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The Cuyamaca Career Center services and events are available remotely only at this time. Appointments and events will be conducted online. 

Please visit our Covid 19 page to get current information on the status of services for students. If you have a question for the career center during this time, please email us at

Are you looking for a job? 

Angela Tilley-RuizClick this link for a virtual  appointment with Angela Tilley Ruiz, Cuyamaca College's Job Placement Case Manager
It is my job to get you a job! Please check out our online workshops to learn resume and cover letter basics. Once you have completed the workshop, schedule an appointment with me for support in searching for a job, reviewing your resume and cover letter, and/or participating in a mock interview. My unique role allows me to connect with industry, learn what they're seeking from applicants, and use this knowledge to get students hired. 

Are you in need of an education plan, still deciding on a major, or looking to complete a career assessment? 

Counseling Services offers career counseling and guidance for choosing a major, creating a career-educational plan, and career research assistance for students.Currently, Career Counseling services are provided through live 60-minute Appointments:
Schedule your 1-hour Virtual Appointment

Items to discuss with a Counselor include:

  •   Career research, guidance, and academic counseling
  •   Choosing a major to match a career
  •   Career assessments and interpretations to help choose a major
  •   Explore career websites and resources

 Are you looking to connect with a professional in your field of interest? 

Maci GerberEmail to set up a virtual appointment with Maci Gerber, Cuyamaca College's Work-Based Learning Coordinator.
Want to learn directly from the source how to be successful in your field of interest? Work-Based Learning helps you connect what you are learning in your classes to careers. If you are looking to conduct an informational interview with a professional in your field of interest to learn more about what their day-to-day looks like and how they got to where they are in their career, I can support you in networking and connecting. I can also help to connect you to job shadows, service learning opportunities, and internships. 

About The Career Center

The Cuyamaca College Career Center is a partnership between Student Services and Instruction. We provide career and employment guidance and counseling to students, alumni and community members. Our FREE services include career and job counseling, career workshops, job search boards for students and employers, career assessments, career classes, career research information, an annual job fair and much more!

Cuyamaca Career Center services are available to all students, alumni and community members regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Career Counseling
Need a Career Educational Plan with a Counselor?
Counseling Services offers career counseling and guidance for choosing a major, creating a career-educational plan, and career research assistance for students.
 Currently, Career Counseling services are provided through live 60-minute Appointments: Schedule your 1-hour Virtual Appointment
Items to discuss with a Counselor include:
  •   Career research, guidance, and academic counseling
  •   Choosing a major to match a career
  •   Career assessments and interpretations to help choose a major
  •   Explore career websites and resources
  •   Create a career and education plan
Career Skills and Job Placement Assistance
The Career Center offers support and job-readiness training to Cuyamaca College students and alumni through:
  • Individual career coaching
  • Workshops on campus
  • Classroom presentations
  • Employment events
We also offer support in:
  • Your job and career search
  • Networking skills
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Developing 21st Century Skills.
For more information, visit the Job Placement web page or contact 
Angela Tilley-Ruiz, M.A
Job Placement Case Manager
Phone: (619) 660-4443
Job Placement Boards and Job Postings for Students and Employers


For Students
(Employers go here)
 Both on-campus and off campus jobs can be viewed for free at College Central Job Board. Cuyamaca College, Grossmont College, enrolled high school students and alumni may use this service.
Access job opportunities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To look at the job list you may use a Career Center computer or use your own.
Post a resume to the Online Job Board. This will prompt our resume tutors at the Career Center to review and take a look at your resume. You may be called in to bring your resume with you for an additional appointment and assistance to work on it.
You will need your Student ID
You can log into the job board using your student ID. If you forgot your student ID, contact us at
E-Mail Account Required
Students will need an e-mail account to register for the Cuyamaca Online Job Board. You may use your own email account, but If you need a new e-mail account go to . You will be asked to supply your student user name and password.
 Register for your free College Central Job Board account.
 Log in  If you already have a College Central Job Board account.

Disclaimer: Cuyamaca College makes no representations nor guarantees about positions listed with the Student Employment Office. Cuyamaca is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, nor other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students and alumni to research the integrity of the organization to which they are applying. Students and alumni are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or private party."
Cuyamaca College uses selected criteria to determine which job openings may or may not be posted on the JobLink.


For Employers

Information for employers who want to post full-time, part-time, internships, volunteer and seasonal jobs:
 Register for your free College Central Job Board account 
Enter registration info with an email address so that we may contact you.
Once approved by our office, you will receive an email notification confirming your Access ID and informing you of your Password. (Set your filter so that is not sent to your spam folder).
 Go to College Central login (once you are  registered)
Upon e-mail approval from the Career Center you may:
  • Update or Review Your Registration Information: Keep your information up to date for the career center and students/alumni.
  • Post New Job: We recommend that you choose only one or two specific Job Target headings to post your job under. More students with the skills you need will see your job.
  • Update/Preview/Repost Jobs: Give plenty of detail to make your postings attractive to students/alumni!
  • Easily search for Job Candidates: Search Student and Alumni Resumes; Find outstanding candidates for your opportunities.
NOTE: As with any database search, the more criteria you chose, the more limited your results will be. Modifying your criteria may be useful for yielding many qualified candidates.
As an approved employer, you can:
POST OPENINGS on College Central Job Board for FREE.
REVIEW RESUMES of students and alumni looking for employment.
For more information or questions about College Central, contact:
Angela Tilley-Ruiz, M.A
Job Placement Case Manager
Phone: (619) 660-4443
Workshops & Events

Workshops and Events

The Cuyamaca Career Center provides workshops and events to help you gain insight on what employers are looking for and ways to prepare yourself for seeking, interviewing, and landing a career. Our workshops and employment events are currently held online only due to the Covid19 pandemic campus closure. Many of our workshops are available for viewing online 24/7. Workshop topics include:
  • Financial Literacy
  • Job Search
  • Interview Skills and Professional Communication
  • Personal Branding and Networking
  • Resume and Cover Letter preparation
  • Soft Skills/21st Century Skills
For more information about our workshops and events, please see our Job Placement page or contact :
Angela Tilley-Ruiz, M.A
Job Placement Case Manager
Phone: (619) 660-4443


Online Workshop Videos



Career Fairs & Expos

Fairs and Expos

The Cuyamaca Career Center hosts an annual Career Expo on campus every Spring. Typically we have over 80 employers on hand to showcase their company and available careers and provide opportunities for students to network and present resumes. We also lead up the week to the Expo with Resume prep workshops and skills training to help you make that all important first impression.
If you are a student or community member wanting more information about our next Career Expo. contact us at
If you are an employer wanting to participate in our fairs and expos, please contact:
Angela Tilley-Ruiz, M.A
Job Placement Case Manager
Phone: (619) 660-4443
Assessments & Tools

Assessments & Tools

The Career Center has a variety of student assessments and tools to help students with their Career Development and Job Skills needs. These tools and assessments include:
  • Personality Type Assessments
  • Learning Styles Assessments
  • Multiple Intelligence Assessments
  • Career Interests and Career Values Assessments
  • O*NET Interest Profiler
  • Career Professions and College Search Tools
  • Interviewing Software Program
  • Online Job Search
  • Gallup Clifton Strengths
  • MBTI
For more information on these assessments and scheduling, please come to the Career Center or contact us at

Career Exploration Resources and Password Protected Assessments

Free Career Resources:

California Career Zone

Discover and identify your interests, skills, work values, and match careers based on your individual financial needs.

Career Coach

Browse careers, programs or take a career assessment to discover San Diego and Imperial County-based career paths that match your interest. Search results will include occupations, wage information, and related training's.


Learn about local community college programs within San Diego County, related career pathways, and salaries.


Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and an extensive career resource library online. Including Career Videos grouped by career cluster, with over 300 videos in Spanish

GoGovernment- Federal Jobs

This is not a government-run site but it does have the information about federal jobs and internships that are currently available, and career guides.

Here to Career Mobile App

This is a mobile app for your phone, available in English or Spanish. It lists all California Community College Programs, including career pathways and salaries.

My Plan

Find your category of major and explore related careers with their “What Can I Do With This Major?” section.

My Next Move

This is a FREE Government site with no passwords required. Discover what your interests are by completing an interest assessment and how they relate to the world of work. This site is also available in Spanish. My Next Move also offers a version tailored to Veterans

The Occupational Outlook Handbook

Learn about information on career outlook and salary. Click on the occupation field you are interested in and you will find a description of the career, educational requirements, salary and outlook. Figures on salary and outlook are national figures. 

Princeton Review Career Research

Browse career profiles in the search engine under “Find a Career” to find out about a typical day in the life of someone in your chosen occupation, future planning, quality of life, and related majors.

Salary Surfer

Select a program of study and view the earnings of recent California community college graduates who received an award in a specific program of study.​ Salary Surfer provides comparative information on earnings to help students make important decisions about investing time and money in a college education.

Find out what salary you will earn in your chosen occupation. The salary wizard calculates your salary based on geographical area. Links to job boards are included.

UC Berkeley Career Center-Major Exploration

Explore typical careers and pathways for common majors.

 Volunteer Opportunities


AmeriCorps members are similar to Peace Corps members, except AmeriCorps serve only in the US. A stint in AmeriCorps usually lasts 10 months to one year. Paid volunteer. Tuition benefits.

California Conservation Corps- San Diego

The San Diego Center challenges its corps members with natural resource work ranging from trail construction and fire hazard reduction to heavy equipment operation. There are also Caltrans internships.

California Volunteers

Programs include AmeriCorps, Disaster Corps, Green Jobs Corps, Citizen Corps, Business Partners Program, Governor's Mentoring Partnership, CalVet Corps, Operation WelcomeHome, and WePrepare.

City of San Diego volunteer jobs

Volunteer opportunities in the Attorney's Office, City Clerk's office, Family Justice Center, Fire-Rescue, Library, Metropolitan Wastewater, Parks and Recreation, Police and Water/Reservoirs.

County of San Diego government volunteer jobs

Student workers / internships in the areas of Community Services, Land Use and Environment, Public Safety, Finance and General Government, Health and Human Services. Click on the County department home pages for information specific to each department; For example: Sheriff's Dept.

Federal Government's Internship Program

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management provides Federal internship opportunities to students and recent graduates  who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree seeking students taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.

Nature Corps

Take a working vacation and volunteer to help protect California's National Parks.


Search for volunteer opportunities by zip code, city or state.

 Password Protected Sites

The Career Center has a variety of student assessments and tools to help students with their career development and job skills needs. A counselor can assist with providing an interpretation of your results. Please contact the Career Center for access to the following password protected sites: 

AchieveWORKs Assessments

  • Personality Type- Learn more about your strengths, challenges, communication strategies, and careers related to your preferences and type.
  • Learning and Productivity- Create a preference profile and learn more about study strategies based on your learning preferences.
  • Multiple Intelligences-Based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory. Create an intelligence profile, learn about your challenges, and careers and majors related to your strengths. 
  • Skills- Identify and develop skills to be successful in the workforce.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a tool for you to learn more about your skills, values and interests through assessments. This program allows you to search a database of careers, colleges, and majors. Career profiles include educational requirements, occupational information, salary, outlook, and videos and interviews by professionals in each field.

Roadtrip Nation

Learn from video game designers to lawyers, sports journalists to STEM professionals, and everything in between. These stories form the basis of Roadtrip Nation's career exploration products—including an educational curriculum, personalized online tools, video content, bestselling books, and live events. Together, these tools create a diverse and relevant collection of resources showing young people the vast scope of careers and possibilities.

Perfect Interview

The Perfect Interview software allows you to practice interviews from your home via your webcam from your smart device, laptop or computer. There is also a private room you can book at the Career Center where you can practice. Perfect Interview has thousands of practice questions, an interview coach to help you answer such questions, and two sample student responses. Perfect Interview also has a job search and resume builder.



Last Updated: 07/13/2020

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