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”
Your Top Spooky-Season Picks (+ More!) Curated by Campus Philly
Fall is officially here, and we’ve got your top picks to kick off the season! Read on to see what’s happening in Philly this month, including top spots to use your student ID for deals, discounts, and more. Continue reading “12 Spots to Use Your Student ID this October”
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. Continue reading “What It’s Like to be a Creative Director at Comcast: an Interview with Sabina Fletcher”
On Thursday, September 26, hundreds of college students from all over the Philadelphia region will head to Saxbys HQ for Create Philly, Campus Philly’s event for creative majors looking to gain insight, advice, and connections from young professionals working in Philadelphia’s creative industry. The evening will start with a panel discussion featuring three individuals making an impact in the creative space in Philly, followed by connecting with others over FREE dinner from honeygrow and a coffee bar at Saxbys.
Campus Philly recently sat down with Matthew Vesely, Junior Copywriter at Tierney, a full-service advertising agency in Philadelphia and sponsor of Create Philly. Matthew and other creative professionals from Tierney will be at Create Philly to meet students and share their Philly stories, and how their career path led them to work for one of the city’s top agencies. Sign up for Create Philly today, and read Matthew’s “Philly story” on the Campus Philly blog! Continue reading “Getting Creative with Words: Meet Matthew, Rowan University ’19 and Junior Copywriter at Tierney”
I’m Miles Taylor, a sophomore at UPenn studying urban studies, and I love public transportation. I’ve made it my goal over my four years here to ride every SEPTA service and document it all on my blog, Miles in Transit. I also volunteer for the SEPTA Youth Advisory Council and play tuba in the Penn Band.
The start of school is almost upon us, and with it comes the balancing act of classes, extracurriculars, and social activities. With all that stuff to keep track of, it’s really easy to forget that there’s a whole city out there! Philadelphia is one of the most interesting and diverse places in the country, and since we’re all living here for four years, we really should go and check it out. I regularly go out to experience what Philly has to offer, and part of the reason I’m able to do that is with the power of SEPTA. Continue reading “En Route: Visit these Spots by Riding SEPTA”
CollegeFest is quickly approaching, and we’re beyond excited! On Saturday, September 7 experience your BEST five hours in Philly. This year, we’ll have the biggest festival yet in Dilworth Park, featuring exhibitors with prizes and giveaways, pop-up performances, outdoor games, and so much more
CollegeFest is all about introducing you to your extended campus, the city of Philadelphia, so in addition to the huge party at Dilworth Park, we’re also partnering with museums and attractions all over Philly that you’ll get to discover for FREE. That’s right! If you’re a current college student, register today for Express Check-In so you can skip the line at Dilworth Park (next to City Hall) on September 7, grab your wristband and check out these attractions for F-R-E-E! Continue reading “CollegeFest: FREE Philly Museums on September 7!”
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.”