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Summer Camps & Programs

College Application Series

About the Director: Allyson Diljohn has worked in the Berkeley College Counseling Office for the past 11 years and currently serves as co-Director. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Allyson worked as a college counselor at The Hill School (PA). She started her career working as an admissions counselor at Wake Forest University, her alma mater. Allyson also holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Allyson supports students as a member of the Board of Directors for the Simmons Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on college access. She is active in regional and national college admissions professional organizations. She has visited nearly 100 colleges and supported thousands of students through their college application journey.

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  • Preparing Your College Application

    Are you a rising high school senior planning to apply to college? If so, this workshop is for you! Through a series of interactive sessions led by an industry expert, students will prepare the Common Application and discuss the other factors considered when they apply to four-year colleges and universities. Topics addressed will include:
    • The Common Application 
    • Resumes/extracurricular involvement 
    • Interviews
    • Creating a balanced college list 
    • Applying for Florida Bright Futures
    • Completing the SSAR (required by most public colleges in Florida) 
     
    After a few short days, students will be empowered to move forward with their applications armed with finalized content that is original, authentic, and appealing to college application reviewers. Students can start their senior year with confidence and ahead of their peers because they will have much of their application complete AND vetted by a professional with more than 15-years of focused college admissions experience.

    All participants must bring a laptop, tablet, or iPad to each session. Mobile devices will not suffice. 

    Weeks 5 and 6 (rising seniors)

    About the Instructor
    The workshop will be moderated by Allyson Diljohn, Berkeley’s Co-Director of College Counseling. Allyson has helped hundreds of students earn admission to colleges across the country and around the world! She enjoys being able to work directly with applicants and share her knowledge gained as a former Wake Forest admissions counselor and as an active participant in regional and national college admissions organizations.

     
  • Essay Writing Intensive Workshop

    The College Essay is one of the most significant and stressful parts of applying to college. This workshop helps students eliminate that stress and walk away with a completed composition, all before the senior year officially begins.

    Utilizing presentations, interactive exercises, moderated writing time, and 1-on-1 sessions with the instructors, participants in this course will develop a college essay! The stepwise approach of this workshop will help students better understand the role essays play in the application process. Students will also get help identifying a topic, developing, editing and finalizing a working draft. As an added bonus, participants will get individual feedback on their writing and leave with a thoughtful and authentic application essay.

    All participants must bring a laptop, tablet, or iPad to each session. Mobile devices will not suffice. 

    Week 7 (rising seniors)

    About the Instructor
    The workshop will be moderated by Allyson Diljohn, Berkeley’s Co-Director of College Counseling. Allyson has helped hundreds of students earn admission to colleges across the country and around the world! She enjoys being able to work directly with applicants and share her knowledge gained as a former Wake Forest admissions counselor and as an active participant in regional and national college admissions organizations. 
     
     

Summer 2023

Week 1: June 5 - 9
Week 2: June 12 - 16
Week 3: June 19 - 23
Week 4: June 26 - 30
NO CAMPS July 3 - 7
Week 5: July 10 - 14
Week 6: July 17 - 21
Week 7: July 24 - 28
2023 Summer Catalog!
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