March 16th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Catch a movie, grab a free Rita’s Italian Ice, race a SEPTA bus, apply to internships from the comfort of your bed (or wherever you have internet access) and much more!
Movie Mondays @ The Trocadero | 21+ event
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
When: Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia 19107
Details: 21+ event. Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 8, arrive before 7pm and enjoy a free beer. $3 gets you in and goes towards a snack or drink at the bar.
Race the SEPTA Route 21 Bus at Rush Hour Through Center City
When: Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:30 PM (prepare and line up), 5:41 PM Start
Where: Starting at 40th and Chestnut, we’ll race the 5:41 p.m. bus for 3.1 miles going east through Center City Philadelphia. The race will end at 2nd and Chestnut.
Ask Debora(h) Squared Facebook Live Event
Campus Philly’s going LIVE on Campus Philly’s Facebook to let you know what it takes to launch in Philly. Learn interview tips, what employers want to see and how to stand out as an intern from an established CEO and a recent grad. Have a question? Submit it to Brynn at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
When: Tuesday, March 21 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Young Involved Philadelphia Idea Forum
Get involved with YIP by learning more about their plans for the year, and helping them brainstorm events in line with YIP’s 2017 goals. During meetings, share bright ideas and get up close and personal with the behind the scenes work that makes YIP programming happen.
When: Wednesday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia 19107
Kat Webster from Bioware, Lauren Brown from EA Games, Harley Dwortz from Rooster Teeth Productions and Melissa Soest from BioWare will discuss their creative process, careers and how they are affecting change in the industry. The panel will be followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with the panelists.
When: Thursday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Moore College of Art & Design, 20th and the Pkwy, Philadelphia 19103
Online Job + Internship Week
Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia.
When: Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31
Where: Anywhere you have internet access!
March 16th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
Music, food, events, and activities coupled with great weather is a recipe for an amazing summer. Philly has all the components to keep you occupied while you enjoy your well-deserved break.
Starting with music, Philly is no slouch when it comes to concerts. The Roots host their eponymous picnic concert every year at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. The lineup this summer for The Roots Picnic is filled with big names such as Pharrell, Solange, and Lil’ Wayne and many more. Keeping up with tradition, Jay-Z’s Made in America concert has quickly become a Philly favorite. Held on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Made in America celebrates 4th of July weekend in the birthplace of America. Acts like Rihanna, Chance The Rapper, and Coldplay will be performing amongst many others.
On the outside, the Art Museum serves as the venue for Made in America, but on the inside the Art Museum will continue to feature exhibits throughout the summer. Such as a photographic exhibit – Wild: Michael Nichols, Philadelphia Assembled an exhibit that intertwines art and civic engagement, and Phulkari a collection of embroidered textiles from Punjab. Art deserves its own festival too, thankfully the artful neighborhood that is Manayunk hosts the Manayunk Arts Festival where for two days, hundreds of artists come to sell their own paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry and more.
Of course, we have to talk about food. Philly is a foodie haven, in the summer we turn it up a notch. The Night Market alone is enough to get you excited, imagine your favorite food trucks on campus, now picture a full block of them, uninterrupted by traffic each serving up their own delicious creations. Everyone gets in on the action, local giant Wawa hosts their Wawa Welcome America Party every year. From June 29th, up until 4th of July. Enjoy music, events, performances and lots and lots of food. Finally, the most notable Philly delicacy: the Philly cheesesteak is getting the fest it deserves. Held at Citizen’s Bank Park, the Cheesesteak & Food Fest offers samples of other local delicacies like hoagies and pretzels, along with games, competitions, and well – cheesesteaks!
Spending time with good people in great weather is an event in itself. Some of my personal favorite outdoor chill spots include: Penn’s Landing, where you get a great view of the Delaware River and Harbor Park an extension of Penn’s Landing which illuminates the pier of Penn’s Landing literally. Hanging light crystals adorn the trees along the walkway, along with hammocks, and food shacks. And my personal favorite- The Art Museum. With a view of the city right down Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the steps of the Art Museum are a prime location for kickin’ back and basking in the great weather.
I can go on forever but enough about my summer in Philly! Let’s make sure you’re here to experience it for yourself. Start your planning with Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31, and apply to jobs and internships right here in Philadelphia.
March 15th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
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 our upcoming 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 tools and advice provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, 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.
March 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
We can’t top Mayor Kenney’s letter to you college students about living and working in Philadelphia for the summer, but we can* add to his message by sharing our favorite things to do here in the summertime.
Patrick Sherlock, Vice President, University Relations and Student Engagement
There’s so many things to do in Philly during the summer. I like to enjoy evening bike rides, neighborhood chilling – on stoops, front steps, porches, and through screen doors. I’ve met some amazing people through sports leagues in Fairmount Park and connected with old friends through outdoor eating and drinking. My favorite picks include: Parks on Tap, Memphis Taproom beer garden, cupcake truck at Dollar Stroll.
Ella Strauss, Open Arts Program Manager
Even though I love living in the city, my favorite thing to do during the summer is to head down the shore. It is the best way to escape the heat and get some fresh salt air, plus it’s only a short drive away. Everyone is relaxed and it’s a great time to catch up with friends and family.
Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
I love simple summer things like riding my bike to Reading Terminal Market to grab some fresh produce and making a pit stop at Spruce Street Harbor Park to people watch. One of my favorite summer moments in Philly was cruising around on the back of my friend’s scooter with a milkshake from Joe’s Steaks in hand; we rode to La Peg to watch an outdoor movie under the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Reggie Hall, Senior Program Manager, Partnerships
Philly has so many low cost ways to have fun in the summer. I like visiting Race Street Pier for their free yoga session. Can’t have a better start to a warm summer day than to jog to the Race Street Pier, join their free yoga session around 9:30AM, and then snag brunch at Day by Day in Center City.
Jen Devor, Director, Partnerships
During the summer, the streets are filled with action. This is a perfect time for people watching & gelato from Capogiro at “the fountain” on Passyunk Ave.
Roger Estes, Creative Director
My favorite thing to do in the summer is spend time in the Wissahickon Valley Park. Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors can find a place there because it has every type of terrain from paved paths to advanced hiking/mountain biking trails. The Wissahickon Creeks flows through the middle of the park with a few places to dip your toes in and there is even a spot to get ice cream at the Valley Green Inn.
Ashlie Thornbury, Vice President, Partnerships & Deborah Diamond, President
One is the best things to do in the summer is to find one of the city’s great outdoor pools and head there for “adult swim” hours. It’s quieter than when all the kids are there and the pools are well-maintained, in lots of different neighborhoods and free!
Experience a Philadelphia summer for yourself! Start your planning with Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31, and apply to jobs and internships right here in Philadelphia.
March 10th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
“Wait, that looks so familiar!” – it might be because that movie you love so much was shot right here in Philly. Teaming up again with fellow intern turned good friend Haley, we set out to find locations in the City of Brotherly Love where some blockbuster movies were shot. Along the way, we discovered the magic of Hollywood editing, reenacted a classic scene, and got a pretty great tour of Philadelphia.
Locations: Washington Square, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, The Franklin Institute, Urban Outfitters
It’s only right that scenes from Nic Cage’s National Treasure were shot in the historic city of Philadelphia. However, to our dismay we found that some scenes were fabricated! We visited Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell – only to find out that these scenes were shot in Hollywood, childhood ruined. However, the cast of National Treasure did shoot in Washington Square, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, The Franklin Institute and even Urban Outfitters.
Silver Linings Playbook
Locations: Lincoln Financial Field, Citizen’s Bank Park, Benjamin Franklin Hotel, Jeweler’s Row
Philly native Bradley Cooper and his onscreen love interest, Jennifer Lawrence visited Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs to shoot the critically acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook. Haley and I visited Jeweler’s Row, where the closing scene “chasing Tiffany” was shot, well sort of. Upon arriving, we discovered that Jeweler’s Row wasn’t safe from “Hollywood magic.” Reenacting the chase proved to be a challenge as the Sansom Street on screen differed from the Sansom Street of real life.
Locations: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Victor Café, Pat’s, The Italian Market, many many more
We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk Rocky, possibly the most iconic movie shot in Philadelphia. We visited the iconic “Rocky Steps” where I was too lazy to dart up as Rocky did. The Rocky Statue located by the bottom of the steps remains as a tourist attraction. The Rocky/Creed series is loved by Philadelphians, for being a story of resiliency which resonates with many here. Shooting in non-mainstream locations but actual neighborhoods helped ingrain the Rocky franchise into Philadelphia’s culture.
The Sixth Sense
Locations: Grays Ferry Avenue, Pine Street, St. Augustine’s Church
Another Philadelphia native; M. Night Shyamalan director of movies like The Sixth Sense, The Village, and Split is notorious for filming in his hometown of Philadelphia. We visited St. Augustine’s Church where Cole sought to seek refuge from all those dead people he was seeing, I believe.
The movie tour brought us to many different locations, spanning many neighborhoods. Of course there’s a ton of other movies like Philadelphia, Invincible, Law Abiding Citizen, and TV shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia that were/are also shot in Philly. We may not be Hollywood but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out there and having your own movie tour!
March 9th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
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.
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!
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 7th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
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.
Upcoming Launch events to put on your calendar:
- 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 log in or sign up on campusphilly.org/launch.
- Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia, April 11, at Seer Intercative in Northern Liberties. 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!
March 7th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
This week is all about exhibits, with a wide range of exhibits encompassing topics like magic, history, and wildlife. Also, yet another restaurant week, you’ll have to venture a little outside of Philly for this one though!
Experience the culture of the Roaring 20’s with American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center. With over 100 artifacts and interactive exhibits, the spirit of the prohibition era is relived.
KOP Restaurant Week
Situated a little outside of Philly, the King of Prussia Restaurant Week brings together participating restaurants to offer discounted meals. Lunch meals start as low as $10, with $15 and $20 options available too. If you didn’t make it in time for lunch, there’s always dinner! $20, $30, and $40 installments are available – saving you the hassle of overspending on dinner.
Jurassic World Exhibit
If you’re a fan of the Jurassic Park series, or just fascinated by dinosaurs, the Jurassic World Exhibit at The Franklin Institute brings to life the prehistoric creatures in interactive and educational ways. The exhibit is as close as to being fully immersed in Jurassic World as you could wish for.
Magic in the Ancient World
From Egypt and Mesopotamia to Greece and Rome, the PENN Museum debuts Magic in the Ancient World. The exhibit features 81 artifacts from these ancient civilizations to give us a peek into their magical uses. The exhibition will feature an interactive station for ancient magical solutions to your problems and another that questions your belief in magic.
March 6th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
Whether you’re looking to broaden your network or hone your skills, the month of March is a great time to lay the groundwork for your professional journey while still being able to balance your schoolwork.
Public Speaking Made Easy
Tuesday, March 14 from 7-9 pm | Aria Health Center – Torresdale Campus, 10800 Knights Rd.
Every Tuesday, Aria Health and Toastmasters hosts “Public Speaking Made Easy“– small workshops that look to sharpen your public speaking skills. Public speaking can be daunting, which is why it helps to be in an inclusive environment that values your pace of learning.
Online Job and Internship Week
March 27-31 | Online!
Right now your focus is probably on exams and homework. Which is why Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week fits seamlessly into a packed schedule. Pour over the many employers in the area that are excited to have you on board this summer – all from the comfort of your home. Securing a job or an internship this summer will help you keep the ball rollin’ as this semester is on it’s last legs. Stay strong!
All month long!
Philly’s tech community is growing stronger and stronger, what’s their secret? Teaching the next generation. Through workshops, meetings, classes, and even hackathons – Philly’s tech community is committed to helping you build your technical skills. There’s a full calendar of events, check out Philly’s Startup Digest and Technical.ly’s calendar for a wide range of events to help you hone your technical skills.
March 2nd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Video by Haley Monson, Campus Philly Multimedia Intern
Looking for the right internship can be a real mystery! Researching the company you’re applying to and building a case for why you’re a good fit feels a lot like detective work. In the video below, Intern Haley did some serious sleuthing to uncover tips and tricks to finding your summer gig in Philly.
And you don’t need to pull out your magnifying glass, we’re giving you a game changer of a clue– visit campusphilly.org/launch to create your FREE profile before Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31. Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. Case closed!