Career Launch – your passport to success

Career Launch – your passport to success is a custom-tailored program designed specifically to assist Durham College (DC) students and soon to be graduates, to make a comfortable and confident transition from college to the workplace. Events and workshops will be held at both the Oshawa and Whitby campus throughout the year.

The Career Launch – your passport to success program is organized in partnership with the following offices: Career Development, Financial Aid and Awards, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and the Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion and Transitions. 

Our team highly encourages every student to attend each of the Career Launch – your passport to success events as each session offers unique and beneficial personal and professional development opportunities, such as:

  • Growing your network and confidence through participating in programs such as DC Coffee Conversations. This extensive online platform allows you to connect with other students and alumni in a mentor-mentee capacity.  You’ll be introduced to a new connection each month, based on your interests.
  • Accessing opportunities to acquire and practice real-world skills by attending employer recruitment events, DC Talks: Alumni Series , the Etiquette dinner and the Institute of Student Leadership Summit and Gala.
  • Discovering how to build a comprehensive, relevant and appropriate social media presence through our brand building events.
  • Building valuable leadership skills through participation in the Institute of Student Leadership.
  • Increasing financial knowledge and confidence by learning how to budget and manage money through the Enriched Academy.

Your participation in Career Launch – your passport to success may also be recognized through the Co-curricular Recognition Program (CCR). A Co-curricular Recognition Record is a downloadable transcript which acknowledges a student’s participation in campus activities that will complement their resume, portfolio, and academic transcript. For more information on the Co-curricular Recognition Program and qualifying on-campus activities please visit


Attend CAREER LAUNCH – YOUR PASSPORT TO SUCCESS events and earn Co-curricular credit

DC students who register and attend four or more of the approved Career Launch – your passport to success events will receive Career Launch – your passport to success recognition on their Co-curricular Record (CCR).

The CCR program recognizes student participation in qualifying on-campus activities, allowing students to produce an official record of their on-campus involvement by creating an online personalized Co-curricular Record. Through this program, you will earn DC’s official recognition of your on-campus involvements and activities outside the classroom. You can use this document when applying for employment and further education. Everything counts – make your resume, portfolio or academic transcript stand out among your peers!

For more information on the Co-curricular Recognition Program visit