Genesee Community College is committed to the philosophy that social, cultural, and recreational activities are an important part of your educational experience and contribute significantly to the quality of your life on campus.
This program is co-sponsored by Student Activities and the Career and Transfer Center office and is open to all GCC students.
There are five basic components of the co-curricular resume program:
- Leadership Activities: Leadership positions held in clubs and organizations
- Educational Development: Learning experiences (eg: Student Development Series, camp, conferences, workshops)
- Participation in Campus Activities: membership and involvement in clubs/organizations, college committees, athletics, intramurals, Fine Arts, Global Education, Lunch Bunch, etc.)
- Paraprofessional Work Experiences: Work-related opportunities (eg: Workstudy, Residential Life, co-op/internships)
- Honors, Awards, and Recognition: Formal recognition of outstanding contributions/achievements.
What is a co-curricular resume?
Your co-curricular resume is an official document which represents your co-curricular involvement and leadership experiences here at GCC. It also allows you to record your activity outside of the classroom and identify, develop, and articulate skills you learned that you'll take with you as you transfer to a four year institution, or apply for a job.
Research indicates that employers and four-year schools want to see more than grades or a diploma; they want to know what sets you apart from other applicants. Your co-curricular resume can give you the “competitive edge” as you pursue your academic and career goals.
What is listed on a co-curricular resume?
Your co-curricular resume is a combination of college-related activities outside your classes and the benefits associated with those experiences.
Involvement includes, but is not limited to:
- Participation in clubs and organizations
- Leadership projects
- Paraprofessional work experiences
- Intercollegiate athletics
- Seminars or conferences
- Documented off-campus volunteer work
How to get Started
To start creating your co-curricular resume, you should stop by the Student Activities office located in S115 in the Student Union at the Batavia Campus. You will receive the necessary direction and materials that will help you learn how to properly format your co-curricular resume.
Clifford Scutella, Director
Student Activities, Room S115
John McGowan, Career Center Coordinator
Career & Transfer Center, Room C218
Examples of Co-Curricular Resume Listings
Student Development Series
College Work Study
Student Development Series Certificate
Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Phi Theta Kappa
Men & Women’s Basketball
Men & Women’s Soccer
Men & Women’s Swimming
Men & Women’s Volleyball