Find Your Leadership Home!

Here at Catholic, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore who you are as a leader. While we seek to empower you with all of the tools necessary to become a successful student leader, we want to also empower you to find the path to gain those skills that speaks to you! Take a look at the many exciting and engaging leadership opportinties offered through both the Office of Campus Activities, and the campus-wide community! 

Leadership Application and Interview Support

Leadership Application and Interview Prompts

  • Applying for a leadership position and not sure how to prepare? Leading as a Cardinal has you covered! We have compiled a list of 15 prompts that you shoud use to reflect on your leadership development. Many of these prompts (or a version of them) are commonly found on leadership applications, so these prompts will allow you to think about answering questions through a leadership lens and be better prepared for applications and interviews. To view the prompts, click here

Apply Yourself! Workshop

  • Are you applying to be an Orientation Advisor, Resident Assistant or Student Minister? Attend our leadership workshop for a complete guide to student leader applications and interviews! With the help of CACS, we will be discussing how to apply non-leadership experiences to these leadership roles, developing well rounded short answers, and interview tips, along with how to answer questions from a leadership perspective and talk through similar themes and questions across all three applications. This workshop will focus more on the interview aspects of each application process. 
  • Our next workshop will be on Wednesday, January 18 from 5-6pm in Pryz 321/323. We ask that you come to the workshop having reviewed your applications of interest, bring any application materials for you to reference and review, and with any questions you have about the process. We will also have members of each student leader position and their department available to answer questions and provide any additional information not covered at Student Leader Info Night! For questions and accommodations, please email oca-leadership@cua.edu

Student Leadership Opportunities on Campus

Resident Assistants

Residence Life

Residence Life offers a variety of opportunities for you to get involved and grow as a leader within your living communities. For more information go to residencelife.catholic.edu.

  • Resident Assistant
  • Hall Security Assistant/Team Lead
  • ResLife Office Assistant/Manager

Orientation Advisor

Orientation Advisor

Become part of the team thats all about welcoming new Cardinals to their new home! This is a great leadership expeirence for anyone looking to gain connetions, become a mentor, work in a team setting, grow in confidence, and so much more. For more information go to orientation.catholic.edu.

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Center for Academic and Career Success

The Center for Academeic and Career Success, is a great place to prepared and connected to various opportunties across campus and within the grater Washington D.C. area. For more information go to success.catholic.edu.

  • Work Study/Non-Work Study
  • Internships (For-Profit and Non-Profit)
  • Community Engagement

 Student Ministers

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is a great place to merge your love of faith and Jesus Christ and leadership. Campus Minsitry offers a host of opportunites to deepn your knowledge of your faith, connect and grow spirtually and practice servant leadership within the Catholic Univeristy of America community. For more information go to ministry.cua.edu

  • Campus Ministers (a.k.a- Student Ministers)
  • Cardinal Service Corps
  • DC Reads Tutors and Team Leaders
  • Campus Minsitry Retreat (Retreat Leaders)
  • Faith Based Students Organizations
  • Immersion Trips
  • Office Student Staff (Work Study)
Program Board

Program Board

Be a part of the student-run event programming organization. Plan on-campus events including concerts, speakers, comedians, movies, and various traditional events. For more information go to nest.cua.edu/organization/programboard

PEERS

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students offers student staff opportunities through several functional areas. For more information go to deanofstudents.catholic.edu.

They also oversee PEERS, which stands for Peer Educators Empowering Respectful Students. Educate your fellow peers on alcohol and other drug education, sexual assault awareness, healthy relationships and mental health awareness. For more information go to peers.catholic.edu.

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Center for Cultural Engagement

"The Center for Cultural Engagement (CCE) advances The Catholic University of America’s commitment to a campus and a world that values every human being, and supports and celebrates their uniqueness, experiences, and contributions." This Center offer various ways to become cultural engaged as a student leader. For more information go to cultural.catholic.edu

  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Intercultural Education Coordinator
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Cultural Event Coordinator
  • Take Flight Coordinator
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Busch School of Business (specific to Busch School of Business students)

The Busch School of Business seeks to create learning experiences and opportunities that go far beyond the classroom. Take advantage of their various leadership opportunties. For more information go to business.catholic.edu.

  • Busch Ambassadors Program
  • Deans Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
  • Busch School Mentorship Program
  • Clubs and Organizations