Role of Co-curricular Activities (CCAs) in Academic Success and Increasing Graduate Employability

Khaled Karim


A significant body of research has investigated the impact of extra-curricular (ECAs) or co-curricular activities (CCAs) on academic performance. This review outlines the conceptual and theoretical value CCAs as they apply to students, faculty, staff, and employers of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The review also describes existing methods of integrating CCAs into post-secondary curriculum in order to increase graduate employability. Based on the findings from the existing literature, the review outlines some recommendations for HEIs to provide CCA opportunities to students to increase academic success and graduate employability.

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