I’m Julie Kim, a graduate of USC & Harvard, and a college admissions consultant helping you get accepted into your dream college using your potential, strength, and passion.
How it all started
My family and I immigrated to the United States when I was in 3rd grade. My parents left everything behind in South Korea so my brother and I can have the best education in the United States.
I wanted to make my family proud and show them their sacrifices to build a better life for me were worth it.
Then things changed when I started high school.
While I was motivated to get accepted into my dream college, I didn’t know who to turn to for help with my college admissions journey. My immigrant parents knew nothing about the U.S college admissions process.
I was very lost. I always felt like I was missing something important.
…which constantly made me feel overwhelmed and stressed about my college admissions journey.
In all honesty, I was just following what everyone else was doing, which I knew wasn’t the right thing to do.
I also didn’t have a perfect GPA or the best SAT scores. Plus, I felt overwhelmed at the thought of taking on a ton of extracurricular activities to make up for my GPA when I was already so busy studying for all my AP classes. There just weren’t enough hours in the day for me to add a bunch of extra programs onto my plate AND keep my grades up.
...and i found it!
Instead of filling my days with random activities in the hopes of looking “well-rounded” to college admissions officers, I decided to go all-in on something I was TRULY passionate about: Education.
I began volunteering at a local elementary school and created a two-week math camp for underprivileged students. Not only was the camp wildly successful, but the experience changed my life for good.
That experience became my first ever Passion Project.
This project enabled me to land a research position at USC & helped me network with the UCLA Dean of Education.
And it got me accepted into USC, and eventually Harvard for my Masters in Education.
How it's going
Now, I mentor my students on how to get accepted into their dream colleges using my proven Passion Project System.
Students who are now off studying at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, UPenn, and USC, to name a few.
Creating a Passion Project based on your authentic interests and personality is the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to stand out from the crowd, create a compelling college application, and get accepted into your dream school.
So, what's next ?
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What’s included in Passion Project Bootcamp
(1-Year Group College Consulting Program)
Monthly Live Q&A Sessions (2x Per Month) To Get Your Individualized Passion Project™ & College Consulting-Related Questions Answered!
1-Year Of Unlimited Support Inside The Exclusive Circle Community To Get All Of Your Individualized Questions Answered (Mon-Fri)!
8 Units Of Detailed Trainings That Guide You Through The Proven Passion Project™ Process So You Can Stand Out & Get Accepted Into Your Dream College!
Plug-And-Play Email Templates You Can Use To Land Research And Intern Positions, Network With Colleges (The Right Way), And Get Your Passion Project™ Published In Newspapers And Magazines.
Access To Our Complete Grade 9-11 Admissions Action List: Including Class Selections, Test Prep Strategies, Resume & LinkedIn Setup, Recommendation Letter Strategies, & Much More!
“I got into UC Berkeley! Thank you for your help with Passion Project Bootcamp!”
- Susan Thomas
Passion Project Bootcamp
1-Year Group College Consulting Program
Monthly Live Q&A Sessions (4x per month) via Zoom
During your Monthly Live Q&A Sessions, you can get all of your questions answered related to Passion Projects, Research Positions, and any college admissions-related questions so that you’re creating a strong strategy and taking the right action steps to getting accepted into your dream colleges!
Unlimited Support (Mon-Fri)
You’ll get unlimited support through our private student community, Circle. You can ask any college admissions questions such as class selections, test prep strategies, networking with admissions officers, reviewing your essays, mindset, and much more! Our PPBC Coaches will respond to your questions within 1 business day.
Lifetime Access to our Library of College Admissions Resources
Unit #1: Strategizing your unique theme
Unit #2: Brainstorming your Passion Project
Unit #3: Executing your Passion Project
Unit #4: Scaling your Passion Project
Unit #5: How to land Research Positions
Unit #6: How to network with College Admissions Officers
Unit #7: The best SAT/ACT strategies & tips
Unit #8: Class selection, resume, recommendation letters, college list, campus visit strategy, Common Application, Personal Statement & Supplemental Essays, LinkedIn training, Application checklist, and many more!