College Planning

Rewatch Past Real Talk Sessions

Real Talk is a virtual college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with Black representatives from colleges and college access organizations across the country.

Our events are designed to feel authentic, engaging and, most of all, real! 

Watch our past talks for important information you’ll need to plan, pay for, and attend college.

Remember, you can register for upcoming Real Talk virtual events at cb.org/RealTalk.

 

Spring 2022

Real Talk: HBCU Edition Part 1 (March 2022)

Night one of a special two-night event featuring 15 HBCUs! Get the inside scoop on how to stand out on your college applications and information about scholarship opportunities, academic programs, student organizations, student housing and more.

Real Talk: HBCU Edition Part 2 (March 2022)

Night two of a special two-night event featuring 15 HBCUs! Get the inside scoop on how to stand out on your college applications and information about scholarship opportunities, academic programs, student organizations, student housing and more.

Real Talk: College Ready Edition (March 2022)

Wonder how the courses you take in high school impact your college journey and your professional career? During this session, hear directly from students and college planning experts about the importance of challenging coursework, advocating for your ideal schedule and more. Get the info you need to get ahead in the college planning process!

Real Talk: Paying for College Part 1 (April 2022)

Are you looking to secure some additional coins to pay for college? Our two-night event of financial advice has got you covered! Night One is all about scholarships. You won’t want to miss our Q&A with scholarship experts Normandie Cormier and Lo Easton! Combined they’ve been able to earn over 9 million dollars in scholarships.

Real Talk: Paying for College Part 2 (April 2022)

Are you looking to secure some additional coins to pay for college? Our two-night event of financial advice has got you covered! Night 2 will help you evaluate your financial aid package so you can make the best choice for YOU! We also breakdown how and when to complete the FAFSA, discuss the different types of loans, show you how to review your incoming award letters, and so much more.

Real Talk: Black on Campus Edition (May 2022)

What does it mean to show up as your authentic self on campus? Join us for a discussion about Black student identities on campus and learn how you can build community and identify on-campus supports to help you feel safe, accepted, and seen. You’ll get advice directly from current Black college students and Black administrators from universities across the country.

Fall 2021

Real Talk: What You NEED To Know Edition (September 2021)

Hear from college access experts about key steps you should be taking to further your college plans.

 

 

Real Talk: HBCU Edition Part 1 (October 2021)

Night one of real talk with the best HBCUs across the nation, featuring college reps from: Albany State University, Dillard University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, Kentucky State University, Morehouse College, North Carolina Central University, Tennessee State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

 

 

Real Talk: HBCU Edition Part 2 (October 2021)

Night two of real talk with the best HBCUs across the nation, featuring college reps from: Bethune-Cookman University, Claflin University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Spelman College, Texas Southern University, and Tuskegee University.

 

 

Real Talk: Paying for College Part 1 (October 2021)

Night one of “money talk” with experts in financial aid from colleges across the nation, covering everything you need to know about the FAFSA and scholarships tips from “Scholarship Coach” Lo Easton.

 

 

 

Real Talk: Paying for College Part 2 (October 2021)

Night two of “money talk” with experts in financial aid from colleges across the nation, covering important advice on securing scholarships from “Scholarship Coach” Gabriella Carter, loans, minimizing debt, how to review your financial aid package, and more!

 

 

Spring 2021

Real Talk: HBCU Edition Part 1 (March 2021)

Night one of engaging, real talk about HBCUs, featuring admissions officers from: Alabama A&M University, Claflin University, Florida A&M University, Lincoln University, North Carolina Central University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Southern University.

 

 

Real Talk: HBCU Edition Part 2 (March 2021)

Night two of engaging, real talk about HBCUs, featuring admissions officers from: Dillard University, Hampton University, Howard University, Kentucky State University, North Carolina A&T University, Shaw University, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

 

 

Real Talk: Summer Grind Edition (May 2021)

Hear from experts about key actions you can take toward your college goals during the summer while also prioritizing joy and rest.