(CNN) – Make no bowls about it: Finding a job right out of college in this dog-eating-dog world is no easy feat.
"When I saw Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, I literally thought" this is probably the coolest job in the country, "and I put my views on it, says Ketchup Kyle Edwards, 23.
Missions Complete. Recently graduated from the University of Missouri, is a brand ambassador for Oscar Mayer, accompanying an eye-catching hot dog with "Habanero Hayley" Rozman.
They take people on rides in the sauce, hang out in food stores that hand out the Wiener Whistles and coupons, talking to people, taking pictures, attending events, doing media interviews and otherwise marketing the company.
And they are doing everything while there is road-tripping over the US Edwards started in northern central states like Dakotas, Wyoming and Minnesota before moving to the Southeast
Hayley Rozman and Kyle Edwards are Oscar Mayer "Hotdoggers."
Courtesy Hayley Rozman
It is a paid, full-time, one-year concert open to graduating college seniors. The parent company, Kraft Heinz, encourages degrees with degrees in PR, journalism, communication, advertising or marketing to apply.
But the applicant's pool is not limited to the candidates. Edwards is educated in education, and he is interested in acting and working in the entertainment industry.
Also required: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and good driving record.
Rolling through history
There are 12 hot dogs who drive six Vienna mobiles around the United States.
"This is something that is definitely a piece of Americana," says Edwards. "It's not something you expect to see, but it's something that brings a smile to your face when you see it."
The first Vienna mobile, a 13 foot metal car, dates back to 1936.
"It was an idea created by Oscar Mayer's nephew, Carl Mayer. It was a bit of a dark time during the depression and he thought we should make
Hot dog Hayley Rozman visited the Hollywood sign in California.
Courtesy Hayley Rozman
] "Habanero Hayley" comes from Wisconsin and studied marketing and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The couple recently played midway through their Wienermobile adventure, when Hotdoggers switched partners and regions.
Rozman, 23, was out west To mate with Edwards for the southeastern stint.
"Looking west, I had covered everything from California to Colorado. There were 11 Western states. We didn't go to Wyoming and New Mexico, but everything else was there, she says.
"Between us two, we have covered most of the United States in addition to New England, which, frankly, this time of year, is fine with us," says Edwards.
Hotdoggin & # 39; it
Before they strike out, Hotdoggers Hot Dog High meets in Madison, Wisconsin, where they learn a bunload of sausages, as well as company, mission, how to provide media interviews, etc.
And perhaps most importantly , how to run a 27-foot tall dog, which is about maneuvering a small RV. (They train with drivers who learn to pilot peanut-shaped planters nutmobiles.)
No commercial license is required, but Hotdoggers logs driving and working hours
So far, no fender benders, Edwards says. "We haven't yet glued our bowls."
Hotdoggers have per diems and corporate cards for food, vehicle expenses and lodging. And they get benefits and a "competitor sober "post-graduate salary.
Wiener cars are not really packed with sausages, so they are served only if shops and other venues that organize events choose to grill them up. But everyone gets a Wiener Whistle, which was first introduced in 1952.
The stream Wienmobil is the largest 27 meter long (or 60 hotdogs) and 11 foot tall (23 hot dogs).
Courtesy Oscar Mayer
Hotdoggers stay mainly at hotels they book.
They are not allowed to book through Airbnb, but they have some flexibility with accommodation outside hotels if prices are comparable, Edwards says. At Cohen's Retreat in Savannah, Georgia, Rozman and Edwards each had their own cabin.
Wienermobil is their only vehicle, so they must build extra time when they take it to dinner or go to the grocery store in it, as they do.
It is clear that it draws a little attention. When they want to be a little less conspicuous from duty, they use Uber.
Monday is usually a driving day, averaging a total of seven to eight hours. They usually have Tuesday and Wednesday, so they always have the opportunity to get out and explore.
But "you can never be so in love with your schedule," says Edwards, because special events show up and their itinerary changes to accommodate them.
Nevertheless, the benefits are "unquantifiable", he says.
Traveling the country and meeting all kinds of people in big cities and small cities is one of the greatest benefits of the job.
"It opens up the world, says Edwards. Hot diggity!