popular-extracurriculars-for-college-application

[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]It’s the oldest college admissions strategy in the book: extracurricular activities. Year after year, I see a lot of students committing to all sorts of different extracurriculars in high school to get accepted into their dream Ivy League and Top-tier colleges. And year after year, it breaks my heart. Because a lot of students take...

[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]As an Asian American, my life has been filled with “firsts.” My parents uprooted their entire lives to immigrate our family from South Korea to the United States when I was in second grade. I experienced a new “first” day of school in an entirely new school system, and remember my first time speaking...

[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]For today’s episode I’m excited to be interviewing two students of my 6-month college consulting program, The Ivy League Formula! Brianna just completed the program and Natalie is currently a student, and these amazing young ladies both share why they decided to say “Yes” to enrolling in the program, any hesitations they had...

[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 of Demystifying College Admissions, I’m bringing you a conversation I had with an incredible student on mine named Richie. Richie is a freshman in the 9th grade who decided to “just do it” and go all-in on his passion project, Teens Against Racism. He reveals how he got this passion...

[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] “Confidence is the freedom to set your own standards and unshackle yourself from the need to prove yourself.” - Ryan Holiday, Stillness Is the Key I’ll admit I’m a total self-help nerd. I’m constantly reading and researching ways to improve my mindset in order to achieve my own dreams. And one huge takeaway from...

[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]When I was in high school, I had a super negative image of myself. I was overweight and unhappy with my body. So much so that I became a victim to it. I was so ashamed, even though I had SO much to be proud of. I had great friends. I was involved in leadership positions...

[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 my consulting programs, my students are not just given the tools they need to start their own Passion Projects. They are given a community -- a league of students who believe in and strive for the same things that they do. My students have people they can turn to for advice, encouragement, and motivation. They...

[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]To be honest, I’m not motivated by the usual definitions of “success.” While money, clout, and recognition can all be considered motivators for success, they are not what gets me out of bed every morning. My students are my ultimate motivators. Their passion inspires me to take my college admissions strategies to the next level, to...

[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]Every time I interview students from my most popular consulting program, The Ivy League Formula, I get goosebumps! Okay, Julie, maybe it’s time to chill out. Interviewing your students about college admissions can’t be THAT exciting… That’s where you’re wrong! My students in this program gain clarity and understanding of what they’re passionate about, then use...

[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 you’ve FINALLY figured out what you’re passionate about (or even interested in). Maybe it’s even something you’ll want to pursue as your major at your dream Ivy League/Top-tier college! But what if tons of other applicants are also passionate about the same thing? Do you think your passion will seem a bit cliche to college...