Stars as Students

These five celebrities are taking on roles as average students at a University!

1. Dakota Fanning-New York University

This true American beauty has  captured our hearts in films like I am Sam, and most recently The Twilight Saga. Grown from child star to adult actress right before our very eyes. The girl we once knew as the kid with the pig in Uptown Girls is now studying at NYU. As for her major, Fanning is designing her own curriculum in the University’s Gallatin School of individualized study.

2. Dylan and Cole Sprouse- New York University

Joining Ms.Fanning at NYU are the Disney Channel famed Sprouse twins. The two little mischievous blondes hail from The Suite Life of Zach &Cody where they became the objects of affection for every pre-teen girl with a television. All grown up and studying at university, the Sprouse twins continue to be their usual heart-throbby selves, just in a college classroom. Both boys are enrolled in the University’s Gallatin School; Dylan is focusing on video game design and Cole on humanities and archaeology.

3. Alexander Ludwig-University of Southern California

Famous for his role as the vicious killer Cato in The Hunger Games, Ludwig is a recognizable face on his college campus. After-all, with his killer biceps and haunting death sequence, how could he ever be forgotten? As for his major; Ludwig is pursuing a degree in theater, film, and entrepreneurship.

4. Emma Watson- Brown University

This brainy witch from the Harry Potter films has traded in her magic wand for school books as she continues her studies at Brown University. She did originally transfer from Brown to Oxford, however she is back on U.S. soil to finish her undergraduate degree. Her major? Watson is pursuing a degree in history and English literature; an area of study that seems fitting for the actress that once played a character so astute. “You really are the brightest witch of your age”-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

5. Elizabeth Beisel: University of Florida

This Olympian is hopping out of the pool and into class at the University of Florida as a junior this semester. Beisel, the silver medalist swimmer of the 400-meter-individual medley in 2012, is majoring in communications.

 

Cinedelphia Film Festival: David Goodis and The Burglars

The Cinedelphia Film Festival is on its way, taking place from April 4th to the 27th! The exciting program has tons to offer- from screenings, musics, talks and more. While there’s a lot to choose from,  I’m recommending you check out The Burglars, a screening taking place on April 12th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

The film is based off of noir-novelist David Goodis, who besides spending a portion of his time in New York City and Los Angeles, was born and raised in Philadelphia. French director Henri Verneuil made a second adaptation of Goodis’ novel The Burglar, aka Le Casse. Verneuil’s version stars Omar Sharif and Jean-Paul Belmondo, where a police inspector pursues a gang of burglars who are out to get a cache of emeralds. This euro-crime film is famous for its car chase scene through the streets of Athens.

Whether you’re a film buff or not, the festival will be a ton of fun, and this is a great way to jump right in. Check out an outline of the details below, along with website info and how to get tickets. Enjoy the show!

 

When: April 12th 7:30 to 10:00 p.m

Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tickets: Click here, $7 for students with ID

 

You can contact Yara at yjishi@brynmawr.edu

 

Top 5 Career Postings

Resonate LLC: Resonate Sustainability Product Development

Resonate is looking for not only one intern, but two (so share this with a friend)! If you get down with computer science and/or web development, this internship could be yours. You will get hands-on experience with management, writing, product development, and more.

Campus Philly: Editorial Career Beat Writer

Campus Philly is looking for an intern who is all about sharing the knowledge. Cover the best jobs ever. Inform your fellow students of career fairs and job openings. You even get to interview successful and famous entrepreneurs; aka the people who help make Philly an awesome place to work and live.

Master Mind Media,LLC: Marketing

If you intern with this entrepreneurial start-up, you will learn the ins-and-outs of marketing. Diving into research and social media, this internship will prepare you for a real-world experience in the fast-paced and ever-changing creative side of business.

Empowerment Legal: Legal Blogger

This is the perfect internship to combine your love of law and love of writing. Empowerment Legal will give you the opportunity to gain experience working for a successful law firm. If you are interested in finding out how a law firm and referral service works, this is your chance to write all about it!

TerraCycle: Purchasing and Logistics Associate

If you are passionate about bettering the planet we live on, this job could be for you.  Join “The Coolest Little Startup in America” that takes recycling to the next level by turning non-recyclable waste and packaging waste into Eco-friendly products. Cool, right? This job will introduce you into the business side of the company like making purchase orders and working on special projects. Working for this company you are definitely helping the environment.

 

 

You can contact Robin at rss66@drexel.edu

Campus Newswire: Top 5

Millersville Honored with Pristigeous Community Service Award

Millersville University, has recently been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor roll, with Distinction, for the third time! This award presented by  the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), has been administered since 2006 and Millersville has been on the list since that year. Dr. Victor DeSantis, associate provost of civic and community engagement, is very proud of his students and urges them to keep up the good work!

Temple, La Salle, and Villanova head into March Madness

This very special news bulletin involves three of our partner schools, as they have all qualified for the NCAA tournament! While Temple and Villanova are regular entries, with the exception of Villanova’s absence last year, this is LaSalle’s first opportunity to compete in 21-years! Tune in to March Madness and see how far these Philly teams can go!

Acardia Students Use Spring Break to Give Back

This past spring break, four Arcadia University students spent their week off, volunteering for a program entitled, Home Cook Heroes. This Philadelphia based program is a volunteering opportunity inside of  Gift of Life Family House. Essentially, these special students spent their time preparing meals for patients and their caregivers, who live in the family house while awaiting transplants. The students were very touched by the experience.

Swarthmore’s Bike Share Program Returns

At Swarthmore College, traveling around campus just became a bit easier with the return of the Bike Share Program. Through this program, students can check out a bike, lock, and helmet at McCabe library by swiping their ID cards! This program was revitalized through the hard work of Student Council and the Cycling club. Way to go guys!

Penn to Create Perry World House

In order to promote Global Initiatives, the University of Pennsylvania recently announced that they will be creating the Perry World House. This building will serve as a home to global activities and initiatives. As the result of a $10 million gift from University Trustee, Richard C. Perry, and his wife Lisa Perry, this building will provide the tools to  enhance the flow of ideas between Penn and global leaders!

 

Top 5 Philly Events!

Check out our awesome top 5 for this week:

1.  “24 Hour Love”

When: Monday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m Where: International House 3701 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 Price: $25

Rittenhouse Entertainment in association with Don B. Welch Productions are presenting a feature film this coming Monday. Tickets are only $25 and include a meet and greet with Don B. Welch immediately following the screening!

2. Vox Populi hosts Slumberland Records

When: Thursday, April 4th at 10:00 p.m Where: 319 N. 11th St.  Philadelphia, PA 19107 Price: $8

Check out some great new music this week. These bands come from the UK, California, and also right here in Philadelphia. Tickets are only 8 bucks! Doors open at 10, and the show starts at 10:30.

3. They Might Be Giants

When: Friday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m Where: Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 Price: $27

They Might Be Giants, an American alternative rock band, will be performing at Philly’s beloved TLA Friday night.

4. Service Leaders Summit

When: Saturday, April 6th at 9:30 am-4:00 pm Where: Drexel University Main Building, Main Auditorium, 3141 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 Price: $10

This event brings together college students, faculty, non-profit professionals and community organizers in an open forum to share ideas about building a better Philadelphia. This year’s theme? Serving Inner-City Youth!  Check it out.

5. Pizzeria Stella

When: Anytime! Where: 2nd & Lombard Price: Pizza starting at $11

We all love Stephen Starr, but we also know his restaurants are a bit pricey. To top off this weeks events, I’m recommending Pizzeria Stella. It has awesome food, and is super reasonably priced for Starr quality!

 

You can contact Yara at yjishi@brynmawr.edu

Commencement Speakers: Top 5

Well it’s that time of year again, college commencement is just around the bend and as students are busily preparing to say their goodbyes, these top four names are preparing their words to wish them well. Here are the top four 2013 college commencement speakers!

Temple University College of Education: Daniel Edward Baker

Best known as the voice of the Philadelphia Sports stadiums, Baker will be loaning his talents to the Temple University College of Education for their spring graduation ceremony. This broadcasting legend and  former South Philadelphia sixth grade teacher, will have a great deal of real life experience to share with the graduates as well as clever anecdotes from his time with the Eagles and the Phiting Phil’s.

University of Pennsylvania: Vice President Joseph Biden

This particular man really should require no introduction. As per usual, the University of Pennsylvania will hold up its prestige with the Vice President of the United States of America as its speaker. His words of wisdom will be sure to inspire the giddy graduates and maybe a few chuckles as well.

Philadelphia University: James O’ Ellis the Third

As the inspiration behind the 2007 film, Pride, Ellis’ words of wisdom are sure to keep the graduates entertained. His career and life boast impressive achievements as an educator, a swim coach, and an inspirational speaker. With a life goal of motivating younger generations to achieve, Ellis is an ideal commencement speaker. He will also be receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

Rutgers-Camden University College of Nursing: Dr. Adrienne Kirby

As Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Cooper Health System, Dr.Kirby has a wealth of knowledge to bestow upon Rutgers latest graduating class. With more than thirty years in her field, Dr.Adrienne is the College of Nursing’s ideal choice, her anecdotes detailing her many years in medicine will be sure to inspire and delight all who attend.

Villanova University: Timothy P. Shriver. PhD

Dr. Shriver is a renowned figure in a very meaningful and unique field, the Special Olympics. As chairman and the cheif executive officer, he organizes and advocates for the event from start to finish. In his fifteen years at the front lines of this noble cause, Dr.Shriver has since truly revolutionized the program. His speech is sure to inspire the new graduates to make a difference in the world just as he has.

Sheetal Gandhi: Bahu-Beti-Biwi at Bryn Mawr College

There are always a great deal of performances to check out around Philadelphia, but you should mark your calendars for the culmination of Bryn Mawr College’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series, which aims to create a space where the value of the arts is recognized and celebrated.

This Friday, March 22nd, Sheetal Gandhi, a 21st century California woman hailing from India, explores the meaning of her heritage  in a one-woman show titled “Bahu-Beti-Biwi” (“Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife”). The performance is said to be a journey across time and space, where Gandhi transcends generations and environments in a non-linear fashion. A mix of contemporary and traditional movements, the music, costumes and props all function in honor of characters inspired by women in her life.

This is not only a great continuation of the celebration of Women’s History that took place earlier this month, but also a fun way to get out of the city and visit other schools on the Main Line. Use this as an opportunity to get a better feel for Bryn Mawr and their awesome performing arts scene! After enjoying the show, you can head over to nearby Suburban Square for a late snack. Check out an outline of the details below:

When: Friday, March 22nd at 8 pm

Where: Bryn Mawr College, Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Price: Tri Co Students (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore are free). Other students, $10 if you show ID.

For more information click here or you can contact Yara at yjishi@brynmawr.edu

Online Career Fair for Women

Indra Nooyi. Laura Lang. Oprah Winfrey. Ever heard of these names? These women made it on the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list of 2012. Maybe your name could be on that list one day.

Celebrate National Women’s History Month with targeted job opportunities specifically for women! On Thursday, March 28 from 1-4pm EST, Women For Hire will host a FREE nationwide online career fair. You can upload your resume directly on the website for recruiters to have a chance to look through! Recruiters from top corporations, government and non-profit agencies all throughout the United States, will be looking to hire talented and career driven women, also known as YOU!

Its pretty simple how it works: 

It’s just like meeting recruiters at a face-to-face career expo, however, you can meet recruiters in the comfort of your own home!

1. Register by clicking here

2. Select which organizations interest you once the event begins. The recruiter will then be in touch to speak with you.

3. Chat instantly one-on-one in a private booth about your background, experience, and opportunities at the specific organization in a timed, text-based chat.

Participating employers include: American Express, Deloitte, Internal Revenue Service, The Boeing Company, AT&T, Unisys, among others! Most of these employers have offices located all throughout the United States, so wherever you may be, or wherever you are looking to work, these employers have the opportunity for you.

Feel empowered, ambitious, driven, and celebrate the woman in you. Not only are you one step closer to landing the job of your dreams, but recruiters are available to give you career advice, tips, and resources to make the most out of your job search!

You can contact Robin at rss66@drexel.edu 

Top 5 Career Postings

Campus Philly:  Student Engagement Programs Intern

By becoming the next Student Engagement Programs Intern, you’ll have a hands-on opportunity to complete an array of tasks pertaining to our student engagement programs this summer. You’ll get to assist in the planning and implementation of the program, reach out to our partners, and execute marketing and communication plans! You can be in the center of it all!

Campus Philly: Graphic Design Internship

Get your creative talent out into the public eye with Campus Philly’s Graphic Design Internship! The  print and online media you’ll be designing will make your professional portfolio look fabulous. Your artistic geniuses will be distributed to 29 local colleges and 150,000 students!

Neiman Group: New Business Internship

Are you a creative soul that likes to get their business ideas out there? What about assisting in the outreach, strategy, pitches, and proposals for a new business team? At Neiman Group you can be in the center of it all. You’ll get to use your creative abilities to be a team leader!

Simplicity Consulting Inc. : Part time .NET PHP SQL developer

Looking to use your technical talents to help people? In this role, you’ll be a developer assisting a boutique technology consulting firm in custom solutions for clients in the e-commerce space.

Women’s Way: Young Women Making Change Internship

All finished up with college and looking for that next career move? Women’s Way is looking for a graduate intern to lead a civic engagement project this upcoming summer. You’ll get leadership exposure while lending a hand for a good cause!

You can contact Robin at rss66@drexel.edu

Spring is Here!: Top 5 Outdoor On Campus Locations

It’s happened! We have finally made it! It’s..it’s almost…SPRING! Time to put away those parkas and thaw out in the warm spring sun. If you happen to find yourself on one of these five college campuses, we have just the place(s) for you to do it.

 

University of Pennsylvania: Wynn Commons

This outdoor space is more than just your average college quad, home to concerts and other outdoor events, at the Wynn Commons you’ll never be bored. Located in the heart of campus and surrounded by four beautiful designed college buildings, Wynn Commons is a great place to people watch or simply enjoy the view.

Arcadia University: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from main campus. The PERT is the perfect place to spend a sunny spring day. With ten miles of woodlands and 11 miles of trails, PERT will bring you back to nature for a FREE DAY of outdoor fun. Stretch out those legs from a winter of rest, trails are open from dawn till dusk.

Swarthmore College: The Ville

This picturesque town hub, located directly next to Swarthmore’s main campus has everything you need for a relaxing day in the sun: shopping, food, and plenty of outdoor seating. Looking as if it was plucked off the set of ABC family’s Gilmore Girls, this quintessential small town area is truly a sight in the spring months with its abundance of blooming cherry trees and flower gardens.

Temple University: The Bell Tower

This classic college green is the hotbed of all social activity at Temple University and that’s not even during the warmer months. When the sun begins to thaw though, this quaint little spot is a buzz with student life. Sun bathing, Frisbee, music, club sponsored events, and new brightly colored Adirondack chairs; this is the spot for college teens to hang on a beautiful spring day! Want to know what the weather looks like over there, visit their live web stream here.

Drexel University: Sabrina’s Cafe at Powelton

This popular little food joint, allows you to enjoy your morning (or evening) breakfast by the sun’s warming rays with its weather permitting, outdoor seating. So drag yourself on a sunny Sunday morning down to Sabrina’s for some of her famous challah french toast and a seat outdoors. Nothing beats a breakfast with a side of some vitamin D.