Episode #91: How My Students Created their WOW factor in less than 6 months

So many high school students spend many hours, weeks, and months trying to build a unique factor, but it takes more than just overall time spent to do this the right way. In today’s special episode I share how my students created a WOW factor to help their college application stand out – in less than 6 months!

You need to be very strategic about the time you’re spending on creating a WOW factor and assess whether what you’re working on is actually going to make a difference in your college application.

In this episode you’ll hear the interview I did with my former Ivy League Formula Program students. We talk about how they were able to create a WOW factor in less than 6 months insider our program, the Ivy League Formula Program.

The Ivy League Formula Program is our intensive 6-month college consulting program, and it’s opening for enrollment very soon. Do keep in mind! We are only accepting 30 students this round, and it will only be open once or twice this year. To be notified when The Ivy League Formula Program opens up, you can put yourself on the waitlist at http://juliekimconsulting.com/waitlist.

To learn the strategies that help our students get accepted into amazing colleges using their Passion Projects, check out our free training at https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass.

As always, if you have questions please reach out to our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com.

I hope this episode gives you inspiration and motivation to work on something that you’re truly passionate about because that is what’s actually going to get you accepted into your dream Ivy League & top-tier college. See you next week!



  • How to overcome of overwhelm when starting your Passion Project
  • Ways to find the motivation to work on your Passion Project
  • How a brainstorming session with like-minded peers can give you direction on your Passion Project
  • What outcomes they each had by using the Professor Outreach Program
  • Tips on how balancing your Passion Project with school so that you don’t feel overwhelmed


I was super confused about where I was really headed, and I thought I had to do the same things as my other peers who are academically competitive.
I think when you have a very clear idea of your theme, coming up with an idea for your Passion Project is actually really fun.
If you’re not getting as many from professors, it’s the email that needs to be fixed. If you’re getting a lot of calls but not landing the position, it is the preparation for the interview that needs to be improved.
Having people to collaborate with that are academically competitive but not at your school is so nice.


Getting into Ivy League & Top-tier colleges doesn’t require perfection.

I repeat: You do NOT have to be perfect.

You also don’t have to spend a million hours volunteering, get perfect test scores, or be a star athlete.

What is required is understanding How to STAND OUT.

Join me for the FREE #ACCEPTED Masterclass where you’ll learn:

Passion Project Bootcamp is a digital course where you get my proven framework to brainstorm, strategize, execute, and scale your Passion Project, so you can get into your Ivy League or Top-tier school of choice!

Using my 4-step framework, you’ll create your BEST Passion Project that will capture the attention of the college admissions officers you want to impress.


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By Julie Kim Ed.M Harvard University