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April 21st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: The Weekend!

And the weekend is here! We’ve all made it through this busy week and now it’s time to unwind and enjoy the spring happenings in Philadelphia. Check ’em out below.

Science After Hours: Prom | Friday, April 21 |  7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Franklin Institute, 271 N. 21st St.
Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours event series, join us for the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequined gown. This event is 21+.

Flea Market on Broad | Saturday, April 22 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Broad Street (between Snyder Ave. and Jackson St.)
The sidewalk of Broad Street, between Snyder Ave. and Jackson St., will be taken over by 55-plus vendors selling various knickknacks.

Record Store Day 2017 | Saturday, April 22 | All day  | Citywide
Record collectors, this is the most important day to support your local record store! Check out: 
Creep Records, Repo Records, Long In The Tooth and Philadelphia Record Exchange.

Clover Market | Saturday, April 22 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills 

Find unique jewelry, interesting antiques, artwork, home décor, handmade goods and other one-of-a-kind knickknacks. In addition, there will be food, drink and live music!

Free Yoga on Race Street Pier | Saturday & Sunday | 9:30 a.m.
Race St & N. Columbus Blvd

Get in your morning stretch in right under the Ben Franklin Bridge. The waterfront view will not disappoint!

Waffles & Wedges’ Second Birthday Block Party | Sunday, April 23 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
1511 Pine St.
The celebration will be full of freebies, including samples from Bassetts Ice Cream, Blue Mountain Winery and Mood Lounge Bar. Be on the lookout for raffles and giveaways, too. As for the signature loaded waffles from Waffles & Wedges, mini “Party Crasher” waffles will be $2 each (limit of two per person) from the Waffles food truck. The Liege waffle is topped with vanilla icing and rainbow jimmies.

April 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

ICYMI: Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia

Campus Philly’s Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia event was designed to help students find their starting place within Philly’s unique science and tech community. So when students came to the program on Tuesday, April 11 at Seer Interactive, science and tech leaders– Black Tribbles, Indy Hall, NextFab, Science After Hours, Science on Tap, Tech Girlz and Wagner Free Institute of Science— talked about why they’re passionate about Philadelphia, told students how they can get involved throughout the year, and invited them to Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week.

Following the talk, students had a chance to casually network with the speakers and connect with hiring employers, like Bender Inc., Seer Interactive, Bentley Systems, TD Bank, Comcast, TherapyNotes, CubeSmart and Vanguard.

You can watch Geek’s Guide in it’s entirety right here:

If you’re interested more events like Geek’s Guide, bookmark our Launch events page. And if you’re looking for a summer job or internship in Philadelphia, you should definitely sign up for a free Launch account— there are tons of local gigs for you to apply to!

April 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Student Experience: Spring Cleanup in Vernon Park

Written by: 
Demetrius Coachman, student leader volunteer
Political Science, Temple University ’19

Philly decided that this Saturday, April 8, was going to be a good day and student leader volunteers came through on Philly Spring Cleanup Day in Vernon Park. If you asked me where Vernon Park was before I volunteered, I would probably ask if it was close to the Verno Mountains in Greece. However, after distributing and placing mulch and fighting against a stubborn tree stump alongside students from other nearby higher-level institutions for two hours, I learned that the 23 Bus heading North on 11th Street is the best mode of public transportation to reach Vernon Park. I also learned that twisting the tree stump during its final moments is a good strategy.



As a college student in their final months of the spring semester, I truly didn’t think or have faith that many students would wake up early on a Saturday to give back to the community, I’m sorry but it’s the truth. But I was proven wrong! There was a healthy mix of students from all the colleges that I’ve heard of and even some I haven’t. I am not shy to talk to people but I could see that some were apprehensive of the idea so I started talking and made a few new friends, and I am all about making new friends. Together we did a lot, we moved truckloads of mulch to numerous trees, dug up two tree stumps that were more stubborn than a little sibling and learned about an awesome outdoor venue for a plethora of activities.

I absolutely love community service and I had definitely had my workout for the day through the medium of helping others. These are the moments when my dad would say, “Builds character”, for when I would ask him, ‘Why are we doing this?’, back when I was knee-high. Now I get excited just at the thought of participating. Shout-out to those who helped put this whole event together, Friends of Vernon Park, Vernon Park crew and staff, and Campus Philly for the successful collaborative efforts.

If you’re interested in jumping in on opportunities like this, I would highly recommend reaching out to Campus Philly’s Cory Dulaney to talk about joining the Student Leader Network!

See you at the next meet-up,
Demetrius

 

April 6th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia at Seer Interactive

 

Find your community! Register to attend Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Seer Interactive in Northern Liberties.

 


Get your start within Philly’s unique science and tech community next Tuesday. Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia features tips from community leaders plus an exclusive preview of upcoming 
Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week 
events.

At the end of the evening, you’ll get the chance to network with employers like 
ComcastVanguard,
Bender Inc.TD Bank, and Bentley Systems. This all takes place at Seer Interactive’s super cool office space in
 Northern Liberties.

Let us know if you can make it by RSVP’ing. Can’t wait to see you next week!
–Debora Charmelus, Program Manager

P.S. Food is always #1 and there are tons of great places to eat in Northern Liberties! From Italian to Japanese, we love ordering out from these No. Lib spots– Trios, Que Chula es PueblaSeiko Japanese Restaurant

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March 31st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Cooking Classes


What’s cooking? Intern Haley wants you to know about these local cooking classes!

 

March 29th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Mayor Kenney to College Students: “Call Philly Home This Summer”

As Mayor of this incredible city, my mission every single day is to make Philadelphia a place where people want to live and work. With the spring semester fully underway, I’d like to extend an invitation, share some advice, and make a request to all of you as you make your summer plans.

I invite you to spend your summer living and working here in Philadelphia. As you know, this is a great place to go to school, but it’s an even better place to live and work. I’d love for you to get a taste of that this summer with an internship or, if you’re about to graduate, your first job after college.

While you’re here, my advice to you is to make time to get to know the city. Campus Philly is here to help you do that. Look out for their My Philly Summer program for summer interns and sign up for their newsletter. Plus, there is plenty for you to see, do and experience while you are in Philadelphia. Make sure you check out the great arts and culture this city has to offer. Stop by Reading Terminal Market or one of the unique restaurants in your own neighborhood. Join a few hundred thousand of your closest friends on the Ben Franklin Parkway for the July 4th fireworks. Take in a game at Citizens Bank Park.

Mayor Kenney poses for a photo with My Philly Summer attendees.

And finally, my ask. Consider committing to Philadelphia – staying here, making a difference here, and building a future here. Our city is full of opportunity for young people. Not only are there amazing jobs available, but we also have a vibrant environment and high quality of life at a lower cost than many other cities. Selfishly, I know that Philadelphia needs you – your energy, your creativity, your great minds and your hearts to help us thrive and to address some of the challenges that lie ahead.

I hope to see you around this summer!

Jim Kenney

Mayor, City of Philadelphia


Learn about Campus Philly’s Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31 and launching in Philly at campusphilly.org/launchevents.

March 29th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

#SummerGoals Start with Online Job + Internship Week

From squads to relationships, we see all kinds of #goals on social media. So what are your summer goals? If they include getting an internship, making memories and staying in Philadelphia, you should definitely check out  Online Job + Internship Week happening March 27-31. 

During Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week, you’ll find hundreds of reasons to stay in the region this summer.  Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With advice provided by Campus Philly’s President, Deborah Diamond and Program Manager, Debora Charmelus, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia.

Online Job + Internship Week preparation goals:
1. Create your account in a few minutes on campusphilly.org/launch.
2. Complete your profile and show off your personality!
3. Starting  Monday, March 27, log on to start your search.
4. Return every day; new positions will be posted all week.

We can write a very long list of #phillysummergoals but we’ll keep it short and simple with our summer favorites and a note from Mayor Kenney to YOU! Finally, our interns, Dan and Haley, show you how easy and accessible– literally wherever you have an internet connection — Online Job + Internship Week is.

Launch Anywhere During Online Job + Internship Week! from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

March 22nd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

ICYMI: Prepare to Launch Facebook Live Chat!

Want to get the most out of a job or internship? Learn interview tips, what employers want to see and how to stand out as an intern from an established CEO and a recent college graduate. Campus Philly’s President Deborah Diamond went live this past Tuesday with Program Manager Debora Charmelus on Campus Philly’s to let you know what it takes to launch your career in Philly.

Watch it below or on our Facebook! P.S. Once we realized we were sideways, we flipped the camera!

Stay and launch in the greater Philadelphia region this summer! Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week is taking place March 27 to 31 at campusphilly.org/launch. Create your profile by March 24 to make the most of the week. Sign up today!

March 20th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Prepare to Launch with Tomorrow’s Facebook Live Chat!

Tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., we’re going Facebook Live for Ask Debora(h) Squared!

Want to get the most out of a job or internship? Learn interview tips, what employers want to see and how to stand out as an intern from an established CEO and a recent college graduate. Campus Philly’s President Deborah Diamond will be going live this Tuesday with Program Manager Debora Charmelus on Campus Philly’s Facebook page to let you know what it takes to launch your career in Philly.

Follow us on Facebook to get the notification that we’re going live!

Deborah Diamond and Debora Charmelus are ready to answer your questions!


Make sure your question gets answered!! Send them to Brynn at brynn@campusphilly.org by Monday, March 20.

Connect to hundreds of internships

Stay and launch in the greater Philadelphia region this summer! Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week is taking place March 27 to 31 at campusphilly.org/launch. Create your profile by March 24 to make the most of the week. Sign up today!

March 17th, 2017 by Dan Jacob

Intern-view with Meredith Friedman of CubeSmart

With Online Job & Internship Week (OJIW) coming up  on March 27-31, I thought it’d be great to get some background and advice from the real people who work for the companies looking for you. I had the chance to hear from Meredith Friedman of CubeSmart; one of the many companies you can apply to during OJIW, to get some inside advice on what it’s like to work at CubeSmart as well as some helpful tips to get you ready for the Week!

So, who are you and what do you do?

Meredith: I’m the Director of Talent at CubeSmart. I am responsible for efforts to attract, retain, & develop talent at the company. We’re a rapidly growing Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company focused on storage and extraordinary customer service. We find that people who need storage are often going through a life transition – maybe they’re downsizing, moving, going through some other big life change.

What’s it like working at a growing company like CubeSmart?

Meredith: Just to give you an idea of how rapidly we are growing, when I started here two years ago, we had 500 stores; now we’re at over 800 stores in over 30 states. It’s a very dynamic business and we are doing a lot of recruiting.

I was reading a bit about CubeSmart and came across the “WOW philosophy” could you talk a little bit more about that?

Meredith: So, it’s our culture of surprising and delighting our customers – that recognition that our customers are going through some life transition. It’s little things like opening the door to the store when customers approach, smiling, and shaking hands.

I also read about the rebranding of CubeSmart in 2011, what should students know about the future of CubeSmart?

Meredith: It’s exciting. We are a real estate company first. All of the buildings are well lit and clean and have great landscaping. We are trying to redefine the industry. We have cutting edge revenue management analytics and state of the art technology. It’s a very innovative approach.

How does CubeSmart survey and identify talent?

Meredith: We are big on teammate referrals. We try to be visible in the community – that’s why we’re Campus Philly partners. Exposure to universities and college is a must. We attend many college job fairs. We also use available technology like Indeed and Zip Recruiter.

Continuing with the student and finding talent theme: What do you think are some great qualities of a hopeful intern/employee?

Meredith:  Someone who is open to learning. Someone who’s responsible over the summer. The more they can be a sponge, the better. Have a willingness to do new and different things, be exposed to different parts of a business, and share some ideas they’ve learned in class because we too can learn from them.

I know landing a job after college can be a challenge. What are some things students should keep in mind when applying for a job straight out of college?

Meredith:   I can’t overstate the importance of networking – it’s critical. Showing up to events like Campus Philly’s summer party gives students more exposure to network.The volume of applicants with technology is staggering. Sometimes, it is overwhelming. It’s important through LinkedIn to have connections; maybe you have a connection at the company. Have a resume that is grammatically correct, be polite, and send thank you emails after an interview. These things set people apart, especially if you’re interviewing at a company like ours where customer service is a top priority.

How does someone stand out in a digital landscape such as Online Job & Internship Week?

Meredith: Cover letters are one way to stand out – even if it’s just a paragraph describing how their skills and interests align with the position. This tells us “Why do they want to spend their summer working us?” For example –  we have a bunch of internships at our call center in the summer, someone can convey in their cover letter that they enjoy helping people over the phone; it’s hard to know that through a resume.

Awesome, well I think we covered a lot on a range of topics. Thank you so much for you time!


If you like what you’ve read, check out CubeSmart’s employer page during OJIW and apply to their open positions. How to prepare for Online Job + Internship Week:

1. Create your account in a few minutes on campusphilly.org/launch.
2. Complete your profile and show off your personality!
3. Starting  Monday, March 27, log on to start your search.
4. Return every day; new positions will be posted all week.