CollegeFest is quickly approaching, and we’re beyond excited! On Saturday, September 7 experience your BEST five hours in Philly. This year, we’ll have the biggest festival yet in Dilworth Park, featuring exhibitors with prizes and giveaways, pop-up performances, outdoor games, and so much more
CollegeFest is all about introducing you to your extended campus, the city of Philadelphia, so in addition to the huge party at Dilworth Park, we’re also partnering with museums and attractions all over Philly that you’ll get to discover for FREE. That’s right! If you’re a current college student, register today for Express Check-In so you can skip the line at Dilworth Park (next to City Hall) on September 7, grab your wristband and check out these attractions for F-R-E-E! Continue reading “CollegeFest: FREE Philly Museums on September 7!”
Get ready, Philadelphia—we’re welcoming in the Year of the Pig with a big celebration at the Rail Park! In collaboration with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the Friends of the Rail Park invite you to enjoy an afternoon of food and cultural activities for all ages that celebrate the diversity of what our communities have to offer. Entrance is free. Food for purchase.
Celebrate the kickoff to Philly Theatre Week with First Friday at the Cherry Street Pier! Artists will be previewing work included in the 2nd Annual Philly Theatre Week.
Thank You, Places is a complete improvised musical performed at Philly Improv Theater. From scene to music to lyrics, everything is made up on the spot. Come see opening and closing night of a brand new musical every time!
Doors open 5:30PM, Round table discussion 6-6:50PM, Q&A 6:50-7PM, networking 7-8PM
We know that solving problems doesn’t happen in a bubble, and Philadelphia is the original city of collaborators! In that spirit, we are bringing together people from all different sectors for a civic hack-a-thon to “solve” a problem in real time that we face in Philadelphia. Afterwards, there will be a networking reception where you can make connections, become a social impact star, and help build a more inclusive Philadelphia.
Doors open 5PM, panel discussion 5:30-6:30PM, and networking 6:30-7:30PM
Philadelphia’s creative industry is booming, students can figure out how to become a part of it at this night programmed specifically for students seeking jobs in creative industries. After a panel discussion led by creatives from Publicis Health, Ikea, and more, students can stay for a networking reception.
You’ve probably been to a small underground show around your campus, where on-campus artists can get a taste of the spotlight and have the opportunity to introduce the greater community to their art. Have you ever thought about the person whose job it is to execute those events? The one organizing every. single. little. thing for the shows to make sure the audience is having a good time, and the talent is getting their music heard by as many people as possible?
Meet Dave Silver, co-founder of REC Philly, a space and community for creatives who want to turn their passion for music into a sustainable career. Dave found his passion for helping local artists while attending Temple University, and since his time there, he’s built a company from the ground up, working with well-known artists such as rock/soul singer Zeek Burse (“The Experience”) & folk artist Rachel Andie. Dave sat down with me for an interview in Parliament Cafe right beneath the Campus Philly office. Building a brand means you’re always working, but Dave was as welcoming to the idea of sitting down with Campus Philly as ever. That’s because, as he’ll explain, Campus Philly had a hand in beginning his journey… Continue reading “Raising Artists While Growing a Business – An Interview with Dave Silver, Co-Founder of REC Philly”
Doors open 5PM, discussions 5:30-6:30PM, and networking 6:30-7:30PM
SPARK Philly was built on the premise that great networking is built from genuine connections and relationships, and these relationships are what should ultimately drive the career search. Professionals and student mentors from the Philadelphia area will facilitate small group discussions by drawing upon their experiences, as they pass along hard earned advice to students. The event will conclude with a networking session where students can connect with employers and other college students.
Summer interns converged on the Delaware River’s Independence Seaport Museum last week for My Philly Summer, the annual meetup hosted by Campus Philly for interns from companies all around the Greater Philadelphia area including: Comcast, Bentley Systems, Pennoni, SEPTA, Witty Gritty, Campus Philly and many, many more.
In fact, this year’s My Philly Summer had over 100 attendees! Every attendee had the opportunity to meet other interns from different industries and backgrounds, enjoy delicious (and FREE!) food, and play Philly-themed Quizzo for prizes, all while networking with fellow interns and local companies, making valuable connections that could shape the future of their careers. Continue reading “Photo Recap: Another Successful My Philly Summer Event for Interns in Philadelphia!”
You know the feeling when you’re in a job interview and it’s going GREAT, and you answered every question about your résumé, felt comfortable with all the responsibilities of the position, hit it off so well with the person interviewing you that you feel you’ve known each other for a lifetime…but then they ask you that dreaded question: “So do you have any questions for me?”
According to Business Insider, “…every interview is a two-way street. You should be interviewing the employer just as much as they’re interviewing you. You both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.”
But you can’t ask too many questions, right? And what if you ask the wrong questions? After scouring the web and asking around the Campus Philly office, here are seven questions to ask in an interview (and three to avoid unless the situation calls for it). Continue reading “7 Questions to Ask in an Interview (and 3 to NEVER)”