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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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    • 4.1 • 56 Ratings

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 To Pay For College with Brad Baldridge

    How To Pay For College with Brad Baldridge

    Today I have a very special guest for you, and he is someone who knows so much about financial aid, scholarships, and how to pay for college. This episode is an important one because getting into college is one thing but how can you figure out the affording college? I haven’t really talked about at all on the podcast, but the subject of how students and families can afford college and prepare for the costs associated with it is such an important one.
    Brad Baldridge is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™, College Funding Consultant, and chief podcaster at Taming the High Cost of College. He helps families plan and save for college, while providing expert guidance, customized planning services, and insights on the latest tax, cash flow, and academic strategies. Brad has many years of experience working with families in the college planning process, where he seeks to significantly reduce their college costs. He also specializes in helping students earn admission to their preferred school and realize their college dreams.

    You’re going to learn so much about saving for college, and the ways you can be a little more strategic and prepared for this extremely important journey, and if you do find this episode with Brad helpful, we’d love it if you snapped a screenshot and shared it on your Instagram Stories.

    I’ve got an exciting announcement! Very soon we’ll soon be opening enrollment to the Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL program, our premier, most exclusive hands-on program. If you’re interested in joining the next cohort of the Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL program, you can get on the waitlist now at https://juliekimconsulting.com/nextlevelwaitlist. With this program, in addition to the monthly live Q&A calls and one-year unlimited support, you’ll be invited to 8 exclusive group sessions, where you can get more hands-on support and high-level strategies from me.

    We also just released a new FREE workbook that you can download to get started thinking about self-exploration and your Passion Project ideas. Go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/workbook to get your copy now!

    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.

    • 39 min
    The 3 Rules for Success

    The 3 Rules for Success

    Recently, I posted a poll on my Instagram and asked what my followers would like to hear me talk about on this podcast episode. The topic that most students wanted me to discuss was the 3 Rules For Success, which is what I will share here with you today!
    We often think that success is linear. We also like to think that success is hard. In this episode, I want to break down how to reframe the way you think about success and how you can actually be successful in your college admissions process and in life.
    If you are also navigating through the college admissions process and you want a coach and mentor who can provide guidance on what you should be working on and how to identify your Passion Project, you will love our Passion Project Bootcamp Program. There are now two ways you can get to know our program. First, you can start off with our free masterclass, where I share my story and the strategies that I use to help my students get accepted into their dream Ivy League or Top-tier colleges, and at the very end I talk about the Passion Project Bootcamp Program. To register you can go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass. If you already know you want to join the Passion Project Bootcamp right now, you can head straight over to the enrollment page at https://juliekimconsulting.com/bootcamp – I hope to see you there!
    We also just released a new FREE workbook that you can download to get started thinking about self-exploration and your Passion Project ideas. Go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/workbook to get your copy now!
    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-114-the-3-rules-for-success/ 

    • 20 min
    Why I Decided To Be a College Consultant

    Why I Decided To Be a College Consultant

    It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to record a solo chit chat episode for you, so today I thought I would share with you why I became a college consultant. I feel really called to do this work helping our high school students going through the college admissions process, and in this episode, you’ll hear the full story of why!
    If you are also navigating through the college admissions process and you want a coach and mentor who can provide guidance on what you should be working on and how to identify your Passion Project, you will love our Passion Project Bootcamp Program. There are now two ways you can get to know our program. First, you can start off with our free masterclass, where I share my story and the strategies that I use to help my students get accepted into their dream Ivy League or Top-tier colleges, and at the very end I talk about the Passion Project Bootcamp Program. To register you can go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass. If you already know you want to join the Passion Project Bootcamp right now, you can head straight over to the enrollment page at https://juliekimconsulting.com/bootcamp – I hope to see you there!
    We also just released a new FREE workbook that you can download to get started thinking about self-exploration and your Passion Project ideas. Go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/workbook to get your copy now!
    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-113-why-i-decided-to-be-a-college-consultant/ 

    • 19 min
    PPBC Coaching Call: How To Choose Your College Major

    PPBC Coaching Call: How To Choose Your College Major

    Today I have another Passion Project Bootcamp Coaching Call for you! This coaching session is with my amazing student Hailey. I was surprised to hear that she was an avid listener of this podcast (for nearly 2 years!) and now she’s enrolled in our Passion Project Bootcamp program.
    After hearing Hailey’s questions, you’ll realize how driven and passionate she is about her academic and personal interests, and I love supporting motivated students with big goals!
    The main question we dive into today is about Hailey’s major, and specifically how to select a major when she applies to college. She also asks about the ways she can grow her Passion Project, and I share with Hailey the 3 pillars to scale her Passion Project. We also evaluate her extracurriculars, and so much more.
    If you are also navigating through the college admissions process and you want a coach and mentor who can provide guidance on what you should be working on and how to identify your Passion Project, you will love our Passion Project Bootcamp Program. There are now two ways you can get to know our program. First, you can start off with our free masterclass, where I share my story and the strategies that I use to help my students get accepted into their dream Ivy League or Top-tier colleges, and at the very end I talk about the Passion Project Bootcamp Program. To register you can go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass. If you already know you want to join the Passion Project Bootcamp right now, you can head straight over to the enrollment page at https://juliekimconsulting.com/bootcamp (use the coupon code “DREAM500” to get $500 off – expires Tuesday, October 12th at 11:59 pm PDT)!
    How does this podcast help you navigate your college admissions journey? Are you a parent of a high school student that finds this podcast valuable? We’d love to hear your feedback in a quick review on Apple Podcasts. It would mean so much to me if you did this, as that is one of the best ways to spread our message that the college admissions journey doesn’t have to be stressful and hard – it should be fun!
    We also just released a new FREE workbook that you can download to get started thinking about self-exploration and your Passion Project ideas. Go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/workbook to get your copy now!
    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-112-ppbc-coaching-call-how-to-choose-your-college-major/ 

    • 29 min
    PPBC Coaching Call: AP Classes, Passion Project, & Research Positions

    PPBC Coaching Call: AP Classes, Passion Project, & Research Positions

    Today on the podcast I’m excited to announce that we are bringing back our coaching session episodes! In this episode, I’ll be coaching my Passion Project Bootcamp student regarding AP classes, Passion Projects, and research positions!
    In this episode you’ll meet Yashaswi, a Passion Project Bootcamp student who is currently a junior. She has 3 questions for me to help her determine if she’s on the right track in her journey. You’ll hear me coach Yashaswi and give her a solution to how she can improve her Passion Project in less than 5 minutes (I know, amazing right?), and I also help her fill in the gaps with her professor outreach system. Lastly, she has questions about AP classes that you might also find very helpful!
    Get ready, because this is a jammed-packed episode!
    If you are wondering how you can get this type of support from me and my team, the best way is to be enrolled in our Passion Project Bootcamp Program. If you want to learn more about this program, where you will learn how I help my students get accepted into their dream college (and all the details on the program) go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass and register now!
    In case you didn’t know, we have a group college consulting program, which is a bit more intensive and for students who are really aiming for the Ivy League. It used to be called The Ivy League Formula Program, and we renamed it Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL (yes, it’s literally taking your college admissions journey to the next level)! We open this program just a few times a year, and right now it is open for enrollment. At the time of this recording, we currently have 5 spots available for this program, spots are very limited. This is also a 1-year program, and in addition to the Passion Project Bootcamp monthly live Q&A sessions, you also get 8 high-level support calls on Zoom, and unlimited support in-between the calls. If you want more support, more feedback from me, and quicker results, then NEXT LEVEL could be a good fit for you. To enroll, all you have to do is visit https://juliekimconsulting.com/nextlevel.
    Also, I have an exciting announcement for you! I’m hosting a brand-new live workshop for the month of September, and if you go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/live you can register and reserve your spot now (hurry, spots are limited and fill up fast)! In this live workshop, you will:
    Discover strategies to stand out & get ACCEPTED into your dream Ivy Leagues & Top-tier colleges ( ...even if you think you're not "unique enough" to get accepted into your dream college)

    Learn the secret to what Ivy Leagues & Top-tier colleges are looking for in a strong applicant that makes them say HECK YES!

    Identify your interests and passions (even if you think they don’t exist yet)!

    Learn why traditional outdated methods no longer gets students accepted into their dream Ivy Leagues & Top-tier colleges (and what YOU can do instead).

    Stop feeling worried and hopeless about your college admissions journey. Instead, learn how to navigate this journey with confidence and motivation! During this live workshop we will also be opening enrollment to our Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL. This is our 1-year group college consulting program, where you’ll get 8 group college consulting sessions, with individual, live, unlimited support from me. In addition to these sessions, you’ll also be invited to our 12 monthly live Q&A sessions for extra support, and the opportunity to collaborate with your peers. This cohort will run from October 2021 to October 2022, and it will help you strategize your college admissions portfolio, create a standout factor, and make sure that you’re on the right track!
    Click here to learn more about our Next Level Program: https://juliekimconsulting.com/nextlevel (closing soon!)
    We also just released a new FREE workbook that you can download to get started thinking about self-exploration and your Passion Project ideas

    • 33 min
    How My Student Got Into UPenn, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, and Cornell

    How My Student Got Into UPenn, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, and Cornell

    Today I’m sharing with you a short interview I did with one of my Class of 2021 students, Alexcis, who recently got accepted into UPenn, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, and Cornell! Not to mention, Alexcis also received a merit scholarship offer at USC, and in this episode, she reveals how she was able to do this, plus what she believes was the secret to her success.
    This interview really goes to show how only having good grades and perfect SAT/ACT scores won’t cut it anymore. So how do you standout, while having a feeling of purpose and passion? It’s by working on a few of the right things, and not just by doing more things (and overwhelming yourself in the process).
    Also, I have an exciting announcement for you! I’m hosting a brand-new live workshop for the month of September, and if you go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/live you can register and reserve your spot now (hurry, spots are limited and fill up fast)! In this live workshop, you will:
    Discover strategies to stand out & get ACCEPTED into your dream Ivy Leagues & Top-tier colleges ( ...even if you think you're not "unique enough" to get accepted into your dream college)

    Learn the secret to what Ivy Leagues & Top-tier colleges are looking for in a strong applicant that makes them say HECK YES!

    Identify your interests and passions (even if you think they don’t exist yet)!

    Learn why traditional outdated methods no longer gets students accepted into their dream Ivy Leagues & Top-tier colleges (and what YOU can do instead).

    Stop feeling worried and hopeless about your college admissions journey. Instead, learn how to navigate this journey with confidence and motivation! During this live workshop we will also be opening enrollment to our Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL. This is our 1-year group college consulting program, where you’ll get 8 group college consulting sessions, with individual, live, unlimited support from me. In addition to these sessions, you’ll also be invited to our 12 monthly live Q&A sessions for extra support, and the opportunity to collaborate with your peers. This cohort will run from October 2021 to October 2022, and it will help you strategize your college admissions portfolio, create a standout factor, and make sure that you’re on the right track!
    Click here to learn more about our Next Level Program: https://juliekimconsulting.com/nextlevel (closing soon!)
    We also just released a new FREE workbook that you can download to get started thinking about self-exploration and your Passion Project ideas. Go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/workbook to get your copy now!
    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-110-how-my-student-got-into-upenn-dartmouth-columbia-brown-cornell/ 

    • 10 min

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56 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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