The Goals of Career Exploration Education

1. Inspire and excite students about what they are studying in school.

2. Connect students' educational  experiences to their real world experiences.

3. Expose students to pathways that are relevant to their individual hopes and dreams.


LA Pediatric Summer Medical Career Program

 Juniors and seniors who are interested in exploring careers in the health field should take advantage of this exciting summer internship program. Participants will shadow various medical professionals at local hospitals to experience a wide variety of medical careers over a 2, 3 or week period. Applications are available at or you can pick up an informational flyer from Ms. Sroka in the Career Center. Deadline to apply is February 24th.

LA Biomedical Research Institute PAID Summer Internship Opportunity!

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute Summer Fellowship Program is accepting applications from current juniors and graduating seniors for their summer program. Eligiblity is as follows:

Students will be selected on the basis of merit. In order to be eligible for consideration, a student must:
1.  Be a year 2016 high school graduate or completing the junior year of high school.
2.  Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in their science coursework.
3.  Agree to participate full-time in fellowship activities throughout the eight-week period (June 13, 2016 through August 5, 2016). Please note: If selected, the student MUST work around the program schedule when planning out their college tours/orientations and vacations. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from participation in the SFP.
4.  Students must be enrolled in a Los Angeles County high school ONLY.
The following materials must be submitted by Tuesday, March 15, 2016:
1.  2016 Summer Fellowship Program Student Online Application Form.
2.  Official high school transcript.
3.  Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, preferably science teachers.
Applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation may be sent separately, but must be received by the due date to be considered.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
apply at:
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Employment Opportunities! MORE NEW LISTINGS!

You've been asking about new job openings and we've found lots of opportunities for you!! Remember, we can't always guarantee that they have not already filled some of these positions, so don't delay. Dust off your resume, practice your interview skills and land that job!! If you need any assistance, drop by the Career Center.


Seniors!  Last chance for Senior Portraits is Thursday, February 11th.  Come to Activities to schedule an appointment.  Cost is $20 for Senior Portrait sitting fee.  Any questions, come to Activities. 


SENIORS!  Have you purchased your Grad Nite ticket?  Parents!  We still need volunteers to make this event happen for the Class of 2016!  Check out the great new web site.


Interested in being a part of the 2016-2017 LINK CREW, BRUIN STRONG or CRAZY CREW?   Applications are available on April 1st and are DUE Wednesday, April 27th at 5:15pm in the Quad.  You and your application must be in the Quad at 5:15pm on Wednesday, April 27th to have your application ceremoniously and officially put in the bucket. 

Career and College Center


Need help with career or college exploration, employment options, financial aid assistance and more? The Wilson Career/College Center is your "one stop" shop for information on these topics and more. Here daily at 6:45am--3:15, open nutrition, lunch, and after school--please come by!

College and Career Resources on Pinterest

LBUSD College and Career Center Pinterest Page

Search the LBUSD's College and Career Center Pinterest account to find the right fit for you after high school.  Create a free Pinterest account at (if you don't already have one).  Then you will be able to learn more about specific areas by going to afterhighschool/boards to view any of the following College and Career Center boards:

Important Resources and Newsletters

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Comic Relief from AIS: Admission Induced Stress!!




The reality is, admission is nothing like the movie Admission. Most students believe that admission counselors wear pearl necklaces and business suits to sleep and swim. But guess what? They’re normal people! Contrary to the popular conception that admission counselors are on the brink of the grave, the average age is 26 years old. Think about the person who was your babysitter as a kid … that’s the guy or girl reading your essay and reviewing your application. What would you tell that person about yourself? Wouldn’t you feel comfortable in that conversation? Psyching yourself out by imagining a bespectacled curmudgeon administrator only makes AIS more intense.


Maybe you think admission to college is ALL riding on your numbers. Don’t be intimidated by the statistics you see online at different schools. Most schools show you an average or a middle 50% range. If you see an average, don’t forget what that means — students on both sides of that number WERE ADMITTED! If you see the middle-50% of a freshman class, it means half of the students fall into that range. That leaves 25% with lower scores than the range, and 25% that were higher.


We know, we know… you’re looking for THE answer. So grab a pen because here’s how you get in to your dream school: Take two years of Spanish, volunteer at a local hospital, spin around three times, and practice your half-court jumpshot.

The truth is, there is no magic formula. Admission to competitive schools involves a holistic and comprehensive review process. That means everything is taken into account: grades, classes, scores, essays, leadership, and extracurricular involvement, among other factors. And it can be daunting to know you'll be judged and compared. So focus on what you can control: Do a thorough job on the application, write an essay that you believe really captures your voice, have a few people review your application, and then send it in!

You can't predict or control the number or quality of applications a school will receive. There will be institutional priorities at each school that you'll never fully know. So do your best, take a breath, submit your application, and then go back to enjoying your senior year.



A Definition of Selective Admissions

Selective Admissions is a human process and a holistic process, whose ultimate goal is to create a well balanced class in which every candidate considered is valued for his/her intellectual vitality, diversity of thought and experience, as well as the many combinations of contributions to school, family and community.

A Comedy: The Creeping Horror of College Anxiety

FINANCIAL AID: January 1st to March 2nd

Financial season is now open and to maximize your chances of aid you should file early and accurately. Go to, to apply

Remember that to be eligible for all federal and state financial aid--the Cal Grant- you must file by the March 2nd deadline

Get a Jump on Financial Aid: Create your FSA ID NOW!

Get a Jump on Financial Aid: Create your FSA ID NOW!

You Can Afford UC: President Napolitano's Message to Students and Families


Maximinzing Financial Aid

Maximinzing Financial Aid

Maximinzing Financial Aid


2015-2016 SAT and ACT Test Dates

2015-2016 SAT and ACT Test Dates


These will be among the changes in the new SAT, starting in the spring of 2016:

Instead of arcane “SAT words” (“depreciatory,” “membranous”), the vocabulary definitions on the new exam will be those of words commonly used in college courses, such as “synthesis” and “empirical.”

The essay, required since 2005, will become optional. Those who choose to write an essay will be asked to read a passage and analyze the ways its author used evidence, reasoning and stylistic elements to build an argument.

The guessing penalty, in which points are deducted for incorrect answers, will be eliminated.

The overall scoring will return to the old 1,600-point scale, based on a top score of 800 in reading and math. The essay will have a separate score.

Math questions will focus on three areas: linear equations; complex equations or functions; and ratios, percentages and proportional reasoning. Calculators will be permitted on only part of the math section.

Every exam will include, in the reading and writing section, source documents from a broad range of disciplines, including science and social studies, and on some questions, students will be asked to select the quotation from the text that supports the answer they have chosen.

Every exam will include a reading passage either from one of the nation’s “founding documents,” such as the Declaration of Independence or the Bill of Rights, or from one of the important discussions of such texts, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter From Birmingham Jail.”


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MIssion Statement

To provide equal access to all students’ pursuit of career/college exploration and post-secondary options to ensure that all students are career and college ready citizens.

Senior Academic Resume

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Deadline: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.


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