College life in Philly

Philly young people share where they see the city (and themselves) in 5 years

Each person who took part had six seconds (or the length of a Vine) to tells us where they see their city in five years.

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While five of Philadelphia’s most successful young leaders prepared to speak to dozens of millennials Tuesday about how to find success in their own field, I took advantage of the situation: a bunch of Philadelphia’s most prominent young people and aspiring leaders were in one room — the second floor of Milkboy in Center City, to be exact.

Campus Philly, in conjunction with Young Involved Philadelphia’s State of Young Philly weeklong event, hosted this evening’s #MeetPhilly Leaders Meetup in order to foster discussion about breaking through in an industry. While everyone networked, I wanted to know a few things from the millennials there in a short period of time: Where do you see Philly in five years, and where do you see yourself in five years?

Each person who took part had six seconds (or the length of a Vine) to tells us where they see their city in five years. Some went specific, others more broad. Here’s what we talked about:

Where do you see Philly in five years?

Patrick Sherlock, 31, director of university relations and student engagement for Campus Philly, of West Philly

Chaney Harter, 22, program manager with Campus Philly, of West Philly

Fatou Sylla, 20, Bryn Mawr student

Joe Lopez, 29, of Northeast Philly

Daisy Qiu, 27, student at Penn

Joel Faltermayer, 24, database and marketing coordinator with World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, of Point Breeze

Max Conaboy, 28, business development anaylst with Aon Risk Solutions and supporting member of Young Involved Philadelphia, of Springfield

Jordan Poole, 28, of Fairmount

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Fatou Sylla, 20, Bryn Mawr student

Joe Lopez, 29, of Northeast Philly

Daisy Qiu, 27, student at Penn

Ayanna Avinger, 35, of Lansdale

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