Archive for August, 2014

August 29th, 2014 by Rachel Garman, Penn State '15 and Caitlin Way, Arcadia '15

Events To Spice Up Your Fall

Note: This is an modified article. The original text of the article, written by Rachel Garman, can be found here.

Although classes are starting back up, your summer fun doesn’t have to end. Autumn in Philadelphia is filled with tons of great events ranging from the arts to networking. Check out these great events to spice up your fall and give you a break from your normal college routine. Whether you’re looking for great food, events to boost your resume or ways to meet new friends, find out why Philly is the place to be this fall. For our complete list of events to check out this semester, go to campusphilly.org/events.

Feria del Barrio
When:September 21st Where: 5th Street between Cambria and Lehigh Avenue

The Feria Del Barrio festival is a great way to  squeeze in just a bit more summer before the semester starts to get too busy. The event is essentially one humongous block party celebrating the best of Latin culture. This includes the authentic food, music, and arts.  There will also be traditional Latin bands playing throughout the day,  so be prepared to do a little dancing!

CollegeFest 2014
When: September 27th Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Come join us at steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and meet your Philadelphia. Enjoy FREE access to museums with your college ID, food & drinks, games and tons of free merch! There will also be pop-up performances and entertainment from the Philadelphia Jazz Project, The Franklin Institute, Eastern State Penitentiary, and more! Whether you’re a new student or preparing to graduate, CollegeFest is the perfect way to kickoff the fall semester. We’ll see you there!

Night Market Philadelphia
When: October 2nd from 6pm – 10pm Where: Chinatown from 11th and Race Street

Been looking for the best locally grown veggies or that food truck that all your friends have been talking about? Well, the Night Market is the place for these food dreams, and many more, to come true.  The event boasts over 80 food trucks, local restaurants, and drink stands that share the varying cuisine that Philly has to offer.  There will also be music and art as a backdrop to this food filled dream.

Philly Photo Day
When: October 10th Where: Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is challenging everyone to be an artist for a day. The idea for the event is pretty simple: take a picture of anything on October 10th in Philadelphia. PPAC then prints out all of the photos they receive and display them in an art exhibition during November and December.   In the end,  the project hopes to result in one big masterpiece showcasing the city as well as the creative people that inhabit it.

Outfest
When: October 12th from 12pm – 6pm Where: Gayborhood near 13th and Locust

Stemming from National Coming Out day, this event celebrates its pride for our gay and lesbian Philadelphians. Located in the Gayboorhood, the gathering brings community groups, businesses, and people in the area together to show there support one another (and have a bit of fun). The event will have local artists performing, carnival attractions, and a flea market.

DesignPhiladelphia
When:October 9th – 17th

HGTV and Pinterest addicts, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture is hosting this event for you.  There will be exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, and lectures by artisans all over town to help you spark your own creativity. Topics for these events include anything from architecture to landscaping to furniture design and everything in between.

Philadelphia Film Festival
When: October 16th – 26th

If you are a fan of movies, the Philadelphia Film Festival is the place to be in October. The Philadelphia Film Society is hosting the event which will show over a 100 movies. The types of films range from American Independents to Graveyard Shift (aka horror) to Documentaries. Industry panels, director Q&As, special event screenings, and networking opportunities will also be happening during the movie mania week.

Harry Potter Weekend in Chestnut Hill
When: October 17th – 18th Where: Top of the Hill Fountain Plaza, 8705 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Calling all Harry Potter fans! Chestnut Hill’s annual Harry Potter Weekend is back this October with more wizarding fun. Start your festival experience with the opening ceremony and themed Pub Crawl on Friday. Tickets are required for the Pub Crawl, which is a 21+ event. Saturday will feature a Quidditch Tournament and a variety of themed food and drinks straight out of the beloved books. In case you need a little more convincing, check out this video from a previous festival. Don’t forget to bring your costumes!

State of Young Philly
When: November 14th – 22nd

Have an idea how to make Philly an even better place for young people? The people at State of Young Philly are more than eager to hear your ideas. This conference gathers together young professionals along with elected officials and organizations to have discussions on how Philly can grow and benefit the next generation.

To see our complete list of don’t-miss events going on this semester, visit campusphilly.org/events

August 28th, 2014 by Kathryn Connolly, Villanova '15

Top 5 Events: Labor Day Fun

Philadelphia is offering a variety of events to celebrate Labor Day Weekend, some of which are highlighted in this week’s Top 5 Events. From awesome festivals to shopping and dining, you’ll find something for everyone around the city.

Food Truck Festivus
When: August 28th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: Race Street Between 6th and 7th Streets, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Come out and enjoy a night of games, food, and drinks in Franklin Square! Play free games like volleyball and horseshoes and mini golf, enjoy a pop-up beer garden featuring craft brews, and eat from more than half a dozen of Philly’s best food trucks. Kick off the holiday weekend with this awesome event!

Cannstatter 142nd Annual Volksfest
When: August 30th – September 1st, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Where: 9130 Academy Rd., Philadelphia Cost: $6-$11

Get a taste of Germany this weekend at the 142 annual Volksfest (or Oktoberfest) party. From Saturday through Monday, enjoy classic German food and drink. There will also be performances, rides, and a raffle at this outdoor festival. Admission is $6 for one day, $9 for two days, and $11 for all three days.

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing: Valerie Simpson
When: August 29th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Whether you love jazz or not, this free concert series is a great show for everyone. Renowned jazz musicians from across the globe fill Penn’s Landing with their smooth sounds and offer an entertaining evening by the water. This week, enjoy a concert by Valerie Simpson of the former group Ashford & Simpson.

Made in Philly
When: August 28th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia Cost: $20

Don’t want to pay all that money for Made in America tickets? Then spend a little less and come out to the second annual Made in Philly concert, an event that showcases Philly’s music scene. Performing artists are both established and up-and-coming, and will include Aaron Camper, Al 1Thing, Ebony Joi, and Lombardi. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

PHAIR Open-Air Market
When: August 30th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Headhouse Square Shambles, 2nd and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Shop for everything from handmade jewelry and pottery to street food and clothing at  this open-air market. Find locally-made treasures including photography, prints, furniture, clothing, and much more. The market is open rain or shine. Be sure to stop by at one of the food trucks that will be there too, and make the day full of both good shopping and good food!

August 25th, 2014 by Chaney Harter, Program Manager

Top 5 Careers: Creativity For Good

The Top 5 Careers this week are all working for a good cause, whether it’s helping volunteer financial coaches provide quality financial advice to residents of the Delaware Valley or doing graphic design for a sustainable durable goods company. Lots of creativity is needed for all the opportunities as well, so you’ll get to imagine possibilities and turn them into reality. Read on to find out more.

Campus Philly: Photography Intern
Put your photography skills to good use by being our Campus Philly photography intern! We’re looking for a talented, creative student to capture Philadelphia through images from a student’s perspective. You must be an enrolled college student working toward a creative degree and career path and be able to work 16 hours/week. This is your opportunity to gain great experience!

Clarifi: Program Management and Coaching Intern
For the last fifty years, Clarifi has been providing counseling and financial support to the Delaware Valley community. Their new Clarifi Coach program pairs volunteer financial coaches one-on-one with Clarifi clients to help them create and pursue realistic financial goals, and they are looking for an intern to help support this program. Duties would include recruiting and training volunteers as coaches, assessing and tracking clients’ progress, and reaching out to the local community. Apply today for your chance to work with this great organization!

Rock to the Future: Intern with Rock to the Future
Rock to the Future provides music education for free to Philadelphia’s underserved youth and their families, and they’re looking for interns to work in many different capacities. You could be an intern for Special Events, Music Education and Instruction, Marketing & Public Relations, Youth Education, or Nonprofit Administration. Qualifications include ability to work a minimum of eight hours a week, strong verbal and written communications skills, and a strong desire to work in a fast-paced but fun environment.

The GREEN Program: Market Research and Media Intern
If you want to work for an organization that provides educational, environment-focused study abroad experiences, apply to be a market research or media intern for The GREEN Program today. Responsibilities for the market research intern include managing and executing market research, applying market research to execution, and submitting biweekly research reports; responsibilities for the media intern will include assisting in compiling video footage, creating hype videos and other marketing materials, and helping to develop topics and ideas.

United By Blue: Graphic Design Intern
For every product sold, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. If this kind of sustainable mindset appeals to you, apply to be their graphic design intern. You will work on a wide array of projects from window displays and packaging to email layouts. The workspace is conveniently located above Flagship Coffeehouse and Clothier, so you’ll also have access to all the espressos you could ever want. Submit your application today.

August 20th, 2014 by Chaney Harter, Program Manager

Top 5 Events: Only In Summer

Take advantage of the late summer weather by heading to one of this week’s Top 5 Events. The Taney Dragons are playing in the Little League World Series, there’s an outdoor movie screening of “Pitch Perfect,” you can go shopping for the best of antiques in the city, and more.

Taney Dragons Pep Rally and Watch Party
When: August 20, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: City Hall Courtyard, Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

The Taney Dragons of Philadelphia have been tearing it up at the Little League World Series — their pitcher, Mo’ne Davis, has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and is the first female pitcher to have thrown a shutout in the World Series history. Come cheer them on with Mayor Nutter at the City Hall Courtyard as they take on Mountain Ridge of Las Vegas.

Schuyllkill Banks Movie Night: “Pitch Perfect”
When: August 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Bring your picnic baskets and snacks to this outdoor screening of “Pitch Perfect.” Prepare to sing along to this movie following teenagers in a fierce singing competition. Come early to participate in a raffle and enjoy complementary snacks and refreshments (all movie nights at the Schuylkill Banks start at dusk, which will be around 7:45 p.m. on August 21), and it’s the perfect way to experience an end-of-summer evening. Plus, this screening is completely free!

Phila Flea Market
When: August 23, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Hunt for deals and vintage treasures at the Phila Flea Market! Browse over 50 vendors with everything from vintage trinkets to antique furniture. Best of all, this is the only indoor event of the Phila Flea Market’s outdoor season, so the show will go on no matter what the weather. It’s the perfect opportunity to snag that great rug for your dorm room, or find some great jewelry. The event is free to attend, but be prepared to shop! 

Who Got The Jazz: The Best Of
When: August 24, 8p.m. – 11p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia Cost: $15-20

If you love jazz music, or if you don’t know much about it and want to hear a great show, come to the World Cafe Live this Sunday. They hosts a monthly jazz event, and this Sunday, they’re honoring all of these artists from the last month in a single show. Performers include Nimrod Speaks, Luke O’Reily, Jacqueline Constance, Chris Vance and many more. The music will pay tribute to legendary jazz artists such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Tickets range from $15-20.

Commercial Corridor Tour: South Street West
When: August 24, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: South Street Bridge, mid-way on the North Side Cost: $6.25

Every two months, Young Involved Philadelphia leads a tour of different commercial corridors at various stages of development. Find out the stories behind your favorite restaurants, shops, and businesses, this time on South Street West. Perfect for budding entrepreneurs, foodies, and urban planning enthusiasts. The tour ends at a local pub to talk about ideas for the neighborhood, and the first drink is on YIP. 21+.

August 20th, 2014 by Chaney Harter, Program Manager

Top 5 Careers: One For Every Major

Whether you studied finance, graphic design, English, or marketing, there will be at least one Top 5 Careers opportunity this week that applies to you. The design students can perfect their craft working as our graphic design intern, the English major will further polish their writing skills as a journalism intern for That Mag, marketing majors can perfect the art of persuasion working for RegDesk, and more!

Campus Philly: Graphic Design Intern
Do you have a background in design or art and want to work for an awesome organization? Apply to be our graphic design intern for the fall semester! You will work closely with the Creative Manager to design daily and ongoing projects that will be published on Campus Philly online properties, as well as print work in support of programs and events. The ideal candidate will be able to convey their passion for Philadelphia through typography and illustration.

Campus Philly: Career Programs Intern
Come work for Campus Philly as our Career Programs intern! You’ll be working with the Careers Program manager, assisting in event planning/logistics and partner/employer/student outreach, and representing Campus Philly at career fairs and related events. Qualifications include positive attitude and energy, the ability to write and problem-solve creatively, and ability to take initiative and leadership. Apply today!

Beneficial Bank: Relationship Consultant Floater
Attention to those with a background in banking: Beneficial Bank is looking for a Relations Consultant Floater who will help the customer to have their transactions processed and accounts and loans opened as efficiently and seamlessly as possible. Responsibilities will include teller transactions, settlements, account opening, identification procedures, and the ability to educate customers about the right products to meet their needs. So if you want to experience many different aspects of the banking industry at different locations, this is the job for you.

RegDesk: Marketing and Sales
RegDesk is a startup at the DreamIt Health Accelerator who connects life sciences companies to regulatory consultants. They are looking for marketing and sales employees to reach out to life sciences companies on our behalf. Employees will receive a commission for every company you get to sign up on our site. Starts immediately, so apply today!

That Mag: Journalism Intern
ThatMag is a Philadelphia-based music magazine looking for journalism interns to cover shows, album reviews, interview bands, and Philadelphia culture. Applicants for this position should have a strong writing background and an interest in music as well as youth culture. Experience with social media is also a plus, as interns will maintain a strong social media presence for the magazine.

August 15th, 2014 by Chaney Harter, Program Manager

Preparing Low-Income
Students for College

There are several milestones in a student’s career when getting the right guidance and preparation makes all the difference in the world, and the college application process is one of these times. Let’s Get Ready (LGR), a nonprofit started by a Harvard undergrad in Mount Vernon, NY, recognized that for many students from underserved socioeconomic backgrounds, there simply wasn’t enough help to go around through traditional routes like guidance counseling, and that students who recently went through the college application process themselves could offer much-needed insight and help. The organization, “envisions a future when students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have the support they need to attain a college education,” and works to ensure that every student who participates is prepared for the SAT and the college application process.

Taylor Goldberg was a head coach for the Temple campus’s chapter of LGR, and she has been a site director during this past summer. When she found about an opportunity to volunteer with LGR, she, “really liked the whole idea of Let’s Get Ready and their mission.” As a coach, she worked both one-on-one with students and in a small classroom of 7-8 students. She says that one of the aspects that distinguishes LGR from similar organizations, besides the fact that students don’t pay for the program, is that they, “try to recruit students who have free or reduced lunch and who are first-generation college students.”

Above all, Goldberg says, “LGR is a peer-taught organization.” Coaches work with students on all aspects of the college application process. While a lot of the focus is on the preparation for the standardized tests like the SAT, there is heavy emphasis on the actual college application process itself. Goldberg says that this aspect of the coaching may be, “her favorite part, [because] it’s almost like being a guidance counselor.” She and the other coaches would help the students to select which schools they applied to, going over the pros and cons of rural schools versus urban schools, explaining the ins and outs of the Common App, and eventually helping the students arrive at a final list of schools. The students in the program would often not receive this kind of personal guidance from their own high schools, Goldberg explained, as, “many inner-city schools either don’t have a guidance counselor or only have one guidance counselor for ten schools.” The college-selection part of coaching was one of the most rewarding and exciting parts for Goldberg, because she had just gone through the college application process herself, and she felt like she could really help the students she was working with.

Goldberg’s work this summer as a site director has differed from her role as a coach in that she focuses more heavily on recruitment of coaches. The program has two main areas of focus in Philadelphia — Temple’s campus and Penn’s campus — and their goal is recruit twenty coaches this semester, ten for math and ten for verbal. If this is an opportunity that you’re interested in, you can apply to be a coach for the fall of 2014. If you’re a Temple student, you can apply here, and if you’re a Penn student, you can apply here.

August 12th, 2014 by Rachel Garman, Penn State '15

Greenfest Philly: Go Green!

Whether Philadelphia is your hometown or your adopted city, there’s no question that living in the City of Brotherly Love comes with a sense of pride. From cheesesteak joints to the annual Mummers Parade, our city definitely has character. Being part of this diverse community brings to light one undeniable fact: there’s no other city in the world quite like Philadelphia. However, with all this pride comes a need for responsibility in order to keep our city clean and running as efficiently as possible.

Over the past few years, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability has worked to create a more environmentally-friendly Philadelphia, and the results of the 2014 Greenworks Progress Report have shown tremendous growth. Some of these strides include doubling the use of renewable energy, creating more green spaces throughout the city and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. However, there’s still work to be done in Philadelphia, and many of these changes start with small decisions we make throughout the day. In case you’re unsure how you can help make Philadelphia a more sustainable city, Greenfest Philly has all the resources you need to get started.

According to their website, Greenfest Philly is the “largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area.” Sponsored by the Clean Air Council, Greenfest Philly brings the knowledge and resources you need to help make more sustainable choices in your everyday life. With this September marking its 9th year and a variety of exhibitors attending, Greenfest is one festival you don’t want to miss. The event has previously featured exhibits from Drexel Smart House, Uber and Zipcar, as well as companies such as PECO and PGW.

Not only does Greenfest promote sustainability, but they also practice it, too. The Clean Air Council monitors the event to ensure that it maintains the highest of sustainability standards. According to their website, Greenfest Philly recycles over 80% of the waste they produce and is powered by two solar generators. In addition, the festival also provides a free valet service for bicyclists attending the event. But Greenfest doesn’t only provide ways for consumers to become more eco-friendly–they also promote local business sustainability.

Greenfest Philly’s Green Innovators is a way for Philadelphia businesses and organizations to share their creative, green solutions. Previous organizations featured in the program include Wash Cycle Laundry, TerraCycle and Philly CowShare. Through the Green Innovators program, local businesses are given a platform to reach wider audiences and share their unique ideas. If a company or organization feels they have the next great green solution, they can apply online to become a Green Innovator. Each innovator attends the festival, and one is chosen by you to be the best of the year.

In addition to energy companies and start-ups, Greenfest also offers plenty of great local food and drinks. Food vendors at last year’s event included Farm TruckHonest Tea, Kung Fu Hoagies, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and more. With the majority of vendors using local ingredients, these are food choices you can definitely feel good about. And for those 21+, Victory Brewing Company will be at this year’s Greenfest serving brews at the sustainable beer garden. Local artists will also be in attendance, so bring your wallet and be prepared for some environmentally-friendly shopping.

While you’re browsing all the festival has to offer, enjoy live music from local artists as part of Earth Jam 2014. This year’s performers include the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Ron Gallo, Pine Barons and No Stranger. The West Philadelphia Orchestra is a collection of local musicians performing Balkan-inspired songs that are sure to get you moving. Ron Gallo, a Philadelphia native, has a relaxed, acoustic singer-songwriter style that is perfect for fans of Wilco. Hailing from New Jersey, Pine Barons offers low-fi folk-rock that is sure to induce foot tapping and head nodding. No Stranger, another great acoustic musician, will be a relaxing addition to the festival lineup.

This year’s Greenfest Philly is September 7th from 10 am – 4 pm at Headhouse Square. If you’re interested in getting involved with the festival, you can sign up to volunteer at their website. Not only is volunteering a fun way to get a free t-shirt and food vouchers, but it’s also a great way to get involved in the Philly sustainability movement. Get out there and go green!

August 12th, 2014 by Rachel Garman, Penn State '15

Top 5 Events: Summer’s End

As August comes to an end, many of us are packing up our things and preparing for the upcoming school year. However, the end of summer doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no time for fun. You’ll find everything from spoken word to smooth jazz in this week’s Top 5 Events. Check out these FREE events and enjoy every last minute of your summer.

Sittin’ In Hosted by Ursula Rucker
When: August 13th, 8 pm – 11 pm Where: Commonwealth Plaza at the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Ursula Rucker–Philadelphia-native and Temple University alum–will be hosting this month’s Sittin’ In at the Kimmel Center. Rucker is known for her spoken word poetry, and she has also collaborated on numerous songs in a variety of different genres. This jam session will showcase Rucker’s soulful poetry that deals with powerful topics regarding social change. This show is free to attend, so go check out this talented, local artist.

Night Market Philadelphia at Lancaster Avenue
When: August 14th, 6 pm – 10 pm Where: Lancaster Ave. and 35th St., Philadelphia Cost: Free!

If you haven’t experienced Night Market Philadelphia yet, now is your chance. The Food Trust’s roaming evening market features a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, food vendors, local artists and much more. This event is free to attend, but bring your wallet if you’d like to purchase anything. If you’re curious to learn more about the event, check out our article on the history and impact of Night Market Philadelphia. See you at the market!

Screening Under the Stars: “The Hobbit–The Desolation of Smaug”
When: August 14th, 8 pm – 11 pm Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Check out the blockbuster film “The Hobbit–The Desolation of Smaug” on the waterfront at Penn’s Landing this week. Based off of the popular J. R. R. Tolkien book, this is the second film in”The Hobbit” trilogy. Journey to Middle Earth and join Bilbo Baggins as he and a group of dwarfs continue their adventure to face a menacing dragon. This film screening is free, so arrive early to get the best seats.

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights
When: August 15th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Penn’s Landing is offering smooth jazz every Friday night in August, so head to the waterfront and get ready to relax. This week’s concert will feature Jonathan Fritzen and Vincent Ingala–two renowned artist with distinct and unique musical styles. Even if you’re not a connoisseur of smooth jazz, this is the perfect event to introduce you to the genre. Once again, this event is free, so come early for the best seats in the house.

Franklin Flea
When: August 16th, 10 am – 5 pm Where: McCall Schoolyard, 325 S. 7th St., Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Explore the last summer market of the Franklin Flea, a curated flea market that offers everything from handmade goods to vintage and antique collector’s items. Get ready to haggle for great bargains as you journey through this large outdoor space at the McCall Schoolyard. This event is pay-as-you-go, so get ready to shop and see what treasures you can find!

August 11th, 2014 by Chaney Harter, Program Manager

Top 5 Careers:
Real-World Experience

Are you a writer? A photographer? A marketing major? These are all skills that you can apply to the internships and job opportunities in this week’s Top 5 Careers. Check out the Campus Philly internship positions (there are two of them!), represent a mobile payments app on Penn’s campus, or polish your business development and marketing skills. You’ve got the skills: now you can get the experience.

Campus Philly: Career Programs Intern
Come work for the best organization in the whole city (not that we’re biased) as our Career Programs intern! You’ll be working with the Careers Program manager, assisting in event planning/logistics and partner/employer/student outreach, and representing Campus Philly at career fairs and related events. Qualifications include positive attitude and energy, the ability to write and problem-solve creatively, and ability to take initiative and leadership. Apply today!

Campus Philly: Photography Intern
Put your photography skills to good use by being our Campus Philly photography intern! We’re looking for a talented, creative student to capture Philadelphia through images from a student’s perspective. You must be an enrolled college student working toward a creative degree and career path and be able to work 16 hours/week. This is your opportunity to gain great experience!

Moocho: Moocho Campus Manager
Working with college campuses all across the United States, Moocho is a mobile payments app that allows students to pay for everything from groceries to electric bike rentals, while earning rewards points that can be traded in for great items like iPads. They are looking to hire a student to manage campus operations at the University of Pennsylvania. Responsibilities will include building credibility of the Moocho brand on and around campus; driving transaction volume; and recruiting, training, and leading a team of Campus Ambassadors.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation: Marketing and Business Development Intern
Do you have a background in marketing or communications and want to gain some real-world experience working in economic development? The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation is looking for an intern who will assist with event planning, social media strategy and implementation, website management, content for the PIDC monthly newsletter, client and intermediary outreach, and other support for initiatives across the department. Apply by August 28th!

iWorkwell, Inc.: Marketing Research and Strategic Calling
iWorkwell has been selling web-based advisory systems related to HR since 1999, and they are looking for employees to assist with business development. Responsibilities for this position include researching companies and their management teams to determine the best avenue to eventual sales of their business services. No experience is necessary, and this is a contracter-consultant position with the potential for transition into sales. Applicants should have excellent communications skills and be meticulous and detail-oriented.

August 7th, 2014 by Monet Thomas-Anderson, Program Manager

Get Involved With
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!

Campus Philly is excited to announce our new partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)!

Join ALSF this school year to help make a difference for kids with cancer and meet other college students in the Philadelphia area by participating in an inaugural Dance Marathon, benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. Be sure to check out the Campus Philly e-newsletter for more updates throughout the year.

Need a little background on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation? The Foundation started when 4-year-old cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott decided that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand and give the money she raised to doctors to help find better treatments and cures for all kids with cancer. Alex passed away at the age of 8, but her lemonade stand has evolved into a national fundraising movement with supporters of all ages carrying on her legacy. Since that first lemonade stand, ALSF has raised more than $80 million and funded over 450 pediatric cancer research projects throughout North America. If you are interested in learning more or getting your campus involved, please visit AlexsLemonade.org.

ALSF will also be participating at CollegeFest, on September 27th from 10am to 4pm at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum where they will be hosting a lemonade stand. If you are attending, stop by and say hi!

Here are some other ways for you to get involved with the cause:

  • Sign up to learn more about the dance marathon: The dance marathon will take place in the spring of 2015, but ALSF will have numerous fun and exciting ways to get involved leading up to the event.
  • Join us for Alex’s Million Mile – Run.Walk.Ride (AMM): AMM is a month-long event organized by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation throughout September. The goal is to collectively run, walk and/or ride one million miles to raise funds and increase awareness of the need to support childhood cancer research.