Stakeholder Newsletter September 2015

Campus Philly Stakeholder Newsletter

September 2015

Dear Campus Philly Stakeholder,

This month, we have so many ways for students, college partners, and corporate members to come together through CollegeFest, our career events, and our Open Arts College Nights.  It’s a powerful experience for an 18-year-old — new to Philadelphia, new to life on her own– to see thousands of other college students from other campuses at CollegeFest; to meet an industry leader at one of our career events and have a conversation about her future; and to go to the Kimmel Center for free on College Night to hear a world-renowned orchestra. Read about all of these experiences below, both the ones that have already taken place and the ones coming up, and let us know how you’ll take part.

CollegeFest welcomed thousands of students to Philadelphia!

CollegeFestCollegeFest took place at Dilworth Park last Saturday, and it was a hit! Thousands of students met Campus Philly at Dilworth Park, got free rides on the PHLASH, received free admission to participating museums, enjoyed pop-up performances from our Open Arts partners, plus games and giveaways from our event partners. If you’re interested in participating in next year’s CollegeFest, contact Patrick Sherlock.

And our new career site helps students find internships and jobs.

Campus Philly CareersWe’ve relaunched our internship matching platform at! The new website allows students to customize their profiles, search for internships using multiple filters and apply directly through Campus Philly or on the hiring company’s own site. For employers, the platform supports photos and videos to showcase the workplace and allows Campus Philly corporate members to search the student database. Check it out for yourself and hire your next rockstar employee.

Employers can meet students in person at upcoming career events.

Students at My Philly SummerThere are two recruiting events coming up this fall: one for students interested in finance, banking and accounting careers on Tuesday, 9/29 and another for students interested in innovation in healthcare on 10/6. These events host students from 34 different colleges and universities and are excellent venues to meet your next intern, co-op, or full-time hire. You can check out our fact sheet for more information here. To register, please contact Debora Charmelus. Opportunities are limited.

And we have a great Open Arts College Night Series.

Open Arts College NightThe fun doesn’t stop with CollegeFest and Campus Philly’s career events. This fall, Campus Philly’s Open Arts program is partnering with three cultural venues for the Open Arts College Night Series. The free series kicks off with Opera Philadelphia’s annual Opera On The Mall on October 3, when students can bring friends and picnic on the Independence Mall lawn while watching the broadcasted performance. Then comes the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free College Concert on October 20, welcoming hundreds of students for the season kickoff. The College Night Series ends in November with a celebratory night at the Barnes Foundation featuring music, performances and an opportunity to view the unique collection.

Deborah Diamond was featured on Knight Cities podcast.

Campus Philly president Deborah Diamond was interviewed by Carol Coletta for the Knight Cities podcast and got a chance to talk about connecting students to Philadelphia and how Campus Philly has learned what’s effective for cities interested in building relationships with the next generation of residents. Listen to the full podcast here.

And we have two new staff members!

Cory and DeboraWe extend a warm welcome to two newest members of our team: Cory Dulaney and Debora Charmelus. Both are recent graduates of Temple University (Debora with a bachelor’s in communications, Cory with a master’s in African-American studies), and both are now Program Managers here at Campus Philly. We’re thrilled to welcome Cory and Debora and look forward to you getting to know them as well.

Supporting PHLDiversity

Campus Philly encourages partners to learn more about PHLDiversity by attending their Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Downtown Marriott from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This year’s luncheon will focus on the theme The Impact of Diversity. PHLDiversity works to bring diverse audiences to Philadelphia through conventions and group meetings and to diversify the hospitality workforce by providing scholarships and other educational supports to students. You can register for the Annual Luncheon here.

Partner Spotlight

VillanovaThe students and staff at Villanova University, one of our longest-standing higher education partners, are well-prepared for off-campus engagement this academic year. Nikki Hornsberry in the Office of Student Involvement and Jennifer Liberato in the Office of Residence Life arranged for Campus Philly to share our Philly 101 presentation during RA Training and with the Campus Activities Team, to table on-campus twice during August, and to deliver 2,100 copies of the 2015-16 Insider Guide to Philadelphia for new and returning students. Villanova has been well-represented among the interns in Campus Philly’s office in 2015, and junior Shiza Francis participated in the student panel during Campus Philly’s June Partner Appreciation Event!

Finally, welcome to our 34 college partners for 2015-16.

Welcome to all 34 of our college partners this school year, especially our eight new partners: Art Institute of Philadelphia, Camden County College, Moore College of Art and Design, Penn State University-Brandywine, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, University of Delaware, University of the Arts, and West Chester University. We look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming year and introducing your students to all Philadelphia has to offer! See below for full list of partners.

Thanks as always for your continued support of Campus Philly,


Deborah Diamond

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
Campus Philly

Photos: Al B. For, Anna Ladd, and Jackie Papanier for Campus Philly; also courtesy of Villanova University

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This Edition Sponsored by

Beneficial Bank

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

Moore College
of Art and Design

Peirce College

Pennsylvania State
University – Abington

Pennsylvania State
University – Brandywine

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


Independence Blue Cross

Lincoln Financial Group

Premier Office Solutions

Publicis Healthcare

Republic Bank



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