CCR and Job Searching
Student and alumni are encouraged to use their co-curricular record experience when looking for work!
Here are a few tips to help you leverage your CCR experience when talking with employers:
Q: How do I explain what a CCR is?
A co-curricular record is an official Sheridan College document that formlly recognizes a student's participation in a learning opportunity that takes place outside of academic studies; the experience does not appear on the academic transcript.
Q: How can I use my CCR experience in my job search?
Include your CCR experience on your resume, cover letter and portfolio as well as LinkedIn profile if appropriate. List your CCR experience under the section of the resume and portfolio that reflects the nature of the CCR activity.
Q: How do I explain to an employer what a co-curricular record is?
CCR activities support students with developing their core employability skills and experiences. These experiences are not a part of academic studies and it is not mandatory to participate.
Q: When do I talk about my CCR experience in a job interview?
When preparing your success stories for a job interview use your CCR experiences for a story; your CCR experiences can provide you with examples that demonstrate such employability skills as problem solving, collaboration and effective communication.
Q: Can Sheridan's Career Centre services help me incorporate my CCR experience into my job search?
Yes! Contact us directly at Sheridan's Career Centre: 905-845-9430, ext 2533 email@example.com Oakville: Room D103; Brampton: Room B230; Mississauga: Room A247
Sheridan's Employment Consultants can guide you through all aspects of the job search process which includes how to:
- List your co-curricular experiences on your resume
- Discuss your participation in co-curricular activities during a job interview
- Use social media to raise your profile, and credibility, with employers
- Find work opportunities
You can also meet with a Career Counsellor if you are interested in exploring your career options, making career decisions and/or exploring further education.