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July 31, 2020
If you don’t have the confidence in yourself to be the best applicant your dream school has seen, you won’t even give yourself the chance to try! In this episode, I want to explore why confidence is the ULTIMATE key to success in your high school career, your college admissions journey, and the rest of your life.   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-67-how-to-be-confident-and-why-this-is-important-for-your-college-admissions-success/   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
July 24, 2020
When I was in high school, I had a super negative image of myself. In this episode, I open up about my struggles with my body image and my mental health, how it affected my entire mindset through my college admissions journey, and why I had to change that to start living my BEST life.   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-66-i-used-to-be-overweight-and-insecure-and-this-is-what-i-learned/   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
July 17, 2020
In this episode, you’ll hear from my students about how the community of The Ivy League Formula Program pushed them to pursue their interests, start their Passion Projects, and keep moving forward on their college admissions journeys!    The Ivy League Formula Program is a 6-month group college consulting program where students receive direct, hands-on coaching and guidance from me to form a Passion Project that will STAND OUT from other applications. The Ivy League Formula Program will open enrollment again on July 22, and will close its doors very soon! You can find more information on the program HERE or in the links below!    THE IVY LEAGUE FORMULA: https://juliekimconsulting.com/formula   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
July 10, 2020
In this episode, you’ll hear from my students Maddie and Anjal about how to get your Passion Project off the ground, the opportunities that have come from working with college professors and like-minded peers, and how The Ivy League Formula Program taught them to take action toward their own success!   The Ivy League Formula Program is a 6-month group college consulting program where students receive direct, hands-on coaching and guidance from me to form a Passion Project that will STAND OUT from other applications. The Ivy League Formula Program is currently closed, but we will open doors in a few weeks! You can find more information on the program HERE or in the links below!    THE IVY LEAGUE FORMULA WAITLIST: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-program-waitlist/   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
July 3, 2020
In this episode, you’ll hear from my students Fiona and Roma about how they created and scaled their own Passion Projects, the steps they took to become more competitive college applicants, and what The Ivy League Formula taught them that they will carry for the rest of their lives!   The Ivy League Formula is a 6-month group college consulting program where students receive direct, hands-on coaching and guidance from me to form a Passion Project that will STAND OUT from other applications. You can find more information in the links below!    THE IVY LEAGUE FORMULA WAITLIST: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-program-waitlist/   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
June 26, 2020
So you’ve FINALLY figured out what you’re passionate about (or even interested in). Maybe it’s even something you’ll want to pursue as your major at your dream Ivy League/Top-tier college! But what if tons of other applicants are also passionate about the same thing? Do you think your passion will seem a bit cliche to college admissions officers? Well, STOP RIGHT THERE!!! A cliche is an idea that’s been overused to the point of exhaustion. And, although there are many cliches in life, your passion is NOT one of them! While a lot of people may have the same passion that you do, no one is going to express it in the EXACT. SAME. WAY. Pursue it in the exact same way. Approach it in the exact same way. Your dreams of pursuing your passion can come to a screeching halt IF you don’t have the right mindset. If you are passionate about something you should pursue it, regardless of what other people think of it! (hint: by creating your Passion Project!) Take the doubts and fears about pursuing your passion and allow yourself to LET THEM GO. In this week’s episode, we’ll cover how your mindset could be messing with your college applications, what qualities you should be looking for in your dream school, and why NO passion is “cliche” or “unrealistic.” Listen to this episode NOW to learn how to take your passion to the next level!   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/     FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/     FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
May 29, 2020
In this week’s episode, I talk all about how you should be showcasing your successes in this time of change. We’ll cover UC’s new policies regarding SAT/ACT scores, the shifting standards in college admissions, and how you can still make progress right now (even while social distancing).    Listen now to learn how you can still CRUSH IT on your Ivy League & Top-tier college applications!   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
May 22, 2020
Finding your true passion can feel exciting AND overwhelming. Well, I’m here to tell you that… Creating your Passion Project is your first step. It might seem daunting to try to find your passion and focus your Passion Project. As a high school student, you might have so many interests that it’s impossible to pick just one! Or maybe you’re interested in a lot of subjects, but one doesn’t really stand out as something you’re totally passionate about. Or maybe...you feel like you’re not interested in ANYTHING!  In this episode, we’ll talk about what’s stopping you from finding your passion, how to be an action-taker, and how a Passion Project can open your eyes to where your true passion lies! Shownotes Don’t cost yourself the chance of getting into your dream Ivy League/Top-Tier school. Follow my 4-step framework for getting accepted. Reserve Your Spot Now!  A 6-month group college consulting program that will get you to STAND OUT and WOW elite college admissions officers by creating your very own powerful Passion Project. Make sure to put yourself on the Waitlist! Facebook Group: Conquer Ivy League & Top-tier College Admissions
May 15, 2020
All of a sudden, everyone is learning from HOME!  COVID-19 recently launched the entire school system into the world of e-learning and online education. But, with such a major shift in your everyday learning, you may be feeling less engaged, less motivated, and less excited about subjects. You’re not alone!  In this episode, we talk about online education and learning with Jake Miller, authorized Google Apps for Education Trainer and the current Technology Integration Specialist for Brady Middle School in the Orange City School District. We’ll cover how to motivate your brain, organize your e-learning schedule or tech-based Passion Project, and challenge yourself and grow in this ever-changing time. Jake also hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast, linked below! SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/ EDUCATIONAL DUCT TAPE: https://jakemiller.net/eduducttape/
May 8, 2020
Are you wondering what should fuel you in this college admissions journey? Should you aim to please your parents above all else? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m going to share my honest thoughts about how much your parents’ should influence your passions and goals.    SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   WAITLIST: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-waitlist/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
May 1, 2020
Are you feeling fear around the college admissions process, or are you scared that you are not special or smart enough? Is anxiety starting to creep in as you are wondering how COVID-19 mandates are going to affect your application? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m going to tell you about 3 common mistakes that I see students make and what you should do instead!   WAITLIST: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-waitlist/   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
April 24, 2020
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or alone in your college admissions journey during this pandemic? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing two of my current students who have my full support and guidance in creating their Passion Projects and crafting their stand-out college admissions applications. PROGRAM REGISTRATION: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-program/   NIKI’S PASSION PROJECT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_L80WfA_hktp9nHHUaF7Zw/videos   AAYUSH’S’S PASSION PROJECT: https://aayushmurarka16.wixsite.com/theinvisible   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
April 17, 2020
Are you wondering if it’s possible to create a Passion Project that actually fires you up while also capturing the attention of the decision-makers at your dream school? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing two of my students who will be sharing how they created and scale their Passion Projects in 6 months with my guidance through the Ivy League Formula Program.   PROGRAM REGISTRATION: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-program/   ASHWIN’S PASSION PROJECT: https://www.desaiphotography.net/   DHRUV’S PASSION PROJECT: https://dhruvbalaji02.wixsite.com/spectrumrobotics   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
April 3, 2020
Are you considering a medical career? Is Brown University on your list of dream Ivy League/Top-Tier schools? Whether it’s one or the other (or both), I have a special treat for you guys today! In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing my significant other, Dr. Sung Han. Sung is going to share about his college admissions and his dental AND medical school journey along with advice he would want to tell his former high school self.   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/  
March 27, 2020
Is your child not physically attending school this week? Are you wondering what he/she can be doing to remain proactive about their college admissions journey? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m going to share three things your child can be doing at home during this pandemic.   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
March 20, 2020
During this Coronavirus pandemic, are you wondering what you should do with your high school child’s summer plans? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be replaying a popular episode, sharing my honest opinion about summer programs.   FREE MASTERCLASS: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/free-masterclass-ccam/   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
March 13, 2020
Are you wondering if you are on track to present a strong or a weak application? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing how you can evaluate this and what you can do to improve it!   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/   YOUTUBE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/B6ak79m3In0
March 6, 2020
So...something didn’t work out the way you planned. How do you handle the rejection? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing how I learned (the hard way) how to bounce back after I felt like life had knocked me down.   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
February 28, 2020
Are you wondering if the college admissions journey can be enjoyable for you or your child? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I freely share about how I have discovered a way to help students not only get into their dream Ivy League/Top-Tier school but also do this with a positive mindset.   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   THE IVY LEAGUE FORMULA WAITING LIST https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-waitlist/   CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership   FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
February 21, 2020
Are you trying to figure out how you or your child can stand out? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing the different kinds of passion projects and how they can be a core component of your college admissions journey. THE IVY LEAGUE FORMULA WAITING LIST https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-waitlist/ CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
February 14, 2020
Are you wondering how you or your child can be different from the pile of other applicants? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing how high school students can show that they are extraordinary. MAILING LIST: https://juliekimconsulting.com/ CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/
February 7, 2020
Are you wondering if you or your child can create a passion project in a matter of months? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be interviewing my students, Mariana and Saanvi, about how each of them were able to channel their passions into a scalable passion project. THE IVY LEAGUE FORMULA WAITING LIST: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/the-ivy-league-formula-waitlist/ CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/  
January 31, 2020
Are you doing a bunch of different things and getting overwhelmed by what’s on your plate? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be interviewing my student, Christina, about how she discovered a common theme to her long list of extracurriculars, consolidated her energy into one passion project, and then scaled it. Tune in to hear Christina’s zeal and dedication that will inspire/motivate you to start your own passion project. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: How you can prove you are passionate about something by showing rather than telling What you can learn through your passion project journey How Julie mentors her students with a growth mindset Why Christina loves the Conquer College Admissions Facebook Group NOTABLE QUOTES: “We always want to be able to allocate our energy and time to what’s really going to make a difference in the application process.” “A lot of people can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?” “Through this project, I’m putting action behind those words.” “I think I gained a lot of self-esteem.” “But right now, you can be the living proof that you can push for the changes that you wish to see in this world.” “You pushed me to my full potential.” CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conquercollegeadmissions/ Christina Vo's Website: https://christinavo.squarespace.com/
January 24, 2020
Is there a secret formula for getting into Ivy Leagues/Top-Tier schools? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing key traits that college admission officers are looking for. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: 3 key factors that stand out to admission officers Why I have all of my students work on passion projects The importance of demonstrating your interests NOTABLE QUOTES: “Nothing beats passion.” “Action is what brings clarity.” “People who are reviewing your applications are human.” CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
January 20, 2020
Are you wondering if an Ivy League/Top-Tier College is right for you? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing my candid, unfiltered thoughts regarding my USC/Harvard experience.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: What was one of my biggest takeaways from attending Harvard How the people you surround yourself with impact your level of motivation What kind of mindset you should have in this college admissions journey NOTABLE QUOTES: “I was surrounded by students who had really big goals and dreams.” “Seeing my friends and classmates having these big visions and dreams really influenced me in a positive way.” “You want to make sure that your reasons for why you want to go to these schools are internal.” “This process is not supposed to be that stressful.” CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
January 13, 2020
Are you mapping out your (or your child’s) summer plans? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing the pros and cons of summer programs, as well as what will help you (or your child) stand out. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: What a good reason for attending a summer program is How you can stand out When you should start searching for your passions What college admissions officers are really looking for NOTABLE QUOTES: “It’s a great way to explore and put yourself out there, but it’s not going to make you stand out.” “I would say about 80-85% of my students don’t participate in summer programs.” “You want to strategize your college applications in a way that makes sense.” “This process is not about checking off the right boxes.” “It has to be personable; it has to be authentic.” “That’s why it’s so important to find what you like and what you love.” LIVE WORKSHOP: https://juliekimconsulting.lpages.co/live-workshop-jan-2020/ CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MEMBERSHIP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership/ SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
December 23, 2019
Are you stressing out about your (or your child’s) college visits? Don’t worry! We’re here to help. In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, we have our guest, Moira McCullough, the founder of College Scoops. Enlisting student and parent ambassadors, College Scoops provides both college-bound students and parents with the inside scoop that goes beyond what is available on college websites. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: How to plan an effective college visit  How to engage your child in the planning process How involved parents should be in the process The importance/value of reaching out and interacting with a current student on campus  The #1 mistake students and parents make on college visits NOTABLE QUOTES: “We believe college visits should and can be fun.” “Make sure you have a destination to go to, but make sure that you plan several excursions that are not on your formal list.” “Sometimes the greatest learning points are things that you didn’t anticipate.” “I think you will learn so much during those visits by just watching and supporting your student.” “If you put them in the driver’s seat, I think that will create a different outcome and a different opportunity for that student.” “You have to be proactive about where you’re going to go.” “At the end of the day, it’s their decision.” “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ THE IVY LEAGUE FORMULA: https://juliekimconsulting.com/membership/ IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
December 9, 2019
Are you feeling discouraged about your current GPA? Don’t give up!! There is still hope! In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing how colleges actually assess your GPA.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: How your mindset is crucial  What college admission officers look for in your transcript The #1 mistake made when a student does not do well on a test How you have the power to improve your grades The most common obstacle to getting good grades  NOTABLE QUOTES: “You have the power to increase your GPA.” “You need to think differently about this process.” “She literally flipped her grades backward!” “You can do anything that you put your mind to, and let’s aim for those straight A’s” “It does define your work ethic.” SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ THI IVY LEAGUE FORMULA WAITLIST: https://juliekimconsulting.com/the-ivy-league-formula-waitlist/ IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/  
November 9, 2019
Are you starting to worry about how you (or your child) are going to pay for college? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, we have guest, Denise Thomas, whose mission is to educate parents who take an active role in supporting their children to live a life of financial freedom. Denise, a financial coach and international best selling author who has helped both of her children get through college debt-free, and wants to help you make this possible for your child as well!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: The under-emphasized significance of the PSAT When you should start looking into scholarships from the colleges you want to attend How your SAT/ACT score can be relevant even after you’ve been admitted into the school of your dreams The best time to start the financial aid and scholarship side of the college process How often you should be applying for scholarships in your senior year How family members can help in the scholarship process What parents can do to provide a game-changing element to their child’s application process Important factors to consider if you are going to co-sign your child’s student loan The importance of educating your child about finances NOTABLE QUOTES:   “It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of misinformation that is still out there.” “600,000 students graduate debt-free every year.” “It’s about work ethic and figuring out what’s possible. If you really want to go to school debt-free, it is certainly doable.” “There are opportunities; you just have to continue looking for them.” “Always start close to home.” “These people are looking for WHO you are.” “It really comes down to doing what you like and what you’re good at and leveraging that in all areas.” “Work ethic is hugely important!” “Read the contract!”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/    
November 1, 2019
Are you wondering how you can stand out amongst other college applicants? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m going to share the key to rising to the cream of the crop. This is an efficient, direct way of expanding on your academic and personal interests so make sure to tune in!    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: How to gain clarity on your academic interests Why networking is so powerful When the right time to start networking is Who you should be networking with   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “This program is not just go into a room and chit-chat about your college admissions journey, but everything is action-oriented and results-driven.” “The power of networking goes above and beyond what you think and what you could possibly imagine.” “You’ve got to put yourself out there and network!”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
October 10, 2019
Are you searching for your passion? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m going to debunk some myths about passion and also share some useful tips on how to discover what you’re passionate about. This is NOT just for your college application, but this is also an important step towards discovering who you are and what you love.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: How a passion project will help you in your college admissions journey and beyond The #1 myth about where your passion is Step-by-step process on how to identify and explore  your passion The perfect time to start on your passion project that will help you stand out!    NOTABLE QUOTES:   “You’re all born with a gift, an ability to serve, or to do amazing things in life, and it’s important we find out what that is.” “Passion can only be identified if you take some sort of action.” “The reason why students and people and adults procrastinate is because they’re afraid that they’re going to get it wrong.” “Life is not supposed to be a perfect series of events.” “I truly wish that you will use your interests and your strengths to get accepted into where you want.” “I don’t want you to stress out when there is no need to stress out, and I’m here to support you through this journey.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
September 25, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I have a very special guest, Ursula. Ursula is Michelle’s mom and Michelle is my former student who recently graduated from high school and is now having a blast at NYU! I’m so grateful that I was able to mentor Michelle and help her navigate this journey with ease and success.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: Why Ursula decided to work with me even though she had already hired a college counselor for Michelle  What students truly need How Michelle benefited from working with me  What kind of role Ursula played in the college admissions journey to maximize Michelle’s motivation, passion, and success What the college admissions journey is really all about   NOTABLE QUOTES: “Even though there are very good professionals out in the field, not all of them are a good fit for our kids.” “You knew exactly how to motivate her.” “Her professional, academic, and personal development started with you.”  “She has and keeps developing/discovering what her passions are.” “What matters is that they are happy.” “The most important thing is that they can find their passions.” “Parents: we need to be very aware and give all of the resources to our kids - to provide them the elements that they need in order to rediscover or discover what is inside of them, not outside!” “Enjoy the ride!”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
September 19, 2019
Are you unsure of how to help your child in the college admissions journey? Sue and Stephanie of Your Teen Media, both of whom have sent their children to college, offer wisdom and advice on how involved you should be. It’s not going to be easy, but we hope that this episode will help you navigate the college admissions journey with more trust, ease, and fun!    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: The most common struggle when it comes to parenting teens How parenting has evolved over the years How to find an appropriate balance between parenting and supporting How to effectively communicate with your kids   NOTABLE QUOTES: “But you have to really believe that it’s their journey.” “Practice, practice, practice…” “Ask the other person what they’re thinking.” “Yelling puts us on the defensive immediately.” “Being curious and asking questions with authenticity really starts a conversation that lasts a lifetime.” “It’s really a big jump to go from high school to college.” “Enjoy the journey!” “Believe that every school you’re applying to is a right fit and a place where you can be happy.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/  
July 31, 2019
Are you struggling with this college admissions journey? Do you feel alone, overwhelmed, and/or burnt out? I’m here to help! In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing three atypical but essential must-haves for every high school student.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: Why growing your mindset is essential What will improve your grades and scores aside from studying How your beliefs about yourself affect the outcome of your results What high school students need to learn in order to manage stress How important it is to discover your preferences at a young age What will make college admissions officers say yes to you   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “What I realized inside of the Facebook Group was that students were getting inspired by each other!” “It’s hard to open up about college admissions.” “We act based on our identity.” “But because you have a good mindset, you can sort of let go of those doubts very very quickly.” “They are not looking for a student who is well-rounded, who is good at everything. They’re looking for a well-rounded class.” “We have to really get rid of this idea that we have to be perfect at every single thing.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/  
July 10, 2019
Is your teen responding with “I don’t know” all the time? Are you stressed out that there are more arguments than peaceful, heart-to-heart conversations? In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I am interviewing Sandy Fowler, co-host of the Mighty Parenting podcast, who will be sharing proven and effective strategies for communicating with your teen without all the yelling, shouting, and nagging.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: What the #1 source of anxiety is for both parents and students How anxiety affects our bodies and produces a similar physiological response to encountering a tiger Healthy practices that you can implement into your daily life to take care of your emotional health An effective way of communication with your child so that he/she can live a happier life and achieve the goals they want How you can relieve stress/pressure off of yourself How to teach your child to manage their own life The best time to start letting go of control over your kids A useful tip for what to do immediately with your child when they are stressed out How something can look like rebellion but is actually a sign of anxiety Effective strategies to breakthrough/interrupt your body’s hormonal/physiological reactions to stress   NOTABLE QUOTES: “We really need to understand that our thoughts are not reality; they’re just thoughts.” “No human being can make another human being do something.” “Validate their feelings because that’s all we all want and stop trying to solve it!” “If people are doing everything for us, we have no reason to learn a skill.” “If it’s not a safety issue, back off a little and let them handle it.” “Parents need to model all the emotionally healthy coping strategies, an emotionally healthy lifestyle, and good communication.” “Planning for college takes everything that might be not going well in our home or in our relationship with our kids or with our parents, and it amplifies it.” “Take control of your emotional wellness!” “You can reduce your stress and anxiety with some very simple steps.” “So many of our bad parenting decisions actually come from a place of fear.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER COLLEGE BOOTCAMP: https://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/  
July 3, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be talking with Jessica about how she left behind sunny California to step outside of her comfort zone and experience all four seasons. Jessica will be sharing how she got accepted into UPenn and why she loves it!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   The importance of visiting the college(s) that you are interested in What sets UPenn apart from other universities How to find your career path The significance of having a healthy mindset in the midst of your college admissions journey   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “It was a matter of just focusing and narrowing down her interests and passion.” “When I went to go visit Penn, it had everything I wanted!” “I think it was great because even though there are pictures and videos, actually going to the place was a different experience like actually being able to speak to students one on one or without the gaze of a camera looking in. It just made everything more genuine.” “If there is something that you love, you should definitely pursue that path.” “At the end of the day, you’re just saving yourself more time by starting off looking into the things that you’re interested in.” “To the extent possible, do not stress.” “I don’t think where I am now is what 9th grade me would’ve said. My plan just kind of blew up along the way but things ended up working out!” “Put your best foot forward and things have a strange way of working out even if it’s a completely weird turn that you never expected.” “Stressing out doesn’t really do anything.” “Just as a recap, Penn is a great school!”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
June 26, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be talking with Eric about his academic and personal experiences at Princeton. Eric will be providing insider information about Princeton so make sure to tune in! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   Clarity on why you are aiming towards whatever college you are aiming for  The behind-the-scenes sports recruiting process Why the graduation rate for Princeton is so high The history behind the Eating Club and its selection process What sets Princeton apart from other Ivy Leagues What you should never sacrifice while you’re on this journey   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “My mission now is to help you guys move through this high school journey with more excitement, fulfillment, clarity, passion.” “The school that you choose needs to fit you very well and gives you the opportunity to maximize both who you are and who you think you want to be, and it gives you space to become someone who you might not even know you’re going to become.” “They [coaches] intuit very well when students are just using it [sports] as an avenue to get ahead or to boost their chances of getting into the school.” “On my recruiting visit, I just got to be me! I didn’t have to try to show off. I didn’t have to try to do something or be someone I wasn’t, and it matched up.” “I think Princeton is a place where they really value making sure that everyone feels like they can belong and giving everyone those opportunities.”  “Princeton is the kind of place that will afford you TONS of opportunities to learn what you are passionate about.” “Never sacrifice your soul.” “It is far more important for you to learn who you truly are than it is for you to say, ‘I went to such and such school.” “There’s such beauty in the world. Don’t miss it by chasing accomplishments.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
June 19, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be breaking down the myth of busy-ness. Are you always wondering why you don’t have enough time to study for the SAT/ACT? Are you feeling upset because you got a C on your Chemistry Test although you pulled an all-nighter? If your answer is yes, tune into today’s episode so that you can learn how to manage your time, set priorities, and get accepted into your dream Ivy League/Top-tier.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   Demystify the concept of being overly busy and how you can prioritize and manage your time better How to use a priority planner How to redirect your energy towards having the right mindset A huge mistake in handling your tasks of different difficulty levels How to eliminate as many panicky situations as possible How not all tasks are equally important How to have the perfect amount of time to do anything you want, everything you want! The most important thing that has changed my life and the life of my students and how it can change yours as well! How to amplify your energy The scientifically-proven best tool for eliminating your negative thoughts   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “Procrastination and time management are the #1 reason students are unable to complete projects that they started or unable to do many things at once or unable to get A’s and B’s on their exams…” “I love helping students overcome how to manage their time.” “Let’s demystify this concept of ‘I’m so busy!’” “You don’t want to continuously remind your brain how busy you are.” “It’s time to declutter!” “If you have too much on your plate, then trust me, you will not be able to get one thing done very, very well.” “You always want to look ahead, way ahead.” “It’s always about consistency and persistence.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER BOOTCAMP: http://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/  
June 12, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing the foundational elements of success for your college admissions journey. Personally and professionally, I am on a mission to spread the importance of mindset, mental well-being, and passion to all high school students out there. Make sure you tune in to discover the key to learning all about how to get accepted into your dream Ivy League/Top-tier without stressing out and feeling overwhelmed.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   What a limiting belief is and how you can destroy it The best method to record and set your goals What you need to do in order to achieve your goals How to respond to failure/mistakes in a productive way   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “If you don’t eliminate your limiting beliefs now, it’s not going to go away on its own!” “The only person who can truly understand what you want in life is you!” A goal and a destination have to come with a compelling 'why.'” “This process is supposed to be fun!” “Failing means that you didn’t even try.” “My #1 goal is to teach students how to have a healthier lifestyle and a healthier mindset.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER BOOTCAMP: http://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/
June 5, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing Dr. Jessica Pack, a pediatric dentist who attended UCLA for Dental School and USC for residency. Jessica will be sharing how she chose the dental path and key takeaways she learned from her journey.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   The significance of researching and experiencing your future career Who you should talk to if you are interested in pursuing dentistry and/or medicine An essential quality needed to be a doctor or dentist The importance of choosing a career that you are passionate about   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “I was looking for a stable job as well, but I didn’t want that to be the only reason why I go into something.” “Go with the flow and experience a lot because it could open up such amazing doors and opportunities that you’ve never planned ever before.” “Have a good time in high school. Be determined, but don’t let that overtake your life as well."   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now   IVY LEAGUE/TOP-TIER BOOTCAMP: http://juliekimconsulting.com/confident/      
May 29, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing Dan Ascher, M.Ed, the president of A+ Test Prep & Tutoring, who specializes in helping high school students improve their SAT or ACT scores.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   How to discern whether individual or group test-prep is best suited for you. The optimal time to take the SAT/ACT. The biggest advantage you can have when preparing for the reading comprehension portion of the SAT/ACT, regardless of how old you are. How to decide which SAT Subject Tests you should take   NOTABLE QUOTES: “We get emotional very quickly when we work with our family.” “If you do too much too early, you may get burned out a little.” “You can read about things you like: read books about sports, the newspaper. You have to find things related to the interests that you have.” “There are a lot of different paths to success and happiness in life.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
May 21, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be interviewing my student who got accepted into Stanford, UPenn, Princeton, Columbia, and more! Tune in to hear how we were able to navigate the college admissions process together to beat the low acceptance rate of these Ivy League/Top-Tier schools!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   The non-negotiable key to getting accepted into Ivy Leagues/Top-Tier schools How to frame and position yourself in the most compelling way How my student got into several competitive schools with low acceptance rates What kind of proven tools you will gain if you work with me   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “I’m so, so excited to mentor and guide these amazing high school students to find their passion and use that to get into their dream colleges!” “The nature of this college admissions journey and this process is competition; it’s competitive so you do need to stand out!” “You were really good about breaking it up into achievable steps.” “Being told it was okay to follow my passions and not follow some plan of what other people had deemed was appropriate to do was really helpful!” “It makes it more manageable to have someone helping!”   COURSE: Ivy League/Top-Tier Colleges Bootcamp  
May 18, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be interviewing my student, Shivangi who got accepted into USC Marshall School of Business WBB Program (5% Acceptance rate), University of Michigan  Ross Business School, UC Berkeley, and UCLA! Tune in to hear how we were able to strategize for her college applications and essays to beat the low acceptance rate!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   The four essential components that Ivy Leagues and Top-Tier Schools look for Questions to ask yourself in order to ensure inner-confidence How to best position yourself in your application to authentically represent yourself How my student got into a school with such a low acceptance rate What kind of proven tools you will gain if you work with me   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “I want all of your hard work to pay off. I believe that you have the capacity to get accepted into these colleges even though the acceptance rate is low, and that’s exactly what I’m going to teach you in the course.” “If I’m going to work for it, then you’re going to work for it with me.” “You were always able to catch onto that and make sure that it was really individualized and my personality came through instead of it just being another generic story that probably a lot of college admissions officers would see.” “Because in the beginning, you’ll see that Julie she’s always really on top of her game.”   COURSE: Ivy League/Top-Tier Colleges Bootcamp  
May 2, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be sharing key milestones from my journey of getting accepted into USC and Harvard. In my freshman year of high school, the thought of Harvard did not even cross my mind, but this drastically changed. Listen to the episode to learn how I was able to get accepted into these competitive schools even without the best GPA and SAT/ACT scores!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: #1 Mindset shift that will guide you to making the best decisions during the college admissions journey How to ask the right questions to achieve your goals and dreams Mindset exercises to move towards confidence and positivity Proof that authenticity and personality are more important than perfect scores NOTABLE QUOTES: “I have everything I need to get into these schools.” “I was just so sick and tired of always focusing on the negative and the negative and the negative.” “But here’s the catch: I can’t be fake with myself. I have to be authentic with myself.” “This is not rocket science.” “If you keep thinking it’s impossible, then it will be impossible!” “You could tell when you read my essay that, ‘This person, this Julie Kim person, is dead serious about what her passion is.”   LINKS/RESOURCES MENTIONED:   [FREE CHALLENGE] FREE 5-Day Accepted Challenge [BLOG] Who ACTUALLY gets into Ivy Leagues?   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
May 1, 2019
This is my 2nd year hosting the 5-day "Accepted" Challenge and this is what participants (high school parents and students) shared with me in 2018! "Hi Julie...I was just amazed after listening to your live training last night. I rarely find someone who shares the same values or approach to better our children's education" "Julie is EXCELLENT and knows what she's talking about. I spent YEARS researching and she put it out there in her training. Keep up the great work!" In this 5-day challenge, I’m going to share with you how to:  -Identify your academic interests and strengths and how to use that create a compelling “stand out” factor for your Ivy League/Top-tier applications  -Get crystal clear on which extracurriculars to join and which you should stop altogether  -Discover how to leverage your interest and passion to strengthen your application (so you beat the 5% acceptance rate!)  -Learn what Ivy League/Top-tier colleges are looking for and how you can implement them instantly  -Plus So Much More! Like I mentioned before, this isn’t just a challenge, it’s a CONTEST! By participating in this challenge, you and your child have the opportunity to win a free spot into my signature course, The Ivy League/Top-Tier Bootcamp (Value: $2,000) and the runner up will be able to win a $200 Amazon Gift card! I'll see you inside the ACCEPTED Challenge! Click here to join: https://juliekimconsulting.com/acceptedchallenge/  
April 24, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing Mark Stucker, KIPP’s director of college counseling, who is also the host of the “Your College Bound Kid” podcast and the author of 171 Answers to the Most Asked College Admission Questions. We will be sharing key strategies in finding your best fit college so make sure to tune in!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   Being true to yourself/authentic so you and the college are a good fit for each other The best first step for looking for a college fit Key questions to ask when choosing a college Common errors with college visits and what you should actually do   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “If a school doesn’t want you for who you really are, then that’s not the right school for you.” “There is an instinctive, visceral, mystical thing that happens when you set foot on a campus.” “It’s not where you go; it’s what you do when you get there, and it’s what you do when you get out of there.” “Figure out what you love and what you’re good at and go for it, and dream big” “Don’t get caught up in the rankings.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now  
April 18, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be focusing on the college admissions process and sharing with you how to jump over the hurdles instead of running into them. There is a hidden key to making this process enjoyable so make sure to listen!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   The best way for parents to help their child discover his/her passions The importance of a mentor and how you can find one How finding one’s passion happens through a gradual process of exploring interests rather than through a spontaneous revelation The consequences of forcing a passion merely for your college application. How getting out of your comfort zone can be rewarding Methods for building self-confidence   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “The only way to gain clarity as to what field might be a good fit for you is to take action.” “Passion is a build-up of multiple interests, multiple exposures, and multiple breakthroughs.” “Do it now when you’re younger so that you’re building your resume, not polishing your resume to stand out.” “Don’t let it be a lonely process. Instead, let it be a powerful experience.” “That’s why it’s 99% mindset work and then one 1% actually doing the work because it’s about your mindset; it’s about your confidence.” “This college admissions journey doesn’t have to be so difficult.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now  
April 9, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I will be focusing on the SAT II Subject Tests and sharing with you when the optimal time to take the SAT Subject Tests is. SAT II Subjects DO play a significant role in your admissions game so make sure to tune in!   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   The top 3 mistakes students make in regards to the SAT II tests and how to prevent them Why you should take SAT II subject tests How to tell if a particular SAT II subject test is a good fit for you What kind of SAT subject tests to take based on your major The worst time to study for the SAT II Subject Tests   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “SAT Subjects are great because the test is only one hour long, and it’s entirely multiple choice.” “You can’t spread yourself too thin.” “You want to take it in June and get it over with, get a 700+ score, and be done with it. ” “The more evidence you have to show for your academic proficiency in standardized testing is going to be another good factor for you.” “Make sure you check the requirements because some schools do have specific requirements.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now  
April 5, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing Steve Schwartz, a professional college admissions consultant for over a decade, who is also the host of the “College Admissions Toolbox” podcast. Steve also shares a snippet of his personal college admissions journey and how he got accepted into Columbia despite not having perfect numbers.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   The importance of picking something compelling to craft your story with. Creating a space where you can compete in, that others might not even know exists (yet!) Doing what you can, in your control, to help you get closer to where you really want to go The key to getting into your dream college! Words of wisdom regarding the importance of researching which schools will be a good fit for you. You have a fair shot with the resources you already have in front of you. The college application process is a lot more holistic than you think, and there are many pieces that play a role - i.e. extracurriculars, college essays, and recommendation letters. The importance of being authentic with yourself and why you want to go to a specific school.   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “But there are still people who get into college without the power, without the money, because they focus on what matters to them and what their values are.” “Let’s not feel powerless! Instead, this should be a wakeup call for us to be even more authentic with ourselves.” “You have to find your own way to compete in your own space.” “You may actually instead find that upon doing the proper research that a school ranked 25 is a better fit for your student than one that’s ranked 15.” “Getting in is not the end; getting in is really just the beginning of something else altogether.” “The test scores aren’t everything; there are many components to the application aside from that.” “Don’t overly focus on prestige. Find the colleges that are the best fit for your child.” “If you are authentic, genuine, and if you prepare early, then you will be able to hit the goal that you want, whether that is getting accepted into Brown or USC or Reed College or wherever.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
March 29, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing Erik Fisher, the host of “Beyond the To-Do List,” an award-nominated podcast featuring tips from productive people and ultimately sharing how you can also be successful and balance your life. Erik is also the father of an upcoming high school student so he shares how he helps his daughter with productivity through the techniques and strategies he has mastered over the years.   WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:   How to prioritize your energy towards what is most pressing Time management tips and strategies to level up your productivity Systematizing your schedule so that you can optimize your daily tasks How to manage your time well by breaking down your work into smaller projects/artificial deadlines as much as possible Overcoming the #1 challenge when it comes to implementing these strategies The importance of an academic master calendar, similar to that of your extracurriculars (i.e. games/practices) Advice for parents who have kids struggling with procrastination Controlling what information is coming into your life via social media by assessing its value.   NOTABLE QUOTES:   “Sleep is the most important component of this journey, and just in life in general; that’s when we reprogram.” “Chunk your tasks so that it’s easier for you the day before.” “In your mind psychologically you’re thinking this is one huge project when, in fact, it’s just a bunch of little projects strung together.” “That’s the hidden skill of school: is learning how to manage your life.” “It’s not that simple; it’s a skill they have to learn.” “More importantly than teaching them how to do stuff, manage their workload, and be able to get it done, is show them that you’re on their team, and you’re there to help.” “Let them sleep.” “Research shows lack of sleep can equal almost to the point of being drunk.”   SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/   STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
March 11, 2019
In this episode, I discuss and demystify the word “passion” and share 5 questions that you must ask yourself when identifying and exploring your interests/passions and how it fits into the college admissions process. SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ STRATEGY SESSION: https://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
March 4, 2019
In this episode of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m interviewing Maria Furtado, the executive director of Colleges That Change Lives. The mission of CTCL is to help students and families better understand the college admissions process to find the best college fit possible. SHOW NOTES:  http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/episode-17-colleges-that-change-lives STRATEGY SESSION:  http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
February 25, 2019
When I was in high school, I was clueless about the college admissions journey. Until one day, I met my mentor, who changed my life. She showed me what was possible, identified my weakness and strengths, provided me with all the resources that I needed. In this episode, I’m sharing with you how having a mentor will benefit your high school teen. SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-16-high-school-teen-mentor/ STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
February 21, 2019
In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Tim Jordan, the leading expert on parenting girls and helping them navigate through their normal developmental transformations, allowing them to emerge as strong, happy, and fulfilled women. SHOW NOTES: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/podcast  STRATEGY SESSION: http://www.juliekimconsulting.com/now
February 10, 2019
Today, I’m going to share with you why you weren’t able to get A’s on your quizzes and tests even though you studied. This episode has nothing to do with surface-level and generic strategies. This is a powerful episode that will shift your mindset and identity so that you can get your first A on your next chapter test. SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ BOOK A STRATEGY SESSION: http://juliekimconsulting.com/now
February 3, 2019
Rachael and I talk about mindfulness, which is especially important for high school students.   We all experience stress, although high school students appear to carry it the most, especially in light of college admissions. Incorporating the easy & tangible mindfulness techniques Rachael mentions can lead to better physical health, attention, memory improvement, stress management, and ultimately-- a happier you.
January 27, 2019
Jane Stine is the Managing Director of Loop Abroad, a program that focuses on high school students studying abroad with a particular focus on Animal Sciences.  Studying abroad is a wonderful choice for those who are interested in it, but as we discuss, it’s all about how you grow and transform from your experiences that truly make you stand out in the competitive college admissions journey.
January 20, 2019
Ted Dorsey has a passion for figuring out standardized tests, and now runs his business where he helps students plan their best for the SAT, ACT, SAT II, and other exams required to get accepted into the dream college.   Ted and I go in-depth about test anxiety, where it comes from, and how to solve it.
January 13, 2019
Danny Kim specializes in smartphone addiction and its impact on emotional intelligence. Today, he shares insight into the science behind why smartphone addiction is such a problem for families around the globe, and how parents may be the actual culprits in this epidemic. Danny provides tangible action steps for you and your teen to follow so that you never have to scream, “Put your phone away!”
January 6, 2019
As 2018 comes to a close and we begin 2019, I thought it’d be great to share with you my biggest college admissions-related takeaways from the past year.  Admissions have changed significantly in the past year, and there’s a lot we can learn from this past application cycle.
December 31, 2018
Beth Young is a current Economics major and Psychology minor at Harvard! We discuss in depth her experience as an undergrad as well as my experience at Harvard graduate school. Harvard admissions, like any Ivy League, is competitive -- but there are common traits that all top schools are looking for.
December 23, 2018
So many high school students are unmotivated and not sure what their passions are. But as we discuss in today's episode, this doesn’t have to be the case forever! Changing your mindset, surrounding yourself with people who inspire you, and exploring your interests (and turning them into passions) are just a few steps students can take towards the right direction.
December 16, 2018
Colleges have been changing their admissions criteria, and what used to be considered important has now shifted to another set of standards. Trisha Anderson discusses the Turning the Tide report, an initiative that seeks to promote a healthy college admissions process for both colleges and applicants.
December 9, 2018
Today, I’m speaking with Devin King Jones, a career coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. In this episode, Devin and I explore crucial topics high school students and college students consider when deciding their futures: the importance of exploring outside of their comfort zone, reaching out to professionals in a field you’re interested in, nurturing interests to discover gratifying careers, and passions.
December 2, 2018
This week, I’m chatting with Allen Huang, a current Oral Maxillofacial resident at Keck Medical Center of USC.  He attended UCSD for his undergraduate degree as well as UCSF for dental school. We discuss Allen’s advice to high school students transitioning into college, how he figured out his system for success, what questions to ask for those students considering the pre-med track and much more. SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/podcast/ STRATEGY SESSION: http://juliekimconsulting.com/n
November 25, 2018
In this episode, I’ll be chatting with Michelle Farris -- a licensed anger and relationships therapist from San Jose, CA. Michelle and I discuss communication between parents and teens, often a major issue and question that I receive from parents that I work with. Michelle reviews some important and tangible action steps that parents and teens alike can take to better communicate with one another during this often turbulent time in their lives.
November 18, 2018
I’m excited to share this interview with Jenn Park, a dear friend of mine who graduated from Dartmouth College, a private Ivy League school located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Now a 3rd year student at Harvard Law School, Jenn is here to share her honest insights on what she liked and didn’t like about her college experience, along with inspiring strategies of how students can foster their interests and gain clarity on which college might be the best fit for them.
November 9, 2018
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!
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