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College & Career Center

Welcome to the College and Career Center!
All students are encouraged to visit the College and Career Center. Here students will find many different resources and information on college applications, financial aid, employment, and more!


Important Work Permit Notes 

  • All minors under age 18 (including minors employed by parents) must have a work permit.
  • Minors must meet mandatory school attendance laws and meet adequate academic progress in order to obtain work permits. Schools have the legal right to restrict or reduce the type of employment and/or the hours of work if evidence is shown that the schoolwork of the minor is being impaired by the employment. 
  • A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be passing at least 4 classes with no unexcused absences.
  • Escondido Union High School District issues work permits for minors residing within the district boundaries and enrolled in district schools. 
  • Work Permits must be renewed at the start of the school year or when the student obtains a new job.


Hours Minors Are Allowed to Work During the School Year

Ages 16-17

  • 4 hours maximum per day Monday-Thursday
  • 8 hours maximum per day Friday-Sunday
  • 32 total hours per week 
  • Hours must be completed between 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.  
  • Hours can be 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. if no school the next day (Fri/Sat nights)     


Ages 14-15

  • 3 hours maximum per day Monday-Friday
  • 8 hours maximum per day Saturday-Sunday
  • 18 total hours per week 
  • Hours must be completed between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Career Development & Job Search Success
1. Identify your interests:
  • Do you like math, solving problems or developing?
    • Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Professor
  • Do you like sports, fitness, or health?
    • Personal Trainer, Coach, Physical Therapist, Nutritionist, Doctor
  • Do you like animals, plants, research, presenting?
    • Animal Trainer, Horticulturist, Research Associate, Tour Guide
Career Interest Assessments: CareerOneStop
                                                California Career Zone
2. Create a Resume
  • Choose a template (Word, Online) or create your own!
  • Gear your resume for the job you are applying for!
  • Add your objective, any education, work experience and skills that would be useful to the job you are applying for
  • Have someone proofread your resume for errors
  • Upload to online job application; print for interviews/job fairs
3. Surf the Web
4. Practice Your Interview
  • Learn about the company and their visions for success
  • Be prepared to discuss your interests and motives for the job
  • Practice interview questions in front of a mirror, a friend or family
5. Dress to Impress
  • Business Casual attire is always preferred
    • Examples include a polo/dress shirt with pants; dress; pant/skirt suit
    • No jeans, shorts, flip flops, t-shirts with logos or hats should be worn
  • Rule of thumb: If you do not know if you can wear it, choose another option
Looking for volunteer / community service opportunities or internships? Check out the Community Service Link! You can also get a community service log from the College and Career Center to log your hours.