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February 28th, 2017 by Lindsay Allen

Philly Field Trip: Fairmount

Saturday morning, I woke up to the sound of the birds chirping and the fresh air drifting into my room, right then I knew I wanted to spend as much time as I could in this unseasonably gorgeous weather. My roommate and I quickly got ready, packed some snacks, grabbed a blanket, and headed down to Fairmount.

In hopes to make the most of the day, we headed straight down to Fairmount Park to relax by the Schuylkill River. We were determined to get as close as we could to the water, but we also had to be conscious of the geese who were also enjoying the nice weather. With the right book and some good music, you’re set for the day and that is where we spent most of our time.

A bibliophile’s dream at Book Haven!

There was a storm in the forecast so we decided to head back and pop into some of the shops on our way. Our first stop was a Book Haven, a mesmerizing book store, filled from top to bottom. In hopes to find the film section, we were surprised by something else–a cat emerged from the back room and rubbed up against us for a nice back scratch.

Looking at books can work up an appetite! We decided to go OCF Coffee House to enjoy some coffee, a delicious breakfast sandwich, and the view of the Eastern State Penitentiary. Despite the clouds covering the sun, we sat outside and were greeted by another (!!!)  cat, except this one was orange and wearing a nice gold bow. He sat at my feet and persistently begged with his puppy kitty eyes for some of my food, however, I quickly apologized because I wasn’t going to give up my sandwich.

We continued our stroll down Fairmount Ave. to find ourselves in Philly Flavors ordering some water ice. We wanted to celebrate this “swinter” day as best as we could, and this treat was the cherry on top. With water ice in hand, we  headed back to campus. As we left Fairmount, we also said good bye to all the animals we had seen throughout the day. If you’re like me and need that furry, four legged fix, just make your way to Fairmount—just be aware of the geese!

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 21st, 2017 by Dan Jacob

Philly To-Do: Intern Dan’s Picks

The weather in Philadelphia can be erratic, one day the sun is shining, the next day you’re wearing your winter coat. Who knows what will happen? So, this week get a glimpse of spring and enjoy the warm weather while you can. With a slew of upcoming events to close out the month, here are just a few things I’m looking forward to as February draws to a close.

Philly Fashion Week
Philly has a Fashion Week? I had no idea. This Wednesday, February 22nd, RSVP to The Trend VIP Party. A fashion, food, and networking event located at The Granary. The event is FREE with RSVP and a great way to leadup to Night 2 of the Runway show on February 24th, get your tickets now before it’s too late!

Black Thought Presents: Delirious
Member of the legendary Philadelphia group The Roots; Black Thought hosts an ensemble of comedians on the rise on the east coast this Thursday February 23rd located at The Punchline Philly. Many household names have gotten their start performing at The Punchline, you could be witnessing the start of something special!

From Home to Hopper
Venture into Philadelphia’s surrounding areas by visiting the Brandywine River Museum this Saturday, February 25th. The Brandywine River Museum presents From Homer to Hopper, an exhibition of over 50 paintings by revolutionary American artists such as Winslow Homer, Georgia O’ Keefe, Edward Hopper, and Thomas Eakins. The event is only $6 for students with ID!

There’s absolutely no shortage of events in Philly, especially concerning the arts. The weather is on your side this week, make sure to take advantage!

February 20th, 2017 by Lindsay Allen

Philly To-Do: Intern Lindsay’s Picks

My main reason for coming to school in Philly was the unlimited access I would have to events and happenings around the city. I am always looking for ways to spruce up my week and get off campus, and here are my picks for this upcoming week.

    My favorite part about this city is that there is never a dull moment, one adventure leads to another. Share your adventures, tag @CampusPhilly on Twitter or Instagram!

There’s never a shortage of things to do and places to explore in the city of Brotherly Love. However, knowing where to start on your Philly adventure can be a daunting task, enter Philly Passport! The Passport provides a checklist of places to go that you can turn into your personal itinerary filled with things to do around the city. Instead of giving you the stereotypical Philly guide, we focused on visiting neighborhoods that contribute Philly’s diverse scene.

So, teaming up with my fellow intern, Haley and I set out to explore the city and check some things off the passport. Beginning the adventure in Chinatown! Chinatown poses an interesting mix between old and new. There are new restaurants sprouting seemingly every day, bubble tea spots, and noodle houses that cater to younger audiences. But there are also traditional staples that bring you a more original taste of China. You would be remiss to leave here without getting a picture at the Friendship Arch.

Conveniently located near Chinatown, and next on the passport was the Reading Terminal Market. The best thing about Reading Terminal is that there’s so many options for food, the worst part? Deciding what you want. I opted for Hunger Burger which was phenomenal, while Haley went with Profi’s Creperie. The Reading Terminal Market is sure to be a go-to spot, it’s affordable, fun, and filled with choices.

With our stomachs filled, we headed over to the Italian Market. The streets of the Italian Market are adorned with open air markets, delis, and boutique shops. This neighborhood like many others in Philly has deep roots in the Philadelphia community. It’s where the Di Bruno Bros. got their start and became a household name. It’s a quaint neighborhood that’s perfect for taking a stroll.

Just a short walk away, we entered Little Saigon, where we recapped the day over some Vietnamese coffee. Little Saigon is home to Asian supermarkets, restaurants, and cafes. If you like cooking up some Asian inspired dishes, I’d strongly recommend taking a trip down to Little Saigon.

Watch us complete the Philly Passport:

Campus Philly Passport! from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

It should be noted that although each neighborhood was different, one thing they had in common were beautiful murals. Philly is known for being an artistic hub, be sure to keep a look out on the facades of many buildings. Added to the beauty, is the ease of navigation. Walking from neighborhood to neighborhood is certainly doable as Philly is a “walking city.” Grab your camera and some comfortable footwear and you’ll be well on your way to perusing the city with your Philly Passport! Get yours here and watch how to fold it here.

P.S. Once you’ve completed the Passport, play some Campus Philly BINGO!

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: 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 10th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Weekend Edition

Well, that snow storm was a bust! Lucky for you that means that the sidewalks will be clear for all your weekend adventures. Below we’re giving you some inspiration to get off campus and out into the Philadelphia streets.

–For one night only! Grab a FREE cake shake at P’unk Burger!

–Whether you have one sweetheart or a whole crew of Galentines, you’re bound to find a Valentine’s event to hit up.

— From traditional Mexican to spaghetti and meatballs,  discover international flavors locally! If you’re feeling generous, check out Philly spots who donate to good causes. 

— Round up your roommates and plan a Philly field trip to South Street or Center City.

— Check out the many ways you can celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia.

Whatever you do this weekend, remember that there’s no right or wrong way to create memories in this great city! If you want to share your adventures, tag @CampusPhilly on Twitter or Instagram.