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#1 Jessica

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    Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:26 AM

    Hey girls. I have a contact who is trying to set me up with an internship in Philly. But she wants to know what part of Philly I'm looking to intern in. I honestly don't really know all the "sections" in Philly. When I go, I usually just go to the South Street area!

    I also go to the Franklin Insititute once in awhile. But I have no idea what that part of Philly is called!

    I was wondering, if you guys could help me in figuring out what sections of Philly would be the easiest for me to get to from NJ?

    If it helps, I have pretty easy access to the Tacomy Palmyra Bridge, Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman and Ben Franklin.

    Thanks!!

    #2 Spazz

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      Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:20 AM

      I work in University City, which is easily accessible from 76. Center City would be another easy option for you to get to. But, in all honesty, Philly isn't that hard to navigate (not like when I go to NYC and get very lost!), so anywhere you choose, we could find an easy route to get you there.

      Where do you want to work? You're going for your Masters in Marriage Therapy right (sorry if I'm totally wrong)?

      #3 katrina

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        Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:42 AM

        from the tacony, you could work anywhere in the northeast.

        from betsy you can easily get to port richmond, bridesburg, fishtown, northern liberties, etc.

        the ben franklin would bring you into center city, chinatown, society hill, south street area, bella vista, etc

        the walt whitman would bring you into south philly.

        as a fellow jerseyian, i recommend against working in university city if you can help it. i did the commute for a while and it's just not an easy drive. over the bridge to 95 to 676 to the parkway. no good. i'd also recommend against fairmount, art museum area. but that's strictly based on commute. if you love the internship, the commute isn't a deal breaker, just a pita.

        let me know if you need more specifics.

        #4 Alyssa

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          Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:19 PM

          Jessica,

          Do you want to stay in Center City or are you open to working in the Boroughs of Philly?

          As for Center City, the most convenient neighborhoods for someone coming over the Ben Franklin are:

          Old City
          Society Hill
          Queen Village
          Northern Liberties

          Coming over the Besty Ross takes you to I-95 so you are closer to the Aramingo area.

          Coming over the Walt Whitman takes you right into South Philly

          If you want to minimize your communte once you get into the city, stay on the East Side of any section or neighborhood as all of the bridges coming from NJ cross the Delaware.

          PM me if you have specific questions about any neighborhoods :)

          #5 Jessica

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            Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:32 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by katrina
            as a fellow jerseyian, i recommend against working in university city if you can help it. i did the commute for a while and it's just not an easy drive. over the bridge to 95 to 676 to the parkway. no good. i'd also recommend against fairmount, art museum area. but that's strictly based on commute. if you love the internship, the commute isn't a deal breaker, just a pita.

            let me know if you need more specifics.
            thanks for the advice! i'm trying to avoid a horrid commute, especially since i most likely won't be getting paid!

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Alyssa
            Jessica,

            Do you want to stay in Center City or are you open to working in the Boroughs of Philly?

            As for Center City, the most convenient neighborhoods for someone coming over the Ben Franklin are:

            Old City
            Society Hill
            Queen Village
            Northern Liberties

            Coming over the Besty Ross takes you to I-95 so you are closer to the Aramingo area.

            Coming over the Walt Whitman takes you right into South Philly

            If you want to minimize your communte once you get into the city, stay on the East Side of any section or neighborhood as all of the bridges coming from NJ cross the Delaware.

            PM me if you have specific questions about any neighborhoods :)
            thanks for all the info. lol. i don't even know what the boroughs of philly are! just looking for the area with the easiest commute basically. i'll keep staying on the east side in mind. that's a good tip.

            #6 Jessica

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              Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Lizz
              I work in University City, which is easily accessible from 76. Center City would be another easy option for you to get to. But, in all honesty, Philly isn't that hard to navigate (not like when I go to NYC and get very lost!), so anywhere you choose, we could find an easy route to get you there.

              Where do you want to work? You're going for your Masters in Marriage Therapy right (sorry if I'm totally wrong)?
              yes, i'm going for my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. I'm not quite sure of where I want to intern, anything that fits in wth counseling couples or families... or at this point, anywhere where i can get therapy experience. i haven't been having much luck finding placement in NJ. it's rough!

              lol, i'm the total opposite. nyc is easy for me to get around and philly just leaves me feeling confused. then again, i lived in north jersey all through high school and went to middle school in nyc, so i was there all the time.




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