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What is my Experience Transcript?

Your Experience Transcript is a record of all involvement and academic activity that occurred outside the classroom. Your college experience is more than the courses you took; the experiences in activities such as student organizations, internships, and community engagement activities create a holistic representation of you that employers want to see. Similar to how the academic transcript lists courses taken and grades received, the experience transcript displays your journey through the university by documenting your skills learned from other experiences. The information presented on an Experience Transcript is validated within each program responsible for the experience at UTSA.

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How should I use the Experience Transcript?

The Experience Transcript can be used:

  • To enhance a résumé
  • When applying for jobs or professional schools
  • In preparation for a job interview; specific examples of past experiences demonstrate competence and increase your marketability.
  • As leverage in the advancement of students’ careers, particularly for employers seeking evidence of specific marketable skills.
  • As a tool for reflection; a chance for students to meditate on your accomplishments and experiences during your time at UTSA.
  • As a visual representation of a student's holistic journey through UTSA and the marketable skills gained along the way.
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What will be on my Experience Transcript?

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Any type of campus or College recognition received individually or as part of a group.

(Examples: Presidential service award, Department awards, University Life awards, Scholarships, Fellowships etc...)

This includes official UTSA student organization leadership positions or any UTSA leadership programs completed. Participation in a leadership training, seminar, or workshop that provides transferable skill development. Such trainings include Student Employee trainings through specific departments and Sponsored Student Organization retreats, conferences and trainings. Any certificate of participation or completion can be uploaded as part of the experience record.

(Examples: Professional development programming, Marketable skills programing, Leadership Skills development programing, Professional work study, focused programs like Leadershape, Student Leadership Academy, domestic immersion programs)

Professional skill development or continuing education obtained through certified training course or program
(Examples: crisis management, trauma informed care, etc.)

Credit and non-credit internships completed. An internship integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

(Examples: For-credit Internships, Non-credit Internships, Externships, Micro-internship, Practicum, Field Experience, Clinical Teaching, Co-ops)

Participation in student-initiated and/or student-conducted research
  • Research is an inquiry or investigation conducted that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to a discipline or
  • The development of new knowledge or understanding in order to advance science
  • Ultimate in a comprehensive written report and/or an oral and poster presentations.

(Examples: Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Works, McNair/LSAMP & other programs, Undergrad Thesis, Community-based research, CITE competitions, REU (research experience for undergrad), Hack-a-thons)

Global and Intercultural Learning offers students a unique opportunity to learn about another culture. It also prepares them to live and work in a global society. UTSA opportunities include faculty led courses, exchange programs, third-party study abroad programs, immersion programs, etc.

(Examples: Study Abroad, education away, Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience, etc.)

Entrepreneurship activities directed through programs such as the Center for Innovation and Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE), the Arts Entrepreneurship Research Laboratory, or other programs.

(Examples: Big Rowdy Idea, Bootcamps, Competitions)

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UTSA courses with the "service learning" distinction and any UTSA sponsored programs such as Rowdy Corps. Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) course designation encourages collaboration among faculty, students, and community partners in applying knowledge that fulfills pedagogical objectives and meets community needs. Community-Engaged Learning can include service, service-learning, and varied forms of community-based teaching, research, and creative endeavors.

(Examples: Service learning, RowdyCorps, Engaged scholarship, Volunteerism)

Includes documented student membership and participation in UTSA clubs and organizations.

Workshop or program presented by UTSA that have a professional development focus.

Why is the Experience Transcript important to me?

Use your experience transcript to demonstrate your marketable skills to potential employers. Just as your academic transcript show proof of your educational achievement, your experience transcript is record of all the activities you participated in outside the classroom.

Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.

Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.

Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

Customizing my Experience Transcript

The Experience Transcript pulls data at the end of every semester to include:

  • Credit High Impact Practices/Experiential Learning  – Courses in which high impact experiential learning practices were present such as Research, Internships, Study Abroad, or Service-Learning
  • Non-credit internships Professional internships reported and approved in Handshake
  • President and Dean's List RecognitionUndergraduate students who achieve scholastic distinction in a semester

To add additional experiences to or edit the content of your Experience Transcript, go directly to RowdyLink. All experiences must fit the descriptions listed above and be approved in RowdyLink before they will appear on your Experience Transcript.

  • The Starter Kit is useful for you to customize you Experience Transcript. 

Where can I access the Experience Transcript?

Rowdy Experience Transcripts can be requested through RowdyLink.   

RowdyLink is an easy-to-use resource students can use to track experiential learning events and activities on campus. It can provide a gateway to involvement opportunities and allows students to document their participation and learning. The system promotes opportunities for a well-rounded collegiate experience and lays the foundation for each student’s long-term success.

Student have the ability to track their experiential learning opportunities using RowdyLink.

  1. Log into utsa.edu/rowdylink
  2. Select account drawer
  3. Select Experiences
  1. Add experience
  2. Select experiential learning bucket
  3. Fill out required fields

If I have additional questions about my Experience Transcript, where do I go?

Send an email to experiencetranscript@utsa.edu.