College & Career Information Sessions

Hosted by College Students and Admission Officers at Ivy Leagues + HBCUs + Top Public/Private Universities
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Virtual: Free

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How I Got Into Harvard (ACT, Essays, ECs, etc)

Economics Student at Harvard
Hi, I'm Linda.

In this event, I will be sharing practices I implemented during the application process that helped me, and my mentees, get into top schools (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, JHU, etc). Topics will include essay writing, standardized testing, extracurriculars, and making the most of the college experience. Will be most useful for rising seniors, but open to all! Flexible and open to a Q&A style.
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Virtual: Free

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Best Practices When Applying to Ivy League Universities

Student At Harvard University
I am a sophomore at Harvard University who is originally from Southern California. I had to navigate the college application process alone for the most part, and I found myself frustrated at times. Therefore, I am holding this virtual info session to help others who feel the same. I will discuss the steps I took when applying to universities as well as the preparation I did throughout high school. The main topics I will focus on are studying for the SAT/ACT, writing college essays, and filling out the college application. I can also talk about my time at Harvard and how I have navigated my undergraduate career so far. Feel free to ask me anything about my high school or college experience during this session.
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Virtual: Free

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Let's Talk About College

Student of Political Science and Anthropology
Hello everyone! My name is Daija Yisrael. I am a junior studying Political Science, Anthropology, and French at Tulane University. On campus, I serve as a Community Engagement Advocate, I work a few campus jobs, and I am a member of organizations like the Black Student Union. This event is designed to be an open discussion, so please come any and all questions about choosing a school, getting into college, staying college, how to start thinking about life after undergrad, or what ever is on your mind! I will answer them all to the best of my ability. This fall, I am also offering virtual tutoring sessions on essay writing!
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Virtual: Free

7 People Registered

All About Getting into Howard University

Electrical Engineering student at Howard University
This is a free 30 minutes information session about Howard University. It will cover GPA, test scores, application, financial aid, and more! Come and ask any questions you have about getting into Howard University. Come meet a current Howard University student get to know about the what the school has to offer.
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Virtual: Free

GYEF Fall Forum | Business | Finance | Economics | Marketing

Founder & CEO at Global Youth Economics Forum
About: A completely FREE one-day conference dedicated to connecting ambitious high school & college students to guest speakers from business, finance, marketing, and economic backgrounds.

What to expect: You'd get the chance to network, gain valuable insight from current CEOs/Entrepreneurs, Harvard Business Professors, Stock Managers, and so much more!

Event Structure: Networking rooms, presentations, keynote

Date: October 23rd, 2021 

Schedule: https://bit.ly/gyefconf
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Virtual: Free

18 People Registered

Working With Worry featuring Dr. Samantha Sweeney

A workshop with Dr. Samantha Sweeney author of "Working With Worry" featuring a presentation on how to deal with the anxiety children experience coming of age. Followed by a question and answer session.
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Virtual: Free

9 People Registered

Explore Charles Drew University

Executive Director @ Black Student Fund
Presentation on Charles Drew University including early admissions, financial aid and health careers.
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Virtual: Free

24 People Registered

The Black College Experience: IVY Leagues + HBCU + PWI (A BLK Capital Management Event)

President BLK Capital Management
Introduction to the experiences of black college students at HBCUs, Ivy league colleges and across various black identities.

Some of the topics we will discuss:

The College Grind

Things we wish we had known or had accomplished in High School to prepare for college.

Scholarship opportunities

How to improve your financial literacy

Working in corporate finance and the culture of Wall Street

BLK Capital Management, Corp is a 100% black-owned and student run nonprofit that focuses on educating our members by exposing them to the field of active investment management.

We accomplish this through real-time investing across the globe delivering absolute returns seeking to outperform industry standards.

We hope to create life-long relationships between our members through education and mentorship.
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Virtual: Free

14 People Registered

Inklings Math and Memory Game

A workshop on Inklings Math and Memory Game led by its student inventors.
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Virtual: Free

30 People Registered

Mastering Math with Dr. Eddie Neal

Dr. Eddie Neal, CEO of Scientex Edu and master math tutor will offer best practices and lessons learned from decades of teaching math.
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Virtual: Free

30 People Registered

What To Do After Your Child Has Been Accepted To An Independent K-12 School

Learn what the next steps are after your child has been accepted into an independent school from Jewell Samuel. Jewell Samuel founded The EduKeys to stand in the gap for families who have a strong desire for their children to receive an independent school education but lack the knowledge and requisite understanding of how to approach the application process. The EduKeys helps to demystify the Admissions and Financial Aid processes.
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Virtual: Free

1 Person Registered

BSF Admission Round 2

An opportunity to ask questions and learn of the next steps in the 2021 BSF Application process.
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Virtual: Free

34 People Registered

IBM's Open P-Tech: A free learning platform introducing students to the future of work

For this engagement we will be joined by Cliff Archey, he is a Program Manager at Education IBM.

You can click the "play" icon to the left of this card and the backpack to watch a short video and obtain additional details about IBM Open P-Tech and the Black Student Fund.

Cliff Archey will go over Open P-Tech and answer any questions.

  ●  Open P-TECH introduces students and educators to the technical and professional skills of the future.

● Open P-TECH orients you to the wide world of technology—learn all about AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Quantum and more

● Open P-TECH is free and open to you and everyone else, everywhere else

● As a teacher to share career possibilities with your students:

             ●      Easily share career information with your students. Facilitate fun sessions covering topics such as AI and design thinking. Supplement your existing curriculum with new resources to help your students build the skills employers are seeking.
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Virtual: Free

44 People Registered

Workshop: 600 High School Scholarship Opportunities for Juniors & Seniors

I am the Executive Director of the Black Student Fund.

This engagement is a scholarship workshop to help students and parents effectively identify and submit college scholarships that you can attain as either a junior or senior in high school. 

I have comprised a list of 600 up-to-date scholarships that you can apply to, and I will send this list in a spreadsheet via Sparc message following the engagement to all the registrants that attend this workshop.

Since 1964, the Black Student Fund (BSF) has provided financial assistance and support services to Washington, DC metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families. BSF-assisted students stay in school, graduate high school with distinction, and enter college. Seventy percent of these students are from one-parent households. Many are the first generation to progress to higher education.
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Virtual: Free

33 People Registered

Best Practices: Scholarship Search Process + Submitting Spelman Application

Founder of All Things College
I was awarded over $700,000 in scholarships. 🙏🏼 💪🏽

I am Student-Entrepreneur at Spelman College studying Economics with a minor in management and organization. 

This will be an info session to inform both parents and students on the importance of college readiness, standardized test prep, and scholarships.

I went from a 14 to a 29 on the most mentally draining test, the ACT, and from a 900 to 1360 on the SAT. From being hopeless to finding purpose and meaning. 

I am the Founder of All Things College, which advocates for quality education by informing both parents and students on the importance of college readiness, standardized test prep, and scholarships.

At Spelman, I am a member of the Economics Club, Sister Keeping it Real Through Service (SKIRTS), Morehouse Business Association, and Vice President of Girls Going Global. After Spelman, I will pursue graduate school and obtain her MBA at Stanford University or the Wharton School of business.
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Virtual: Free

40 People Registered

Full Scholarship opportunities @ American University

American University Ambassador
Open to High School students, Parents, Guardians, or anyone that may be interested in learning about the undergraduate scholarships 👀

I will provide an overview of many scholarships that parents and high school students are unaware of at America University. 

I will provide details regarding what you need to do to be a strong applicant for these scholarships and everything else you need to know about these scholarships.

I will go in-depth about two full-ride scholarships that American University offers to Washington, DC students, and the Frederick Douglass Scholarship Program (for African American students) and the Teacher Pipeline Project.

I am a proud American University alum ✊🏾, have provided many tours of my alma-mater to high school students over the years. I am a native Washingtonian; I went to Archbishop Carroll High School.
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Virtual: Free

1 Person Registered

In Person: Free

1 Person Registered

StudentSide and Sparc collaboration conversation

Founder of Sparc
We will identify synergies and ways we can work with one another to impact the high school and college community. 💪🏾
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Virtual: Free

7 People Registered

The Life and Times of a Computer Science Major at Duke

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Hi, I'm a junior at Duke University studying computer science. I will be discussing my overall experience as a computer science major and how I decided to enter this path.