At Campus Philly, we love to share “Philly stories” that demonstrate to the college students and recent graduates in our community that Philadelphia is the place to launch your career. After all, it’s a city made for young professionals, with a vibrant arts and culture scene, unique neighborhoods each with their own personality, and a big city vibe with a small town community.
But more than that, Philly is a place where the college students in Campus Philly’s community can truly picture themselves living here, because they can see themselves in the stories we share — the senior clinical trial manager at biotechnology company Amicus Therapeutics, the digital project manager at Entercom, the women-owned beverage company, Reveal, that is innovating the industry through upcycling avocado seeds.
The talent within Campus Philly’s community — composed of college students and recent graduates from 30+ regional colleges and universities, as well as national schools, including 10 HBCUs — represents the diversity of young professionals in the city, with nearly 70% of fall 2020 event registrants identifying as students of color. Philly-area college students are driven to expand their professional network — more than 800 student-to-employer connections were made at Campus Philly’s most recent career fair, Black and Brown Students in Tech, and in fall 2020 alone, more than 1,000 students attended Campus Philly career events.
The college students entering the workforce know that Philadelphia is a city of opportunity, especially for those pursuing STEM careers, and they want to be a part of the innovation and growth that’s happening here. The economic growth in Philadelphia’s STEM industries must be more equitable and inclusive, and at Campus Philly, we want to empower diverse college students and recent graduates to live and work in Greater Philadelphia by amplifying the stories of Black and brown tech professionals and entrepreneurs who are making an impact in the region.
That’s where you come in. We’re seeking nominations for individuals with a Philly tech story to tell. Each month, Campus Philly will feature a different story demonstrating why THIS city, and the Black and brown college students and recent graduates coming into the workforce, represents the future of tech talent.
Nominate someone who is making an impact in Philadelphia, share this form with your own network, promote it on social, and help us amplify the inspiring and innovative stories of Philly’s Black and brown tech community.
Learn more about Campus Philly by visiting CampusPhilly.org or following @CampusPhilly on social, and learn about the City of Philadelphia’s plan to position Philadelphia as the Most Diverse Tech Hub here.