[The PDF Guide to Using Your CCR can be found on the CaPS website!]
How to Build and Leverage Your Co-Curricular Record for Grad School, the Work Force, and Beyond!
The co-curricular record is a great tool to help you keep track and unpack your activities, which will facilitate your job and/or academic application processes. Here are some ways your CCR can help you:
Preparing for a meeting with a career counsellor, academic advisor, or supervisor
Your CCR will enrich your meetings with key academic, support, and services staff at the university. Your CCR will offer these professionals a better understanding of how your background, skills, values and interests fit in with your future plans and decisions.
Writing your CV, cover letter, or letter of intent
Your CV (career and academic) is a document that should reflect relevant experiences, including paid, unpaid, academic, and non-academic work. Your CCR allows you to keep track of activities that you may include in your CV.
- Tip: Your CCR experiences should be included under the sections of your CV that reflect the nature of the activity.
- Tip: Your CCR experiences can also be included in a cover letter and/or letter of intent if the experience supports the relevant skills and/or relevant experience you want to highlight.
Preparing your job and university applications
If an application provides space for additional documents to be attached, you may want to include a customized version of your CCR as one of those documents.
Preparing for job and academic interviews
Interviews are about your understanding of who you are and what you have to offer to the position or academic program that interests you. The CCR will help you convey this in a clear and meaningful way.
- Tip: When preparing for an interview, use your CCR experiences to help you tell your story. CCR experiences provide a wide array of examples that will demonstrate your skills and interests.
Come visit us in CaPS!
Check out the Career Planning Service (CaPS) to learn more about how you can leverage your experiences in your job search tools! CaPS offers a variety of services for students including career advising, drop-in hours, career fairs, networking events, mentoring programs, and a library of career-related resources. In addition, we host myFuture, a job search and career tool suite to help students and alumni search for jobs, internships, and more.