Philly To-Do: April Events

Warmer days are (hopefully) here to stay! Starting now until the fall, it seems like Philadelphia is hosting an event every other day, and we’re not complaining! Here’s what’s on our radar.

Spring Training at Dilworth Park
April 4- May 25 | Dilworth Park, next to City Hall

Yoga, running club, boot camp, oh my! Dilworth Park will be hosting free outdoor activities starting today, April 4! Check out the class schedule here.


Opening Exhibit at the Penn Museum
Saturday, April 8 | Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Grab your exclusive $5 tickets to opening day, Saturday, April 8th, of Cultures at the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq at the Penn Museum. This offer is only for Open Arts members. When registering, make sure to select student tickets and use discount code: OPENARTS$5.


Sakura Sunday in Fairmount Park
Sunday, April 9 | Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr. | $10-$15

One of our favorite spring events! Get your fill of cherry blossoms at Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature event, Sakura Sunday. The daylong event features live music, performances, fashion shows and more.


Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
Sunday, April 9 | Main Street, Manayunk
Along historic Main Street, grab everything from savory BBQ to sweet desserts from over 50 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks and gourmet food vendors! There will also be live music for people of all ages to enjoy at Green Lane, Cotton Street, and Shurs Lane.


Clover Market in Chestnut Hill
Sunday, April 9 | 25 W. Highland Ave, Chestnut Hill PA.
The Clover Market returns for it’s 8th season kicking off in downtown Chestnut Hill.Featuring over 100 vendors, food trucks, abundant retail & restaurant options all around town, meet and greets with local animal rescues and more. Family and dog-friendly and free admission.


Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia
Tuesday, April 11 | Seer Interactive, 1033 N 2nd St.
Get your start within Philly’s unique science and tech community at Geek’s Guide! This event features tips from community leaders plus an exclusive preview of the upcoming Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week events. Register for FREE.


Philadelphia Diversity Career Fair
Tuesday, April 18 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. 
Employers and prospective employees from all backgrounds and communities will come together in one venue for Philadelphia’s premiere diverse and multicultural career event


Philadelphia Science Festival
April 21-29 | Various locations
With 175 exhibitors and a huge outdoor carnival, this nine-day festival includes a ton of interactive activities that show the role that science plays in everyday life


Penn Relays
April 27-29 | Franklin Field, 235 S 33rd St. 

High school, college and even professional track stars compete during the Penn Relays, the oldest collegiate meet in the nation.


18th Annual Philly Black Pride
April 27-May 1 | Various locations
A fantastic opportunity for Black LGBTQ+ communities & allies to celebrate, network & build awareness. With a diverse array of events implemented collaboratively, this celebration brings together an average of 3,500-5,000 Black LGBTQ+ people & counting!


Philadelphia Tech Week
April 28-May 6 | Various locations
A week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

 

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.

#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.

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!

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!

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.

Philly To-Do: Movie Monday, Free Italian Ice + More!

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.


Start Spring Off Right—with FREE Italian Ice!
Every year Rita’s celebrates the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice! 
When:
Monday, March 20 from 12-9 p.m.
Where: Rita’s Italian Ice 


RaceTheBus 3.0
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 brynn@campusphilly.org by Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.

When: Tuesday, March 21 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Where: facebook.com/campusphilly 


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


Game Changers: Women Making Games

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 & Design20th 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!


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

 

Summer in Philly: Intern Dan’s Picks

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.

 

 

 

 

 

#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 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.

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

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.