Episode #85: How To Decide Your College Major

As we enter this new year, I am excited to share with you another coaching session I had with my Passion Project Bootcamp student, Erica! I’m sharing this coaching call with Erica on the podcast because I want you to see what it would look like if you were to work with me inside of The Passion Project Bootcamp or The Ivy League Formula Program.

In this episode with Erica we cover a lot of different important topics, and I answer the biggest questions she has. This includes whether or not she should work on her Passion Project with friends, and how to motivate them if this is what she ultimately decides to do. We also look at how she can navigate things if there’s a shift in her academic interests and major, and so much more.

I think you’ll learn a lot about the many ways to make your application stand out, and the different ways to show who you are to colleges that you want to get accepted to. Remember, it’s not about showing the best side of yourself always, and having 10, 20 or even 30 extracurriculars. It’s more about showing who you are in the most authentic and compelling way, and then backing that up with evidence.  

If you are like Erica and have questions about the college admissions process, then I really want you to check out my free training! You can register for the free training here. This is where I share strategies that will help you land research and intern positions, create amazing passion projects, and get awesome results for your college admissions journey. 

This is a brand new training, so even if you’ve attended one of my free trainings in the past, you’re going to want to attend this one! Don’t miss out. Register here! 

If you have any questions, please contact our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com

If you enjoy this episode, I’d be so happy if you took a screenshot from your smartphone – and tagged me on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/julie_kim7/. Happy New Year, stay safe and I’ll be back with another episode next week!



  • My advice on finding the right Passion Project partner (if that’s the path you want to go down)
  • Tips for leading a team and providing true leadership in order to accomplish your goals as a team
  • What to do if you’re having trouble deciding on your major
  • Why it’s ok to change your academic interests during the course of your Passion Project
  • Ways to manage expectations and improve your communication with team members
  • Steps to take if your academic interest is related to business



No matter what kind of relationship you have with your friend, friendship is different from being in a relationship in a work setting.
Your job is not to be liked by your friends or by people, your job is to just stay focused on the mission of your Passion Project.
You can help that person do a great job by setting the right expectations. When there’s a lack of communication, the other person might not know what you really want.
The job of a mentor is to go through everything with you, including the lows and the highs.


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