Events On Our Weekend Radar

This Saturday, September 23, 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! While you’re in the area, stop by Chinatown’s 22nd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival.

Take a Fall Road Trip with Zipcar! Head to this weekend’s Apple Festival at Linvilla Orchards and more.

Welcome fall with the Spruce Street Harbor Park Fall Festival, which runs until this Sunday, September 24.

Manayunk Restaurant Week is happening now until next Thursday, September 28! 

Get in the Halloween spirits at  Movie Mondays @ The Trocadero:  Hocus Pocus on Monday, October 2.  This event is 21+.

Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Fireflies” light up the Parkway until October 8! There are plenty of walk-up pedicab rides available each night of the project! Just head to Iroquois Park or Sister Cities Park to board. Arriving early is recommended!

Heads up events: 
SPARK Philly at International House Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 3. Register for our awesome (and FREE) Launch Event Series here. Speaking of free, Launch Events include pizza plus snacks and drinks from Wawa.

Head to the 2017 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, October 5-14. Explore 130+ events and open houses all around the city, all about design.

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
SAP
TherapyNotes
TD Bank
Bentley Systems
Vanguard
Cigna
Frontline Education
Comcast
CubeSmart
Publicis Health
NHS Human Services
Christiana Care
Republic Bank
Aramark
New Penn Financial
Stitch
Wawa

Keep the Ball Rolling with These Campus Philly Events!

Top 10 Words to Avoid on a Resume

Okay, so you’ve found a job posting you’re completely in love with. You review the job description, the skill set and you’re ready to submit your resume. Before you hit the send button, make sure to read Campus Philly’s top 10 list of common words to nix from your resume so you can be one step closer to your dream job!

1. Hard Worker 

Almost all applicants claim to be “hard workers.” Saying you’re a hard worker doesn’t make you stand out from the rest of the crowd! To impress your employer, explain how you’ve gone that extra mile by citing examples.

2. Self-starter 

Instead of using the term “self-starter” on your resume, why don’t you illustrate times when you’ve taken initiative without managerial supervision? Hiring managers like examples, not just words.

3. Team Player 

This word is a given. Of course companies want you to be a team player. Showing that you have been a team player in previous projects and situations gives the employer the idea that you can collaborate in a group that has multiple ideas, help your team mates during stressful projects, and it also shows your ability to handle multiple personalities in a team situation. Show your employers how you’ve worked as a team player. 

4. Highly Qualified

Show the employer how you’re highly qualified for the position. Do you have skill sets or qualifications that prove that you’ll be a good fit for the role? Use descriptive language to quantify your biggest achievements. The employer will know if you’re highly qualified for the position based on how you describe your past achievements.

5. Dynamic

Unless you’ve created a way to cure world hunger or are a superhero, your resume will be just fine without the word dynamic.

6. Problem Solver 

Employers want to see evidence that you’re a problem solver. How have you solved conflicts in a team setting? Or how have you overcome hurdles in your work or academic career? Maybe you’ve devised a better system to make something operate more efficiently.

7. Familiar With

When you’re writing your skill set and qualifications, instead of using the term “familiar with” to describe your knowledge of Microsoft Excel, use descriptive language such as beginner, intermediate, proficient, or advanced to portray to the employer your knowledge of the particular program. It will show your level of expertise in a detailed sense rather than broader one.

8. Reliable 

If I could give you my top word to omit from your resume, it would be the word “reliable.” Use the space to go into more detail. Employers expect you to be dependable and show up on time to work, team meetings, and any other projects. Being reliable allows others to trust you and trust in the work that you do.

9. Flexible 

Show your employer how you’ve adapted to changes in the workplace instead of just telling them. Change is constantly happening all around us. In the workplace, new managers are constantly coming and going, new employers are hired each and every day, and new regulations can be put into place at any time. Explain how you’ve successfully responded in situations which required you to adapt and be flexible.

10. People Person 

Showing skills of effective communication between coworkers, clients, managers, and stakeholders are a vital component in any job function that you do. Employers want to see that you can successfully communicate your ideas. This includes communicating with a party you may have a disagreement with, and showing that you can win over that client based on how you communicate the product or service.

The moral of the story? Words are a powerful thing, but when it comes to resumes, employers want you to show them why they should hire you for the job, not because you tell them to with any of the words listed above. Once you’ve updated your resume, head over to campusphilly.org/launch, check out hundreds of local gigs and apply away!

You’re Invited to the My Philly Summer Party!

You’re invited to the region’s largest summer networking event for young professionals – My Philly Summer 2017 on Tuesday, July 18th at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s roof deck. Get ready for an unforgettable experience:

  1. Win amazing prizes and snag free swag! Prizes include:

    — Gift cards from Urban Outfitters, Wawa, HoneyGrow, Federal Donuts, and Apple
    — Phillies tickets and autographed ball
    — Lunch with a Philly Startup CEO
    — Individual career coaching session with a fortune 500 recruiter
    — Free Library of Philadelphia gift package
    — And more!

  2. Have fun:

    — Virtual reality pods
    — Selfie station (take advantage of that roof deck view!)
    — Corn-hole
    — Putting green
    — Delicious food from Brulee Catering
    — Meet our very special guest

  3. Bring your crew! All they need to do is register below. It’s free and takes less than 30 seconds to sign up.

What If Philly Treats Could Talk? Hear from a Donut, Pretzel & Water Ice

We encourage our interns to explore different ways of presenting Philadelphia exploration to other students. Our multimedia intern, Haley Monson from UArts’ Animation program created the “Campus Philly Creatures series,” which brings Philly staples to life.

In our first installment, meet Dolly Donut, Pam Pretzel and Wanda Water-Ice as they talk about their favorite Philly treats.

Campus Philly Creatures: Treat Time from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

Locations mentioned: 
Center City Pretzel Company at 816 Washington Ave.
John’s Water Ice at 701 Christian St.
Beiler’s at Reading Terminal Market
Federal Donuts in Pennsport, Center City and Northern Liberties.

Stay tuned for more creatures! We will be releasing a new one every Thursday. And if you think you have what it takes to be a Campus Philly intern, create your free profile on our Launch site and check back for fall internship opportunities.

Philly To-Do: Phila Science Festival + Philly Tech Week

Tis the season for hanging outside, road trips and festivals! And following our Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia event at Seer Interactive, we’re especially excited for Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week! Below see our picks for both upcoming weeks.

Philadelphia Science Festival | April 21-29 | Citywide
About: The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April. Featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for all ages, the Festival aims to provide opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology.

Philadelphia Science Festival events to look out for:

Science After Hours: Prom
When: Friday, April 21 from 7-10 p.m. 
Where:
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+.

Geek Out Game Show!
When: Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street
Are you a science whiz with a competitive streak? Several lucky contestants will put their knowledge to the test in a series of wild and weird science challenges with the hope of being crowned the champion. Sip on a drink from the cash bar as you watch contestants tackle one crazy competition after another—and experience how outrageous science can be!

Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing
When: Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.
The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other – with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the whole family. You’ve never experienced science like this!


Philly Tech Week | April 28-May 6 | Citywide
Philly Tech Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

Philly Tech Week events to look out for:

#PTW17 Innovation Crawl
When: Friday, April 28 from 5-10 p.m.
See all the Innovation that Philadelphia’s tech scene has to offer. One stop at a time. Here’s who’s participating: Technically Media HQ – 601 Walnut St, Suite 1200 West; Benjamin’s Desk – 1608 Walnut St; CultureWorks – 1315 Walnut St, Suite 320; MakeOffices – 2001 Market St; PhillyCAM – 699 Ranstead St; PHL Next Stage Space Med @ Schuylkill Yards- 3001 Market St; The Yard – 21 S 11th St; WeWork – 1900 Market St

College Pathways into Tech
When:
Wednesday, May 3 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: 
Benjamin’s Desk, 1701 Walnut St.
There’s more to technology than coding and there are more technology majors than Computer Science. Which major do you choose to create video games? What do you study to work with computer hardware? Is there a degree program for learning about big data? Hear from college faculty about the variety of ways students can study and, ultimately, work in technology.

Philly Tech Week Block Party!
When:
Thursday, May 4 from 4-8 p.m.
Over 60 of the city’s greatest game developers will be presenting the best video games of the century for EVERYONE to play! Join Philadelphia game devs, street vendors, artists, and local businesses as we turn Schmidt Commons (The Piazza) into a playground for people of all ages. RSVP for FREE access to drink specials, discounts, and more! And don’t forget to tell your friends on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!

 

 

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!

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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