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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!

    Should Passion Really Drive Your College Admissions Journey?

    Should Passion Really Drive Your College Admissions Journey?

    As you can see from the title of this episode, today I want to help you understand something so essential to question in your college admissions journey: whether passion should drive your college admissions journey. In this episode, you’ll o hear why I believe the answer to this question is “no” and why I feel so strongly that passion should drive your life, and then as a byproduct, your college admissions success becomes inevitable.
    Are you interested in learning more top strategies that will take your college application to the next level? You can start by registering for our free training now at www.passionprep.com/masterclass to discover 3 strategies to help you stand out & get accepted into your dream Ivy League & Top-tier colleges!
    Get ready to open your “Congratulations, You’re Accepted!” letter from your dream college! You can reserve your spot for Passion Project Bootcamp, our 1-year group college consulting program to get you ACCEPTED into your dream college using your passion, strength and potential. Start your journey to your dream college https://passionprep.com/ppbc/! 

    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@jpassionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep. 

    • 16 min
    College Insight With UC Berkeley Alumni Nicky Certo

    College Insight With UC Berkeley Alumni Nicky Certo

    Today we have a very special guest, Nicky, who is a graduate of UC Berkeley. Nicky majored in film and minored in computer science, and we invited him onto the podcast because he has a lot of useful insights and information about important things like selecting a major. 
    This is an area where many students and parents are stressing out about, and Nicky reveals how he was able to finally declare his major during his junior year. He also shares the pros and cons of UC Berkeley, specifically regarding the environment and the resources that were provided there, and much more. 
    We hope that you can gain some insight from Nicky’s journey, and after listening to this episode, you can decipher for yourself whether UC Berkeley would be a good fit for you! 
    I am hosting our final live workshop of the year, 3 Essential Steps To Getting Accepted Into Your Dream Colleges (Even if you think you're not unique or competitive enough), this coming Wednesday, October 19th. In this workshop, you can ask questions and learn the most updated college admission trends and strategies. You will also hear more about our college consulting program, Passion Project Bootcamp, as we’ll be opening enrollment to that during the live workshop. Head on over to https://passionprep.com/live/ to reserve your free seat now. Again, this is the last event of the year, and I do not want you to miss out on it! 
    You can register for our free training now at www.passionprep.com/masterclass! 

    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@jpassionprep.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passion_prep. 

    • 25 min
    Introducing Passion Prep!

    Introducing Passion Prep!

    Julie Kim Consulting has been renamed Passion Prep! Our mission is to inspire, motivate, and mentor high school students to get accepted into their dream colleges using their strengths, real personality, passion, values and honesty. We mentor our students to live passionately and daringly. This is the legacy we’ll leave behind, and to learn more, visit our brand new website by clicking here. We cannot wait to mentor you! 
    Are you ready to take the next step in your college admissions journey? You can learn more about our Passion Project Bootcamp program inside our free, 1-hour introductory training.  In only one hour, you can learn techniques, strategies and updates to the college admissions process, and at the very end, you’ll learn more about how the Passion Project Bootcamp program can help you with your college admissions journey. 
    You can register for our free training now at www.juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass! 
    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – our new Instagram handle is: www.instagram.com/passionprep. 

    • 13 min
    How To Eliminate Negative Self-Talk From Your College Journey (PPBC Student Interviews)

    How To Eliminate Negative Self-Talk From Your College Journey (PPBC Student Interviews)

    In this episode, I want to talk about the negative self-talk that is so addicting and easy to fall into. We tend to be hard on ourselves and want to do everything during the college admissions process, but there is a way to make this journey life-changing and stress-free. Today, I am going to share 3 strategies that you can use to begin eliminating negative self-talk so that you can start showing up as the best version of yourself! 
    I also want to share some amazing motivational testimonials that I’ve received from students from our Passion Project Bootcamp program. I hope that you can be inspired by their college admissions journey and see what is possible for you too! 
    Are you ready to take the next step in your college admissions journey? You can learn more about our Passion Project Bootcamp program inside our free, 1-hour introductory training.  In only one hour, you can learn techniques, strategies and updates to the college admissions process, and at the very end, you’ll learn more about how the Passion Project Bootcamp program can help you with your college admissions journey. You can register for our free training now at www.juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass! 

    The Passion Project Bootcamp is our premier 1-Year Group College Consulting Program where you’ll build your unique Passion Project, create a compelling application, and get accepted to your dream college. To join our program, go to www.juliekimconsulting.com/ppbc!
    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – my handle is: www.instagram.com/julie_kim7. 
    SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-130-how-to-eliminate-negative-self-talk-from-your-college-journey-ppbc-student-interviews/ 

    • 20 min
    The Mindset Boost You Need For Back-To-School Season (PPBC Student Interviews)

    The Mindset Boost You Need For Back-To-School Season (PPBC Student Interviews)

    As school is starting back up again, I am incredibly excited to be recording a brand new episode for you today! Along with the fun that comes with back-to-school shopping, this is a great time to focus on goal setting, which is something that I always looked forward to when I was a student. 
    To kick off the back-to-school season, I thought I would give you a mindset boost and talk about how I coach our Passion Project Bootcamp students to develop a long-term mindset for success beyond the college admissions process.  
    I also want to share some amazing motivational testimonials that I’ve received from students from our Passion Project Bootcamp program. My hope is that by hearing about their inspiring experiences in their own words, you, too, can see what is possible for you! 
    Are you ready to take the next step in your college admissions journey? You can learn more about our Passion Project Bootcamp program inside our free, 1-hour introductory training.  In only one hour, you’ll hear me talk about techniques, strategies and updates to the college admissions process, and at the very end, you’ll learn more about how the Passion Project Bootcamp program can help you with your college admissions journey. You can register for our free training now at www.juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass! 
    The Passion Project Bootcamp is our premier 1-Year Group College Consulting Program where you’ll build your stand-out Passion Project and create college applications that demonstrate you are a must-have student to your dream college. To join our program, go to www.juliekimconsulting.com/ppbc!
    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com. Also I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – my handle is: www.instagram.com/julie_kim7. 

    SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-129-the-mindset-boost-you-need-for-back-to-school-season-ppbc-student-interviews/ 

    • 19 min
    Navigating The College Admissions Journey As a First Generation Student (PPBC Student Interviews)

    Navigating The College Admissions Journey As a First Generation Student (PPBC Student Interviews)

    In today's podcast episode, I wanted to reveal what it was like for me as a 1st Generation Korean American to navigate the college admissions process. I also have a lot of insights to share that can be applied if you are an international student or a 1.5 generation student as well, so you’ll want to tune in and listen. We’re also sharing another series of student interviews with our Passion Project Bootcamp students. In these student interviews, they talk about the importance of mindset and the specific shifts that they made throughout the Passion Project Bootcamp Program, and I can’t wait for you to hear from them here today. These students also share that they will be the first child to go to college in the United States, so I’m sure it will be insightful, relatable, and extremely helpful. 
    As mentioned last week, I’m on a mission to transform the college admissions journey, so once a year we host a live event for students and parents from all over the world. This year we are taking it to the next level with a free 3-part video series and live Q&A called The DNA of Accepted Students, where you’ll learn the 3 essential steps to get accepted into your dream college (even if you think you’re not competitive enough). You can watch the first video starting June 20th, with the other videos releasing on June 21st and 22nd, and then on June 22nd at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern I’ll be doing a live Q&A on Zoom to answer your specific questions. 
    Registration is FREE and now open at https://juliekimconsulting.com/accepted. This is an amazing event that I don’t want you to miss out on, because not only will it transform the way you approach your college admissions journey as a high school student, but also the way you live your life!  
    Our signature 1-Year Group College Consulting Program, Passion Project Bootcamp, is currently closed for enrollment, but will be opening enrollment in June! To get added to the waitlist and be the first notified, go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/ppbcwaitlist! 
    To start off with our free training, you can register here at https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass. This is a (FREE) introductory training for you to get a better idea of how I coach my students. You’ll also learn the 3 essential strategies that you must implement to get accepted in your dream college!
    As always, if you have questions, please reach out to our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com, and I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – I’m at http://instagram.com/julie_kim7.
    SHOW NOTES: https://juliekimconsulting.com/episode-128-navigating-the-college-admissions-journey-as-a-first-generation-student-ppbc-student-interviews/ 

    • 20 min

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65 Ratings

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5 factors of success

I love this episode! Other podcasts talk about the mechanics of the college process, but I so agree with you that the student’s mindset is the most important factor. I sent this to my daughter. You articulated this better than I could. Thank you!

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Someone that just gets it!

The coaching call episodes are fantastic!!!

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Best College Consulting Podcast!

The way Julie Kim adresses college consulting is both beneficial and productive. Every episode I gain more clarity of the college application process through insightful tips that I can apply to my life right away. I do not know where I would be without this amazing information and I’m excited for the next episode!

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