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Nancy Sprick
Career Counselor
253-571-6148


 Welcome to the online home of the Wilson career center! Here you will find notices of upcoming events and links to useful sites. 

The career center has resources, study space, and a computer lab for your use. You will find college literature on the bookshelves and career- and financial aid-related materials on the tall rack. Presentations from college and university representatives take place in the career center, most commonly in the fall (see schedule at right). I also arrange several field trips each year to local colleges and will promote those opportunities on this page as well. ​​ 

If you would like to earn credit for your part-time job, stop by room 120 (across from the nurse's office) on Thursdays during lunch to see Mr. Sieg or Mr. Foss for the Worksite Learning paperwork.  


College Applications and FAFSA Workshops at Wilson 

Seniors, come to the career center any Wednesday after school until winter break to get help with any college application and/or your FAFSA or WASFA. Most weeks local college admission representatives will also be present to assist.


ACE Mentor Program
This after-school program focuses on students interested in learning about career opportunities in architecture, engineering, and construction management. Teams of students in grades 9-12 meet with professionals every other week during the school year for hands-on activities, office tours, site trips, and a design project. The ACE Mentor Program includes a scholarship program. Apply for the program.


Update your e-mail in Career Cruising​!

Your username is tps-####### (your student number prefaced with tps-). Your password is your birthdate in this format: MMDDYYYY. (Example: if your birthdate is May 4, 2001, type it as 05042001) When you enter an e-mail address that you actually check, I can send notices of events and activities such as field trips, college representative visits, job fairs, and volunteer opportunities.
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Scholarship Opportunities​

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Volunteer and Paid Opportunities  - find campus events, too!

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College Visits to the Career Center

To attend a presentation, sign up and get a permission slip from the bulletin board outside the career center.                         

Tues., 1/9, period 2: Harvard University (by Wilson alumnus TJ Hazen)


File Your FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-19 school year opened October 1. What you need to complete it:
* 2016 income info, including bank statements, W2s, 2017 tax return
* Social Security number or green card
* Additional financial info about child support, TANF benefits, real estate, family business, investments, etc.
* An FSA ID

Your FSA ID is a username and password you will need to sign your FAFSA electronically. Create your FSA ID.

 Additional Resources​

Including:
  • FAFSA and WASFA completion
  • College Bound Scholarship
  • ACCUPLACER practice
  • NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Common Application
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Career exploration websites
  • College Affordability and Transparency Center
  • SAT and PSAT practice with Khan Academy