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February 24th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Prepare to Launch: 3…2…1…Take Off with Campus Philly

By Debora Charmelus, Campus Philly Program Manager

Your life is more than just your career. Each and every day you grow and become a better version of yourself. You meet new friends, connect with mentors, explore new places, learn new lessons and sharpen skills you already have. Campus Philly wants to make sure that these things happen for you, so we’ve created Launch, your guide to prepare you for your take off in Philadelphia.


Launch will:

  • Feature the Campus Philly events you’re used to with a focus that goes beyond the 9 to 5.
  • Host an Online Job and Internship Week, March 27-31, on our career site, campusphilly.org/launch. During this week, you can learn tips and tricks on how to optimize your job search while connecting to hundreds of employers and volunteer opportunities. All you have to do to participate in the week is login or sign up on campusphilly.org/launch.
  • Present you with an in-person event, Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia, on April 11. There you can find your starting place within Philly’s unique science and tech community by meeting leaders who will invite you to participate in professional communities through lightning talks that will focus on events during Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Weeks.

Learn more about our events at campusphilly.org/launchevents and make sure you don’t miss any events we have in the future by signing up to be a Campus Philly Insider. Stay tuned for future articles, videos and tips from us by connecting with us online!

February 23rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: TGI…Final Friday in February!

Friday’s Forecast: 70 degrees and 100% chance of  free pizza and great events.

Free Friday at SliCE Pizza! 

What?
SliCE gives away free pizza no purchase req’d, 1 per person. 
Where?
At all 4 locations
When?
Friday, Feb 24 from 11am-1pm


“Person of the Crowd” Opening Party
What? Come decked out in your best 1920s garb, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.
Where? The Barnes Foundation,  2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
When? Friday, February 24 starting at 6pm
Deal: FREE for college students with valid student ID (walk-up only)


International House Carnival Celebration
What? This vibrant festival includes Brazilian and Caribbean cuisine and beverages, Brazilian and Caribbean dance music, samba dance performances by the Greater Philadelphia Caribbean Cultural Organization Masqueraders, and an evening of drumming in the Caribbean tradition by One Nation Ensemble.
Where? International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
When? Friday, February 24 starting at 7 pm
Where? International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
Deal:$10 general public; $5 for members and free for International House residents


Final Fridays: Lonely Hearts Club at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 
What?  Craft love notes, dance to your own silent disco in the galleries (head phones on) and enjoy live music at the last Art After 5 Friday in February.
Where? Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When? Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5 pm – 8:45 pm
Deal: $14 for students with valid ID

 

 

February 22nd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Deal of the Day: “Person of the Crowd” Opening Party

Break out your top hats and beaded dresses! We have your Friday night plans for you– “Person of the Crowd” opening party at The Barnes Foundation! Come decked out in your best 1920s garb, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.



It’s our Deal of the Day because it’s FREE for college students with valid student ID (walk-up only)! You can Charleston your way through the doors starting at 6pm. See you there! 

Making plans after college can be an exciting, yet overwhelming time in your life. If you’re considering a graduate program instead of jumping straight into the workforce, the University of Pennsylvania’s new Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences opens you up to a world of professional possibility.

In just one year of full-time, on-campus study, you experience the academic rigor of the Ivy League and learn how to positively impact decisions and behaviors in a variety of fields—including public health, social and public policy, business, law, education and much more.

Here’s how Penn’s Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences can equip you for a bright future:

  • Develop a concentration
    During your studies, you take a common core of three behavioral methods courses and then select a concentration in an area that matches your professional interests and goals. Penn’s academic advisors and world-class faculty guide you through the process and introduce you to opportunities to conduct research and practice in the field.
  • Get equipped with practical tools and apply them
    In this program, you learn to model how individuals and groups make decisions. You study the behavioral and neural foundations of decision-making, and have the opportunity to design lab and field experiments to test your hypotheses around solving a real-world problem.
  • Gain professional experience
    Your hands-on education doesn’t stop in the classroom. Penn’s renowned faculty and industry experts can introduce you to internships, research labs, think tanks and field work at the University, around the city or across the globe.
  • Expand your network
    When you join the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences program, you join an extraordinary community of thinkers and doers at one of the finest centers of learning in the United States. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows you to take classes across Penn—including the School of Arts & Sciences, the Wharton School, Penn Law, the Perelman School of Medicine, the Annenberg School for Communication and more. By participating in Penn’s full academic scope, you expose yourself to networks and opportunities that can lead to a bright future.
  • Use Penn’s exceptional resources
    As a Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences student, you not only have access to the program’s vast academic and professional resources, you also have access to all that Penn has to offer. From historic libraries and cultural centers to state-of-the-art facilities and career services, Penn has everything you need to succeed in your field of choice.
  • Earn Ivy League credentials
    When you graduate with a Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences degree, you can prove to employers and professional schools that you have the personal commitment and technical savvy to excel in your field. Earning a graduate degree from Penn in a growing field of study puts you ahead of the curve.

Penn’s Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences is now accepting applications. If you have a strong academic background and are interested in this dynamic program, you are encouraged to apply. The fall 2017 priority deadline is March 1, 2017 and the regular deadline is May 1, 2017. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the program team.

February 20th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Deal of the Day: Free Student Ticket to Center for Architecture & Design Event

Get your FREE student ticket [$20 discount!] to the Center for Architecture and Design’s March 8 lecture featuring Theaster Gates at the BOK.

The Event:
Center for Architecture and Design in honoring Theaster Gates, winner of the 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Prize for his career spent developing properties which engage local communities with their neighbors and neighborhoods through culture and art. Gates, a Chicago-based artist and founder of the Rebuild Foundation, has spearheaded the creation of nearly a dozen community and culture centers, each with a specific focus – from African American cinema to small, community-based creative manufacturing companies.

Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2017 Better Philadelphia Challenge. This year’s urban design challenge asked students to develop plans to transform the abandoned City Branch rail tunnel under Pennsylvania Avenue into a recreational trail and cultural destination. This year’s competition was produced in partnership with The Rail Park.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception. FREE valet parking will be available.

The Ticket:
All you have to do is use the code “EB17CP”  (Redeemable ONLY on the regular $20 ticket” at the site: http://www.philadelphiacfa.org/events/2017-edmund-n-bacon-awards-talk-honoring-theaster-gates

 

 

February 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Tuesday’s College Night Skate at Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

February 13th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Prepare to Launch: 3…2…1…Take Off with Campus Philly

By Debora Charmelus, Campus Philly Program Manager

Your life is more than just your career. Each and every day you grow and become a better version of yourself. You meet new friends, connect with mentors, explore new places, learn new lessons and sharpen skills you already have. Campus Philly wants to make sure that these things happen for you, so we’ve created Launch, your guide to prepare you for your take off in Philadelphia.


Launch will:

  • Feature the Campus Philly events you’re used to with a focus that goes beyond the 9 to 5.
  • Host an Online Job and Internship Week, March 27-31, on our career site, campusphilly.org/launch. During this week, you can learn tips and tricks on how to optimize your job search while connecting to hundreds of employers and volunteer opportunities. All you have to do to participate in the week is login or sign up on campusphilly.org/launch.
  • Present you with an in-person event, Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia, on April 11. There you can find your starting place within Philly’s unique science and tech community by meeting leaders who will invite you to participate in professional communities through lightning talks that will focus on events during Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Weeks.

Learn more about our events at campusphilly.org/launchevents and make sure you don’t miss any events we have in the future by signing up to be a Campus Philly Insider. Stay tuned for future articles, videos and tips from us by connecting with us online!

February 13th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Prepare to Launch: Merging Your Personal with Your Professional Life

By Debora Charmelus, Campus Philly Program Manager

When searching for a new gig, you want to put your best foot forward but you shouldn’t sacrifice your being your true authentic self. More often we see employers who want to see your personality just as much as they want to know about your skills. How you can mix your personal with professional life? Campus Philly has got your back with some tips:

    • Don’t Be Afraid To Bring Up Your Interests
      Are you involved in a sports club outside of school? Cool. Do you play Baritone saxophone in a polka band? Awesome. Do you spend every Thursday making polymer clay figures? Even better. These are all real life experiences that give you professional skills such as, leadership, the ability to work in a team and patience. Don’t limit yourself by assuming you have no experience. In everything you do you gain something that can be applied to your future.
    • Treat each conversation like…a conversation
      Whether you meet a potential employer at a Campus Philly event, your university’s career fair or in line at Saxby’s, the one thing in-person interactions have in common is that they involve people. It’s incredibly helpful to plan a 30 second pitch that states your name, why you chose your major and your aspirations in life but when in you’re in doubt ask the person you’re talking to questions! After all, people love to talk about themselves and it helps show them how interested you are. These questions can be about the company culture, day to day tasks and what they like most about their career. Just remember that you’re getting to know them just as much as they are getting to know you.
    • Find a gig that puts your passion at the center When you apply for a gig that you’re genuinely excited about, that organization can tell. Try to find an organization that reflects your interest outside of school or a position that allows you to use skills that are fun to you. Then be sure to let that passion show in your customized cover letter or application.

Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week — March 27- 31– allows you to easily search through hundreds of jobs and internships to find the right fit. Campusphilly.org/launch  makes it easy for you to show off your personality through a customized profile while using the matching software to find job and internships that are specific to your needs. What are you waiting for? Make your profile today!

February 13th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Summertime in the 2-1-5: Planning Your Summer in Philly

By Debora Charmelus, Campus Philly Program Manager

Summer in Philadelphia means great music festivals, interactive museum experiences, delicious food choices and more. The best way to take advantage of everything the city has to offer is by living and working here over the summer.

Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week — March 27- 31– is a great place to start planning for your summer in Philadelphia. Easily search through hundreds of jobs and internships to find the right fit. Campusphilly.org/launch makes it easy for you to show off your personality through a customized profile while using the matching software to find job and internships that are specific to your needs.

Here’s your checklist to plan for your summer in Philly: 

  • Create your profile at campusphilly.org/launch and make it as complete as possible so that employers can get to know you and find you easily.
  • Before the fair begins, make a list of the companies you want to apply to and prioritize them. Research the companies. Find related news articles, social media accounts and more.
  • Double, triple and quadruple check your resume. You don’t want to let a typo stop you from getting your dream gig.
  • Keep in mind that you may have to customize your resume based on the gig. It’s helpful to have different points for each of your experiences that you can plug into your resume.
  • When applying to a gig, don’t forgo the cover letter! It’s your chance to show off your personality to let that organization know why you’d be a culture fit.
  • Log into campusphilly.org/launch to start applying to gigs on March 27.
  • Be sure to check back every day of the fair, new gigs will be posted daily.
  • Pat yourself on the back for taking the time to invest in your future
  • Decide what you’ll do over the summer, by checking out this this cool list, curated by Philly’s #1 fans- the Campus Philly staff.
  • Decide where to stay by using our neighborhood guide and our summer housing guide.

February 13th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Intern-view: A Sit Down With Anthony Tidd, Curator of Sittin’ In

By Dan Jacob, Campus Philly Editorial Intern

This Wednesday, February 15, you have a FREE chance to be part of  a live show, jam session, dance party that features the hottest talent on the scene! Join the Kimmel Center for the 5th Annviersary Sittin’ In hosted by the founder Anothony Tidd and featuring some of Sittin’ In’s favorite regulars.

Last week, we were lucky enough to land an interview with  the man behind the show, Anthony Tidd. Below learn more about Wednesday’s event and why you should go!


Before we jump into Sittin’ In, I wanted to know about you. Could you start off by telling us a little bit about yourself and your journey to Philadelphia?

Anthony: I am originally from London, I came to Philly 16 years ago, I’m a bass player, I’ve performed all over the world for various artists, I’m the Creative Music Program Director at The Kimmel Center, and the curator of Sittin In’.

So, what is Sittin’ In and how did it come about?

Anthony:  Years ago, I was just getting settled in at The Kimmel, from my experience in Philly there were no venues or very few. At the time, a well-known jam session had just ended. At The Kimmel Center, we were dealing with trying to bring in new artists that wouldn’t traditionally go there, it was a monthly series that included a jam session, that was primarily geared towards people into jazz and soul, which wasn’t being represented well. We started off with a group jam session; it featured James Poyser of The Roots, Matt Cappy, a very well-known trumpet player in Philly, also drummer Steven Mckie. The first one was a great success, eventually, it built up a nice following, of musicians and artists.

One thing that caught my attention about Sittin In’ was that the lineup is pretty eclectic, ranging from vocalists to MCs. Was that by design or did that kind of just happen?

Anthony: It was by design, the thing that makes Sittin In’ different is that it is curated by me. I tour a lot so I know a lot people, I bring out people, the other thing is; I specifically go on scouting runs in New York or D.C. So, over the years we’ve had a very eclectic lineup you’re right, we’ve done folk, jazz, hip hop, electro, Brazilian, salsa (etc.).

You’re obviously an experienced musician whose worked with talent at many levels throughout the world. Is there anything unique about the Philly music scene?

Anthony: Well, I don’t know about unique- it is just respectable all over the world. Many, many, musicians have come out, either lived in Philadelphia or came from Philly. Philly also- up until the last ten years had a very very strong jazz club and dancing culture. The other thing Philly is known for, it’s another one of those regions- like Detroit or Chicago, its recording history- take Gamble and Huff, it’s always been a very musical city.

This is the 5th Anniversary of Sittin’ In. What do you think has been the catalyst for its success?

Anthony: Honestly, I think -Philadelphia, Philadelphia has always had a great and very appreciative audience, it’s known for that around the world. Record companies would always send their acts to Philly. So, because of that appreciation for music, there’s hunger for people to get out and experience talent, I think that was part of it. Sittin In, looks like another event I was involved in- Back to Basics, another jam session, I was involved in Black louie by the Roots, about 12 years ago, so you know it’s been a continued tradition, Sittin In’ is the latest one to follow in tradition.

Right, so it’s a continuation of a tradition, with you doing your best part to keep that going.

Anthony: Right. Every year, there’s a new generation of musicians, but I think the difference is about Sittin In- it’s split between a serious event and a concert series, serious artists perform but it also features impromptu features and performances.

Campus Philly’s goal this month is to get students to be more involved with the all the things happening in Philadelphia, what would be your elevator pitch to get students to come out to Sittin’ In?

Anthony: I would just say Sittin In’ is great because it’s for everybody, music, cultures, the best DJs in the city, great live music, creative live music, for over 5 years we’ve built a reputation for putting on the best show, and lastly it’s free. You can’t go wrong there.

What artists have influenced your musical career?

Anthony: Influences, well I started in London, but my great American influences are partially contemporary- Steve Coleman, saxophonist- for over 22 years, he’s been a great influence my life.  And The Roots, they are part of the reason I moved to the states.

[Anthony has written about Steve Coleman’s influence on him for Philly.com definitely worth the read]

Do you have any tips for students looking to get more involved in Philadelphia’s musical community?

Anthony: Tips..yes- my tip is : If you want to be part of the music scene, find a great musician, you know? I would usually recommend an older musician. When I was 18, I was playing with musicians who were 30-45, get in with someone like that and follow them around-  it requires, navigation, they’ve done it all before. In terms of their craft, if it’s a great musician, mirror them. Also, get out and explore, don’t just sit and rehearse all day. Well do that, but also explore.

And last, but not least, what have you been listening to lately?

Anthony: That’s a really hard question. So much going on, it’s hard to say, most people I’m used to were written and recorded 50 years ago, some contemporary artists, so one thing- a lot of Afrobeats, but I’ve been checking out more of that kind of thing, I’ve also been checking out A Tribe Called Quest’s new album. I’m actually a collector of vinyl, so a lot of old school music.

Oh wait, I forgot to ask: Do you know of any artists on the rise in Philly?

Anthony: The artist on the rise, well she couldn’t, make it this time- Lee Mo, and also one Chartel Findlater, Laurin Talese, young singers who have different stuff on the scene. Those two will be at the show.

Great! Well it was great talking to you, thank you so much for your time!

 Sittin’ In is this Wednesday February 15th 8:00pm @ The Kimmel Center and is free to attend! Get your tickets here

P.S. Anthony’s birthday is also February 15th be sure to send him well wishes!