[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today’s episode, I want to focus on fear, and specifically the fear of being rejected by the college you desire to attend. Fear is normal, especially if you’re playing big in life, and it is my hope that after listening to this episode you will have less fear around the college admissions process. You can’t let fear get in the way of you getting accepted into your dream college, right? To learn the 4...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On today’s podcast episode, I am coaching one of my Passion Project Bootcamp students, Maya. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how I coach my student through me taking her through the process of picking the right extracurriculars. So often students spend a lot of time on things that aren’t helpful or won’t make a big difference in their college application. Your time is valuable, and I want to make sure that you’re focusing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On today’s podcast episode, I wanted to have an honest and down-to-earth conversation about your mindset, which is so important to your college admissions success. By shifting your mindset you’ll not only improve your chances on the college admissions journey, but it can also apply to all parts of your life – family, relationships, happiness, fulfillment, and much more. To learn the 4 strategies that help our students get accepted into amazing colleges using their...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How will you know if your Passion Project will impress college admissions officers? What if you spend months and years working on your Passion Project …and it doesn’t pay off? I’ve got an answer (and some proven strategies) for you! This episode is a coaching session with my Passion Project Bootcamp student Simi. On this episode, I reveal how she can take her Passion Project to the next level. I share with her actionable strategies for how...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Why does college cost so much? What really goes on in financial aid offices in this country, and will going to college pay off in the end? These are all big questions we’ve explored before on this podcast, and in today’s episode, I’m speaking with an expert guest who has literally written the book on this important subject. Ron Lieber is the author of The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In this amazing episode, I’m not only sharing how my student Rachel landed research positions, but how she turned her Passion Project into a non-profit and got publications. Would you believe me if I told you that she accomplished all of this in just 6 months? She did, and today you’re going to hear how she did it inside the Ivy League Formula Program.  The Ivy League Formula Program is our intensive 6-month college...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you wondering if you should be participating in competitions or how many awards you should have when applying to colleges? (Or do you even NEED to get awards?!?!) These are questions I get a lot, so today on the podcast we’re going to talk about how college admissions officers view competitions and awards. I’ll be coaching my Passion Project Bootcamp student Simi, who is an amazing student (and person!), and I’m sure you’ll...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today on the podcast, I’m coaching my Passion Project Bootcamp student Lina, someone who plays such a big leadership role inside of our peer-led Facebook community for the Passion Project Bootcamp. I’ll be coaching her on college lists, and specifically how to create a college list that’s both realistic and balanced. If you’re aiming for acceptance into Ivy League & top-tier colleges, you’re going to want to have what I call a “safety pick”...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today’s coaching session with my Passion Project Bootcamp student Patricia, I’ll be answering a question that I get often. With the policy changes due to COVID-19, a lot of students are now wondering if they should even be taking the SAT or ACT, so I wanted to look at this topic today on the podcast (fun fact - Patricia is actually from the very same high school that I attended, which makes...