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Dr. Jennifer B. Bernstein

(516) 362-1929



In this dynamic and fun hands-on workshop with Dr. Jennifer Bernstein, you’ll be going on an intellectual journey into the heart of the New York Times and creating at least 3 entries for its 8th Annual Summer Reading Contest.

This isn’t your ordinary class!

You get to explore whatever New York Times articles, podcasts, photographs, and videos (from 2017) you want. We’ll be having really good conversations, analyzing the work of previous winners, discussing what it takes to write compelling contributions, writing, sharing drafts, and more. You’ll also get individualized feedback from Dr. Bernstein.

The supportive collaborative environment will help you increase your confidence as a thinker, writer, and speaker.


After the course, you’ll receive free access to the module from the online Get Yourself Into College® program that teaches you how to create a curriculum vitae (which is sort of like a resume). Your experience writing and submitting to the Summer Reading Contest is definitely something you can put on your CV!

At the end of August, we’ll have an online group meeting to catch up, discuss your accomplishments since the workshop ended, address your questions and any challenges that have come up for you, and build even more momentum as you prepare for the new school year. We’ll figure out a day and time that works best for the group, and the online meeting with be recorded.


DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm – 8 pm (July 11th, 13th, 18th, and 20th)

WHERE: Rock Center at 999 Cumberland Avenue (Syracuse, NY 13210)

COST: $450 per student

SUPPLIES: You’ll need a digital subscription to the New York Times and the print copy of the Sunday Times (July 9th).


QUESTIONS: Email Dr. Bernstein at She’ll get back to you ASAP!

***There are only 15 spots available for this special workshop.
The program must have 10 students to run. ***

If the program doesn’t run, you’ll receive a full refund.***


Dr. Bernstein is the founder and president of Get Yourself Into College, Inc., which is dedicated to helping students transform the overwhelming college preparation and application process into a meaningful, exciting, and empowering experience. She has nearly 20 years experience within the world of higher education. She’s been a college English professor, served on admission and hiring committees, and worked as an academic mentor to gifted freshmen and sophomores. Her own interdisciplinary research (in American literature, philosophy, history, and religion) has earned over $60,000 in funding from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

She’s successfully mentored hundreds of students from a wide range of backgrounds. Her students have earned admission to all of the Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale), Stanford, and MIT. They’ve also had a great deal of success getting into Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Emory, Johns Hopkins, New York University, Vanderbilt, and many other excellent schools.