BEYOND THE GREEN LINE is a blog series featured on the Northeastern University Career Development Blog, ‘The Works.’ Each post highlights a major city and gives you an inside look at the local food, culture, music scene, the industries that are thriving there, and some current job openings in the area.’
This post authored by Career Development Contractor, Melissa Glaser Rubin and third year Northeastern student, Molly Osmulski.
Did you know that 12 of the 2016 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Philadelphia metro area? These include some household names like Comcast and Aramark, as well as some newcomers like Navient.
The City of Brotherly Love is also the eighth largest job market in nation. It has a fast-growing biomedical and pharmaceutical industries with many 14 major pharmaceutical and biotech firms to the area. The other main industries in Philadelphia include telecommunications, financial services, publishing and tourism.
Though filled with fun and culture and not far from NYC, Philly is still relatively affordable. For this reason, the city has seen an increase in its millennial population. According to Philly.com, “millennials – those aged 19 to 34 – now make up 46 percent of the downtown core population.”
There are over 2,400 Northeastern Alumni working in Philadelphia according to LInkedIn. In the past year, over 25 students have enjoyed a co-op position in the city.
Amina Ly, an Environmental Science major who co-oped as a Catastrophe Modeling Services Assistant at Marsh & Mclennan Companies thoroughly enjoyed her time in Philly and sings its praises:
“Living right in the center of downtown Philly, I got the opportunity to experience the historic and diverse city from right outside my doorstep. Before I arrived I had no idea how many cultural events the city had to offer. Every weekend I was guaranteed to run across a festival or organized event. I also consider myself an avid foodie, and the restaurants around the city never disappointed! Months later, I still talk about the wonderful food scene and the spectacular city atmosphere. It’s was definitely an easy city to fall in love with, and I would go back in a heartbeat.”
Curious for more?
Food and Drink:
Treat yourself to several Philly cheesesteaks and decide for yourself which is the best
Eat a Philly-style soft pretzels
NYC has the cronut, but Philly has the Donnoli – part donut, part cannoli
If you’ve never been to a Wawa, you have to go
The “Philly special” – a shot of Jim Beam and a can of PBR
Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
See a show at the Mann Center
Explore the many museums – including one dedicated to pizza
Go to Philly’s Annual Beer Week or stroll the “Philly Beer Trail” any time of the year
Go to the annual 2-day Made in America music festival
Get scared at Eastern State Penitentiary
Visit the Night Market or the Reading Terminal Market
Cheer on the Eagles, 76ers, Phillies and Flyers
Explore 3,600 acres of trails, history and nature at Valley Forge Park
Take some awesome pictures at the Magic Gardens
Job Opportunities – log into NUcareers to apply!
Aria Health 1820531 – Business Analyst – Population Health
1820526 – Process Analytical Tools (PAT) Specialist Job
1820528 – Manager, Operations Job
1820529 – Specialist, Engineering
1820530 – Specialist, Engineering – Technical Operations, Laboratory Job
1819780 Sourcing Analyst
1819775 Network Analyst
1820542 – Video Project Manager
1820544 – Account Executive
1819796 Digital Strategist
1819791 Senior Designer
1820522 – Associate Systems Analyst
1819801 Operations Analyst
1820538 – Supervisor, SMA Portfolio Accounting
1820536 – Compliance Analyst: Anti-Money Laundering and Privacy Group
1820535 – Service Excellence Administrator
1820533 – Middle Office Operations Processing Analyst III
1820532 – Operations Analyst, Inst Private Client (Implementation Services)
1820183 Print Production Designer
1820180 Network Engineer Security
1820175 Graphic Design Assistant
1820131 Public Relations and Social Media Senior Associate
1819768 Healthcare Analyst
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
1819758 Member Relations Specialist
1819757 Business Development Representative
1819749 Analyst III – Generics
Susquehanna International Group, Llp.
1812399 Operations Analyst Program
1811947 Operations Analyst Internship
Coming up Next Week: Beyond the Green Line – Silicon Valley, CA!
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This post was authored by Molly Osmulski, a third year Northeastern student. Molly is working toward a degree in Marketing with a minor in International Affairs. She is currently co-oping at Sanofi Genzyme and has previously completed a co-op at Travel + Leisure Magazine in NYC. She has also studied abroad at the London School of Economics and loves travelling, thrift shopping and trying new foods. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.