Throughout the Campus Philly Launch Series, we’ve provided college students in the Philly area with opportunities to learn about the different career options available to them at networking events and panel discussions packed with experts from all different industries. We’ve seen countless connections between students and employers, and are thrilled to give students unique opportunities to learn about thriving and hiring companies in and around Philly.
One of those companies is Vanguard – they’re based in Malvern, PA, but have created an “Innovation Studio” in Center City Philadelphia! Being a company with a strong belief in advancement, both for the company and the individual, the Innovation Studio is the place where crewmembers at Vanguard research problems and develop solutions to make investing easier, more intuitive, and more effective for Vanguard clients.
We got the chance to talk with the Innovation Studio’s Operations Manager, Colleen Evans, and get her stories and advice on finding her career and working with a company like Vanguard…(by the way….they’re hiring!) Continue reading “Discovering Philly on a Journey to Vanguard – An Interview with Colleen Evans”
The Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) at Penn equips students with theoretical and practical tools to address a variety of real-life problems. Sakshi Ghai and Francesca Papa, two graduates of the program’s inaugural class, became interested in the problem of deterring dishonest behavior—and the solution took them all the way to Florence, Italy. Continue reading “How These Penn Students took their Research on Cheating all the way to Florence, Italy”
From your dorm room, it may seem daunting to engage in positive social change for the greater Philadelphia area, but opportunities to get involved are everywhere, and there are individuals doing it every day for their careers! If you’re looking for a place to start, you can learn more about the opportunities available in Philly at Campus Philly’s final Launch Event, Engage Philly, at the 1900 Market Street location of WeWork on November 13. Sign up here!
Build a career that creates positive change in the community. To show you some examples of work that makes an impact in Philadelphia, we’ve highlighted some of our role models leading the Philly charge towards improving the quality of life for all its residents. Continue reading “Ways to Engage – Three Professionals Making a Difference with Their Careers in Philly”
On October 20, I spent the day at the Witches and Wizards Festival (formerly Harry Potter Festival) in Chestnut Hill. The Witches and Wizards Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the mystical and spooky, with a lot of elements from the Harry Potter series incorporated, by lining the streets with a ton of fun activities! Missed out on this year’s event? Check out Campus Philly’s inside look in our blog post, and be sure to add the Witches and Wizards Festival to your calendar next year, because this is one event you do not want to miss! Here are our recommendations for having the best time at the Witches and Wizards Festival: Continue reading “An Inside Look into Chestnut Hill’s Witches and Wizards Festival”
The Philadelphia Orchestra is legendary. It’s been around for more than 100 years (founded in 1900!), was the first orchestra to appear in a radio commercial, the first orchestra to appear on television, and the first major orchestra to give a live performance on the internet, way back before YouTube streaming and Instagram Live was even a thought.
Our city’s orchestra is iconic, and with its concerts taking place right in the middle of the city at the Kimmel Center, it’s never been easier to see a show, and make a night of it…especially when an annual membership for Philly college students is just $25. That means unlimited access to more than 80 concerts all season, the ability to reserve student tickets in advance to secure your seats, and the option to purchase additional student tickets for just $8 (your friends will thank you, trust us).
Looking for some recommendations on things to see, places to eat, and the best spots to take a selfie with City Hall? Check out our Center City itinerary, ending with an evening at the Philadelphia Orchestra, below:
Continue reading “How to Get Unlimited Access to Philadelphia Orchestra Shows for just $25”
You’ve probably been to a small underground show around your campus, where on-campus artists can get a taste of the spotlight and have the opportunity to introduce the greater community to their art. Have you ever thought about the person whose job it is to execute those events? The one organizing every. single. little. thing for the shows to make sure the audience is having a good time, and the talent is getting their music heard by as many people as possible?
Meet Dave Silver, co-founder of REC Philly, a space and community for creatives who want to turn their passion for music into a sustainable career. Dave found his passion for helping local artists while attending Temple University, and since his time there, he’s built a company from the ground up, working with well-known artists such as rock/soul singer Zeek Burse (“The Experience”) & folk artist Rachel Andie. Dave sat down with me for an interview in Parliament Cafe right beneath the Campus Philly office. Building a brand means you’re always working, but Dave was as welcoming to the idea of sitting down with Campus Philly as ever. That’s because, as he’ll explain, Campus Philly had a hand in beginning his journey… Continue reading “Raising Artists While Growing a Business – An Interview with Dave Silver, Co-Founder of REC Philly”
Finalizing your résumé for that perfect job? That dream internship? That once-in-a-lifetime scholarship? It can be intimidating to try and capture the essence of all your years of experience on one page, but it’s certainly possible. All you need to know is how to structure your resumé and exactly what to include, but of course, that’s easier said than done.
Our team at Campus Philly has the tips, tricks, and advice to help you make your resume as polished as possible. Here are the 5 steps to building your best resumé!
Continue reading “Campus Philly’s 5 Steps to Writing a Resume”
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In Philadelphia, sports unify people across all cultures and demographics. The Philadelphia International Unity Cup, presented by Goya, is no exception. The tournament has been uniting the city’s neighborhoods and celebrating its diverse immigrant communities through soccer for the past three years. This year, the Unity Cup had a record 52 teams representing countries from around the world compete in the tournament, which kicked off in August and runs through October. Continue reading “Did You Know Philly Has Its Own World Cup?”
Inside Parliament Coffee on 15th Street, just around the corner from the Campus Philly office, I sat down with Jennifer Kurowski, VP, Creative Director at the Philadelphia-based advertising agency, Digitas Health, a member of the Publicis Health healthcare communications group.
Jennifer will be a panelist at this year’s Create Philly, Campus Philly’s networking event taking place on October 23 at WeWork to show students the creative opportunities waiting for them in a Philly career. With thriving sectors of theatre, art, advertising, writing, and marketing, there are infinite possibilities in Philly for utilizing a creative degree in a professional setting!
Jennifer was kind enough to sit down with us and answer a few questions about her Philadelphia college experience, her transition into a career in copywriting, and thriving in her creative work at Publicis. Tea in all of our hands, we began to talk about our college experiences, and Jennifer’s story is by far the most interesting… Continue reading “Being an Advocate for Yourself – An Interview with Jennifer Kurowski, VP, Creative Director at Digitas Health”
There’s no getting around it – Philadelphia has a pretty incredible skyline. Whether it’s from a vantage point on the South Street Bridge, one of the new skyscrapers in University City, or taking PATCO into the city, it’s almost impossible to not be in awe of Philly’s skyline views.
There are so many great spots for snapping a selfie with the Comcast Center in the background, but what if we told you that the best views of the city (and we mean the whole city) could be spotted from the Delaware River… on a boat?
We’ve put together a crawl through the historic Old City District below, hitting all the must-see sites representing Philly’s history you might have missed on your field trips, the must-eat treats you HAVE to try, and the BEST way to catch the city’s skyline views – on the Spirit of Philadelphia, a cruise that leaves from Penn’s Landing year-round. Continue reading “Here’s How You Can Catch the Best Skyline Views… from a Boat on the Delaware River!”