At a recent Venture Café Thursday Gathering, the Campus Philly team met a 2019 Drexel University graduate named Adit Gupta. Adit graduated from the College of Computing and Informatics, and while chatting about how awesome it is to go to college in Philly, he casually mentioned that the technology startup he founded while in college, VyB Technologies, LLC., just released an app called VyB, and that he and his team were invited to present their product at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2020, making VyB the only Philly-based company at the exclusive Las Vegas event.Continue reading “How This Drexel Graduate Built His Own Company… and Why He Did it in Philly”
The term “networking” can be strangely intimidating, don’t you think? It shouldn’t have to be, which is why Campus Philly created a series of Launch Events throughout the fall semester, designed specifically to make networking feel less strange, and focus more on building authentic, genuine connections with young professionals doing awesome work in Philly, like Haley Altus of Publicis Health Media.
Haley is one of our discussion leaders at Spark Philly, our next Launch event taking place on Tuesday, October 29. Haley and several other individuals living and working in Philadelphia will sit down with small groups of students to talk about their career journey – how they got to where they are, tips and advice they’d recommend, and why Philadelphia is the best place ever to launch your career.Continue reading “You Never Know What Opportunities Await when you Stay Connected: an Interview with Haley Altus of Publicis Health Media”
Garrett Miades, Marketing & Communications Intern at Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC), contributed this guest blog to the Campus Philly website to share all that the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia has to offer.
Garrett is a Pre-Junior at Drexel University studying marketing, psychology and creative writing, and through his time at RDC, he fell in love with Roxborough the same way he had as a kid.Continue reading “Roxborough’s Roots: Spending a Day in NW Philly’s Signature Neighborhood”
At Create Philly, our annual networking event for college students with creative majors, we’re thrilled to have Sabina Fletcher, a Creative Director at Comcast, on our panel to share her insights into Philadelphia’s creative space, and how she uses her creativity and passion for design in her role at Comcast.
Be sure to add our next Launch Event, Spark Philly, to your calendar — October 29, 2019 at Quorum, where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with, learn, and gain insight from young professionals in Philly. Sign up today, and read on for our full interview with Sabina, Creative Director at Comcast.
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:Continue reading “From Dublin to Philly: Juno Search Partners’ Dylan Foley & his Philly Story”
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:Continue reading “Going the Extra Mile to Land a Full-Time Job at one of Philly’s Top Digital Marketing Agencies”
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.Continue reading “According to a new Campus Philly study: nursing and accounting students stay in Philly; economics majors, not so much.”
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!
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!Continue reading “Three reasons why you should become a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation lifeguard”
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.Continue reading “Summer Sun + Road Trip Fun: Our Top Picks for Philly-Area Day Trips”