Demystifying College Admissions
Demystifying College Admissions
Julie Kim
I’m Julie Kim, and I’m the host of Demystifying College Admissions. Look, I’ve been there before! Navigating through the college admissions process is overwhelming, confusing and ultimately stressful. This podcast is designed to inspire high school students to identify their passions, learn all about the most updated college admissions strategies, with guests and experts from all industries! And the best part is we’ll also dive into mental health so that this podcast will be a healthy, safe, and vulnerable space for all teens and parents out there!
How 2020 changed college admissions (my honest thoughts)
With everything that has happened so far in 2020, I really wanted to have a heart-to-heart conversation with you on the podcast today to share my honest thoughts on how the college admissions process has been affected this year.  Although there have been many challenges and obstacles for students and institutions to face, there’s also been good that has come from it. For that reason, I’m revealing the positives that have come from this year, along with what I’d like you to focus on moving forward for your college admissions journey and life in general. If you have any questions, please contact our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com.  If you enjoy this episode, I’d be so happy if you took a screenshot from your smartphone - and tagged me on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/julie_kim7/. Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next week! SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-80-how-2020-changed-college-admissions-my-honest-thoughts/
Nov 19
17 min
The problem with traditional college admissions strategies
So many parents and students are navigating the college admissions process incorrectly, which is why I wanted to help them avoid these pitfalls with this podcast episode.  I’m doing something a bit different today though, as I’m sharing testimonials from our students as a “mixtape!”  We’ve selected short audio clips from our previous episodes that will really help you make a decision about enrolling in our Ivy League Formula Program, and you will hear from them specifically about why they joined the program and how it has benefited them along the way in this process. For a very limited time, our Ivy League Formula Program is now open for enrollment, with the next group happening from November 2020 to April 2021. This is the last time this year we’re opening this program, and to learn more you can go to http://juliekimconsulting.com/formula.  More importantly, this is the last time we’re offering this program at this current price. The price will increase in 2021, so make sure to claim your lowest rate! If you have any questions, please contact our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com.  If you enjoy this episode, I’d be so happy if you took a screenshot from your smartphone - and tagged me on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/julie_kim7/. Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next week! SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-79-the-problem-with-traditional-college-admissions-strategies/
Nov 12
18 min
How to make your Passion Project STAND OUT
Today I’m speaking with another one of my students in the Passion Project Bootcamp, Mina, to answer some important questions that she has. Mina is wondering how she can differentiate herself from the crowd, when they’re all working on their own stand out factor. I think this is a brilliant question that will resonate with a lot of listeners, and not only do I coach her through this question but we also look at how to land research or intern positions, some ways to make her Passion Project more unique, and action steps she can do right now to improve her college resume. If you really want to create a stand out factor and get accepted into your dream college, then this is an episode you’re going to want to check out! Our Ivy League Formula Program is now open for enrollment, with the next group happening from November 2020 to April 2021. This is the last time this year we’re opening this program, and to learn more you can go to http://juliekimconsulting.com/formula. More importantly, this is the last time we’re offering this program at this current price. The price will increase in 2021, so make sure to claim your lowest rate! Also, I highly recommend that you attend the last 2020 live workshop I’ll be hosting. You can register here: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/live-workshop-oct-2020-ppbc/  If you have any questions, please contact our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com.  If you enjoy this episode, I’d be so happy if you took a screenshot from your smartphone  and tagged me on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/julie_kim7/. Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next week! SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-78-how-to-make-your-passion-project-stand-out/
Nov 5
25 min
How to find the time to work on your extracurriculars and/or Passion Project
On today’s episode you’ll hear me coaching one of my students Isha, who is currently enrolled in my Ivy League Formula Program and Passion Project Bootcamp class. Isha is an amazing student, a hard worker and definitely someone who puts herself out there! In this episode she asks me how she can move her Passion Project from the idea stage and to do it while managing her time correctly, because the whole point of the college admissions process isn’t about the amount of hours that you sacrifice!  Our Ivy League Formula Program is now open for enrollment, with the next group happening from November 2020 to April 2021. This is the last time this year we’re opening this program, and to learn more you can go to http://juliekimconsulting.com/formula, attend one of the live workshops I’ll be hosting or contact our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com.  SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-77-how-to-find-the-time-to-work-on-your-extracurriculars-and-or-passion-project/  
Oct 29
30 min
Interviewing my Passion Project Bootcamp Students (Part 2)
I had so much fun in last week’s episode speaking with students of my Passion Project Bootcamp, and today you’re going to get to listen to even more of their experiences and insights! You’ll hear how my students felt about their college admissions journey before joining the Passion Project Bootcamp, what made them decide to enroll in the Passion Project Bootcamp, and even more ways to create and scale your passion project. It’s all in this episode of Demystifying College Admissions!  SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-76-interviewing-my-passion-project-bootcamp-students-part-2/
Oct 22
32 min
Interviewing my Passion Project Bootcamp Students (Part 1)
With enrollment coming to a close for this round of the Passion Project Bootcamp, I thought it would be a good opportunity for listeners to hear from current students of the program about their experiences! As well as answering common questions that you may have about the Passion Project Bootcamp, I also give a breakdown of the modules, cost, payment plans and so much more in this episode! The Passion Project Bootcamp is open for enrollment, but just until Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 11:55 pm PST! Enrollment only happens twice a year, and we’re offering $500 off the price with the Code “OCT2020”!  I’m so excited because we’re also including bonuses that we’ve never added before, including 4 coaching calls, How to Land Research Positions Training Session, and How to brainstorm your Passion Project Zoom session. Make sure to head over to https://juliekimconsulting.com/bootcamp to join this round of The Passion Project Bootcamp, and if you are currently a student of the program, you will also get all of the new bonuses listed too!  SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-75-interviewing-my-passion-project-bootcamp-students-part-1/
Oct 15
37 min
How to stand out if you have perfect GPA & SAT/ACT scores
Do you have perfect test scores, yet you’re still worrying about not getting accepted into your dream college (given the fierce competition?) Today’s guest is Anthony, a current student of The Passion Project Bootcamp, and in this episode, he discusses his concerns about getting rejected - even though he has a strong GPA and SAT/ACT scores.  This is something that shows up for a lot of high school students, and I coach Anthony on how to make perspective shifts that will serve him in a positive way  and what he can do right now to create a standout factor to strengthen his college application. You’ll also hear how he landed a research position, created a passion project and many more amazing things as a student in the Passion Project Bootcamp.  I hope this gives you a better idea of what goes on inside one of our paid programs here at Julie Kim Consulting. Again, it felt incredible to have another coaching call here where a student can share the insights, wins, and biggest takeaways! As I mentioned in the last episode, The Passion Project Bootcamp is open for enrollment from Monday, October 12th, 2020 to Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 11:55 pm PST! Enrollment only happens twice a year, and we’re offering $500 off the price with the Code “OCT2020”!  I’m so excited because we’re also including bonuses that we’ve never added before, including 4 coaching calls, How to Land Research Positions Training Session, and How to brainstorm your Passion Project Zoom session. Make sure to head over to https://juliekimconsulting.com/bootcamp to join this round of The Passion Project Bootcamp, and if you are currently a student of the program, you will also get all of the new bonuses listed too!  SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-74-how-to-stand-out-if-you-have-perfect-gpa-sat-act-scores/
Oct 8
30 min
How Creating a Passion Project Shifted Her Mindset
As mentioned recently, we’re switching the podcast up a bit to share the behind-the-scenes happenings here at Julie Kim Consulting.  If you don’t already know, I have a signature digital program called The Passion Project Bootcamp, with a lot of incredible students enrolled in it. I’ll be sharing the 1-on-1 coaching sessions I have with these students here on the podcast, to not only benefit each of them, but to also help you as the listener out as well.  Today’s call is with Sonya, a junior in high school whose passion project has instilled a sense of purpose and a mission in her.  Creating a passion project has not only created a standout factor for Sonya’s application, but she’s feeling so excited about it, which you’ll hear today in this conversation. She asks me some important questions around mindset, specifically how to not feel guilty when she doesn’t complete everything on her to-do list, as well as what she can do to stop comparing herself to others (and who hasn’t done this)!  We also look at how to incorporate passion projects into college essays, the way to get published in newspapers and magazines, and I even edit and make suggestions on the Professor Outreach email that she is sending out to professors.  There is a lot of strategy and mindset tips packed into this episode!  Awesome news!! The Passion Project Bootcamp is open for enrollment from Monday, October 12th, 2020 to Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 11:55 pm PST! Enrollment only happens twice a year, and we’re offering $500 off the price with the Code “OCT2020”!  We’re also including bonuses that we’ve never added before, including 4 coaching calls, How to Land Research Positions Training Session, and How to brainstorm your Passion Project Zoom session. Make sure to head over to https://juliekimconsulting.com/bootcamp to join this round of The Passion Project Bootcamp, and if you are currently a student of the program, you will also get all of the new bonuses listed too! SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-73-how-creating-a-passion-project-shifted-her-mindset/
Oct 1
48 min
How to Check If You're Doing "ENOUGH" to Get Accepted Into Your Dream College
When trying to get accepted into your dream college, it can be hard to determine if you are doing too much, or not enough. I wanted to talk about this topic today on the podcast because it’s something we get asked so often by our students. In this episode I’m going to give you 3 ways that you can access whether you are doing enough, and share how to overcome some of the common pitfalls students often face in the college admission process SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-72-how-to-check-if-youre-doing-enough-to-get-accepted-into-your-dream-college/   
Sep 17
10 min
3 Strategies To Beat the Competition
It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down to record a solo episode, as I’ve been featuring a lot of amazing interviews and conversations on the podcast lately. Today I want to talk about something that so many students and parents worry about, and that is competition. When it comes to The Ivy League and top-tier college admissions process, the acceptance rate is so low that it’s easy for you to have the mindset that it’s all about the competition. It also leaves you wondering if it’s even worth it to apply, so I’m going to give you 3 strategies in this episode that can help you no longer feel so stressed out and overwhelmed about the competitive process. SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-71-3-strategies-to-beat-the-competition/
Sep 11
15 min
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