SAM IS OUR FINAL graduate from the cohort of 2021. Previously completing two years of a university degree, he felt that the traditional university structure wasn’t for him.

Sam moved to Melbourne from Canberra to follow his passion to work within sport. He started the year off at the Carlton College of Sport strongly, undertaking all of the offered placements straight away.

What were you doing prior to starting at the Carlton College of Sport?

“Previously I was two years into my bachelor’s degree, however I felt the traditional learning structures of university wasn’t for me. So, when I found Carlton College, I really enjoyed the concept of practical learning.”

With the available resources, Sam was able to make great connections within the Carlton Football Club, offering to complete additional placements as well as seeking opportunities within various departments within the club.


What made you choose the Carlton College of Sport?

“I really wanted to branch out in the industry and be able to meet like minded individuals. I thought it would be a great hands-on experience that I would really enjoy”.

Landing the role as Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer, Sam will be responsible for content creation, monthly marketing plans, meeting targeted goals.

As well as engaging with prospective students and schools to provide details and information about Carlton College, assisting with the transition of prospective student to enrolment.

Did the skills you learnt through the Carlton College of Sport help you with your role?

“Absolutely. Not only through the theoretical side, but the practical learning side too. Getting to do the various placements and learn how the sports industry operates is helping in marketing and recruitment”.

Did the connections you made through Carlton College help you land a full-time job at the club?

I would definitely say that the connections helped me out. Completing the placements and being able to meet as many people as possible and learning from those in the Carlton Football Club really helped me”.

Throughout the year, Sam really made the most of his time spent at the Carlton College of Sport. Entering as a mature age student, he relished the opportunities to meet people within the club and loved being able to work alongside of them.