From Dublin to Philly: Juno Search Partners’ Dylan Foley & his Philly Story

This summer, the Campus Philly team took a tour of the Juno Search Partners offices in Center City (insider tip: they’re awesome, and there’s a shuffleboard table!) to learn about the women-owned company’s work in search and staffing. Juno specializes in connecting the right kind of people with the right kind of place throughout the Philadelphia and New York City metro region. They’re known as “The Ultimate Connectors” – the team of experienced recruiters specializes in assisting growing companies to build out their workforce through custom-built recruitment solutions.

While at Juno, we met with Dylan Foley, Director of Sales & Operations, to talk about his work at Juno and why it excites him so much, and how he ended up in Philly after growing up in Dublin, Ireland.

Check out our full interview with Dylan, and learn about his Philly story, below:

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Going the Extra Mile to Land a Full-Time Job at one of Philly’s Top Digital Marketing Agencies

Just before graduation, we sat down with Claire Dabney, a Temple University Advertising major, with a concentration in Research and Strategy. Claire shared all about why she chose Philly for college, and how that decision shaped her career, ultimately leading to a full-time job offer from Seer Interactive, a digital marketing agency located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood in Philly where she interned her junior year of college. 

In addition to giving us all the important information on her favorite restaurants and go-to cheesesteak spots, Claire provided some incredible advice to rising college seniors, as well as incoming college freshmen, on the steps to take throughout college to land a job after graduation.

Check out our full interview with Claire Dabney, Analytics Associate at Seer Interactive and Temple University alum:

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According to a new Campus Philly study: nursing and accounting students stay in Philly; economics majors, not so much.

In the organization’s recently released Philadelphia Renaissance report, Campus Philly noted a 115% increase in college-educated 25- to 34-year-olds in Philadelphia between 2000 and 2017. Between the city and region, there are 118,500 additional young degree holders now living and working in Greater Philadelphia, generating an annual $394 million in city and state tax revenue.

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Best Spots for Ice Cream and Water Ice in Philly

The weather’s finally heating up and that means it’s time to indulge in some sweet frozen treats! Check out our favorite water ice (pronounced “wooder ice”) and ice cream places below and be sure to tag @CampusPhilly in your posts – we’re always looking for #FoodieFriday content, and let’s be real, some of these ice cream sundaes below can essentially be classified as artwork!

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Three reasons why you should become a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation lifeguard

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hires dozens of lifeguards for both the summer season and year-round for our indoor pools. The starting salary for all Parks & Rec lifeguards is $13.65 per hour. To be considered for a position, you must pass a lifeguard screening given by a water safety instructor.

Lifeguard screenings and certification courses are underway. You can use our Finder tool to search for times and locations for screenings.. We’d love to have you become part of our lifeguard team. Here are a few reasons why you should consider applying today!

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Summer Sun + Road Trip Fun: Our Top Picks for Philly-Area Day Trips

FINALLY. We’ve survived winter in Philly and it’s finally time to break out the shorts and flip flops, and get ready to enjoy the warm weather outside. In Philly, there’s rarely a reason to own a car when we have an awesome public transportation system, great bike lanes and bike share programs, and the most walkable streets. But for the days when you’re itching to get to the beach, or want to escape the city humidity (we get it!) having the ease of hopping in a Zipcar and hitting the road is the best.

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ROAD TRIP! Take Zipcar from Philly to the Slopes + these Winter Destinations

Philly is so centrally located – it’s just an hour from the beach for summer day trips, and just a couple hours from the mountains for skiing and snowboarding in the wintertime. By now you’ve probably realized that you do not need a car to live in Philly (thanks, SEPTA and walkability and bike lanes!) but for those weekends where you’re itching for an outdoor adventure, or just want the flexibility of having a car for you and your friends to get around, there’s Zipcar, and at a super affordable rate.

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Six Spots that are a MUST when Celebrating the Holiday Season in Philly

Winter break is coming soon – don’t wait to experience everything Philly has to offer this holiday season! Celebrating in Philly means lights, food, and special events everywhere. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, Campus Philly has curated 6 of the best things you need check out this holiday season, from ice skating to scuba-diving Santas! Continue reading “Six Spots that are a MUST when Celebrating the Holiday Season in Philly”

CollegeFest 2018: Everything You Need to Know to Have the BEST Five Hours in Philly!

Is it September yet…? We’re already counting down the days to the start of the fall semester. New roommates, packed class schedules, exciting off-campus events in Philly’s beautiful fall weather… and of course, it’s time for COLLEGEFEST!

Every year, Campus Philly throws a huge festival called CollegeFest in Dilworth Park for thousands of college students in the Philadelphia region. This year’s festival is on Saturday, September 8, and you’re not going to want to miss it.. The day-long (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.), totally free festival takes over the plaza around City Hall with outdoor games, prizes and giveaways from local companies, and live music. There’s also a FREE shuttle for college students to take all across the city, all day long, to visit Philly’s top museums…. for FREE (are you sensing a trend here…?) Continue reading “CollegeFest 2018: Everything You Need to Know to Have the BEST Five Hours in Philly!”

A Recap of Campus Philly’s Annual Meeting: “Diversity is what you have. Inclusion is what you do.”

Last week, Campus Philly hosted its Annual Meeting, an event held once a year that brings together higher education professionals, corporate leaders, and individuals from fellow Philadelphia nonprofit organizations. Typically, Campus Philly shares its annual research on the college student audience with these stakeholders. This year, Campus Philly President Deborah Diamond decided to take an unexpected approach to the Annual Meeting by hosting a panel discussion on inclusion on campus, in the workplace and in our communities. The discussion, “Building the Most Inclusive Region in the Country,” featured three Greater Philadelphia leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences.


That unexpected approach resulted in more attendees than ever before, engaging in difficult but necessary conversation on how to create a campus and work environment where everyone feels welcome. As Diamond said in her opening remarks: “The diversity we have on campus will only be an asset if it’s leveraged to build an inclusive region. And that doesn’t happen automatically, but only with intention, conversation and changes in practice and action.Continue reading “A Recap of Campus Philly’s Annual Meeting: “Diversity is what you have. Inclusion is what you do.””