Episode #87: How Mercedes is Impacting the Latino Community

Today I have a coaching session with my Passion Project Bootcamp student, Mercedes. I’m so grateful to attract amazing students like Mercedes who are so committed to their goals and motivated to achieve them.

In this episode Mercedes and I cover a lot of different topics, and I actually got a little emotional after this call because of all that she is doing in regards to her Passion Project (and all that I know she will accomplish in the future).

 Mercedes is currently in the brainstorming phase for her Passion Project, and from talking with her I can really sense how much she wants to help and give back to her community. You’re going to hear how she’s doing this, and why she’s so passionate about the political system in the United States. This episode really is a reminder that we are all here to do good in the world, and it reminds me why I do what I do in helping my students.

If you are a committed student like Mercedes who wants to use the strategies that I teach to get or stay on the best path for getting accepted into your dream college, I highly recommend that you attend my free training! 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. 

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  • My advice for narrowing down your Passion Project so that your Passion Project is truly unique
  • Important tips and strategies for keeping your Passion Project engaged
  • Best practices for getting featured in local newspapers
  • Ways to use your story and purpose in your college application
  • A proven strategy and exercise you can do when feeling overwhelmed



The clearer that you are on who you are serving, it just becomes a better Passion Project and you can actually help out more people.

If you’re sharing too much of yourself, will people think it’s just all about you? No, because people will connect to your story, and hence want to stick around.
Passion Projects and things like this are really powerful because it connects you to why you even want to go to college in the first place.
Everybody talks about the Ivy League colleges, so why not me? Why can’t I be the first person in my family to get into an Ivy League school? If other people can do it, then I think that I can too.


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