Get yourself a competitive edge

Need experience to get experience?  Getting a job should not look like this.

You need to get a competitive edge.

You’ve made a good start if you are already actively involved in the UC community, such as a club or society.  Why not go one step further and increase your employability by gaining key skills and experience while you study? Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is the way to go.



Workskills +  your graduate profile  = ‘got the competitive edge’

 UC has created a Graduate Profile : five attributes for UC students to develop that will set you apart from other university graduates.

The first is critical competence in a core academic discipline of your choice

A CCR activity will cover one of more of the other four attributes.  

They are:

Bicultural competence and confidence>

Community engagement>

Employability, innovation and enterprise>

Global awareness>

Work readiness skills

Alongside those attributes UC has identified nine of the most important work readiness skills that employers look for in university graduates.

These skills are:

  • Communication
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving, Self-management
  • Teamwork
  • Technology 

Together, the workskills and attributes in a CCR activity prepare you for employment in New Zealand and across the globe, give you experience and help you become work ready – with a competitive edge.

Including your printed CCR with your CV shows employers that UC recognises and gives you credit for engaging with the wider UC Community whilst completing your study.

Picture it now –  an interview where you have brilliant answers to every STAR (behavioural-based) question. 

So get involved with CCR to give yourself a competitive edge. Click here for more information about CCR>

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