests and career aspirations—so you’ll need to work with Roadtrip Nation to research and book interviews with the career role models you’d like to speak with
After filming is over, we’ll provide you with six months of free personalized career coaching and support from InsideTrack to help you pursue your life, education, and career goals
Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.