The Science of Networking, 4/28

Does the mere thought of networking scare you or make you cringe? You are not alone. Many college students run for the hills when the words “networking opportunity” are plastered on a flyer. But in all actuality, it is much easier for students to network while still in school as opposed to after graduation. Learn how to enjoy and take advantage of networking!

Join Campus Philly, the University City Science Center and the Philadelphia Science Festival as we explore the science behind your brain’s ability to network and to build new connections. This event will also highlight the natural connections that student can make with other students while still on-campus. The Science of Networking will take place on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Quorum in the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street.

Hear from an expert panel including:

    • Dr. Matt O’Donnell, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, presenting his findings on social network analysis, the dynamics of a network, and brain & behavior.
    • Nick Marzano, Director of Digital Learning at the Society of Hospital Medicine, sharing his experience as a well-connected Philadelphian.
    • Dr. Cory Valente, an Associate Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company, touching on how his college experience helped shape his professional network.
    • Monet Thomas-Anderson, Program Manager for University Relations and Student Engagement at Campus Philly, moderating the panel and explaining how college students can maximize their network on-campus.


Put your new skills to work during a post-program networking session with industry leaders from the University of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Grab your FREE ticket here:

Follow the Philadelphia Science Festival conversation using #GetNerdyPHL on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!

For a full listing of events, check out the Philadelphia Science Festival calendar.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Monet Thomas-Anderson at 215.988.1707 ext. 103 or at


Campus Philly is a proud partner of the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide event spanning nine exciting days, April 24 – May 2, that showcases science and technology in everyday life. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Philadelphia Science Festival builds on the city’s rich history of innovation, with more than 100 events and 200 partner organizations across the Philadelphia area.

Inspire, Lead, Change at the
Inclusive Leadership Conference

On Saturday, February 14, join 400 other college students as you learn the best practices to lead inclusively, explore your own leadership values and exchange ideas to promote social change through collective impact. Over 20 workshops, presentations, panels and dialogues will be offered at the conference, presented by regional higher ed institutions, business leaders and community partners.

What kinds of workshops will be offered?

  • Vanguard, the 2015 ILC corporate sponsor, will take participants on an interactive journey to explore the importance of being an authentic leader.  Do you have what it takes?  Join Vanguard as they present The Power of Authentic Leadership and see if you have what it takes to become the type of leader people want to work with. All students who attend this workshop will receive a book as a thank-you gift. This workshop would be a great opportunity for students to meet and connect with the top student leaders in the region.
  • Are We Teaching Diversity All Wrong? Join presenters from Temple University and Collegiate EmPowerment for a unique conversation between two professionals and friends – one white and one black – that will challenge what you know about diversity and all of the –ism’s.
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will show students that Anyone Can Lead. This workshop will dispel the myth of what a great leader looks like and show examples of how unconventional leaders have helped influence change.

Why should you attend?

  • To connect with 400+ other student leaders from the Greater Philadelphia region – who knows, you might just meet your next program partner!
  • To participate in cross-cultural conversations around diversity, inclusion and social change
  • To learn how to be a change agent for collaboration
  • And last, but certainly not least – to receive a special conference gift!

Need-to-know details:

  • Register here:
  • Bring a pen and notepad to jot down all of your favorite takeaways and to exchange email addresses with other attendees
  • Show your school spirit by wearing your school colors or your favorite school swag
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served! Please email if you have any dietary restrictions
  • Join the conversation using #ILCPhilly

If you have any questions or concerns about the conference, please feel free to reach out to Monet Thomas-Anderson at 215.988.1707 ext. 103 or at

The 2015 Inclusive Leadership Conference is produced by the Temple University Office of Leadership DevelopmentTemple University Housing and Residential Life, and with support from Vanguard.