The Experience Record is a document that summarizes a student's participation and involvement in activities that support holistic development, inside and outside of the classroom.
The University of Manitoba has transitioned from the former Co-Curricular Record (CCR) model to our new Experience Record model.
Why develop your Experience Record?
Allows you to develop competencies and gain the experiences that employers look for when hiring new employees.
Provides you with opportunities in experiences that enhance self-knowledge and interpersonal skills.
Easier resume building and interview prep, since it contains a detailed record of your experiences.
For more information on how to use your Experience Record when looking for a job, get in touch with Career Services.
Which experiences can be added to your Experience Record?
Over 700 University-approved experiences categorized under Student Involvement or one of the types of Experiential Learning can be added to your record. These experiences can be found in the Experience Catalogue.
If you are unsure where to start in looking for experiences that suit your goals, align with your interests, or challenge you to explore something new, you can book an appointment with a Peer Involvement Advisor.
How do I access my Experience Record?
Experiences from Fall 2020 - Winter 2023
UMConnect includes all University of Manitoba-approved activities from Fall 2020 to Winter 2023.
Experiences prior to Fall 2020
Approved activities from 2012 through Summer 2020 are part of your Archived Experience, and will not appear on your record in UMConnect.
Unlisted Experience or Position
If you participated in an experience found in the Experience Catalogue, you should request your positions at the end of your participation (i.e. once you have completed it, not while you are currently participating in it). A validator will review and approve your request at the end of the academic year, at which time it will appear on your record.
If the experience you participated in or a position within it does not appear in the Experience Catalogue, please refer to the section 'How can I get an experience published in the Experience Catalogue?' below.
How can I get an experience published in the Experience Catalogue?
Application to publish an experience
Anyone who wishes to have an experience they oversee published in the Experience Catalogue must complete an application form. Some examples of those who should complete the application include program coordinators, activity facilitators or leaders, and student association/group leaders (president, equivalent, or their designate).
Upon submitting the application, the applicant may be contacted with initial feedback that provides suggestions on how to enhance the application before it reaches the Experience Record Campus Committee
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are involved in an experience that is not on the Catalogue and would like to get that recognized, please reach out to the relevant individuals so they can start the application process.
Experience Catalogue Recognition Process Document
Experience Record Crest of approval
The Experience Record Crest of approval is available to staff and students to be used on promotional pieces. The Experience Record Crest quickly tells students that an experience is recognized and approved and that participation in the activity will be reflected on a student's Experience Record.
Please note that the Experience Record Crest must adhere to the following guidelines:
Only permitted on promotional material of experiences in the Experience Catalogue.
The Crest should be no smaller than 1 inch in width.
The Crest cannot be altered in any way aside from its size as outlined above (includes no overlay on the stamp).
The Crest should not be rotated further than 75 degrees.
Experience Record Crest of Approval Files
Other logos of approval
Full horizontal logo
Abbreviated horizontal logo
Experience Record checkmark
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