Students today are faced with many choices and opportunities on campus such as starting a club, leading a team, being a member of diverse organizations, attending conferences, engaging in the community, study abroad opportunities, and organizing events just to name a few.
How would you feel about a tool that captures all of the opportunities you have taken advantage of as a student – one that effortlessly articulates your co-curricular involvement? The Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) helps you do just that.
Top Five Reasons You Need a Co-Curricular Transcript
1. To record your involvement throughout your Purdue experience
Serving as an online feature in BoilerLink, the CCT records your involvement in co-curricular activities. Once you register on BoilerLink and join organizations, every student organization membership is recorded on the CCT. You can even self-record your involvement upon verification by the Office of the Dean of Students. In essence, the CCT serves to accentuate your personal journey and provides a holistic view of your skills and abilities.
2. To assist in co-curricular goal setting
The CCT will assist you in recollecting your roles, responsibilities, and participation in activities. It gives you an understanding of where you performed well, which activities you enjoyed, and helps you streamline your interests and set goals for the next phase of your student life.
3. To highlight leadership and involvement experiences when looking for jobs and internships
Companies are increasingly looking for diversity in students – especially with regard to leadership experiences and team participation. The CCT serves as a perfect tool to help you to easily articulate your leadership experiences in a job or an internship interview. Furthermore, ‘what are your passions and interests?’ is a very common question during an interview – the CCT will help you validate your answer with verified participation in your areas of interest.
4. To complement your academic transcript
The CCT is also a tool that complements your academic transcripts. While an academic transcript gives an overview of your academic performance, the CCT provides a clear picture of your out-of-class experiences.
5. To support award and scholarship applications
The CCT serves as a great tool of distinction while applying for a graduate assistant-ship, scholarships, or awards. The CCT gives you an opportunity to support your cover letters with concise information about your involvement and leadership experiences.
To create and download your CCT – follow the below instructions
Step 1: Log into BoilerLink with your username and password.
Step 2: Click on the “My Involvement” tab and then click on “Co-Curricular Transcript”.
Step 3: Customize the viewing, save versions and download .pdf versions of your CCT.
Step 4: Add Self-Reported Experiences by clicking on the “My Involvement” tab and then click on “Experiences.” Complete one form per Experience.
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