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Career Planning


Minors must complete a work permit before beginning any employment. Follow these steps:

  1. Download and print the Work Permit Form or pick one up at the Counseling office.
  2. Fill out your personal information on the form and take it to your employer to fill out.
  3. Get a parent/guardian signature on the form.
  4. Bring the form to Mrs. Delgado or Mrs. Payne in the Counseling office.


  • How to write a cover letter (PDF)






CUSD Career Resources

Use the tools below to explore career options and pathways and to get connected to careers in the local area. First, start by logging into your Naviance account and exploring the Careers page.


  • Complete the "Career Cluster Finder" and "Career Interests Profiler" to see what careers align with your skills and interests.
  • Login using your Clever account

SOCAL Workforce

  • Career Pathways exploration website created for students from Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista
  • Browse by Industry, by Company, or by Career

SDCOE College & Career Readiness

  • Explore careers specific to San Diego County
  • Access to events with employers to learn about careers you're interested in

San Diego Workforce Partnership

  • Offer hands-on experience, workshops, internships, and job placement
  • Explore Priority Jobs and Sectors (high growth and sustainable wages)



If you are interested in joining the Military after high school, taking the ASVAB Exam is a great first step. The ASVAB is an aptitude test..

Recruiters from different branches of the military are available to meet with students with more information about their branch, career paths, and recruitment processes. To request to meet with a specific branch representative, please speak with your Guidance Tech in the Counseling Office.


Looking for a job?  Check out these resources to search for current openings and learn more about growing career pathways.




Need help figuring out what career you want to pursue?  Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the "Career Cluster Finder" and "Career Interests Profiler" in Naviance 
  2. Learn more about the 15 Career Pathways in California
  3. Review the helpful sites below to help you research different careers and salary information:

California Career Zone: Another way to research your interests and explore careers. It connects students to information on more than 900 California occupational options and colleges. 

    **Check out the Career Surfer mobile app to research these options on the go!

CareerEd.Org: Explore the careers in San Diego county that are in high demand. From Advanced Manufacturing to Business to Information Technologies and many others. Many of these occupations only require certificate coursework or an Associates degree from community college.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC): Apprenticeship opportunities with paid on-the-job training during the day and classes in the evening. Opportunities in: Electrical, Electronic Systems Technician (EST), Sheet Metal, Plumbing, and Pipefitting.

BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute: Students can gain hands-on technical skills and earn certificates in as little as six months in a variety of high-demand industries. Review the flyer for more information.

San Diego Job Corps: Voluntary post-secondary education program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (WASC accredited). Provides low-income youth with an opportunity to receive career and technical training. Review the flyer for more information.

San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP): The SDWP funds job training programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. 

CareerOneStop: Find career, training and job search resources.


Most job search websites will allow you to search for jobs based on criteria you select such as location, salary, job function, etc. To maximize your search capabilities, you may want to consider creating an account, and uploading a resume, this way companies can search for you! Use the tools in Naviance for more help creating a resume. Below are some sites SCHS students have used to find a job:


  •  ASVAB: Sage Creek High School is scheduled to host an ASVAB exam on Thursday, October 12th. For more information and to register complete the SCHS ASVAB form.
  • Join the Military: Learn how you can enter the U.S. military.
  • Today's Military: Discover the options available through the U.S. military.
  • ROTC Programs: Learn about various programs and ROTC scholarship programs for College.
  • Cadets in College: Top Majors for ROTC students and a great resource to learn more about ROTC programs