Podcast Episodes

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

Episode #90: Competitions and awards: are they worth it?

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 be able to tell this by

Episode #89: How To Create A Balanced College List

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” and a “possible pick”, and I

Episode #88: SAT vs. ACT during COVID: To take or not?

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 helping her on this coaching session extra

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).

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.

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

Episode #90: Competitions and awards: are they worth it?

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 be able to tell this by

Episode #89: How To Create A Balanced College List

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” and a “possible pick”, and I

Episode #88: SAT vs. ACT during COVID: To take or not?

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 helping her on this coaching session extra

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).

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.

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