Episode #86: How many school clubs to join

Happy New Year! Happy 2021! It’s a new year, and even if it seems not much is changing during the ongoing global pandemic, it just feels like we have a new start in January 2021. To get the year started right, I’m sharing an amazing coaching session with one of my Passion Project Bootcamp students, Anjali.

Anjali asks so many good questions in this coaching session, and a big one is about how many school clubs she should be joining. I reveal whether or not joining a lot of clubs will help your college application or not. As you’ll hear, the answer will be a bit different depending on your theme, which is why having a strong theme is very important in the overall process.

Creating a unique theme for your college application is something I focus on teaching in my 1-year college consulting program, The Passion Project Bootcamp. Click here to learn more about our amazing program!

She also asks a question about how to land research positions, and a few more college admissions questions that I think you’d find relevant to your current situation too!  

So here’s your 1st step to take! You can register for the free training here. This is where I share 4 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! 

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  • My recommendations for choosing what to focus on when you are involved in many extracurriculars
  • What the true purpose of extracurricular activities really is
  • How to deal with, and actually grow from, uncomfortable situations
  • Why your GPA alone will not get you into the college of your dreams



Whatever you learn from extracurricular activities, you want to take that to create your Passion Project.
You want to do what other people are not doing, because it shows that you’re going above and beyond.
I challenge you to be in an uncomfortable situation every month, because that’s where we grow.
Having a good GPA is important, but then you need the wow factor, or the standout factor.


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