Stakeholder Newsletter October 2016

Campus Philly Stakeholder Newsletter

October 2016

Student Leader Network explores Germantown

Dear Campus Philly Stakeholder,

September and October were filled with seven incredible Campus Philly events that engaged college students in all dimensions of Philadelphia life:

  • CollegeFest welcomed 5,000 new and returning students to the city and provided a day of free museum and city exploration
  • Our Student Leaders Network traveled to Germantown to dig deep into neighborhood development
  • Campus Philly Careers produced SPARK Philly and Create-adelphia to foster conversations and connections to launch careers in Philly
  • Campus Philly’s Open Arts program introduced hundreds of students to the Philadelphia Orchestra’s free college concert, Opera on the Mall, and First Friday at the Arden Theatre

When students fall in love with Philadelphia, it can happen at any time…in the hall of the Kimmel Center, on the streets of Germantown, in conversation with an employer who has a great internship opportunity. The beginning of the school year is the best time to bring students from more than 30 campuses together to experience Philadelphia in all of these dimensions. The result are students who see how great it is to live in Philadelphia (73% would recommend it as a place to live, up from 55% in 2010), with close to two-thirds (64%) staying after they graduate.

Join us in fostering even more connections between the students on our campuses and the opportunities in our region by participating in one or more of the events and opportunities coming up and described below.

Thanks, as always, for your support of Campus Philly,


Deborah Diamond

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
Campus Philly

Perfect Match: Students and PHL Employers Connect at Campus Philly Career Events


Campus Philly’s career events are built on the premise that real connections should be at the center of every career search. More than 130 students from college and universities across the Philadelphia region came out to Campus Philly’s two in-person career events – SPARK: Philly and Create-adelphia. Students met dozens of employers and explored the skills needed to launch their career in Philly. A few students shared their experiences:

  • “I learned you should network within a company once you get hired. I never thought about that. Stephon from Independence Blue Cross told me that and described how he does it.”
  • “I didn’t know there would be so many other schools here. I thought it would just be the big ones but I met students from Bryn Mawr College and Chestnut Hill College in my discussion group and that was cool.”
  • “After graduating I saw myself moving to New York. But I think I’m going to stay in Philly now. Attending SPARK and Create-adelphia made me realize there’s so many career opportunities here that I feel confident I can find a great job.”
  • “I rushed over after class because I never pass up an opportunity to get a job that’s not me working at a grocery store. And now I have an interview tomorrow at Republic Bank.””

Career Service Professionals Unite

Campus Philly is sponsoring the Career Services Technology Meeting Career Services Technology Meeting (CSTM), an annual event taking place in Philadelphia in January 2017. CSTM career service professionals from around the country share best practices, discuss trends and identify the latest in technology, communications, and digital media as it relates to the field of career services and campus recruiting.

  • Date: January 12-13, 2017
  • Location: Temple University, Philadelphia PA
  • Cost: Free!
  • Registration: Space is limited! To register contact Gerald Tang at

Insights Into the Student Mind

Interns enjoy meeting with established professionals Campus Philly will release a student workforce survey in June 2017 that explains how college students in the Greater Philadelphia area approach launching their careers. The survey will answer questions like:

  • When do today’s college students get serious about their job search?
  • Whose career advice do they consider most valuable?
  • How prepared do they feel to secure their ideal first job?

Please share the survey with your student contacts (only if they’re a 2016-2020 student attending a college or university in Greater Philadelphia)

Sponsorship Opportunities with Campus Philly

Local and National News

Comcast’s David L. Cohen to Employers: Why You Should Rethink New Hire Pipeline

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal

PEW Polls Shows Philadelphians Feeling Good About Their City
Source: Pew Charitable Trusts

Free Associate’s Degrees Coming For Some Philadelphia High School Students

Kimmel Purchasing Merriam Theater from University of the Arts, Will Likely Spur More Real Estate Deals

This Edition Sponsored by


Campus Philly College Partners

Arcadia University

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Bryn Mawr College

Chestnut Hill College

Community College
of Philadelphia

Delaware County
Community College

Drexel University

Eastern University

Haverford College

La Salle University

Lehigh University

Manor College

Montgomery County
Community College

Moore College
of Art and Design

Neumann University

Peirce College

Pennsylvania State
University – Abington

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 Delaware

University of Pennsylvania

University of the Arts

University of the Sciences

Ursinus College

Villanova University

West Chester University

Campus Philly Corporate Members

Allied Pixel


Bentley Systems

Campbell Soup Company

Chamber of Commerce
for Greater Philadelphia





Frontline Education


Herman Miller

ifm effector


Independence Blue Cross

New Penn Financial

Premier Office Solutions

Publicis Health

Republic Bank


TD Bank


University City Science Center




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