Philly’s Best Graduation Party Spots (Send this Link to your Parents!)

It’s almost that time of year! You’ve worked so hard over these past four years just to get to this moment: graduation. As we near the end of the school year, decisions begin mounting concerning your future like where you’ll work, where you’ll live, and most importantly…

Where you’re going to have your graduation celebration!

No worries, we have you covered. Below are five of our favorite spots for grad parties in the city, whether you have a tight-knit squad or a large, wacky family to accommodate, you’ll be able to please everyone on your special day!

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Three Things to do this Winter on the Delaware River Waterfront

The Delaware River Waterfront has been completely revitalized in recent years, and now it’s one of the hottest places to be in Philadelphia at any time of the year, with ice skating and hot cocoa at Winterfest (and roller skating + lemonade in the summer), local artists’ exhibits and rotating unique experiences at the brand new Cherry Street Pier, the best skyline and Ben Franklin Bridge views, free fitness and a top run route at Race Street Pier, and one of the coolest ways to see the city and try something new with friends, visiting family, or classmates – a cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia (open year-round!).

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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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How These Philly Student Entrepreneurs Manage to Do It All

We’re consistently impressed with the work ethic of Philadelphia college students. It seems like every day, we learn of a new student pursuing their passions, while managing a full course load and a busy schedule. So many students have a “side hustle” – whether it’s an app, a non-profit, or a compilation of freelance projects. Take a look at these Philadelphia students’ side hustles, and find out what gets them motivated – so motivated that they’ve used their creativity to build a company in addition to going to college full-time.  

Behind each company is an inspired student that used their knowledge and passion to create new innovative apps and services that help others.  Where will your entrepreneurial spirit take you?

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Part 1: What’s Your Philly Story?

College is an adventure – an adventure about the discovery, creation, and development of your story! Campus Philly is starting a new series called “What’s Your Philly Story?” where we share students’ stories of what brought them to Philly, why they love it here, and how they’re making the most of this awesome city.

We reached out to a few students from different schools and varying studies to tell us about their college experience, sharing what makes their education and story so special.

We want to hear YOUR story! Tag @CampusPhilly on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or send us an email and tell us why you chose to go to school in Philly, and why you think this city is the best.

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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”

Discovering Philly on a Journey to Vanguard – An Interview with Colleen Evans

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”

How These Penn Students took their Research on Cheating all the way to Florence, Italy

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”

Ways to Engage – Three Professionals Making a Difference with Their Careers in Philly

Engage in positive social change for greater Philadelphia

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”