At this point in the year, you’ve probably started to get settled into the year and gone to a student organization meeting or event “just to see what they’re all about.” If you’re a first year student, you maybe voted in the first year election last Friday, hosted by Senate. If you’re a sophomore, junior, or senior, you might be thinking about starting your resume and looking for that great job or internship for after the academic year (I know, it’s a little early in the year for that), and setting up a meeting with the Career and Civic Engagement Center will help you to take that next step. You might be wondering what all of that has to do with Community, the software that works with our student organizations on campus.
Today, I want to tell you a little bit about how to update your account information in ways that will help you to think about your involvement on campus.
First, let’s get you signed into Community. Start by going to the Student Gateway. Once you’re there, click on Community:
On the Community homepage, you’ll need to log-in with your Cornell College username and password:
This should take you to a page that tells you all about events coming up, perhaps highlights some student organizations, and other items. Start to think about the information you would like to share with others and click on My Account to update your information
Once you click on My Account, you’ll see this. You can update your name, contact information, and more through this tab.
After opening My Account, you’ll see you can update information like adding a profile picture. Feel free to integrate as much information as you would like to integrate into your account profile.
To highlight a couple of the most important areas within My Account, we want to share how you can utilize the different tabs on the left for your time here at Cornell. Let’s start with the education tab.
On the education tab, you’ll want to double check to make sure your class is listed correctly, especially for class-specific elections. If you have reached a point where you have enough credits to be a junior, but still plan to graduate with the sophomores with whom you entered, you’ll want to make sure you’re still listed as a sophomore, or vice-versa. You can add in your major, and update other items as you’d like.
Next, let’s open up the employment tab:
The employment tab is a place where you can add both on-campus and off-campus employment. By starting to take record of your involvement at Cornell, we’re beginning the steps to create your co-curricular transcript. When student organizations keep their rosters up-to-date, and you add information to your account, you’ll have a great starting point for taking information into your appointment with the folks in the Career and Civic Engagement Center. Feel free to use the Life Interests and Events or Career Interests tabs to track your service experiences and other things that might be useful.
Lastly in the My Accounts area, let’s look at the Co-Curricular transcript, which you can take into your appointment with the CCEC.
On this tab, you can adjust whether or not you want things to appear on your Co-Curricular transcript. By changing the “No” to “Yes” in front of each involvement experience, you can determine what shows up on your transcript.
By keeping information up-to-date on the “My Account” tab, you’ll be set up for the future.