Fall Semester Is Where It’s At…

In terms of awesome things to do in Philly and starting your career search. Did you know that fall semester is the time to start planning for what’s next? To be honest, college me had no idea! But yes, it’s a great time to start the process and we’re here to offer some guidance with our weekly Top 5 picks and upcoming Launch Event Series.

This week’s Top 5 picks:

1.  Campus Philly | Communications Ambassador
2. South Kensington Community Partners | Neighborhood Advisory Committee Coordinator
3. Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation | Game Night Internship (Spring 2018)
4. InLiquid Art + Design | Call for Volunteers – InLiquid Benefit 2017 Everyone is a Collector
5. Center / Architecture + Design | Call for Volunteers – DesignPhiladelphia 2017

Learn more about these opportunities here!

Our Launch Event Series starts with SPARK Philly on October 3 at International House Philadelphia. Build your network and launch your career in the region with Campus Philly’s Launch Event Series.

The series continues with Create-adelphia on October 24 at Saxbys Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut Street. At same time, Online Job + Internship Week is October 23-27! You can apply to as many gigs as you want from the comfort of your own room.

Complete your Launch mission with the final event, Leadership Connection on November 14.

You can register for the entire Launch Event Series for free by going here.


Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

We’re not going to lie, Monday is hard to wake up to. But once you’re past the Monday morning moans and groans, you realize the day represents a fresh start. With you a new week ahead of you, we bestow #MondayMotivation, like checking out this Saturday’s Opera on the Mall and signing up for our Launch Event Series. Below is more info on these events and how to sign up.

Saturday, September 23 | Opera on the Mall 
Pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of Mozart’s classic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, and join thousands of Philadelphians in the shadow of Independence Hall!

Gates will open at 6:00pm and the broadcast will begin at 7:00pm.  Come early for best seating and stop by the Open Arts table to say “Hi”! Info and sign-up here.

Tuesday, October 3 | SPARK Philly  at International House Philadelphia
The best network-building opportunity for students to launch their career or find an internship in Philadelphia. BYOQuestions and meet young professionals eager to share their candid experiences starting their career locally. The evening includes a reception with local employers who are hiring, plus food and music. Sign up here.

These conversation leaders will answer any questions you may have about launching a career:
Brendan Walsh- Mole St
Jerilyn Dressler- Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
Lindsay Tsai- Philly Startup Leaders
Holli Stephens- KYW 1060
Laiza Santos- Mural Arts Philadelphia
Camila Godoy Blake- Frank Recruitment Group
Julianna Lee- SAP

Get the 411 on the organizations that will be recruiting at SPARK:
Independence Blue Cross
Frank Recruitment Group
TD Bank
Bentley Systems
Frontline Education
Publicis Health
NHS Human Services
Christiana Care
Republic Bank
New Penn Financial

Keep the Ball Rolling with These Campus Philly Events!

What to Expect at Saturday’s CollegeFest

We can’t believe our calendars– this Saturday is COLLEGEFEST!!! Below is our day-of guide for having the best five hours in Philly.

CollegeFest event details: 
When: Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Dilworth Park next to City Hall

CollegeFest check-in:
1. Sign up for express check-in to get your name on the CollegeFest list. Once you’ve made it official, make it Facebook official by RSVPing and inviting your friends.

2. On Saturday, September 9,  make your way to Dilworth Park by City Hall to get your wristband.  **Do not skip step 2! That wristband is key.**

3. Show your ‘band  to get on The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop® and into fourteen museums and cultural venues for FREE.

CollegeFest Swag:
Grab your big blue IKEA bag, make your way around our CollegeFest village that’s filled wih great activities, giveaways and prizes from awesome companies and organizations like:

American Campus Communities, AT&T, Bitescourt, Capital One, CIEE, Comcast – Talent, Comcast/XFINITY, CPR Ready – IBX, CubeSmart, Essentia Water, FreezeCrowd, Inc., goPuff, IKEA, Indego, Indego Bike Share, Inspire, Kimmel Center, La Salle University, Lyft, Monster Energy, NHS, Peace Corps, Philadelphia Phillies, Power Crunch, SEPTA, Skedaddle, Sparkling Ice, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Wilma Theater, Timberland, United States Marine Corps., Vanguard, The Block Church

Special setups from CollegeFest Exclusive Partners, including the:

— CIEE student lounge
— Capital One photo booths and prize wheel
— Games, prizes and branded give-aways from IKEA
— “Sparkling Eyes” Beauty Bar from Sparkling Ice
— AT&T charging station
— Vanguard dunk tank
— Kimmel Center green screen and give-aways!

This could be you with all your swag on September 9!

CollegeFest Activities:

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. catch us on the Dilworth Park lawn for some friendly competition.  Activities include Dizzy Bat, 3 Legged Race, Hula Hoop Contest and more! Your victories are rewarded with $5 Wawa gift cards and can contribute to your school’s claim to the coveted Campus Philly Cup.

This could be you basking in your CollegeFest lawn game victory:

Hungry? Enjoy the best flavors of Philly from the Dilworth Park Cafe! Serving: 

— Cherry Street Ramen Bowl
— Washington Ave Bahn Mi
— Fishtown Fries
— University City Falafel Sandwich
— Soom Tahini Philly Cheesesteak

Afterward students can take the Broad Street Line to Lincoln Financial Field for Temple v. Villanova college football at 3:30pm.

Show your student ID at the West VIP Box Office on the 11th Street side Lincoln Financial Field, across from the Wells Fargo Center, for $10 student tickets.

Ready for CollegeFest?!


Let’s get this party started! We’re 10 days away from the best five hours in Philly – CollegeFest is Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 3 pm at Dilworth Park. So how should you prepare?

5 Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

  1. See it a FREE outdoor flick on Friday! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screening in West Philly’s Clark Park.
  2. Experience your 1st First Friday in Old City. Here’s what you can check out while you’re there.
  3. Get an up-close view of some super famous paintings at Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation.
  4. Hit up a flea market in the morning and fireworks at night on Sunday along the Delaware River Waterfront 
  5. RSVP to the best five hours in Philly (CollegeFest) invite your friends and see you on Saturday, September 9 at Dilworth Park next to City Hall. 

5 Things to Do to Get the Most Out of CollegeFest!

1. Get express check-in by filling out this form. Less time at the check-in tent = more time at CollegeFest attractions, like the FREE 14 museums you’ll have access to!

2. Invite your friends because everything is better when you have your buds by your side.

3. Follow us on social! Use your fave platform– Facebook, Instagram or Twitter— to stay in the loop on all things CollegeFest.

4. Show school pride by wearing your college gear. You have to represent!

5. Show up early to take full advantage of the best 5 hours in Philly.

How Do I Get to CollegeFest?

Looking to get off campus and explore Philly? The first step is joining us on Saturday, September 9th for CollegeFest! More than 5,000 students from over 100 schools will be enjoying free admission to 14 local museums + cultural venue, games and freebees from great brands and exhibitors.

So how will you get there? Here are some ways:

Hop on your bike!  Whether you have your own or you ride with Indego, start pedaling to Dilworth Park.

Ride with SEPTA. The following SEPTA routes go directly to CollegeFest: 2, 16, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 & 125, MFL or Trolley to 15th, BSL to City Hall or Regional Rail to Suburban! Map out your trip here.

If you’re coming from Jersey, take the PATCO line (from any station!) to 15-16 and Locust, then head towards South Sydenham St. and hang a left on 15th St. The walk to Dilworth should take less than 10 minute! Tickets to ride PATCO are $3 for a single ride and $6 for a round trip. We recommend a single ride… ’cause once you land in Philly, you’ll want to stay here.

Once you arrive,you will check in with Campus Philly. A valid college ID gets you free admission to FOURTEEN MUSEUMS (!!!) along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in Historic Philadelphia, and free rides on the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop® .

The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop®
Your quick, convenient and affordable connection to Philadelphia’s popular attractions! Ride the PHLASH to 22 stops every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stops 4 and 5 are within 2 blocks of Dilworth Park, providing easy access to must-see attractions while you are exploring Center City during CollegeFest.  CollegeFest attendees who check-in with their student ID at Dilworth Park will receive a wristband that allows rides on the Philly PHLASH for FREE until 6 p.m. on September 9.

For a PHLASH route map and more details, visit www.phillyPHLASH.com.
Students can find PHLASH on-the-go by accessing  www.RidePhillyPHLASH.com on a smartphone or mobile device.

Make a (Week)Night of It!

Who said you can only have fun on the weekends?! That’s definitely not the case in Philadelphia. Here’s just a teeny tiny sample of what you can do on a weeknight in the city:

Tonight at Pizzeria Vetri: Attend a ‘Game of Thrones’ pizza party before the season finale

Tomorrow night at Fringearts: Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Night: Independence Day 

Thursday, August 24 in Old City: Old City Eats!

Friday, August 25 at Dilworth Park: Pictures In the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Weekend event/shameless CollegeFest plug: See you all there on Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dilworth Park next to City Hall! Details on how to get express check-in here. Free admission to fourteen museums + cultural venues, games, giveaways and more!

Do Good, Feel Good News from Generocity

Generocity is a local social impact news and events group. Their mission is to build better communities through smarter impact. They do this through news, events and services. Below you’ll find Generocity news and events that matter to you the students!