Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive

Define Your Own Road in Life

People who have fulfilling careers rarely take a straight path to success. Many experience failures and triumphs along the way. The Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive in Naviance features over 3,500 video interviews with individuals who have forged through challenges to accomplish unique goals. These leaders candidly discuss hardships, successes and the obstacles they overcame to create a meaningful life on their own terms.

Students can explore the Archive by interests like Film, Food, Entrepreneurship, Writing, and Science to find leaders whose interests align with their ambitions. Students can also explore by 48 themes such as fear, failure and perseverance to learn how leaders overcame challenges similar to those students may be facing today. All interviews are conducted by young people who traveled the United States to ask leaders how they turned a passion into a livelihood.

By exploring the diverse personal stories of those that have gone before them, students using the Archive gain exposure to career pathways they may not have known existed, and can actively begin thinking about colleges, majors, and career goals that reflect their unique talents and aspirations.

Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive Overview
The Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive in Naviance features over 3,500 video interviews with individuals who have forged through challenges to accomplish unique goals. These leaders candidly discuss hardships, successes and the obstacles they overcame to create a meaningful life on their own terms.
Interview Deon Clark, Nuclear Engineer / Non-Profit Founder, Palo Verde Power Plant / Legacy Initiative
Deon Clark explains what a nerd is to a group of students. What are you willing to do to change where you are?

Sample Interviews Include:

  • Soledad O'Brien: News Anchor/Correspondent, CNN
  • Randii Wessen: Astronautics Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Beverly Robertson: Executive Director, National Civil Rights Museum
  • Wanda Sykes: Comedian

"We wanted to put on a career fair in our school but were struggling with all the logistics. We decided to use Roadtrip Nation instead. It’s like a virtual career fair with world leaders."

—Jon Widmier, Counselor, Jefferson County Public Schools

What's Your Road

Roadtrip Nation also includes tools to help students, educators, and parents discover the video content that is most relevant to students’ lives. “What’s Your Road?” is a self-guided experience in which students answer self-assessment questions about their interests and personal attributes. The results match them with leaders in the Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive who share students’ interests. Students can then watch video interviews and learn how these accomplished individuals got to where they are today, gaining valuable insight on how to bring their own passions to life.

What's Your Road?
  • Students Identify Interests

    Students Identify Interests

  • Leader Interviews Are Suggested

    Leader Interviews Are Suggested

Roadtrip Nation and Hobsons have also created curated video Playlists centered on specific themes. These Playlists allow educators, students, and parents to easily find Interview Archive content relevant to their students without having to search for it. Some Playlist topics include:

  • Pursuing STEM careers
  • First in My Family to Go to College
  • Surviving a Tough Neighborhood

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