[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 before doing so, and some of the big results they’ve been able to create in their college admissions process so...

[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 project off the ground, and the significant accomplishments the organization has received already - in less than one month. I wanted...

[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 my own self-help journey is that creating a positive and productive mindset takes confidence. It takes confidence to be yourself, define...

[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 at school. I was a SUCCESSFUL student working tirelessly toward my dream schools. But NONE of that mattered to me. I let...

[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 are given a place to learn from their mistakes, and to celebrate their successes! (Which often includes the arrival of that...

[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 continue pursuing my own passion, and to not let any obstacles stand in my way of transforming and improving our...

[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 their academic interest, personal interest, and SPV (strengths, personality, and values) to create their own Passion Projects AND land research...

[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 admissions officers? Well, STOP RIGHT THERE!!! A cliche is an idea that’s been overused to the point of exhaustion. And, although there are...

[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 it’s time to start writing your essay for your college application. This is it. The ONE that’s going to get you into your dream Ivy League/Top-Tier school. As you start typing your first draft, you have so much you want to say. Or maybe you actually have nothing to say. With your college essays, you want to make sure the admissions officers are convinced that you’re an exceptional student. Because you are. You just...

[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]The process of college admissions is starting to look a LOT different. If your dream is to open that acceptance letter from your dream Ivy League & top-tier university, you’ll want to be ahead of the curve. During this global pandemic, colleges have to start thinking about how they’re going to assess students fairly and adequately. But what does that mean for YOU? For one, it’s not just about SAT or ACT scores anymore. For...