The Co-Curricular Record recognizes the non-academic activities that students participate in throughout their time as a Concordia student. It is a compliment to your transcript and is designed to help give you a full picture of the knowledge you grained throughout your academic career.
Explore Co-Curricular experiences
There are a variety of co-curricular experiences offered by many departments across the university and student groups you can take part in, whether it be of personal interest or professional development. Check out the Co-Curricular Catalogue to view current positions (positions are added throughout the year).
Regardless of the activity, it must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the CCR.
- Encourage and support student growth and development
- It cannot be an activity required for academic credit
- Positions cannot be paid
- It must be connected to an on-campus opportunity
- Only activities for the current academic year will be accepted
There are four areas the CCR recognizes:
Clubs and associations
- Positions held within student groups and associations
Campus and community engagement
- Volunteer opportunities, university governance
Leadership and professional development
- Training sessions, conferences, workshops
Student led initiatives
- Performances, art-based initiates, exhibits, etc
Adding to your co-curricular experience
Students are responsible for adding positions to their own record. Positions should always be added after they have been completed and only positions for the current academic year will be available.
To add a position to your CCR you will need to access the Co-Curricular Record database.
Once signed in important information, such as deadlines and maintenance will appear on the home page.
From the dashboard, you are able to:
- Add a position you've completed to your CCR record
- Complete the Position Request Form to add a new position to a new or existing activity
View step by step guidelines
- Being Adaptable & Flexible
- Planning & Organizing
- Communications Skills
- Leadership & Management
- Leveraging Technical Assets
- Problem Solving
- Social Responsibility
- Self-Awareness & Positive Attitude
- Multicultural Awareness & Appreciation of Diversity
Positions can be submitted throughout the academic year.
Final date to add positions to your co-curricular record for this academic year is May 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
Value of participating in Co-curricular experiences
The CCR offers students with diverse opportunities to engage in activities identified as fostering learning through personal growth and professional development. It allows students to build employability skills and enhance transferable skills.
- Having a CCR helps you demonstrate the skills you have earned and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
- Students with a CCR can state their experience in the appropriate sections of their resume, and can include their official record with their resume when applying to jobs.
- In job interviews when asked to provide an example of when you demonstrated a particular skill, you can reference the experience on your CCR.
- Your CCR can be used in applications for jobs, graduate schools, and bursaries/scholarships.
- A CCR shows initiative to gain valuable skills outside the classroom and demonstrates a dedication to making a difference in your community.
- Many CCR activities are based in community engagement, and employers are always looking for candidates who make a positive difference in their communities.
- There are many diverse and transferrable skills from volunteering to employment.
- When preparing, whether it be applying for a job or a job interview, refer to your CCR for experiences which can demonstrate employability skills such as problem solving, collaboration and effective communication.
- Make a list of the learning outcomes you developed during your participation in the CCR activity
- Write down a few examples of how you exhibited those skill during your participation
- Identify key skills and experiences required listed in the job description
Pending means the position has not been approved by the validator. Once a position is added to your record, an automatic email is sent to the validator advising them a validation has been requested. Validators have until May 31 to validate.
Only activities for the current academic year will be accepted.