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August 2017

Campus Philly’s My Philly Summer Party welcomed about 200 summer interns from throughout the region to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s roof deck.

August is the month that Campus Philly goes to regional campuses to meet incoming freshmen, transfer students and returning students. We make about 100 visits to our 34 college partner campuses this month and next and meet thousands of students during this time. Our goal is to get them to fall in love with Philly by equipping them to get off campus and meet each other. There are so many resources students can turn to, so many events, communities and activities to participate in, that it can be overwhelming. Campus Philly helps students feel that the world outside of campus has something to offer them and is easy to navigate. You’ll read about how we’re doing this in the fall semester in the newsletter below.

In the coming year, we’ll be more focused on registering groups of students for our career launching and Open Arts events. If you are a faculty member or staff at a local college or university, please be in touch with us about these new group registration efforts. Students arriving at events together from campus provides a comfortable, friendly introduction to off campus venues and programs.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you in the year ahead! Sincerely,

Deborah Diamond

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
Campus Philly

Best Five Hours In Philly Ahead!

CollegeFest 2017, Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
More than 5,000 students will descend on Dilworth Park for the best five hours in Philly, in other words – CollegeFest, Campus Philly’s annual “welcome back” celebration. Students will enjoy games, giveaways, live music, and free admission to arts and culture organizations throughout Philly.

College and university partners planning to bring a student group to CollegeFest should download our information sheet with everything needed to enjoy the event. RSVP on the CollegeFest Facebook event page to keep in touch as we share more about the day.

Welcome to the Campus Philly Family

34 colleges and universities have confirmed partnerships with Campus Philly for 2017-18. Our team will be working with these schools to support students’ personal and professional development, build engagement off-campus, connections with internships, and audiences at arts and culture events. We want to send a special welcome to our newest partners: Hussian College, Harcum College, and Widener University!

Want to join the Campus Philly family? Contact Patrick Sherlock (

Meet Your Future Workforce at Campus Philly Fall Events!

SPARK: Philly Conversations to Launch Your Career
Tuesday, 10/3, 5PM Doors Open, 5:30 Program Begins

More than 100 students will network with employers following small group conversations between students and employers on sparking a career in Philadelphia. Employers can contact Ashlie Thornbury ( to participate and students can register here.

Faculty or staff who would like to bring a group of students can contact Debora Charmelus (

Tuesday, 10/24, 5PM Doors Open, 5:30 Program Begins

Creative careers abound in Philadelphia. This event helps college students discover what path in the creative sector is right for them and features professionals from design, cultural institutions and the art world. Employers can contact Ashlie Thornbury ( and interested students can register here.

Faculty or staff who would like to bring a group of students can contact Debora Charmelus (

Online Job & Internship Fair
Monday, 10/23 – Friday, 10/27

Hundreds of employers looking to recruit their next powerhouse and thousands of students eager to launch their career will meet at Employers can participate by creating a profile and listing available gigs ahead of the virtual fair. Students will head to between October 23 and October 27 to search and apply for opportunities. It’s free for employers to participate in the Online Job and Internship Fair.

Student Leaders Meetup
Tuesday, 11/14

50+ student leaders from across the Greater Philadelphia region will meet to discover how to apply their skills towards mission driven work with advice from current civic leaders. Contact Cory Dulaney ( if you know of any students who would like to attend.

Faculty or staff who would like to bring a group of students can contact Debora Charmelus (

Nominate An HR All-Star

Are you part of a great HR department? Apply for the HR Department of the Year Awards, an event which Campus Philly will be sponsoring this fall. The 2017 HR Department of the Year Awards Dinner and Presentation will take place Thursday, November 16th at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. There are 2 categories:

  • HR Department of the Year Award for HR teams that demonstrate overall service excellence.
  • HR Award for Excellence for HR teams that demonstrate measurable excellence in any one of the following categories: employee relations, talent acquisition, talent management, technology, benefits, wellness, compensation, diversity or social responsibility.

Click here for more information about the application and judging process and check out these profiles of past winners of the award. Don’t delay! You must tell them you plan to apply by September 15th; final applications are due September 22nd. Just want to attend the event? Click here to purchase tickets.

Where In the World Is Campus Philly Speaking?

On Wednesday, September 14th, the Temple University Career Center will host career center staff from Morocco as part of the International Research and Exchanges Board. This exciting and unique opportunity will showcase Temple University’s Career Center, Career Network and other partners. Jennifer Devor, director of partnerships at Campus Philly will join program as a panelist to discuss Campus Philly’s partnership with Temple’s career services.

More information on the program can be found here.

Campus Philly – Already On Campus

Campus Philly visits partner campuses every summer and fall to connect with students as part of its Meet Philly Tour. The visits provide students with information about off-campus programs and resources by tabling at involvement fairs, welcome week and freshmen orientation events.

This year’s Meet Philly Tour features new poster swag (below) from Joi Waller, a 2017 graduate of Moore College of Art and Design. The posters represent Philadelphia’s unique and authentic style. Students receive these for free during the Meet Philly Tour!

Know a college or university who wants Campus Philly on campus? Contact Cory Dulaney (

Diversity + Unity + Philadelphia. You In?


Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the Festival for International Students!

The event celebrates the diverse cultures and contributions that international students and scholars bring to the Philly. Now, more than ever, it is important to support the international academic community on your campus and throughout the region.
With the generous support from organizations and universities just like yours, more than 700 hundred international guests from 90+ countries united last year.

For more information, please contact Amanda Grady at or get involved today!

Sponsor Campus Philly’s Fall ’17 Launch Event Series

Get your brand in front of thousands of students and recent grads with Campus Philly’s Fall ’17 Launch Event Series. Read more details here or contact Ashlie Thornbury ( for more information.

Photos by Olivia Brosky and Chris Kendig for Campus Philly

Local and National News

SAP Exec Jennifer Morgan on the Company’s Approach to Fixing the Wage Gap

Source: Philly

Philly Area Among Top 3 Job-Seeker Destinations In the Nation
Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Little Fish, Big City

When White Supremacists Descend, What Can a College President Do?

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

Chester Community Fellows Share Stories of Service

Source: Swarthmore College

Money Magazine Ranks Greater Philadelphia’s Best Colleges – With Affordability a Key Factor

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal

PSU Campuses In Abington and Media Add Residence Halls


This Edition Sponsored by


Campus Philly College Partners

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Arcadia University

Bryn Mawr College

Community College
of Philadelphia

Delaware County
Community College

Drexel University

Eastern University

Harcum College

Haverford College

Hussian College

La Salle University

Lehigh University

Manor College

Moore College
of Art and Design

Neumann University

Peirce College

Penn State Abington

Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine

Rowan University


Saint Joseph's University

Salus University

Stockton University

Swarthmore College

Temple University

Thomas Jefferson University

University of Delaware

University of Pennsylvania

University of the Arts

University of the Sciences

Ursinus College

Villanova University

West Chester University

Widener University

Campus Philly Corporate Members

Allied Pixel


Bender Inc.

Beneficial Bank

Bentley Systems

blue plate minds

Campbell Soup Company

Chamber of Commerce
for Greater Philadelphia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Christiana Care



CSL Behring



Frank Recruitment Group

Frontline Education

Herman Miller


Independence Blue Cross

Inspire Energy

New Penn Financial

NHS Human Services

Penn Mutual Life Insurance

Premier Office Solutions


Publicis Health



TD Bank


Turnberry Solutions

University City Science Center



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