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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!

Demystifying College Admissions Julie Kim

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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!

    What Gets Ivy League/Top-tier Admission Officers to Say YES to Your Application

    What Gets Ivy League/Top-tier Admission Officers to Say YES to Your Application

    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/

    • 8 Min.
    My Honest Opinion About Ivy Leagues and Top-Tier Colleges

    My Honest Opinion About Ivy Leagues and Top-Tier Colleges

    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/

    • 11 Min.
    Are Summer Programs Worth It?

    Are Summer Programs Worth It?

    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/

    • 15 Min.
    College Visits Made Easy with Moira McCullough

    College Visits Made Easy with Moira McCullough

    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/

    • 33 Min.
    How Colleges View Your GPA

    How Colleges View Your GPA

    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/
     

    • 13 Min.
    All About Financial Aid and Scholarships with Denise Thomas

    All About Financial Aid and Scholarships with Denise Thomas

    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/
     
     

    • 53 Min.

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