Since early 2020, we've been busy hosting weekly Campus Philly Conversations with young professionals, as well as employers and recruiters, where we talked about, well, everything: how to land a job in the tech industry, networking in the middle of a pandemic, things every recruiter wishes applicants knew, how to build your own business, and so much more.
There's never been a better time to take advantage of all the career advice and professional development resources you can, and we've got all the information you need, right here (for free!).
Check out our past interviews below, with timeless advice that's relevant at any time, and be sure to sign up for our upcoming Campus Philly Conversations and Career Events. See you soon!
with Precious Samuel, The Voter Project & Aerion Abney, All Voting Is Local
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Are you registered to vote? Whatever our color, origin or zip code, our vote is our power. And our ability to vote depends on hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone’s vote is counted. That’s where you come in.
Get everything you need to know about voting & becoming a poll worker in this interview. Apply to be a poll worker (and get paid $250!)!
with Marvin Mack, Video Producer and Creator/Host of the Good Ass Job Podcast
You CAN turn your creative passion into a career, and Marvin shares exactly how to do it. He has more than 10 years experience in digital media and branded content creation, working for companies including Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Group 9, and The Fader, and now shares how others are pursuing similar creative career paths in his podcast Good Ass Job.
If you're someone who is naturally good at math, passionate about problem solving, or interested in working with numbers in some way, you're not going to want to miss this special panel conversation with these three young professionals who turned their passion (and expertise) for math into a career:
- Reena Shanker, Assistant Actuary, Global Casualty at Chubb
- Cara Drago, Senior Vice President, Catastrophe Modeling at Guy Carpenter
- Joanna Dearolf, Data Scientist, Global Analytics at Chubb
with Mickey Mullin, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Every day throughout this pandemic, we’ve seen how essential nurses and healthcare workers are to our world, and every day, we’ve seen these heroes in action saving lives affected by COVID-19. After working as a nurse for 30+ years, Mickey is now the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, helping future nurses discover their best fit at one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals.
with Charisse McGill, Founder of Lokal Artisan Foods and French Toast Bites
In November 2018, Charisse McGill resigned from her day job and two days later, opened her French Toast Bites stand in the middle of Philadelphia. In the first 45 days, she grossed 3/4 of her former annual salary, and since then, has opened up two retail locations, brought a product to market, and has participated in more than 180 events all over the region.
Check out our interview with Charisse where she told her story on how she built her business and pursued her passion for entrepreneurship… and how you can do the same.
with Kevin Chemidlin, Host and Creator of "Philly Who?"
In 2018, while working as an insurance software developer, Kevin Chemidlin launched the Philly Who? podcast telling the story of the doers, thinkers, and performers in Philadelphia. Now, he’s producing podcasts full time, and helping other podcasters to do the same.
Our conversation with Kevin on Instagram Live was PACKED with career advice on how Kevin turned podcasting into a full-time job, tactics for launching your own podcast, resources, book recommendations, equipment you should (or shouldn’t) buy, and so much more.
with Celina McCabe, Campus Recruitment Programs Manager at Dorman Products, Inc.
We had the opportunity to get all the secrets from a recruiter’s perspective on what job seekers should be doing when they apply to a job or internship opportunity. Celina has worked in talent placement for more than 20 years… so you know she had some good tips to share!
with Jen Devor, Civic Impact Manager at The Economy League
This is a fantastic conversation with Jen Devor, Civic Impact Manager at The Economy League on Instagram Live. Jen shared SO MANY tips on how to network during virtual events, the best ways to connect with someone on LinkedIn, and even the most embarrassing thing that has happened to Jen at a networking event…
We say it all the time: Philly is the best city to be a young professional and launch your career. We love learning about “Campus Philly success stories” – students that went to college in the Philadelphia region, and stayed here after graduating, falling in love with the city as a spot to grow professionally.
Check out our interview with three young professionals with different “Philly stories” to share:
Kambi’s Rebecca Keane, Talent Acquisition Specialist, and Ben Porter, Sports Trader
Kambi is the leading provider of premium sports betting and technology services, with eight offices across the globe—including their Philadelphia location in The Wanamaker Building.
Check out this interview with Kambi’s Rebecca Keane, Talent Acquisition Specialist, and Ben Porter, Sports Trader and learn all about the innovative sports betting industry, along with Kambi’s amazing perks (office ping-pong, anyone?) and more!
Shaun Baer, a full-stack developer at Bluecadet; and Phoebe Quincy, technical community builder at Elastic
Knowing the fundamentals of coding opens up the door to the many different career paths in the tech industry. But where do you start?
Check out this special panel discussion centered on launching a career in coding – how to teach yourself to code, the resources available to you RIGHT NOW, and how our two panelists got to where they are today, and what they love the most about their jobs.
with PR & Marketing Specialist Jaime Martorana
Once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, today Eastern State Penitentiary stands in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.
We sat down with Eastern State Penitentiary’s Public Relations and Marketing Specialist all about her career in PR at Philly’s coolest, and creepiest, location.
with Pennoni's Talent Acquisition Associate Marvin Johnson
We asked Marvin Johnson, Talent Acquisition Associate at Pennoni, everything we wanted to know about what it’s like to be on the other side of the interview table, including how to stand out among the other applicants, how to write a cover letter, and the ways that YOU can grow your network, from anywhere, at any time.
with Dave Silver, Founder and CEO of REC Philly
Check out our interview with Dave Silver, Founder and CEO of REC Philly, the hub for Philly’s creative creativity, about what it was like starting a business and the lessons he’s learned along the way, plus how to turn creative passions into a career, and how college students can get involved in the creative community today.
Danielle from @full_on_philly, and Liz & Syama from @allwedoiseatt
with Patrick Best, Vice President and Manager of Talent Acquisition at WSFS Bank
This is a not-to-miss conversation for anyone who is feeling unsure about their next steps after graduation. We chatted with Patrick Best, Vice President and Manager of Talent Acquisition at WSFS Bank, about career resources for college students and recent graduates, including resume and job search advice, job boards to check out, and how to own your non-linear story, especially in a job interview.
with Anna Papalia, Founder of The Shift Profile
Let's face it: while virtual interviews might not be the same as in-person interviews, there are a lot of ways that this can be a positive thing, and Anna Papalia, Founder of Shift Profile, shared a ton of resources, tips, and advice for nailing the virtual interview.