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 3rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Take it easy this weekend, hang with your friends, get some brunch, and check out some awesome events throughout the city!
First Friday in Philly
Fri., March 3 | Various locations
Get First Friday inspiration from Uwishunu’s “Top Events For First Friday In Philadelphia This March.”
Cover Girls: An Exhibition of Women Book Cover Designers
Fri., March 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Bluecadet, 1526 Frankford Ave. | Free with registration
In honor of Women’s History month in March, AIGA Philadelphia is celebrating six inspiring women book cover designers with a special exhibition.
Philadelphia Drawing Marathon
Fri., March 3 | 1-9 p.m. | Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. | Free with registration
Open to all interested art students – bring your own paints, pencils and gear, we’ll provide easels, models, and snacks.
Final Weekend at Blue Cross RiverRink’s Winterfest!
Final Day is Sun., March 5 | 101 S. Columbus Blvd. | Prices vary
Hurry! Take a final lap around the RiverRink or kick back and relax one last time in The Lodge.
Just Dance: Lady Gaga Cardio Pop Workout
Sat., March 4 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Philly Dance Fitness, 1170 S. Broad St. | $25
90-minute, nonstop cardio dance workshop featuring hits from “Applause” to “Poker Face.” No prior dance experience required. Prizes for the best Gaga-inspired outfit.
First Sunday = Free or Pay-What-You-Wish at PAFA, PMA & The Barnes
Sun., March 5
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers free admission on Sundays during the its World War I exhibition. Sunday guests can explore the regular collection and special exhibits for no cost at all.
The Barnes offers free admission and programs on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am.
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!
March 1st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
On Thursday, March 2, from 3PM–4PM EST, Publicis Health will be streaming live on Facebook for interested students and program leaders to ask questions about their internship program and get advice for landing and excelling in an internship. Graduates of their internship program, hiring managers and senior executives will be taking part and sharing their unique perspectives and tips. Interested students can visit their Facebook page that day to join.
They’re accepting emails at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance as well.
March 1st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
We’ve been on a wild weather rollercoaster we like to call “Sprinter.” Although our current forecast is uncertain, we know one thing is for certain– summer 2017 is coming! Below we’ve listed fun upcoming events, and the perfect event to help you lock down that summer gig in Philly (hint, hint: Online Job + Internship Week!).
2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: “Holland: Flowering the World.”
March 11-19 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. | Students get in for $22
On Monday, March 20, Academy of Natural Sciences offers Pay-What-You-Wish Admission for Founders Day!
Campus Philly’s Online Job + Internship Week
March 27-31 | All Online! Apply wherever you have Wi-Fi! | FREE
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy everything Philadelphia has to offer! During Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week, you’ll find hundreds of reasons to stay in the region. 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. Create your FREE profile at campusphilly.org/launch.
RSVP to our Facebook event to receive career tips and advice from college students. Bonus: a special Facebook Live video on Tuesday, March 21! Send any questions you have about landing that summertime internship to Brynn@campusphilly.org. We will answer them LIVE on the 21st.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
April 1-9 | Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia 19131 | Prices vary
This week-long festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, as well as live musical and dance performances. The main event, Sakura Sunday is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much much more.
Open Arts College Night: Pennsylvania Ballet
April 7 | Merriam Theater, 250 S Broad St, Philadelphia 19102
Open Arts members will have exclusive access to $10 tickets. Bring a friend and enjoy the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Romance. Not an Open Arts member yet? Sign up today with promo code: social1617.
Student Leader Network’s Vernon Park Service Trip
April 8 | Vernon Park, 5804 Greene Street Philadelphia 19144
This spring the Student Leader Network takes our third trip into Germantown as we help Friends of Vernon Park spruce up their grounds and learn about the community from elders at Center in the Park.
Looking for more? Always check our events calendar. We hand pick events just for you!
February 28th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
This week get out and celebrate finales, grand openings, free admissions and a neighborhood’s twist on Restaurant Week!
Black History Month Finale
Today marks the last day of Black History Month. Throughout the month, there have been many events at various locations, it’s not too late to partake in the festivities. Black History Untold wraps up their month-long event tonight at WHYY Studios, and workshops such as A Taste of African Heritage at the Parkway Central Library
Museum galore this Sunday
This Sunday at The Barnes Foundation will be completely free as part of their Free First Sunday! Every first Sunday of each month traverse the galleries and check out the Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie exhibit, all for free!
If, the Barnes wasn’t enough to satisfy your art craving, the Philadelphia Museum of Art kicks off their Pay-What-You-Wish Sundays this week. Every first Sunday of each month, visitors will be able to pay as much as they wish to enjoy exhibits like American Watercolor.
Spring is in the air, with Franklin Square officially opening March 1st . Franklin Square is a great spot to hangout and enjoy the great weather with food, drinks, mini-golf and more.
East Passyunk Restaurant Week
And you thought restaurant week was over. This week reserve your table at a number of restaurants participating in East Passyunk Restaurant Week . For just $15, $25, or $35 experience a 3 course meal on a range of diverse foods!
February 28th, 2017 by Lindsay Allen
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.
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
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.
- 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
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
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.
When? Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5 pm – 8:45 pm
Deal: $14 for students with valid ID