Stakeholder Newsletter September 2016

Campus Philly Stakeholder Newsletter

September 2016

Dear Campus Philly Stakeholder,

Remember your first impressions of Philadelphia? It could have been when you came here as a student, arrived for a new job or, if you grew up here, started navigating the city on your own. For thousands of students newly arrived in Philadelphia, Campus Philly created some great first impressions at CollegeFest 2016, on September 10, 2016 at Dilworth Park. Here are a couple of things we heard from students that day:

  • “CollegeFest was a great way to familiarize myself with SEPTA as well as Philly itself.”
  • “I got to visit five museums!”

We love when Philadelphia is at the center of students’ college experience: it deepens what students learn on campus, energizes the city to have them involved and increases the chances they stay here after they graduate. Campus Philly keeps the relationship going this semester with some new and unique career events for college students and three Open Arts college nights that connect them to our incredible arts and culture scene.

I invite you to learn more about these and other events featured below.

Thanks as always for your support.


Deborah Diamond

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
Campus Philly

The Gibbons sisters, and thousands of others, enjoy CollegeFest

Interns enjoy meeting with established professionals
CollegeFest is Campus Philly’s welcome to new and returning students and the Gibbons sisters took full advantage of the day. Anna Gibbons is a senior at Drexel and her sister is a freshman at Cabrini.

Thousands of students like them use CollegeFest as a day to meet those from other campuses and the city itself.

Dilworth Park, in the shadow of City Hall, was the site of CollegeFest. 40 exhibitors, local businesses, and civic organizations greeted students who snagged free giveaways and enjoyed interactive games and music. Students also traveled across Philly via the PHLASH to explore ten museums offering free admission to all CollegeFest attendees.

Students to embrace fall nights in Philly

Campus Philly’s Open Arts College Night series offers students exclusive access to music, art and theatre, all for free! At Open Arts College Nights students explore Philly and meet each other. Campus Philly is proud to partner with the following organizations for these great evenings:

  • Opera Philadelphia: Saturday, October 1 – Opera on the Mall
  • The Arden Theatre: Friday, October 7 – First Friday Meet Up
  • The Barnes Foundation: Friday, November 18 – College Night at the Barnes Foundation

Students can register for all three events at

From campus to career

Campus Philly produces three career events this fall so that students find their opportunity here and the region’s employers find their next rockstars.

SPARK: Philly Conversations to Launch Your Career
Thursday, September 29, 5:30PM

Students will network with employers following small group conversations between students and employers on sparking a career in Philadelphia. Know a student who might be interested? Have them register here while space is still available.

Thursday, October 13, 5:30PM

Creative careers abound in Philadelphia. This event helps college students discover what path in the creative sector is right for them and features professionals from design, cultural institutions and the art world. Employers can contact Ashlie Thornbury ( and interested students can register here.

Online Job & Internship Fair
Monday, October 24 – Friday, October 28

Hundreds of employers looking to recruit their next powerhouse and thousands of students eager to launch their career will meet at Employers can participate by creating a profile and listing available gigs ahead of the virtual Fair on October 24th. Students will head to between October 24 and October 28 to search and apply for opportunities. It’s free for employers to participate in the Online Job and Internship Fair.

Open your doors, gain a rockstar

Interns enjoy meeting with established professionals
Employers: want to meet talented students across the East Coast? Consider registering your company for Road Trips to the Real World (RTRW), a program of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). The program allows students to gain an inside look at what it’s like to work at a company. Students spend a couple of hours at participating businesses during Winter Break (Jan. 4 – Jan. 13, 2017).

If you’re interested in hosting a site visit, please register online by Sept. 30, 2016. If you know a student who would love to explore companies, invite them to sign-up when student registration opens on Oct. 17, 2016.

Sponsorship Opportunities with Campus Philly

  • Interested in sponsoring Campus Philly’s Inclusive Leadership Conference? Contact Jen Devor ( for more information.
  • Interested in sponsoring the Student Workforce Survey? Contact Ashlie Thornbury ( for more information.
  • Want to sponsor Campus Philly’s Annual Meeting? Contact Jen Devor ( for more information.

Photos by Chris Kendig, Ashlie Thornbury, Anna Ladd, Roger Estes, and Brian Green

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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

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





Frontline Education


Herman Miller

ifm effector


Independence Blue Cross

Inspire Energy

Lincoln Financial Group

New Penn Financial

Premier Office Solutions

Publicis Health

Republic Bank


TD Bank


University City Science Center




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