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41th Annual Summer Institute

July 16-18 2018 at Bucknell University

The PACAC Summer Institute held at Bucknell University is an interactive, intensive 2 1/2 day workshop for new admission counselors and secondary school counseling professionals (all experience levels). The Institute provides participants with a full and complete understanding of the increasingly complex college admissions process through a dynamic learning experience. This year will mark the 40th Annual Summer Institute, making it the longest, continuing, summer professional development opportunity for new admission counselors and secondary school counselors in the nation!


Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Overview of Admissions and Enrollment Management
  • Financial Aid
  • Counseling the College Bound Students and Parents
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Higher Education
  • Marketing and Social Media in College Admission
  • Athletic Recruitment
  • Interactive case studies
  • And much more...


Summer Institute Staff
:

  • Josh Ditsky, Berks Catholic High School, Dean
  • Jeremy Branch, Penn State University Brandywine Campus, Director
  • Adriana Rivera, ASPIRA, Inc., Faculty Mentor
  • Heather Gallo, Downingtown High School East, Faculty Mentor
  • Ian Harkness, Malvern Preparatory School, Faculty Mentor
  • J. Scott Myers, Ursinus College, Faculty Mentor
  • Michelle O'Donnell, Lancaster Country Day School, Faculty Mentor
  • Catherine Souza, Archmere Academy, Faculty Mentor
  • David Barkovich, North Hills High School, Faculty Mentor
  • Dave McMillin, Linden Hall, Faculty Mentor
  • Alan Paynter, Dickinson College, Faculty Mentor
  • Taylor Miller, Saint Joseph's University, Intern

Costs:

  • College Admission Counselors: $450 for PACAC members, $475 for PACAC non-members
  • Secondary School Counselors: $350 for PACAC members, $375 for PACAC non-members
  • Price includes housing, meals, and program materials.
  • PACAC provides financial support to attend PACAC professional development opportunities through the Counselor Assistance Program Grants


Registration: Registration will open mid-March 2018
Applications: 
Now accepting applications for SI Faculty and SI Intern.  Please send to info@pacac.org. Deadline is October 15.

Here's what last year's participants had to say about their Summer Institute experience:

  • "Staff and attendees were diverse in their experiences and passionate about their work."
  • "I love my job even more than I did 3 days ago!"
  • "I feel more prepared for a career in admissions."

 

For questions about the Summer Institute, please contact
SI Dean Josh Ditsky, 610-898-9252
SI Director Jeremy Branch, 610-892-1202