Student Leader Network explores Germantown
Dear Campus Philly Stakeholder,
September and October were filled with seven incredible Campus Philly events that engaged college students in all dimensions of Philadelphia life:
- CollegeFest welcomed 5,000 new and returning students to the city and provided a day of free museum and city exploration
- Our Student Leaders Network traveled to Germantown to dig deep into neighborhood development
- Campus Philly Careers produced SPARK Philly and Create-adelphia to foster conversations and connections to launch careers in Philly
- Campus Philly’s Open Arts program introduced hundreds of students to the Philadelphia Orchestra’s free college concert, Opera on the Mall, and First Friday at the Arden Theatre
When students fall in love with Philadelphia, it can happen at any time…in the hall of the Kimmel Center, on the streets of Germantown, in conversation with an employer who has a great internship opportunity. The beginning of the school year is the best time to bring students from more than 30 campuses together to experience Philadelphia in all of these dimensions. The result are students who see how great it is to live in Philadelphia (73% would recommend it as a place to live, up from 55% in 2010), with close to two-thirds (64%) staying after they graduate.
Join us in fostering even more connections between the students on our campuses and the opportunities in our region by participating in one or more of the events and opportunities coming up and described below.
Thanks, as always, for your support of Campus Philly,
Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.