Dyllen's College Essay Advice

Overview:

Roles: CEO, College Admissions Consultant, Project Manager, Product Designer, Operations Manager

Tools: WordPress, ClickUp, Teachable, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Flodesk, Calendly, Integromat, Zapier

Description: Dyllen’s College Essay Advice empowers students to discover their sense of self and effectively communicate their personal values, experiences, and potential in well-crafted college essays. We offer a range of services/resources including college essay editing, live consulting, educational videos, and most valuable: an award-winning, comprehensive online course to craft a successful college essay. Our system places emphasis on the necessary pre-production work that will save time in the long run by implementing strategy, structure, and storytelling into every essay. Our students come from around the globe and have been accepted to Stanford, UPenn, Cornell, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, Dartmouth, NYU, and many more.

Responsibilities:

Course Curriculum: Created an award-winning, comprehensive online college essay course to guide students step-by-step to craft every type of college admissions essay. My course places emphasis on self-reflection and personal development to showcase one's intellectual vitality and emotional intelligence. Launched a scholarship program for low-income and first-generation students to receive the course free of cost. Partnered with Title 1 schools and organizations across the country.

Consulting: One-on-one consulting over Zoom to advise on college applications and essays. I work with students to flesh out their story and emotions to then create detailed outlines for their essays. Collaborative discussion & live feedback.

Essay Editing + Project Management + Operations Manager: Essay editing services to strengthen storytelling, cohesion, clarity, structure, and sentence phrasing. Train and manage a team of 14 essay editors from top-ranked universities. Run all backend operations using task management platforms and automations.

Marketing: Gained a following of 9.6k on YouTube and 18.7k on TikTok through educational videos. I write, direct, and edit each of my videos. Partnered with other ed-tech startups and companies. Manage email marketing with a list of 4.5k subscribers.

Product Design: Designed website, branding, course materials, and marketing materials.

Public Speaking & Publicity:

Interviews & Podcasts: The Carlos Watson Show, Clearing Up College Admissions (Video Interview), College Scoops (Podcast), Power2LeadHER (Podcast), Her Journey (Podcast), The Academic Addict, Virtual Reality by LoginLA (Podcast), Breaking Book Barriers, Today is Her Story, The Stanford Daily

Webinars: Girl Genius Magazine, Jan(A+)e Tutoring SAT/ACT Master Class, Superposition, The LEAD Summit with Coach Tony Le, San Franscisco Public Library's Writers Sprint, GoED International College Fair, STEAM Days w/ Phoenix College, InternNet, Afro Puff Chronicles, Fed Up Youth Empowerment Summit, Young Minds Global Mentorship Community, Keystone Mentorship, Grand Arts High School

Instagram Takeovers: Generation She, Today is Her Story, The Amal Foundation, We Can, Vietsteaminist

Dyllen Nellis speaking to schools about college applications
Dyllen Nellis speaking to schools about college applications

OZY Genius Award Winner - Sponsored by Chevrolet

"The Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story" college essay course is 1 of 10 projects chosen out of thousands of applicants to receive $10,000 in funding and mentorship from industry experts. I am using this funding to donate my course to thousands of first-generation, low-income students across the nation. Read my article on OZY Media in the carousel below!