How This Drexel Graduate Built His Own Company… and Why He Did it in Philly

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.

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You Never Know What Opportunities Await when you Stay Connected: an Interview with Haley Altus of Publicis Health Media

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.

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What It’s Like to be a Creative Director at Comcast: an Interview with Sabina Fletcher

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.

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    Getting Creative with Words: Meet Matthew, Rowan University ’19 and Junior Copywriter at Tierney

    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!

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    Three reasons why you should become a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation lifeguard

    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!

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    Land Your Dream Job during Intern Philly, March 19-29, 2019

    Looking for your next internship, or graduating this spring and unsure of your next steps?  Well you’re in luck! Campus Philly (that’s us) is hosting a virtual career fair, called Intern Philly, from March 19 to 29.  Hundreds of companies will post jobs and internships for both college students and recent graduates, through the Campus Philly Launch site!

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    Finding a Community in the City – An Interview with Anthony Malerba of Comcast

    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 these companies is Comcast based right in Center City Philadelphia! We had the chance to sit down with Anthony Malerba, Senior Digital Paid Search Analyst,  to learn more about his experiences and how he ended up at Comcast!

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    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”

    Campus Philly’s 5 Steps to Writing a Resume

    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 résumé 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 résumé !

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    Photo Recap: Another Successful My Philly Summer Event for Interns in Philadelphia!

    Summer interns converged on the Delaware River’s Independence Seaport Museum last week for My Philly Summer, the annual meetup hosted by Campus Philly for interns from companies all around the Greater Philadelphia area including: Comcast, Bentley Systems, Pennoni, SEPTA, Witty Gritty, Campus Philly and many, many more.

    In fact, this year’s My Philly Summer had over 100 attendees! Every attendee had the opportunity to meet other interns from different industries and backgrounds, enjoy delicious (and FREE!) food, and play Philly-themed Quizzo for prizes, all while networking with fellow interns and local companies, making valuable connections that could shape the future of their careers. Continue reading “Photo Recap: Another Successful My Philly Summer Event for Interns in Philadelphia!”