Stakeholder Newsletter November 2016

Campus Philly Stakeholder Newsletter

November 2016

Dear Campus Philly Stakeholder,

Thanksgiving brings to mind how we build our communities at home and at school. For Campus Philly, these things converge as we encourage students to think of Philadelphia as the place where campus and city communities meet. Our line-up of events for next semester reflects this convergence, which enriches students’ college experience and makes Philadelphia a better place as well.

  • Campus Philly and Temple University present the Inclusive Leadership Conference on February 11, 2017. With a focus on advocacy for inclusion, this year’s conference will equip students to build advocacy skills while also building cross-campus collaborations.
  • Spring means science in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week bloom in April. Campus Philly highlights the most student-friendly events throughout these weeks in April, helping student and science communities meet.
  • And because life needs art, Campus Philly’s Open Arts will present college nights that bring students together to experience the Philadelphia Ballet and music at the Kimmel Center.

If you have a community or experience that would benefit from college student participation, let us know and help you make those connections.

Thank you for your continued support,


Deborah Diamond

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
Campus Philly

Closing the College Completion Gap

But by 2020, two-thirds of all jobs nationally will require a post-secondary degree. One of the most promising strategies for boosting regional degree attainment is helping more students who start college to finish. Join the Economy League and Talent Greater Philadelphia tomorrow, November 29, for a forum focused on the region’s college completion challenges, opportunities, and strategies. Interested? Last call for registration!

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!

New Gigs, New Connections

Online Job and Internship FairCampus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Fair (OJIF) launched on October 24th, 2016. The virtual event served hundreds of students and employers looking to match for fall internships, all through our totally awesome internship platform, Molly Brusser, a student from Rowan University, shared her experience.

“Campusphilly has been a great resource for me to find internships,” Molly said. “I applied and had interviews at multiple places this fall and chose KickUp for Education for my internship. The Campus Philly site is credible and more reliable than general career sites. It gives me more opportunities that pertain to my major.”

Highlights from the Online Job & Internship Fair include:

  • Participation by students from 96 colleges and universities
  • More than 850 students logging on to find their dream gig
  • 178 employers posting 1,388 positions on the website to find their next rock star

Campus Philly thanks AVIS and Zipcar for their sponsorship of the Online Job & Internship Fair.

Students to Amplify Their Voice

How did you find your voice? Was it in school, on the job or through a personal experience that motivated you to action? Philadelphia is a big place where individual voices can still be heard and Campus Philly wants to show that to regional college students at this year’s 2017 Inclusive Leadership Conference in collaboration with Temple University. We invite college and university staff to present workshops on this year’s theme: “Find Your Voice: Advocating for Inclusion and Respect.”

The one-day conference runs February 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Temple University. Nearly 400 students from regional colleges and universities will attend. If you have a presentation you want to share with these awesome student leaders please submit your proposal here ASAP. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis and spots are filling up fast.

When’s the Annual Meeting?

Normally at this time of year, we’re gearing up for Campus Philly’s Annual Meeting which has taken place in early December. The Annual Meeting will now take place on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to be more in keeping with our partners’ academic calendar. We’ll celebrate the year that was and provide previews for 2017-18. Stay tuned for more information about the Annual Meeting and our special guests for that event, Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith and Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for our Annual Report which will be delivered to your inbox at its normal time in early December!

A Call to Philly’s Young Professionals

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Education and Talent Action Team, in collaboration with the Chamber’s Young Professionals Council, is developing a retention strategy for the region’s young and mid-career professionals. The first step in this effort is learning from young professionals through this survey. Upon completion of the survey (which takes less than 10 minutes), individuals with contact information are entered into a raffle to win prizes from local establishments.

Comcast’s David L. Cohen Spreads the Word

This month David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast and one of Campus Philly’s Honorary Board Chairs, penned a letter on our behalf to 2,000 regional employers, informing them of Campus Philly’s work and providing information about our Corporate Membership program. We thank David for his support and look forward to this effort translating into more employers working with Campus Philly to offer opportunities to regional college students and supporting our mission to make Philadelphia a talent hub.

Sponsorship Opportunities with Campus Philly

Photos by Roger Estes and Brian Green

Local and National News

Drexel Grad Christopher Gray’s Scholly App Is Bringing Millions of Dollars to College Students in Need

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

U.S. Colleges Cast Net Beyond China for Students
Source: Philadelphia Tribune

President’s Message to President-Elect
Source: Inside Higher Ed

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Community College

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Eastern University

Haverford College

La Salle University

Lehigh University

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Community College

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of Art and Design

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University – Abington

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of Osteopathic Medicine

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University of Delaware

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University of the Sciences

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