Co-Cirricular Record program makes extracurricular activities count

by | Mar 18, 2019 | Campus News, Guelph-Humber, Lakeshore, News, North, Orangeville

Madeline Jafarnejad,News Reporter

Students may not know the things they do outside of the classroom matter after they graduate.

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) program, launched in 2015 by Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber, was created to help students keep a record of their involvement during their time at school.

Every year Humber and Guelph-Humber have a CCR Expo for all campuses. This event allows each department to showcase the job and volunteer opportunities they offer while promoting the benefits of the program.

Many students did not know about the program or the opportunities associated with building a Co-Curricular Record.

Students talk to Humber employees about extracurricular opportunities at the North campus CCR Expo on March 7, 2019. (Madeline Jafarnejad)

“I found out about all the jobs I can partake in and I realized there is lot,” said Ferly Pamorca, a first year Business student. “I didn’t think there would be to be honest.”

Adriana Sternfels, Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator at Humber College, says the program provides students with a way to highlight transferable skills for when they are applying to jobs in the future.

“People are obviously looking for candidates to showcase specific skills,” she said. “Of course they’ll be looking for an educational background.

“However, what sets a candidate aside is the other skills they bring to the table,” Sternfels said.

The CCR program gives students an official document that showcases all of the activities students have partaken in and five of the main skills they have development.

Some of the activities outside of the classroom include volunteering, paid positions, workshops and more.

Tena-Kay Gilling, a first year Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism student at the North Campus CCR Expo on March 7, 2019. (Madeline Jafarnejad)

“This can show employers that you are a really well-rounded person that has used their time to the best of your advantage” Sternfels said.

Although the document is not a part of a student’s transcript, students can access the document online even after they have graduated.

“There are so many things that can students can do on campus that pertain to their interests,” said Tena-Kay Gilling, a first year Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism student. “I wouldn’t have known about these opportunities if I didn’t attend the expo though.”

Students can go to to start creating their document. Each activity has to be added during the year it happened and must be approved by a staff or faculty member in order to be included.

However, it’s ultimately up to the students to keep track of what they do during their time at Humber.