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 Peer Involvement Advisor.
Book a PIA appointment
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 ExperienceRecord@umanitoba.ca. For more assistance:
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.
Preparing for the application
Below are the questions you can expect from the application form so you can prepare your responses before filling it out.
Please fill out the application form in one go, as your responses will not be saved if you leave or close the page.
Section 1: Experience Information
The first section of the application will ask for information regarding the experience as a whole (the next part will ask about the specific positions within the experience). This section will only be filled out once. The form asks for the following:
- Submitter Name
- Submitter Email Address
- Experience / Program Name
Some experiences can also be identified through an acronym. If you would like to include the acronym for your experience, please input it in a parenthesis.
Ex. Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP)
Arts Student Body Council (ASBC)
- Provide a URL or social media handle where students can learn more
You can indicate multiple responses here.
Ex. Website: umanitoba.ca/___________, Instagram: @__________
- Provide a 2-3 sentence narrative description of the experience / program
- Where does the experience / program take place?
This is a dropdown menu. Options include:
On Campus - Fort Garry; Bannatyne; William Norrie; Thompson
Off-Campus - Inside WInnipeg; Inside Manitoba; Inside Canada; International
Online / Remote
- What is the duration of your Experience? When does it start?
This is a dropdown menu. Options include:
1 Term - Fall only; Winter only; Summer only; Term varies
2 Terms - Fall & Winter; Winter & Summer; Summer & Fal;
3 Terms (Full year) - September start; January start; Spring/May start
- How is this experience affiliated with the University of Manitoba?
This is a dropdown menu. The selected option on this question will change the options for the next question, which is a follow-up to this one. Options include:
Affiliated with UMSU
Follow-up question options include:
UMSU Faculty / Department Council or Student Association; UMSU Club / Student Group; part of UMSU Executive Council; part of the UMSU General Office; part of an UMSU Business
Affiliated with UMGSA
Follow-up question options include:
UMGSA Faculty / Department Council or Student Association; UMGSA Club / Student Group; part of UMGSA Executive Council; part of the UMGSA General Office
Affiliated with a faculty or department
Indicate with faculty, department, or office your experience is affiliated with.
- Was this position previously recognized in the Co-Curricular Record?
Section 2: Position(s) Information
The second section of the application will ask for information specific to each position within the experience. This section will only be filled out multiple times (once per position), depending on how many positions exist within the experience. The first 5 required questions are:
- Position Title
- # of Hours Required (number value only)
- Provide a 2-3 sentence narrative description of the position.
- How can students participate in this position?
Options include: Students are elected, appointed, apply and are selected, try out and are selected, register/join
- What competencies do you expect participants to develop? Please select up to five competencies.
Options: UM Competencies Framework
Positions within an experience can be categorized as Student Involvement, or as one of the Experiential Learning types. Answering the questions above will complete your application for a position to be recognized as Student Involvement. If you would like to apply for this position to be recognized as one of the Experiential Learning types, answer the following questions for this position:
- Please outline how students will develop each of the competencies that you selected in the previous question.
Here is a template that you can use is for each competency that you've selected:
Participants will develop ___(competency)___ through __(responsibility 1)__, __(responsibility 2)__, and __(responsibility 3)__.
Example: Participants will develop presenting and facilitating through leading monthly committee meetings, developing and delivering a presentation about a certain topic, and facilitating a workshop / training session.
- Please outline how students can reflect on their development through this position.
Reflection can occur in many different ways. Here are some examples:
- Pre- and post-reflection worksheets
- Mentorship conversations throughout the experience and upon exit
- Post-experience assessment
- Mid-point and exit skill/competency inventory
- Transition Report (includes reflection on experience and skills gained)
- Exit interview
- Who ensures that learning and reflection take place?
- What type of Experiential Learning does the position contain?
To learn more about the 12 Experiential Learning Types:
Experience Catalogue Application Process Documents
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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