Tonight at SPARK! Free Dinner and Cool Convos

We’re excited to meet you tonight at SPARK at International House!  Doors open at 5pm and the program begins at 5:30. Dinner is on us– sandwiches from Wawa plus &pizza at the reception. Your friends are welcome too– we have prizes for everyone who arrives with an extra guest.

Tips on having a great SPARK experience:

1. BYOQuestions – SPARK is intentionally different from the presentations you attend on campus. During our small group conversations you’re in charge of the agenda; our conversation leaders are here to share whatever tips and experiences you’re most interested in.
2. Stumped on what you should wear? We recommend “business fashionable.” Don’t worry if you’re just coming from class, but if you have a second to prepare – we have a good crowd of employers attending, to impress!
3. If you haven’t shared it already, please upload your resume here – we’ll distribute to employers present at SPARK so recruiters can follow-up regarding open positions.
4.  International House is located nearby Penn and Drexel at 3701 Chestnut Street; it’s a short walk from 30th St. Station if you’re traveling by Regional Rail and even closer to the 34th Street Station stop on the Market-Frankford Line. If you need any help with transportation or directions, let us know!
 
We still have two other in-person dates coming up after SPARK –
Create-adelphia on October 24 and Leadership Connection on November 14 – plus our virtual Online Job & Internship Week at campusphilly.org/launch where you can create an account and start your search now!
 
 

Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

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 tomorrow’s SPARK:Philly event.

1.  Frank Recruitment Group | Entry-level Internal Recruiter
2. Campus Philly | Communications Ambassador
3. Swift Capital | SQL Developer
4. Einstein Healthcare Network | Web Content Specialist
5. Food Export USA – Northeast | International Marketing Program Inter

Learn more about these opportunities here!


Tomorrow join us at SPARK! With free food and honest advice, SPARK is Philly’s best network-building event for college students.

Doors open at 5pm and the event kicks off at 5:30 with small group conversations for you to ask our roster of young professionals what they do, how they got there, and learn tips on how you can launch locally with an internship or job! Stick around for our reception to snack and chat with 20+ employers hiring for every major.

See you on Tuesday, October 3 at International House3701 Chestnut Street. Bring a friend! We’ll have prizes for anyone with an extra guest.

You can register for free by going here.

What’s Your Philly Story?

I’ll go first. Long story short, I moved to Philadelphia to study at Temple University and after graduating, I decided this was the place for me. Fast-forward to now, I just celebrated my 11th Phila-anniversary and work at Campus Philly where I get to share what I love about living and working in this city.

And there are more stories where that came from! Our upcoming (and FREE) Launch Event Series  brings all kinds of local professionals out to sit down and share their Philadelphia stories with you. The first in this series is SPARK Philly on October 3, 2017 at 5 PM at International House Philadelphia, 3717 Chestnut Street.

SPARK is the  best network-building opportunity for students  to launch your career or find an internship in Philadelphia.  You’ll get to meet other young professionals eager to share their candid experiences starting their career locally. 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 pizza and Wawa snacks and drinks.

RSVP here and share with your friends!

Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

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. Frank Recruitment Group | Entry-level Internal Recruiter
3. JPMorgan Chase & Co. | 2018 Technology Analyst Program – Summer Analyst
4. Yellowdig | Social Media Internship
5. World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia | International Business Development Intern

Learn more about these opportunities here!


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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.

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.