Stakeholder Newsletter January 2017

Campus Philly Stakeholder Newsletter

January 2017

Dear {!Contact.FirstName},

It’s the second semester of the year and most of the students Campus Philly serves will be in the workforce this summer. We wanted to learn more about how students are preparing themselves for life after college and we’re now poring over results from a survey of more than 1,000 regional college students. Some striking findings so far include:

  • 66% say they are likely to stay in Philadelphia after they graduate, up from 58% when we asked college students this question in 2010.
  • In evaluating job opportunities, current students rank opportunity for job growth above company mission, salary, and company culture.

The full report on these survey findings will be released at Campus Philly’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at International House, so mark your calendars. Joining us to discuss these findings and their implications for our region will be the president of Swarthmore College, Valerie Smith and the senior executive vice president of Comcast, David L. Cohen.

Listening and learning from the students we serve is key to Campus Philly’s success and in the newsletter items below you’ll see how the insight gained from this most current piece of research is influencing our programming going forward.

Thank you for your continued support,


Deborah Diamond

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
Campus Philly

Inclusivity to Reign In Philly

Philadelphia’s next batch of future leaders will convene at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center, site of Campus Philly and Temple’s annual Inclusive Leadership Conference (ILC), on Saturday, February 11th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ILC 2017 attracts students attending colleges and universities throughout Greater Philadelphia for a day-long summit based on this year’s theme Finding Your Voice: Advocating for Inclusion & Respect.
About 400 students are expected to attend, where they will participate in workshops led by community and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, regional businesses, and higher education professionals including:

  • Bancroft: Nicole Frederico “Being the Voice”
  • Frontline Education: Lauren Williams “The One Thing We All Have in Common: Viewing Diversity from Multiple Perspectives”
  • PHL Diversity: Greg DeShields “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: How to Be the Advocate”
  • Publicis Health: Laurie Mellon “The Team Building ToolKit: Using Interactive Activities & Exercises to Ensure All Voices Are Heart”
  • TherapyNotes: Sean Behan & Anthony Wisniewski “The Hidden Disability – Mental Illness: Eliminating Social Stigma, Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying”
  • Vanguard: Massandje Williams “Channeling Your Leadership Potential Through Storytelling”

Campus Philly also thanks CIEE, an organization that provides international experiences to college students, for sponsoring ILC 2017.

Sleepover in Philly, at a Discount!

Did you know Campus Philly assists families who visit Philadelphia to tour prospective schools or visit their college-age children by offering travel advice and hotel discounts?

Through Campus Philly’s Travel Desk, families can get advice and book select hotels at a discounted rate!

Campus Philly welcomes Sheraton University City and Hilton Inn at Penn to the Travel Desk program as partners in our mission to attract and engage college students. In addition to being great places to stay, these hotels offer space for your special events – including conferences, meetings, and receptions. For more information on participating hotels visit the Campus Philly Travel Desk or call 1877-88-PHILA.

Know of a hotel that should be a partner? Email Lindsey Campbell ( with your tip.

Found: Your Amazing Summer Interns

Campus Philly’s bi-annual Online Job and Internship Week, taking place March 27, 2017 through March 31, 2017, makes discovering your next summer interns easy!

The virtual event serves hundreds of students and employers looking to match for summer internships via Campus Philly’s career platform,

You can prepare now:

  • Create your employer profile.
  • Add your spring or summer job and internship opportunities.
  • Learn about our My Philly Summer Program to explore ways to ensure your interns have a great summer experience.

Online Job and Internship Week, Fall 2016 saw more than 850 students log-on Campus Philly’s career platform to find their dream gig. Even more students are expected to participate this time!

PHL Unites to “Amplify Philly” at SXSW 2017

For the second year in a row, Philadelphia is making its mark at South By Southwest (SXSW). Under the Amplify Philly banner, dozens of Greater Philadelphia companies will attend and participate in SXSW 2017. Amplify Philly promotes the best of Greater Philadelphia of business, healthcare, and culture at one of the largest conferences in the world!

If you’re interested in:

  • joining more than 200 Philadelphian’s to SXSW in March 2017
  • sponsoring Amplify Philly (joining other sponsors like Comcast, Startup PHL and the University of Pennsylvania)
  • setting-up at the trade show that draws more than 70,000 people
  • or just attending the conference

you can contact the event planners or fill out this form.

Open Arts Connects PHL Students

Open Arts, presented by Xfinity, provides free arts and culture access to students throughout the year! With more than 12,000 active users in 2016, the Open Arts Program encourages local college students from throughout Greater Philadelphia to explore the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene.

Open Arts’ College Night Series is one example of how the program gives students extra incentive to explore off-campus while fostering their attachment to Philadelphia. Students can experience College Night with three new upcoming events:

Friday, February 10 | 8 PM
Academy of Music, Tancredi, Opera Philadelphia

Wednesday, February 15 | 8 PM
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Sittin’ In (Aritst TBD)

Friday, April 7 | 7:30 PM
Merriam Theater, Romance, Pennsylvania Ballet

Questions about the Open Arts Program? Contact Ella Strauss,

11th Annual PHLDiversity Business Opportunity Luncheon

On February 21, 2017 PHL Diversity will hold the 11th annual Business Opportunity Luncheon (BOL), hosted at the Hilton Philadelphia from 11:30AM – 1:30PM. The BOL features a dynamic program that provides vendor opportunities, access, and insights to contract needs for upcoming diverse meetings and conventions.
Panelists will represent the following incoming conventions:

  • Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
  • Hispanic Bar Association (HBA)
  • National Medical Association (NMA)
  • Out and Equal Workplace Summit

Register to attend today or secure sponsorship opportunities! Individual tickets are $55. Proceeds from the luncheon will contribute to the Jack P. Ferguson Philadelphia Area MPA Scholarship Fund and the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality. Campus Philly proudly serves on PHL Diversity’s Education Committee and looks forward to seeing you there!

From Brava Award Winner to Committee Member

We are happy to announce that Deborah Diamond, a past Brava Award winner, is serving on SmartCEO’s committee for their 2017 Brava Awards program.

The Brava Awards celebrate high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives. Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.

Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring. The winners are profiled in an issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an amazing awards ceremony on July 18th. Learn more about the award and apply online. The application is due by February 24th.

Special ACUI Conference Rate for Campus Philly Partners

The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) will hold its annual conference in Philadelphia from March 19-23, 2017. ACUI’s Philadelphia conference will include inside looks at Philadelphia community-builders and student unions as well as best practices and networking with colleagues from around the world. Campus Philly partner colleges and universities can take advantage of the ACUI member rate (whether your school is currently an ACUI member or not) simply by using the member registration link. We hope to see you there!

Where in the World is Campus Philly Speaking?

Campus Philly president, Deborah Diamond, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Delaware Valley Student Affairs Conference on Friday, February 10. Her presentation, Turning Mirrors into Windows: The Impact of Off-Campus Student Engagement, will make the case that when students are engaged in their schools’ off campus communities, both those communities and the students are enriched.

The following month, Deborah will appear on a panel, First Hand Philly, at the Association of University Research Parks’ meeting in Tempe, Arizona, taking place March 13-March 16.

Are you part of an association or group who you think would benefit from Campus Philly’s millennial audience expertise? Contact Deborah Diamond, President, Campus Philly at

A (Fantastic) Year in Review

Missed reading our 2016 Annual Report?
Download it here!

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