5 Ways To Research A Company

Job hunting is a crazy experience that we all have to do, but getting started is always the hardest part. Where do you look? Do you post your resume on a website and hope some company will come along and pluck you from the bunch? No. This is your life, your career and your future. Take charge of it and find a place that is right for you. Looking for a full-time job after college is all I’ve been thinking about for the past month. Here are some tricks I’ve learned from Campus Philly Careers:

1)  Go To The Website
First and foremost go to the website. Every company should have a website. Unless it is a brand new company that is just starting out; if they don’t, that is an automatic red flag. If the company does have a website, do some digging to see what’s there. Ask yourself:

  • What does the company do?
  • What is the company’s target audience?
  • Who owns the company?
  • Is this the type of place I could see myself working at?

2) LinkedIn
It is getting to the point that almost every company has a LinkedIn account and it is the next best place to find information about the company. It is somewhat like a grown up and professional version of Facebook (in my opinion anyway). Companies also often post job openings on there. Who knows, maybe you will find other positions that better suite your skill set. This is also a great way to find out who works there. Many people connect to their place of employment on LinkedIn. You can see if you know anyone who works there, which always makes you look good. It also is a good way for you to get in touch with the hiring manager.

3) Google Search
Once you looked at the company’s site, it’s time to Google it. We all know what Google does and how it is literally a digital fountain of information. It’s a good place to start checking out what the company is interested in and how it functions. This will help you find out if that company is right for you. Does the search help you to answer any of the questions from Step 1 in a positive way or does it bring things to light that you don’t like?

4) The News
Is the company in the news? Make sure to check newspapers, Google news search or online news sites to see if the company has been making headlines, be it good or bad. Personally, I think if they’re not in the news than that means they’re not doing anything wrong, but if the company is on the cover of CNN because of something bad it did than it’s time to deliberate if you really want to work there or not. And it doesn’t help to mention the good news you found during an interview. It shows you did your research and that you’re serious about working there. Maybe even slip it into your cover letter.

5) Social Media
Of course social media makes it onto the list. Everyone usually has some sort of social media account these days and companies are using these platforms to their advantage. It’s a great way for businesses to advertise and keep in touch with customers. Check out Facebook, Twitter and some companies even have a YouTube and Pinterest page. See what people are saying about them and what the company has to say back.

I’ve been looking for a job since October and I can say I am pleasantly pleased with what I’ve come up with. I have three really good potential jobs and even had two interviews for one of them, but I only got this far because I was prepared. I made sure to apply to places that had the right company culture.

Go for the job you love. You might not get it on your first try, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle. Keep trying and keep researching.

Have any questions regarding the interview process, our career site or anything else? Get on Twitter, follow @CareerPhilly and ask away!

Top 5 Philly Events: Get
in the Holiday Spirit!

Thank you CP readers for your continual support!  Are you seeking a way to give back this holiday season?  If you are looking for a fun concert, want to learn more about contemporary dance, or just are ready to prep for upcoming holidays, we have it all here for you below!  Continue to see what festive events the Philly area has in store for you!

1.  Give Thanks. Walk.

When: Sat, Nov. 23, 9am – 12pm  Where: Philadelphia Zoo – 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia  Price: FREE

Are you looking for a charitable way to give back to your local community as Thanksgiving quickly approaches?  Help raise money for childhood cancer research with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by joining other St. Jude supporters in the Philadelphia community and in more than 75 cities nationwide.  Registration for this walk is FREE, but all participants are encouraged to raise money to help fund continued research for childhood cancer.  Participant check-in is at 8am, with the opening ceremony taking place at 9am.  Register today, and help join the fight!

2.  BalletX: A Pie, A Pint, & The Process

When: Sat, Nov. 23, 4:30pm – 6:30pm  Where: The Wilma Theater – 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia  Price: $5

Would you like to learn more about the process of what it takes to put together a huge event like BalletX’s upcoming Fall Series?  For just $5, grab some pizza, a beer, and get the chance to sit on an interactive lecture presented by dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer and the BalletX artistic team, as they investigate the connections between classical and contemporary ballet.  This enlightening and informative event should give you more insight into the world of dance!

3.  Bucks County Holiday TreeFest Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Tues, Nov. 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm  Where: Bucks County Visitors Center – 3207 Street Road, Bensalem  Price: FREE

Are you seeking a fun way to get into the holiday spirit this year?  Have no fear; Bucks County has just the thing to satisfy your holiday needs!  All Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to come and vote for their favorite tree!  Hosted by the Bucks County Visitors Center, there will also be live music, and guests will get the chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, as they arrive by Fire Truck!  So throw on some green and red, and get yourself in the Christmas mood!

4.  TLA Presents: Release the Music!

When: Wed, Nov. 27, 8pm – 12am  Where: Theatre of Living Arts – 334 South Street, Philadelphia  Price: $15

Want to listen to some awesome live music on the eve of Thanksgiving?  The Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) has just the right thing for you!  Come out to “Release the Music!” and check out the following artists, who will be performing live: The Electric Boa, Devise, Rowboat Casino, Zymotic Flow, In the Presence of Wolves, and Joey Ditullio.  This is an all ages event, with tickets starting from $15.  So get ready to release your spirit to Release the Music!

5.  Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

When: Thurs, Nov. 28, 8:30am – 12pm  Where: Starting point: 20th Street and JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia  Price: FREE

Have you ever witnessed firsthand the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country?  It is right in your own backyard: Philly!  Join the hundreds of thousands of local spectators, as Philly ushers in the holidays in style!  Commencing from 20th Street and JFK Boulevard, the 94th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will wind throughout the city of Philadelphia, with wondrous sights to see, such as eye-catching floats, giant balloons, as well as musical performers from various dance groups, marching bands, and high profile musical entertainers.  Ring in the holiday season with friends and family at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade!

 

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

Top 5 Career Listings:
Mixed Careers

This weeks our Top 5 has something for everyone. Do you want something in TV production or something to cover your hospitality hours? Well, we have that. What about management? We have that too.

Nancy Glass Productions: TV Production Intern
Here is a good semester-long internship for anyone wanting to get a leg up in the production industry.  Nancy Glass Productions is looking for an intern who will be working with both the pre-production and post production teams. They’ll have you handling tasks such as aiding in location scouts and much more. You’ll get so much experience out of this that you’ll be so excited to put it on your resume.

The Rock School for Dance Education: Community Relations Intern
The Rock School for Dance Education is looking for a self-motivated student or a recent graduate for their 2013 spring semester internship. The intern will be assisting the Community Relations and Development Department for 15-20 hours a week.  Be prepared to multitask and work on various projects that involve research, strategizing creative tactics to reach the target audience, social media, digital and print marketing and more. The position could include grant research and writing.

Catalyst360: Front Line Manager
Catalyst360, a multiple channel contact center that focuses on providing in-class customers relationship management, is looking for someone to fill this full-time position in management. Your responsibilities will be to manage a team of representatives to achieve individual, team and departmental results.

Harcum College: Career and Transfer Services Intern
Harcum College in Bryn Mawr is looking for a talented student to be their career and transfer services intern. Your job would be to assist students with electronic job search, resume development, monitor and minister intake career assessments and more. This is a great opportunity to help fellow students start their careers.

Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center: Hotel Operation Internship
Here is a fantastic internship opportunity for hospitality and management students. The Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center is looking for an operation intern at the hotel. The internship includes exposure to the hotel’s operation division and may include rotations in different stations such as the front desk, guest services and more.

Philly Love Note:
Ben Franklin Parkway

Favorite Spot: Benjamin Franklin Parkway

I am: Drexel senior

Years in Philly: 5

Current Home: University City

When it comes to the Ben Franklin Parkway, I have had many memories up and down this culturally charged strip. Located in the Northwest quadrant of Philly and spanning from City Hall all the way up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this is the sight of many annual events in the city. From Independence Day Wawa Welcome America! festivals to Campus Philly’s own College Day, I have experienced it all on the Parkway.

One of the first events I participated in was volunteering at the Philadelphia Marathon my sophomore year at Drexel University. With my business organization, Phi Beta Lambda, I was able to have a group of our members head down to the Ben Franklin Parkway early that Sunday morning in November and volunteer. Since then, I have volunteered for the Marathon every year, with duties ranging from handing out cups of Gatorade to handing out medals to runners as they cross the finish line. I had never seen that many people on one strip of land in my entire life, but it is a pretty cool sight.

Spending my 4th of July on the Parkway for the past three years has become a tradition for me. For the past several years, my friends and I have walked over the Spring Garden Bridge from Drexel’s campus and plopped ourselves down on our blanket right near Eakins Oval. We would get there early, chat, and relax until the fireworks show behind the Art Museum would take place. Last year I was even fortunate enough to gain admission to the concert there and see one of my favorite musical artists, Hunter Hayes. It was just awesome to see Eakins Oval transform into a huge stage and mini outdoor stadium.

My most recent experience on the Ben Franklin Parkway was Campus Philly’s College Day! Not only did I get the opportunity to volunteer by the Art Museum steps, but also prior to this, I was able to take the free shuttle buses up and down the Parkway with a friend to check out attractions like the Rodin Museum. The event was a huge success, and once again, it was cool to see so many people across the Parkway, this time mainly students!

The Ben Franklin Parkway has provided me with many memories, and now it’s your turn to take advantage of this special area of the city! Whether it is for a huge sporting event or charitable cause, or even just a leisurely walk down the Parkway in the summertime, go out and make your own unique memories!

Interested in checking out more Philly Love Notes? Check out PhillyLoveNotes.com to read more and submit your own!

 

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

Top 6 Philly Events: Chuckle,
Cheer, Converse

What’s kickin’ CP readers? Are you ready to laugh your pants off, support and cheer on thousands of runners, and even network with some top notch industry professionals? There is so much going on this week that we couldn’t just choose five events, so here are our top six!  Check out the fun and exciting events Philly has in store for you this time around!  Open Arts members, keep a special eye out below!

1. CollegeHumor Live

When: Fri, Nov. 15, 8pm – 11pm  Where: Trocadero Theatre – 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia  Price: $16 – $17

Are you familiar with the ever so popular website, CollegeHumor.com? Would you like to see some of its comedians live and in person? Trocadero Theatre will be hosting CollegeHumor Live, featuring Jake & Amir, and Streeter Seidell.  You are in for a night of sketch and standup comedy from the hilarious stars of the award-winning website! So grab some friends, and get ready to laugh like you have never laughed before!

2. 20th Annual Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon

When: Sun, Nov. 17, 7am – 5pm  Where: 22nd and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia  Price: FREE

Have you ever attended a Philadelphia Marathon? Gather with hundreds of thousands of Philly locals and visitors for an all-day event of fun and racing! In its 20th year, the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon are bigger than ever! Come down to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway right in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to cheer on runners as they race through Center City and University City!  Show your support also by volunteering. Spaces are still available to volunteer. Click HERE for more information about volunteering. Gear up for this annual anticipated event, and be prepared to cheer on 30,000 champions!

3. The Big Quiz Thing

When: Sun, Nov. 17, 8:30pm – 10:30pm  Where: World Café Live, Upstairs – 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: $8

Are you a huge trivia buff?  Would you like the chance to win up to $200 in cash? World Café Live is hosting The Big Quiz Thing on November 17.  Quizmaster, Noah Tarnow, will present six rounds of live quiz action, with video and audio puzzles, the Lightning Round, the Text Message Challenge, the Buzzertastic Three Way Finale, and the best, most “figureoutable” trivia questions anywhere. Get ready to have your mind blown! Bring all your friends and get pumped for an all-around good time!

World Café Live is teaming up with Open Arts Philly, offering discounted tickets at just $5 for Open Arts members.  Click HERE for tickets.

4. YPN Networking at The Shops at Liberty Place

When: Tues, Nov. 19, 6pm – 8pm  Where: The Shops at Liberty Place – 1625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: FREE for YPN members; $20 for non-members

Have you updated your résumé? Are you all brushed up on your 20-second personal pitch?  Then you are definitely ready to come and network with local business professionals in the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place on November 19.  This special event will feature smaller group networking sessions, where attendees will have the opportunity to share an in-depth look into their position as well as the benefits of their company.  Presented by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network, this is sure to be a night of insight into the world of business.

5. BalletX Presents: Fall Series 2013: The X-Process

When: Wed, Nov. 20, 7pm – 9pm  Where: The Wilma Theater – 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia  Price: $22

Are you an avid fan of contemporary ballet but haven’t had the time to see an awesome show this season yet? You are in luck!  Philly’s own BalletX will be showcasing its Fall Series from November 20-24, kicking off with its Opening Night on Wednesday, the 20th.  The show will feature three world premieres with BalletX’s 10 talented dancers.  BalletX is partnering with Open Arts Philly, offering student discounted tickets for just $22!  For tickets, click HERE.

On November 20, before the show make sure to attend “The X-Process,” where the audience will get intimate insight into the inspiration, preparation, and perspiration behind world premiere choreography as told by NYC dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer.  Join this exclusive open discussion, and come out to support BalletX!

6. Open Arts College Night: CaveCast Part Lecture – Part listening party!

When: Wed, Nov. 20, 8pm  Where: Philadelphia Art Alliance – 251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia  Price: FREE for Open Arts members (limited number), $5 for non-members

Open Arts and Philadelphia Art Alliance are bringing you College Night with CaveCast: a series of live podcast hosted by Universal Cave, documenting the vibrant music scene of the Philadelphia DJs whose diggings and obsessions provide the soundtrack to the late night parties all around the city. Each program is a conversation with DJs about their craft. Come out to hear from DJ Apt One and stay to enjoy the music! While admission is $5, there are still some free tickets for Open Arts Members but it’s first come first serve!
The event is all ages, ID is required for a drink wristband.

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

BalletX Takes Philly by Storm

After they had finished up a morning practice, we sat down with three of BalletX’s prominent dancers, who will be performing in its upcoming Fall Series. BalletX is Philly’s premier contemporary ballet company, comprised of ten dancers, all in their early 20s. From November 20-24, Fall Series at The Wilma Theater will showcase three world-premieres from renowned choreographers Adam Barruch, Gabrielle Lamb and Matthew Neenan.

CP spoke with Zachary Kapeluck, 22 [from Pittsburgh, now in South Philly], Caili Quan, 25 [originally from Guam, now in Chinatown], and Jaime Lennon, 25 [from West Chester], as well as Mari Kraske, Communications Manager at BalletX.

Let’s check out what they each had to share with Campus Philly as they gear up for Opening Night!

Campus Philly (CP): What do you love most about the city of Philadelphia?

Zachary Kapeluck (ZK): I really like living in cities; I’ve always been a city boy. I just like the feel of the downtown area with all the good restaurants, shops, and people.

CP: How did you end up becoming a part of BalletX?

Jaime Lennon (JL): I became a part of BalletX on a whim in 2010. They needed a replacement dancer at the time.  Christine Cox, Co-Artistic and Executive Director, taught at the studio and asked if I wanted to dance with BalletX. I ended up filling in for a spot, and they eventually kept me.  It was pretty sweet!

ZK: I got the job through a former dancer and choreographer at BalletX, Tobin Del Cuore, who I met while at Point Park University.  When Tobin heard BalletX had an opening for a guy, he recommended me.  I took a class with the company, and I got the job!  Tobin is the reason I am here!

CP: How have you been preparing (mentally, physically, etc.) for your upcoming performances?

Caili Quan (CQ): The work is very new to me; I have never done movement like this before.  I like to go over the choreography in the morning, then again when I am warming up.

JL: Since we are doing really grounded movement that we don’t normally do in ballet, we have to be more mindful to roll out and ice especially when we go home.  Getting lots of sleep is important too!

CP: How has Philly and its resources influenced your dance career?

ZK: Matt Neenan, Artistic Director and one of the Fall Series choreographers and Christine Cox have strong connections to the Pennsylvania Ballet.  Dancers will come over on their off time.  It is good to have experienced dancers in the room with you!

CP: How does BalletX set itself apart from other dance companies?

JL: We are doing a lot of new work.  We are having 6 world premieres this 2013-2014 season.  It is quite unusual because it is unheard of to have this many premieres in just one season!  But we are doing it!

CP: Since its launch 2 months ago, Campus Philly’s Open Arts Program has taken off, and Fall Series is your first event being promoted by the program.  In the future, what do you hope to gain from your relationship with Open Arts Philly?

Mari Kraske (MK): The college audience is very important to BalletX.  Getting access to those students, who really use word-of-mouth and social media, is important for us in terms of growing our audience.  College students have a lot to offer.  People, who don’t have exposure, will turn into fans almost instantly!  We hope to introduce people to the company and turn them into life-long fans!

CP: Any final words for CP readers?

CQ: I would have to say a younger generation would enjoy watching our show.  For example, friends of mine would relate more!

MK: It is going to be a varied program with 3 world-premieres, all being different.  Audiences will definitely get a lot of bang for their buck.  I can assure you they won’t be disappointed!

Thanks to Jaime, Zachary, Caili, and Mari for taking the time to share their stories and provide a glimpse into what to expect from Fall Series.  Congrats on all their successes, and best of luck with their upcoming performances! In parting, Jaime had this to say: “Dance can give audiences a new way to love [the arts] but also helps them find something new that inspires them.”  Come out to BalletX’s Fall Series, and find what inspires you!

BalletX is teaming up with CP’s Open Arts program, offering student discounted tickets for just $22!  For tickets and more information, click HERE.

 

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

Top 5 Career Listings: Teach, Communicate & Design

There must be something in the air this week. I was once a graphic designer and there’s a graphic design internship. I’m currently a journalism student and there are three opportunities for that. I’ve never studied education, but I love those that do. These five new internships are definitely ones to love. Check them out.

Girls Inc.: Operation SMART Program Facilitator
Are you looking for an internship that not only gives you experience with teaching, but also something that you can leave your stamp on? Girls Inc.: Operation SMART for the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area is looking for a program facilitator. This program is geared towards building girl’s skills and interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This would be a great position for any education majors.

The Philadelphia Youth Network: Graphic Design Intern
To my graphic design friends, this one is all for you: Philadelphia Youth Network is looking for a spunky individual to be their graphic design intern for the Communications and Marketing department with a focus on social media. Think of it…social media. Your work will be on the internet, which means it’s never going to go away. Hop to it and apply!

Simon Public Relations Group: Public Relations Intern
This one is for my journalism and PR people along with marketing and advertising. Simon Public Relations Group is looking for a semester or summer long intern. Their target is juniors and seniors who have a passion for PR and writing skills to match it. This internship will give you exposure to a wide variety of industries and clients, which means people are going to know your name before you graduate. Great internship, right?

Events By Renee: Philanthropic Campaign Manager
Once again PR, advertising and marketing students will love this. Events by Renee, a prominent mainline event planner, is seeking a campaign managing intern for a non-profit fundraising campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Man and Woman of the Year Awards. The manager will work closely with the coordinator. You can receive college credit for this one.

Monetate: Social Media Intern
Oh journalism, marketing and communication students. I have another one for you. It’s about social media, so of course you have this in the bag. Monetate, the 8th fastest growing privately held entrepreneurial company in Philadelphia, is looking for a social media intern to assist in the Content Marketing Department. The intern will work closely with the content marketing director and managing editor, so you’re guaranteed to learn a thing or two.

JUMP For The Music Of Philadelphia

Music may be the one thing in this world that speaks to everyone. Country music pulls at your heart strings, pop makes you want to dance until you can’t stand anymore, and so on…

JUMP, a Philadelphia-based magazine that strictly follows music, brings you the sounds of Philadelphia in an entertainingly creative free hand.

This creative magazine covers all types of music within Philadelphia city limits. It welcomes all genres of music and it doesn’t matter if the shows are at the Kimmel Center or in your parents’ basement, JUMP wants to hear about it. Philadelphia is full of musical talents that need to be heard.

JUMP is owned by George Miller, a journalism professor at Temple University, a freelance writer/ photojournalist/ videographer and owner of Mookieland Inc. It was first published in March 2011, but its origins started the previous summer.

“I ran a study-away program in London during the summer of 2010. We made a print music magazine about London,” said Miller. “[When] I came back from London and showed some friends the London mag they said, ‘Man, we should have something like this for Philly.’” And thus JUMP was born.

Being a college professor and journalist while running a magazine can be more than a full-time job. On top of overseeing the ins and outs of JUMP, Miller was to manage the work for his 300 current students while still being able to spend time and answer questions from past students.

“I wake up early, around 6 am, to get stuff prepped for the JUMP website and PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, which is a Temple journalism class site. I walk my dog, answer emails, shower and go to school. I teach and then meet with students and then go home, prep for the next day’s classes, walk my dog again and nap. Then I frequently hit a concert or some other event.”

Despite his hectic schedule Miller enjoys the work he does.

“The vast majority of what I do is not glamorous at all. But the occasional perks – like seeing people you profiled blowing up the scene – are really rewarding.”

Do you have any ideas you think would look good in JUMP or do you want to be kept in the musical loop? You can also find JUMP in tons of locations around the city.

ThinkFest and Chris Matthews

Philadelphia Magazine’s week-long ThinkFest featured dynamic speakers and open conversation about Philadelphia and its education, arts, entrepreneurship, food and other such topics that brought together like-minded  people of all ages to discuss the future of the city. Prominent people of today’s society such as M. Night Shyamalan, Kathleen Kane and Frank Lee spoke about everything from gay marriage to politics.

On Thursday night, after the book signing and meet-and-greet, Chris Matthews took center stage at the Rittenhouse Hotel to discuss his new book and politics. Matthews, a news anchor and political commentator for Hardball with Chris Matthews, discussed his new book Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.

Having formally been a Republican turned Democrat, Matthews went into the conversation on the ability to see several points of view while being able to give clear answers to the questions asked of him.

The start of the hour began with talking about Matthews’ favorite job of all time which was when he was a speech writer, which then turned into a deeper conversation about politics and his new book.

“I wanted to write about how politics works,” Matthews said.

He later went on to state that our two opposing political parties need to start working together instead of fighting each other. “We’re not enemies, we’re rivals,” and that our political leaders have to “look for a resolution” to our countries problems.

The rest of the evening was open for a question and answer period. Sitting among the masses I learned, more like reinforced my beliefs, that the changes we want to see in our society won’t happen without our help. Saying is one thing, but doing is another. And it is okay to get into disagreement with others, but there has to be a time when all sides, no matter what they are, can at least make some decisions for the greater good.

If you missed ThinkFest check back at the site and watch the videos that will be uploaded in a few days.

Top 5 Philly Events: Put Your Thinking Caps On

What’s new CP readers?  Whether you are into networking events, open mic nights, or even sleepovers, we’ve got you covered this week.  Check out what fun, informative, and entertaining events Philly has in store for you!

1. ThinkFest: Our New Creative Culture: True Tales from Philly’s Start-Up Scene

When: Fri, Nov. 8, 8:30am – 10:30am  Where: Benjamin’s Desk – 1701 Walnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: $10

Are you interested in what the booming start-up scene Philly has to offer?  You are in luck!  On Friday, November 8, bright and early in the morning, Benjamin’s Desk will be hosting a discussion on this growing industry.  Wayne Kimmel of SeventySix Capital; Manu Gambhir, Managing Partner of Thrive Gaming; Lindy Snider, CEO of Lindiskin; and Robert A. Zuritsky, President of the Parkway Corporation will all be in attendance to share their success stories and provide powerful and insightful advice to attendees.  So grab some paper and a pen, and learn the tips of the trade from these industry professionals.

2. Sleepover at the Mütter Museum

When: Fri, Nov. 8 – Sat, Nov. 9  Where: Mütter Museum – 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia  Price: $200

Have you ever visited the Mütter Museum?  Have you ever thought you would be able to sleep over at the Mütter Museum?  For the first time ever, the Mütter Museum will allow guests to sleep overnight and explore the museum.  Activities will include a screening of The Sixth Sense, a séance in Gross Library with noted performer Francis Menotti, and a flashlight tour of the museum, with a continental breakfast Saturday morning.  Reserve your ticket today!

3. Barcamp Philly 2013

When: Sat, Nov. 9, 8am – 5:30pm  Where: Huntsman Hall, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania – 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: $15 minimum

Have you ever attended an “un-conference?”  Do you even know what one entails?  If you are a Philly student interested in tech or design, then we have the answer for you!  For a minimum donation of just $15, you can attend Barcamp Philly 2013 held at the University of Pennsylvania in University City.  This all-day event will feature talks, roundtable discussions, panel discussions, and so much more.  The fun part about it is that you get to choose the topics!  Come listen to professionals in the area and share your personal input to the discussions based on your topics.  Everyone talks at Barcamp!

4. ThinkFest: Main Event

When: Sat, Nov. 9, 8:30am – 2pm  Where: Kimmel Center – 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia  Price: $75

Whether you attended the rest of ThinkFest 2013’s week-long events or not, you won’t want to miss this!  Get ready for a jam-packed all day event to close out ThinkFest 2013! There will be discussions, speakers, panel events, and fun entertainment to make this day worthwhile!  Topics up for discussion will include anything from technology to branding to subcultures. Be prepared to put your thinking caps on at ThinkFest 2013!

5. The Harvest: Spoken Soul 215 Open Mic

When: Tues, Nov. 12, 8pm – 11pm  Where: World Café Live – 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: $9 – $11; $5 for Open Arts members

Have you been looking for a local venue to act as an outlet for you artistic talent to showcase your creativity?  World Café Live is the answer you have been searching for!  Make your way here on November 12, and get your open mic on!  Whether you do spoken word, sing, or merely enjoy poetry slams, get yourself and your craft down to World Café Live for a chill forum of shared arts and creativity.  Get rid of those butterflies, and show Philly what you got!  Open Arts members receive a discounted price of just $5!

 

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.