DWC College and Career Paths students Set the foundation for success

The Junior's Guide to College, 2010 Edition
A Q&A with Frona Kahn


DesignWorlds brings not only an intimate knowledge of the fundamentals of the college application process, its employees have a uniquely personal touch that continues to be reassuring throughout the difficult and stressful college application process. It is a comforting fact to know that your application adviser not only knows the admissions officers at your top choice school, but they have helped numerous other students out with their applications. They seem to be there at any time, and got me out of more than one tight spot with an application late into the night. The combination of their personal touch with the wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise makes DesignWorlds a unique and extraordinary company which I would thoroughly recommend.

Daniel Goldhaber
Harvard '13
Design Worlds for College is a results-oriented, multi-level service with the goal of getting your child into their first choice college. The level of knowledge and personal attention was so impressive - Frona made frequent calls to admissions departments, provied thoughtful recommendations and guidance, and when needed, hand-holding! DWC focuses on a complete range of college prep needs with an expert team of professionals - from tutor referrals to help maintain high school GPA, aptitude testing, essay coaching and application deadline tracking. The results speak for themselves - our son received early admission to his first choice college.

Jane Cook, Saratoga , California
Son, Brady Cook, graduate of Bellarmine Preparatory, San Jose, University of Oregon, 2013
...DWC has found internships for students in such industries as politics, fashion, medicine, science and computer science... They have a fabulous record for getting kids into their top choices... This is not a "one size fits all" kind of counseling service... They give the kind of attention that school counselors simply are too strapped to provide these days.

R.B. Palo Alto, California
...Most importantly, I am deeply appreciative of the personal growth he [my son] has made working with the Kahns and their entire team... I never would have anticipated the insight and self-awareness our son has gained, as well as his level of confidence and skill at expressing himself...I really appreciate the way Frona and Ted bring together their background in psychology, business and education...

Chaplain Bruce D. Feldstein MD
Director, The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center
DWC inspired me to pay attention to what I was interested in - my passions, goals, and dreams... They encouraged me to look at colleges I had not thought of before, and because of this, today I am at a college that meets my academic ability and encompasses my passions and interests.

Miriam von Guggenberg
Menlo-Atherton High School, Menlo Park, CA
Junior, Brandeis University

Frona and her team are a godsend. I would have been completely lost without them. I am a technologist. What do I know about liberal arts colleges?

Philip von Guggenberg, Ph.D., Director of Business Development, SRI International
Parent of a Freshman @ University of California, Berkeley and a Junior @ Brandeis University
DWC changed my outlook... I was not driven in one direction or another, but rather encouraged to take myself places that I wanted to be. I am indebted to DWC for allowing me to discover myself through the process and define it, rather than letting it define me. I am glad that DWC guided me through this path to help me gain the most from the experience.

VM Monte Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
Freshman, University of California, Berkeley

The DWC team managed our son’s college admission process in an extremely professional and strategic way. As full-time working parents, this was a huge relief, and stress-reducer...We also learned a tremendous amount about our son, his interests, strengths and possible career paths.

Joanne Weiss,
Partner & COO, New Schools Venture Fund
Parent of a Freshman @ University of California, Berkeley
Without DWC, I don't know if I could have achieved both of my dreams: spending my senior year of high school in Israel and getting into Columbia University (Barnard College). The DWC team provided invaluable coaching, essay help, and emotional support… while I was in Israel.

Sarah Sleeter
Kehillah High School, Palo Alto, CA
Freshman, Columbia University - Barnard College
I am convinced that Frona Kahn helped my son learn to believe in himself through her own belief in his potential and talents and abilities.

DWC Parent
DWC guided me through the process, but in the end, they always let me and my family decide what to do. DWC to me was a compass, to help me navigate through the confusion and uncertainty that is the college application. Although college counseling may not be for everyone, personally, I am grateful that ?I had DWC to help me through the application process.

Ibuki Kamei
Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering
Working with Frona and Ted (DWC) put me on the path to finding the college of my dreams. They helped me discover my uniqueness as a college applicant, and decide what I wanted for my college and career experience. My life would not be the same without them.

Kimia Ghaderi
Rice University, 2012 - Violin Performance Shepard School of Music
College-bound students face a daunting challenge getting into schools of their choice.

American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Babson University
Baylor University
Barnard College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr
California Institute for the Arts
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Cambridge University, UK
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
California State Univ. Northridge
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
Chico State University
Clark University
Clemson University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dominican College
Drew University
Elon University
Emerson University
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Harvard University
Hebrew University
Kenyon College
Lewis & Clark
Long Beach State University
Marquette University
Maryland Institute of the Arts
McGill University, (Montreal, Canada)
Middlebury College
Michigan State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Montana State University
New York University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Oregon State
Otis College of Design
Parsons School of Design
Portland State UniversityPrinceton University
Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
SUNY - Stony Brook
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Savannah College of Arts and Design
Sarah Lawrence College
Seattle University
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
St. Mary's , Moraga
Tokyo University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alberta, Canada
University of Arizona
University of California: Berkeley
University of California: Irvine
University of California: Los Angeles
University of California: Merced
University of California: Santa Barbara
Included College of Creative Studies)
University of British Columbia
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Denver
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of Indiana, Bloomington
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Montana
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oregon
University of Pennsyvania (UPENN)
University of Portland
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Texas, Austin
University of Washington
University of the Pacific
Villanova University
Wesleyan University
Western Washington University
Whittier College
Whitman College
Yale University

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