StakeHolder News Letter July 2016

Campus Philly Stakeholder Newsletter


July 2016


Dear Campus Philly Stakeholder,

Philadelphia has a lot of great experience welcoming the whole world to our city as we have this week with the Democratic National Convention. And every year, just around this time, Campus Philly welcomes a new and returning college students, also from all over the country and world. We call it the “Meet Philly Tour” and we take it on the road to more than 30 colleges and universities where we share our Insider Guide to Philadelphia with students, pass along some insider knowledge with them about how to make Philly their own, and invite them to a welcome party just for them, CollegeFest.

Our message to students when we welcome them is, make this city your own: Embrace the neighborhoods, arts and culture, outdoors, community organizations and professional opportunities that make this city so great. And our goal is nothing short of transformation…transforming students through the experiences they have here and transforming our city through their involvement and energy.

We invite you to be a part of it too. Let us know if there are ways you’d like to meet college students this year by contacting our partnerships director, Jen Devor at


Deborah Diamond

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
Campus Philly

Students Meet Each Other – and Philly – at My Philly Summer Party

Mayor Kenney Speaking To Interns200 interns and young professionals working in Philadelphia throughout the summer attended Campus Philly’s 6th Annual My Philly Summer Party on July 19, this year at the Barnes Foundation. Guests expanded their professional network, explored beautiful art from the Barnes’ Nari Ward: Sun Splashed exhibit and the Barnes Collection, and participated in fun ice-breaker games.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney encouraged the interns and young professionals beginning their career to consider making Philadelphia their home. Thom Collins, President and Executive Director of the Barnes Foundation, and Mike Brown, Managing Director, Audit & Accounting Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP also invited guests to get to know and love Philly.

The party concludes My Philly Summer, Campus Philly’s annual program that connects students and young professionals who are interning in the region through the summer to fun activities, new opportunities, and like-minded peers.

Employers, interested to connect your interns to My Philly Summer in 2017? Contact Ashlie Thornbury, or call 215-988-1707 ext. 104.

Deborah Diamond Receives Brava Award from SmartCEO

Deborah Diamond at the Brava Awards
SmartCEO, an award-winning magazine dedicated to inspiring, educating, and highlighting CEO’s, honored Campus Philly President Deborah Diamond at the Brava Awards on July 12 at the Crystal Tea Room. The Brava Awards celebrates entrepreneurship and achievements of top women business leaders. Deborah, along with 39 other leading presidents and CEO’s in Greater Philadelphia were recognized for their achievements. Under Deborah’s leadership of Campus Philly, the organization has increased its corporate membership program from one member in 2013 to more than 20 today.

Interested in joining Campus Philly’s corporate membership program? Contact Ashlie Thornbury, or call 215-988-1707 ext. 104.

College Partner Spotlight: Peirce College

Peirce College

Peirce College, a leader in providing innovative, market relevant programs that meet the needs of employers in this region, has reimagined the learning experience for non-traditional students and working adults.


Starting in September, Peirce will offer the only Philadelphia-based competency-based education (CBE) bachelor’s degree in Information Technology! CBE is a fully online, self-paced way to learn that provides students the flexibility they need to earn their bachelor’s degree. Students earn credits by demonstrating their mastery of skills, rather than the hours they spend in the classroom.

Emerging leaders and high performers in your organization who need an IT educational credential for advancement can apply their technical proficiency to expedite their time to degree completion. Students pay one set fee per term and then earn all the credits they can, optimizing their tuition reimbursement benefits. CBE is a talent management and workforce development innovation.

To learn more, contact Malik Brown at Peirce, or 215.670.9056.

International Students to Embrace Philly

On Friday, October 14 the Penn Museum will host the Festival of International Students at Penn! Formerly known as the International Student Welcoming Reception, this event brings together area international students, global leaders and organizations from across the Delaware Valley to celebrate the rich talents and cultural diversity that international students bring to the Philadelphia Region.

This reception also applauds the vibrant network of regional non-profits and organizations that promote global activities, while honoring the impact of this cultural engagement on Philadelphia, the first World Heritage City in the nation.

Are you interested in getting involved and showcasing your organization to the 600+ international students and guests who will be in attendance? If so, please visit here for sponsorship information please visit here for sponsorship information, and contact Amanda Grady with any further questions at

Secure Your Spot at CollegeFest

CollegeFest 2016
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Dilworth Park– when Campus Philly celebrates CollegeFest, a nationally-recognized event that sees more than 5,000 students from more than 140 colleges and universities. The event features exhibitors, music, entertainment, free admission to local museums and more!

Companies interested in exhibiting at CollegeFest and meeting the next generation of college students should contact Lindsey Campbell at


Companies interested in sending employees to volunteer at CollegeFest should fill out the CollegeFest Volunteer Form.

Find Your Dream Intern at

Campus Philly Careers
Now is the perfect time to start your fall intern search! Post your openings on to find your newest addition to your dream team.

Take your search for talent to the next level by downloading our tips and tricks.

Photos by Roger Estes & Anna Ladd for Campus Philly

Local and National News

Manor student learns ‘impossible was possible,’ wins scholarships, avoids college debt


One in four college freshmen won’t return this fall. Here’s how schools are trying to bring them back

Internships Are Not a Privilege
Source: The New York Times

Why Philadelphia is a Perpetual Underdog
Source: The Washington Post


This Edition Sponsored by



Campus Philly College Partners

Arcadia University

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Bryn Mawr College

Cabrini College

Camden County College

Chestnut Hill College

Community College
of Philadelphia

Delaware County
Community College

Delaware Valley University

Drexel University

Eastern University

Haverford College

Montgomery County
Community College

Moore College
of Art and Design

Neumann University

Peirce College

Pennsylvania State
University – Abington

Pennsylvania College
of Art and Design

Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia University

Rowan University

Rutgers University – Camden

Saint Joseph’s University

Salus University

Stockton University

Swarthmore College

Temple University

Thomas Jefferson University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Delaware

University of the Arts

University of the Sciences

Ursinus College

Villanova University

West Chester University

Campus Philly Corporate Members

Allen & Gerritsen

Allied Pixel


Beneficial Bank

Bentley Systems

Campbell Soup Company





Frontline Technologies


Herman Miller

ifm effector


Independence Blue Cross

Lincoln Financial Group

New Penn Financial


Premier Office Solutions

Publicis Healthcare

Republic Bank



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