College & Career Center

The College and Career Center provides many valuable services to our students, including:

  • Extracurricular activity ideas (internships, volunteer opportunities, Summer programs, part-time jobs);
  • Research on colleges, preparation for college fairs and help creating a balanced college list;
  • College Essay feedback (UC Personal Insight Questions, Common Application essays and college specific supplemental essays);
  • General college application support (help/advice on applications, major selection);
  • Resume reviews/feedback;
  • Appointments for one-on-one meetings with student (and parents, if needed);
  • Workshops on preparing for college, essay topics, college lists and writing the “Why” essay;
  • Access to resources for the college application process (books, handouts, presentations);
  • Information about other career pathways outside of college; and
  • Information about Community College (degree/certificate programs and transfer agreements to 4-year universities).

Questions? Stop by the College & Career Center and speak with Ms. Parfet. We are here to help all students!

Contact Information

McKenna Parfet
College & Career Center Advisor
Room: A-102

(408) 366-7618


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 9:05 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

College and Career Center

Upcoming Community Events

These are events and contests coming up in the community. Click on the pictures/flyers below for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are some of the volunteer opportunities available in the Silicon Valley. These are opprotunities sent to the College and Career Center or found online at sites like:

All For Good Search for events, projects and organizations near you from volunteer sites all around the web.

City of Cupertino All ages are invited to work with and for the Cupertino community which benefits every volunteer in a positive, healthful, and connected manner. Our community volunteers provide a variety of skills, ongoing citizen involvement and widespread service to our City.

Create the Good It is about helping others—whether you have five minutes or five hours. Search ways to help others in your community or post opportunities.

Santa Clara County The County of Santa Clara is committed to connecting volunteers with community needs and promoting volunteerism in Santa Clara County.

VolunteerMatch VolunteerMatch is the #1 volunteer-engagement network. Find volunteer information and listings in your local community now!

Part-Time Jobs

Work Permits and Part-Time Jobs

Work Permits

High school students who are under the age of 18 need a work permit if they have a job. Work Permits are issued through the FUHSD District Office which is open year-round. Download a Work Permit Application, and go the the district website at for information on district hours to turn in the form. Copies of work permits are also available in the College and Career Center A-102. The FUHD District office is located at 589 west Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale 94087.

The work permit is for your protection and safety. It ensures that employers carry worker compensation insurance. It reminds employers that a student's first job is school and a paid job is secondary. Also that student are not allowed to do work or use equipment that is potentially dangerous or work late hours on a school night.

You will need to sign the form and get the signatures of your parents and of your employer (in two spots).

If you have an on-going job, work permits need to be renewed each school year and for the summer.

You no longer need a work permit once you graduate from high school or turn 18.

Part Time Jobs

Job Title Company Job Type Minimum Age Location Application

Summer Programs