Leadership and Career Development

The personal and professional development of our students is a key concern at Sancta. Many programs aim to enhance students’ ability to be leaders in the community and in their future career paths.

Leadership Programs

We introduce students to leadership initiatives, foster leadership development and support students to attend leadership programs.

These opportunities may include:

  • National Association of Australian University Colleges (NAAUC)
  • National Student Leadership Forum (NSLF)
  • House Committee, Senior Common Room Committee
  • Resident Assistant Training Program


In addition, many students take on the role of O-Week Leaders each year, assisting undergraduate students who are new to Sancta and honing their own leadership skills.


Professional and Career Support Program

The College offers events where students connect with alumni and other professionals in their particular fields. An effort is made to ensure that Formal Dinner guest speakers are relevant and provide valuable guidance. Speakers have come from Ernst and Young, Projects Abroad, United Future Foundation, Sydney University Careers Centre and the Compass Program.


Employment and Voluntary Opportunities

Students may apply for work in catering, tutoring and as resident assistants. These opportunities are advertised to students throughout the year.

Students may also take advantage of volunteering opportunities at the College and gain skills via voluntary work. These include the leadership and committee roles, being an ambassador for the College, writing articles for the College (for the website, news blogs, twitter, Facebook, event reports), photography, graphic design, sponsorship, pre-event administration, merchandising, marketing and promotional events.

We aim to offer opportunities that  provide valuable experience and work to add to your portfolio and curriculum vitae.


Guest Speakers

The regular guest speaker program sees a range of significant professionals attend the College to address the residents at Formal Dinner on Monday evenings. They provide insights into current issues, their own career paths and challenges their have navigated. The program is part of our aim to assist our residents become global citizens.

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