Preparation today. Success tomorrow.
It’s simple. We know what millennials need to be successful. We work closely with each client to identity key areas of growth and development in a comprehensive process, incorporating modern-day guidance and services to address the conditions of today’s fast-paced world and competitive market in both education and the workforce. Most importantly, we help students plan ahead to maximize success in the most realistic, efficient, and effective ways possible.
Owner & Founder
Danielle DelMonte’s academic and professional background in both marketing and counseling make her an expert in helping students in all areas of educational and professional development. One of the only consultants of her kind in Western New York, Danielle knows how to help students effectively brand themselves to colleges and employers both in person and online. Most importantly, she has a deep understanding of the barriers millennials often face when transitioning from high school to college, and college to career. Incorporating both traditional counseling methods and modern-day marketing strategies, Danielle implements tailored counseling programs to help students successfully overcome challenges often faced in the college admissions process and obtaining employment opportunities.
Danielle graduated from Canisius College in 2012 with a B.A. in communication studies. From there, she earned her M.S. in public relations from the world-renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has also received training in the college admissions process by UCLA's top tiered extension program.
During and after graduating from college, Danielle successfully held a variety of part-time jobs and internships the fields of sales, marketing and communications. She currently works as an account manager at e3communications, a public relations agency in Buffalo, where she specializes in the reputation development and public management of a variety of clients.
Through her years in the workforce, Danielle began applying her communications and marketing-based skill set to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. Developing a strong interest in the college admissions process, Danielle began assisting students with everything from strategic college and standardized test planning to college essays and resumes. In 2014, she started PrepStart Consulting LLC.
Danielle is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist at Buffalo State College and Canisius College in which she speaks to students about professional development issues, including:
Internship and job search strategies
Cover letter development
Professional in-person & social media networking
Danielle has also given personal branding and professional development lectures to participants of renowned regional programs:
Salvation Army’s Employment Services Program
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at the University of Buffalo
Adult Learning Center of Buffalo
Buffalo Employment & Training Center
Steve Tasker's Self-Leadership Camp (hosted by Canisius College Center for Professional Development)
B.A., Communication Studies, Canisius College, 2012
M.S., Public Relations, Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications
Training by UCLA's College Admissions Counseling Program
New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC)
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership
The Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
NYS Women's Inc.
Danielle has had articles featured on several career and millennial-targeted blogs and websites, including:
Questions about your future? We have answers.
Who are PrepStart's clients?
PrepStart Consulting has a broad base of students with a variety of needs, issues, and goals. PrepStart’s clients include:
High school students (all grades)
College students (in all stages of higher education, including graduate school,
law school, etc.)
Recent college graduates (students who have graduated within 2 years)
What makes PrepStart different from other
PrepStart Consulting provides comprehensive college admissions and workforce
development counseling which incorporate instruction on personal branding,
online reputation management guidance, and networking strategies in all of its
services to address the conditions of today’s fast-paced online world and competitive
market. PrepStart Consulting works closely to evaluate each student and identify key
areas for growth and development in a comprehensive process. A tailored program is then implemented to address the student's individual goals and plans for the future.
What are PrepStart's services and how much do they cost?
PrepStart Consulting offers a wide range of services targeted at helping millennials with two of the most important stages of their lives—the journey from high school to college, and college to career. A list of services can be found by visiting the Services page. We offers two different packages—the College PrepStart Package and the Career PrepStart Package. Information and rates can be found by visiting the Packages page.