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.

News

10/18/17

Each fall the Career Center hosts a variety of admissions representatives on our campus. Interested students will get the most accurate information about these individual school's  admissions requirements, programs, costs and financial aid, as well as answer all your questions!

 

You must sign up and receive teacher approval prior to the visit. For a list of upcoming schools and how to sign up, please see the attached flyer.

 

Lots of additional colleges and universities host weekend/evening Information sessions in the community for students and parents. Please take a look at the attached flyer to see who will be in our area!

 

Don't forget the College Night at the Pyramid is on November 1st with over 100 colleges/universities/career reps in attendance.

 

Take a look at the newest scholarship bulletin too!

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10/2/17

Seniors!  Still need to take your Senior portrait?  Call Lifetouch - Prestige Portraits to make your appointment today.  310.542.5500. 

 

Senior Portrait Make-Ups in the Media Center Monday, October 16th - Thursday, October 19th.  3:00-8:00pm.  

 

The Activities Office will have the appointment list asap. 

 

GO Bruins!  

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9/22/17

Save the date for the 46th annual College and Career Night at the CSULB Pyramid. Join us on November 1st from 6:30-8:30pm to meet and interact with college and career representatives. As always, the event and parking are free and all are welcome.

I have attached the list of those schools that are confirmed as of now, with more to come!

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9/15/17

Super Saturday at CSUDH will be held this year on Oct 28 from 8:30-2:00pm hosting informative and interactive workshops to help increase college prep,enrollment and graduation rates for African American students. First 1000 registered will get free lunch!

See flyer for more information.

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8/28/17

Bruins!  Interested in chartering a Club for the 2017-2018?  Applications are now available in Activities, attached to the School News or in the Activities Locker.  Student Council approves new charters during Block 2.  All new and returning Clubs must charter each year.  

 

Get those charters in asap, since Homecoming Fair is October 12th.  

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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 6:30am--3:00, 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 http://pinterest.com (if you don't already have one).  Then you will be able to learn more about specific areas by going to http://pinterest.com/ afterhighschool/boards to view any of the following College and Career Center boards:

Important Resources and Newsletters

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SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE

LOOK WHO IS COMING TO COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE PYRAMID!

CAREER COLLEGE EXPLORATION NIGHT 2017 - CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017 (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
• ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
• AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY
• ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
• ART INSTITUTE - HOLLYWOOD
• AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
• BIOLA UNIVERSITY
• BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY
• CA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
• CAL MARITIME
• CAL POLY, POMONA
• CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO
• CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
• CERRITOS COLLEGE
• CERRITOS COLLEGE - ENGINEERING DEPT
• CERRITOS COLLEGE - LAW/PARALEGAL
• CERRITOS COLLEGE - PROJECT HOPE
• CERRTOS COLLEGE - EOPS
• CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
• CHARLES DREW UNIVERSITY
• CITY OF LONG BEACH - CIVIL SERVICE
• COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY- PUEBLO
• COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FT. COLLINS
• COLUMBIA COLLEGE HOLLYWOOD
• CONSERVATION CORPS OF LONG BEACH
• CORNELL UNIVERSITY
• CSU, CHICO
• CSU, DOMINGUEZ HILLS
• CSU, EAST BAY
• CSU, FULLERTON
• CSU, LONG BEACH (14 Programs)
• CSU, LOS ANGELES
• CSU, SACRAMENTO
• CSU, SAN BERNARDINO
• DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
• DEPARTMENT OF TRADES AND INDUSTRY
• DEVRY UNIVERSITY
• DICKINSON COLLEGE
• DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
• DOWNEY ADULT SCHOOL
• DREXEL UNIVERSITY
• EDUCATIONAL TOURS/BLACK COLLEGES
• EL CAMINO COLLEGE
• EL CAMINO COLLEGE - SPECIAL RESOURCES
• EXLPORING (a division of Boy Scouts of America)
• FASHION INST. OF DESIGN & MERCH (FIDM)
• FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
• GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
• GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
• HARBOR OCCUPATIONAL
• HAVERFORD COLLEGE
• HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
• HUMBOLT STATE UNIVERSITY
• ILLINOIS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY
• LBCC - BUSINESS ADMIN/ECONOMICS
• LBCC - COMMUNICATION STUDIES
• LBCC - COMPUTER & OFFICE SYSTEMS
• LBCC - CULINARY ARTS
• LBCC - DEPT OF TRADES AND INDUSTRY
• LBCC - DISABLED STUDENT PGMS/SERVICES
• LBCC - ENROLLMENT SERVICES/FIN. AID
• LBCC - EOPS
• LBCC - FAMILY & CONSUMER STUDIES
• LBCC - FUTURE TEACHERS/READING DEPT.
• LBCC - HONORS PROGRAM
• LBCC - MEDICAL ASSISTING
• LBCC - METAL FABRICATION & WELDING
• LBCC - MUSIC DEPARTMENT
• LBCC - OUTREACH & RECRUITMENT OFFICE
• LBCC - PUBLIC SERVICES
• LBCC - REGISTERED NURSING
• LBCC - TRANSFER PROGRAM
• LBCC - VOCATIONAL NURSING
• LONG BEACH FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
• LONG BEACH JOB CORPS CENTER
• LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
• LB ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
• LONG BEACH SCHOOL FOR ADULTS
• LONG BEACH TRANSIT
• LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
• LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
• MARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY
• MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
• MOUNT SAINT MARY'S UNIV. - LOS ANGELES
• MUSICIANS INSTITUTE
• NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
• NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
• ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
• OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
• OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
• PACIFIC GATEWAY - YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES CTR
• PACIFIC UNIVERSITY OREGON
• PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
• POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
• PORT OF LONG BEACH
• PURDUE UNIVERSITY
• SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
• SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
• SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE
• SOKA UNIVERSITY

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
• SOUTH COAST COLLEGE
• SOUTHERN CA INST. OF ARCHITECTURE
• SOUTHWEST CARPENTERS TRAINING FUND
• SPELMAN COLLEGE
• STEPPING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
• SWISS EDUCATION GROUP
• SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
• TEACHER ASSOCIATION OF LB (TALB)
• TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
• THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
• TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
• UA PLUMBERS 78
• UC, BERKELEY
• UC, DAVIS
• UC, IRVINE
• UC, LOS ANGELES
• UC, MERCED
• UC, RIVERSIDE
• UC, SAN DIEGO
• UC, SANTA BARBARA
• UC, SANTA CRUZ
• UCLA - AIR FORCE ROTC
• UNITED STATES ARMY
• UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
• UNITED STATES NAVY
• UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
• UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
• UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY
• UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
• UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
• UNIVERSITY OF LAVERNE
• UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST
• UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS AT LOWELL
• UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
• UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
• UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
• UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
• UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
• UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
• UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)
• UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
• UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON
• VANGUARD UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CA
• WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
• WESTMONT COLLEGE
• WHEATON COLLEGE
• WHITTIER COLLEGE

Check out Career/College-- Night Reduced to 45 Amazing Seconds!

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STEPS TO FILL OUT THE UC APPLICATION

COLLEGE PERSONAL STATEMENTS, ESSAYS AND PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS

HOW TO ANSWER UC'S PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS

WRITING A STRONG ADMISSIONS ESSAY

AVOIDING COMMON ADMISSIONS ESSAY MISTAKES

Comic Relief from AIS: Admission Induced Stress!!

THE ACCURATE ADMISSIONS RESOURCE GUIDE(AARG)

 

PULL BACK THE CURTAIN

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.

LASSO THE NUMBERS

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.

 FIND THE FORMULA

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

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Money for College Game show with Michelle Obama

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CHANGES TO FILING THE 2017-2018 FAFSA

 

1. New FAFSA filing period is Oct 1st-March 2nd

2. Income information if from Prior/Prior year

 

The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) season will begin earlier than previous FAFSA application cycles. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, your students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2017–18 school year. (In the past, they had to wait until January 1). In addition, applicants will no longer need to estimate income and tax information and will be able to retrieve their data directly from the IRS, right from the first day the FAFSA is available. Students also will have information about their Expected Family Contributions earlier, helping them as they’re going through the college application and selection process.

Parents (who have been through the process before)

You might hear about some changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). But don’t worry; these changes were put in place to make the FAFSA process easier. Starting with the 2017–18 FAFSA (this is the application your child will fill out if he or she plans to go to school between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018), there will be two major changes:

  1. Your child will be able to submit his or her FAFSA® earlier. Students can file the 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. If your child files the FAFSA earlier, he or she will have an earlier indication of how much your family is expected to contribute toward your child’s college costs, which will help with budgeting for the upcoming school year. Note: Because of the change in the FAFSA launch date, you’ll want to make sure that your child’s school and state deadlines have not changed, and plan accordingly. School deadlines are on the school’s website; and state deadlines are available at fafsa.gov and/or from the school’s financial aid office.
  2. You and your child will be required to use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, applicants—and their parents, as appropriate—will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than 2016 income and tax information. This change will make the FAFSA easier because you will already have done your taxes by the time your child fills out the FAFSA, and you may be able to automatically import your tax information into your child’s FAFSA. (If your child files his or her own taxes, then your child may be able to import his or her tax information too.)

 

 

 

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

FINANCIAL AID: THE MUSICAL

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2017-2018 SAT AND ACT TEST DATES

2017-2018 SAT AND ACT TEST DATES
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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.

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Senior Academic Resume 2017-2018

Click Here to Begin Your Scholarship Application Process
Deadline: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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