Free Time Frenzy | Coffee Shops ☕

We all deserve a great cup of coffee and this week’s Free Time Frenzy will headline a few of our favorite coffee shops.

Free Time Frenzy will hook you up with places we know you will enjoy. If you are looking for a place to beat the cold weather, we have featured some of the best coffee shops in Philadelphia in this edition of #CPFreeTimeFrenzy.

Chapterhouse Café & Gallery
This cozy café on 620 South 9th Street makes a perfect place to relax over a warm coffee. This is a great spot to study for an upcoming test or use this time to take a break from your studies. The café features artwork from local Philadelphia artists and it occasionally has art opening parties to display their work. Chapterhouse Café has free Wi-Fi and plenty of seating, so grab their popular Nutella Latte (!!!) and a comfy seat to spend your time.

La Colombe Coffee
This coffee shop sells a variety of coffees, breakfast foods, and pastries. The biscuits and gravy on a skillet is a fan favorite for the coffee chain. With locations in Fishtown, Center City, and Rittenhouse Square, it’s super accessible. Make sure to try their signature Draft Latte in the coffee shop (and by March 1st, you can purchase the popular drink in cans.). It’s a hip place to get your coffee fix and chill with your friends.

Menagerie Coffee
This coffee shop in Old City offers a variety of inexpensive, yet great tasting coffee. It’s a perfect little coffee spot. It has free Wi-Fi, so it’s easy to spend an hour or more catching up on homework or pop culture. Check out this homey café, and make sure to treat yourself with a pastry or breakfast sandwich.

Be a #SeflieRanger at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show!

#SeflieRangers Volunteer Training

This year’s theme is Explore America! Celebrating 100 Years of America’s National Parks.

Student volunteers will act as #SelfieRangers, a part of a social media squad on a mission to bridge the tech gap with guests of the Philadelphia Flower Show, help capture moments that will last a lifetime, and share them with friends, family, and the world beyond the borders of the Show floor!

At the Show students will have unchartered access to one of the world’s largest indoor Flower Show’s, and a behind the scenes look at how this massive production comes to life.

As a Campus Philly student volunteer, you will be helping to make this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show the “most social media friendly show EVER.”


Date: Saturday,  March 5 at 8 am

Where: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.

Volunteer Registration: Noelle Wheatley,  nwheatley@pennhort.org; no phone calls please.

Lead by: Noelle Wheatley, Digital Content Manger PHS and Matt Ray, co-founder and Creative Director of Chatterblast Media who has designed, and currently teaches, two social media marketing classes at the University of the Arts and Temple University.

 

A College Student’s Guide to PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Explore America in a day. Visit the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show March 5-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The largest flower show in the USA will honor treasured national parks with acres of themed displays, breathtaking imagery and heart-pounding adventure experiences.

Every outdoor enthusiast knows that a successful foray into new territory requires planning, preparation, and the proper how-to guide. Before you embark on your adventure, be sure to read ‘A Survival Guide for the Flower Show Explorer.

Flowers After Hours on March 10th: Bring your friends and enjoy a special evening with live music, National Parks themed Quizzo, and special sips. Student tickets are $20.

Base Camp is the newest feature of the Show! Visit Base Camp in the Grand Hall to find loads of seating and refreshments and an “indoor playground” of attractions including shopping, dining and live music. Outdoor enthusiasts will try out the latest gadgets and techniques for enjoying the great outdoors. The PHS Pop Up Beer Garden will invite guests to enjoy Parks themed cocktails and food, PHS cider and craft beer before making their way back to the Flower Show to explore.

Make & Take: Visit the ultimate crafting center for DIY enthusiasts. Build a terrarium or create your own Mount Rushmore floral headpiece!

“Butterflies Live” is an interactive and educational exhibit created by California’s SkyRiver Butterflies, is inspired by the indigenous environments of America’s national parks. Upon entering the room, guests of all ages will have the chance to roam among and feed the butterflies. The exhibition space is filled with a vast selection of plants and heated to the right temperature to simulate the butterflies’ natural habitat.

For even more activities, check out the Flower Show’s experiences page. Get your tickets here.

Connect with them online at: theflowershow.com, #FlowerShow, @PHSgardening

Weekly Arts & Culture Guide

February is almost on its way out, making room for spring activities and blasting out the winter blues! Check out these artsy events coming up:

Philadelphia Film Society’s “BYO: 9 TO 5 Film Screenings
Make room in your schedule or call out of work sick as #BYO: Workin’ It takes over next week with a hilarious screening of CLERKS (1994). Called in on his day off, uninspired Quick Stop employee Dante takes on a slurry of crappy customers while musing over the art of snowballing, Star Wars, and other life lessons.

When?: Wednesday, February 24, Screenings at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Where?: PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
How much?: Tickets range from $9.00 – $12.00. For tickets and more info, visit: http://bit.ly/1QYqkC5

International Pop Exhibit
Explore the unique history of pop art in its opening weekend at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! The exhibit includes 150 different paintings, sculptures, and more, by pop art legends including Andy Warhol. Want to save some cash? Check out the exhibit on a Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday!

Where?: Philadelphia Museum of Art
When?: Starting Feb. 24 (on Pay What You Wish Wednesday!!!)
How Much?: Save $5 when you use the code “IPOP”

Celebration of African Cultures
Appreciate and learn all about African cultures through dance performances, workshops, gallery tours and more! Experience an African Adornment Family Tour, the Women’s Sekere Ensemble, Momma Sandi Storytelling, In the Artifact Lab and more!

Where? Penn Museum
When?: Feb. 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
How Much?: $10 for Open Arts Members

Bloom Philly Festival: Ultimate Pop-Up Picnic
Already excited for the Philly Flower Show? So are we! Embrace the coming of spring weather and engage in fun outdoor activities like giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, and more!

Where?: Reading Terminal Market
When?: Feb. 27 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
How Much?: Free

Arnold Flute Concerto with Edward Schultz
For just $10, you can witness the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra’s most diverse concert of the season! Experience woodwind music like you’ve never heard before, with selections that boast folk melodies and even tunes from movies.

Where?: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
When?: Feb. 28-29
How Much?: $10 for Open Arts Members

Concert + Cocktails Young Friends Mixer
Have you ever wanted to meet members of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia? Now’s your chance! Shake up your Monday night and mingle and network with members at the PECO Bar following the All Beethoven with Hanchien Lee concert.

Where?: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
When?: Feb. 29
How Much?: Free

 

#LegitCPTips | How to Network the Right Way

It is time to put your best self forward, and get that interview or potential job. Separate your true self–the one you are around your friends and family, and yourself as a product–a product you need to sell.

I know it’s exhausting to present yourself this way, but you will feel better putting your best foot forward for that time you need to. In the words of Susannah Breslin, “annoy others.”

Recently, I heard about a job opening. The situation gave me the opportunity to suggest anybody for the position. I suggested one person…It was the person who had annoyed me the most.

I’ve known her for about a year, and it was because she kept bugging me, kept sending me emails, kept reaching out to me — and, in doing so, selling herself to me — that she was the only person who came to mind and the only person I suggested.…because she was the only who was persistent, she was the only one I suggested. She is young. She is a millennial. She gets it.

Looking to put those networking skills to the test? Start with our Online Job and Internship Fair happening March 21st-25th. Once you have your interviews lined up, remember to be different in what you say, surprise the listener. This way you can keep a lasting impression and land the gig!

 

 

Weekend Arts & Culture Guide

We’re getting crafty (and thrifty) with how we spend our money this weekend! With our picks, you won’t have to pull out a hammer and crack your childhood piggy bank open to have a good time.

Mummers Mardi Gras  
Couldn’t make it to NOLA for Mardi Gras? Experience one of Philly’s richest traditions combined with a huge Mardi Gras celebration filled with colors, sounds, and unique performances by some of the city’s most prominent string bands.

Where?: Main Street in Manayunk
When?: Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m.
How Much?: FREE

PAFA Open Studio Night  
If you’re an art student, or an aficionado, you won’t want to miss the chance to get an inside look of the studios and work from MFA, BFA, Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate for an event that only comes one night a year! Feel free to ask them questions about how they gain inspiration, develop their ideas, and more!

Where?: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
When?: Friday, Feb. 19 5-9 p.m.
How Much?: FREE

BYOB Movie Screening 
See your favorite Minions in action during a free, BYOB screening of the Minions movie. Check back each month for a new free screening!

Where?: The Market and Shops at the Comcast Center
When?: Saturday, Feb. 20 1 p.m.
How Much?: FREE

Exploring King Midas Exhibit 
Embrace your inner historian and learn all about King Midas and his legendary “golden touch.” Explore artifacts, interactive displays, and more while immersing yourself in Turkish culture originating over 2,500 years ago.

Where?: Penn Museum
When?: Friday, Feb. 19-Nov. 27
How Much?: $10 for Open Arts Members. Not an OA member? Use the code: social1516 to register here.

Free Time Frenzy: A Quick* History Lesson

Have an hour to spend in the city and not sure where to go or what to see? Free Time Frenzy will allow you to explore Philly in less than an hour.

Since President’s day just passed on February 15th and Philadelphia is the birthplace of American history, this edition of #CPFreeTimeFrenzy will focus on some historic attractions to visit in Philly.

The National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center has just opened a new exhibit Headed to the White House, which prepares visitors for the upcoming Presidential elections. This exhibit takes visitors through experiences of what it would be like to govern a country, while also learning about past American presidents. If you are into politics or would like to learn more about the election process, head to the National Constitution Center before March 31st for reduced admission. P.S. There’s a seat waiting for you in the Oval Office. It’s the perfect presidential photo opp! 

Liberty Bell Center
If you live in Philadelphia, you must visit the one attraction that people travel from around the world to see. The Liberty Bell is a symbol of American freedom and can be found on the corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets in Old City. The Bell can be seen from both inside and outside of the Independence National Historical Park, lending you the chance to skip the line and see the symbol from the outside. The center is open 9am until 5pm, year round.

The Philadelphia History Museum
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent is a museum that showcases artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia. They range from a large map of the city to Mummer relics, showcasing a wide range of artifacts from Philadelphia’s founding to present day. The museum at 15 South 7th Street is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Students only have to pay $6 to see an extensive array of memorabilia and culture from Philadelphia’s past.

Successful summers are planned in the winter!

We’re still at the mercy of Old Man Winter BUT let’s talk summer.  It will be here before you know it, and we want you to have the best one yet!

From experience, we know that the best way to enjoy Philly in the summer is by working and living in the area. Below you’ll find some upcoming opportunities to strap down that perfect summertime internship/job:

Speed Network for Internship Success

A behind-the-scenes look at landing and leveraging an internship.
Tuesday, February 23
5:30-7:30pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how employers select and evaluate interns for potential hire post-graduation. Publicis Healthcare’s Philadelphia agencies are partnering with Campus Philly to give you the chance to speed network with recruiters, intern managers, and graduates of the Publicis Healthcare Summer Internship Program. Learn tips and tricks for leveraging the experience and connections you make during your internship to kick-start your career. Register today!

 

Publicis Healthcare Twitter Chat

Tuesday, March 1
12:30-1:30pm

If you can’t make the in-person event on February 23, join Publicis staff for some online dialogue about what it takes to get hired as an intern or full-time employee – it’s a great way to prepare for Online Job and Internship Fair at the end of the month!

 

Online Job and Internship Fair

March 21-25

Great music festivals, outdoor movies, amazing museum experiences, delicious food and more – the best way to take advantage the city is by living and working here over the summer. Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Fair is a great place to start planning for your summer in Philadelphia. Hundreds of jobs and internships are waiting to be discovered; just log on to our career site, campusphilly.org/careers, and start applying!

 

Weekend Arts Guide

By Logan Beck, Temple University ’17

The semester has started to finally pick up, and midterms are slowly creeping closer and closer. Are you in need of a break? We’ve gathered some of the top arts events to stimulate your right-side brain, and give your left-side brain a break.

 

Shakespeare in Love: Open Mic Poetry Night
Sit back, relax, and enjoy some poems from the world’s most famous playwright. If you’re 21 and older, enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. If the “world is your stage,” come prepared with a poem or monologue and show them what you’ve got!

Where?: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre 
When?: February 12, 7 p.m.
How Much?: When?:$10 per person, $5 for performers

Unpacking Hispañola: Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez
Experience images that were created to construct cultural narratives, racial subjectivity, and gender roles while learning about Dominican and U.S. African history and culture. Throughout the exhibit, you will learn more about the transformation of Dominican immigrants in the U.S.

Where
?: Taller Puertorriqueño 
When?: February 12, 5:30 p.m.
How Much?: Free

Fun-A-Day Art Show
View projects that have been constructed each day all throughout January absolutely free! Examine photos, paintings, and enjoy musical performances. Interested in submitting your own work? Go ahead! 

Where?: Studio 34|Yoga|Healing|Arts 
When?: February 12-13, 7-11 p.m.
How Much?: Free

Intro to Crochet 
Invest in the future of your scarves and mittens by learning how to crochet! All the materials are included, and you will begin crocheting a one-of-a-kind bulky storage basket.

Where?: The Art Dept. 
When?: February 13, 1-3 p.m.
How Much?: $30-$35