Press Releases

Rising Number of Students Participate at Berkeley College Summer Career Workshops in NJ and NY

Ernesto Wang of Berkeley College School of Professional Studies (left), provides feedback to Joceline Gutierrez of Union City during the summer career workshop in interior design. Credits: Berkeley College

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Approximately 220 high school students and young adults recently explored their interests at six two-day summer career workshops held at Berkeley College in New Jersey and New York. This was the ninth consecutive year Berkeley College has offered the program and more students participated than ever before.

“The summer workshops are so popular because young people want to investigate where their interests can lead them,” said Gretchen Orsini, associate vice president, high school and community outreach. “Ideally, a student explores careers and chooses a degree program that inspires his or her passion. The workshops give students a behind-the-scenes look at the multiple career paths available in each industry.”

Sara Ferro of Cranford attended the workshop to explore what this art-related career has to offer.

Sign Up for E-News

“I don’t really know what in art I would like to do," she said. "My mom encouraged me. She thinks I have a talent so I wanted to explore it."

In addition to the hands-on assignment, students met with representatives from the Kravet, Nobilis, Robert Allen and Jerry Pair showrooms at the Decoration and Design Building in New York City.  They visited two retail businesses, Contemporary Couch and Artistic Tile, where they also went on tours and learned from professionals who worked there. They also were able to hear from Amanda Amato, owner of AMA Designs & Interiors, LLC., who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Berkeley College in 2012.  To read about Amato’s career click here.

Interior design degree programs at Berkeley College focus on the creative and technical aspects of the industry. Graduates are prepared with the necessary skills and practical knowledge to enter the industry in a range of roles, including careers in creative positions such as residential or commercial interior designers, exhibit designers and designers in architectural firms.

This year’s summer career workshops also explored the fields of business leadership, criminal justice, fashion, graphic design and healthcare.

To read more about successful careers in interior design and the degrees offered at Berkeley College in this field click here.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degree and certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park.

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Passaic Valley

Officials Say Recently Passed County Budget Built on 'Fiscally Sound Policies'

March 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – Saying it reflects “fiscally sound policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, including significant reserves for workers’ compensation, health benefits, and liability insurance, and an overall net debt of 1% of market value,” the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted the 2018 budget on ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, March 21, 1:00 PM

Totowa Public Library, Totowa

'Home Again' Screening

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, March 21, 5:15 PM

Totowa Public Library, Totowa

QuickBooks workshop


Sat, March 24, 10:15 AM

Totowa Public Library, Totowa

Mindful Saturdays

Health & Wellness

Sat, April 28, 8:00 AM

College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown

Conference and Resource Fair Promotes Advocacy ...

Education Giving Back

Woodland Park resident becomes Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer

March 20, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Cynthia Sobelman, a resident of Woodland Park, was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer for Passaic County CASA on Tuesday, March 6, at the Passaic County Superior Courthouse in Paterson.

Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers work one-on-one with children, ensuring that each child receives needed services and achieves permanency in a safe, ...