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Nancy Sprick
Career Counselor

 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 for the Worksite Learning paperwork.  

SAT Testing on October 11: Sending Scores for Free
If you did not have an opportunity to list institutions to receive your four free score sends, there is still time. The deadline is Friday, October 20. You will need to use your online College Board account. Remember that the NCAA Eligibility Center and the following in-state universities require that scores be sent directly from the testing agency:  the three UW campuses, Eastern Washington University, and the University of Puget Sound. 

FAFSA/WASFA Completion Night on October 17, 6-7:30 PM
PLU financial aid staff will help students and families file their financial aid forms for the 2018-19 college year. What to bring:

  • 2016 income information, including bank statements, W2s, and 2017 tax turn
  • Social Security number or green card if student is filing a FAFSA
  • Additional financial information about child support, TANF benefits, real estate, investments, family business. etc.
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically (create your FSA ID at

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.

Scholarship Opportunities​


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.

Wed., 10/18, p. 3: Pacific Lutheran Univ.
Wed., 10/18, p. 5: Gonzaga Univ.
Thurs., 10/19, lunches: Montana State Univ. Billings
Mon., 10/23, p. 6: Univ. of Idaho
Tues., 10/24, p. 3: New York Univ.
Wed., 10/25, p. 3: Simmons Coll. (MA)
Mon., 11/6, p. 3: Oregon State Univ.
Wed., 11/8, p. 2: Cornish College of the Arts

Create Your FSA ID

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-19 school year opened October 1. Your FSA ID is a username and password you will need to sign your FAFSA electronically. Create your FSA ID.

 Additional Resources​

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