Introducing Passion Prep!

Welcome to Passion Prep! I’m Julie Kim, a graduate of USC and Harvard University. When I began preparing for my college applications back in high school, I did what everyone else around me was doing, joining as many clubs and volunteer organizations so I could list them on my resume like a laundry list. I […]

How to Use These 5 Popular Extracurriculars on Your College Application to Stand Out


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 […]