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YSL Program

Are you interested in linking your career path with sustainability? Want to develop your connections with like minded students and industry professionals?

The Adelaide Sustainability Association is excited to announce the launch of its Young Sustainability Leaders (YSL) Program. Aimed at University of Adelaide students, the program will provide up to 25 passionate participants with the knowledge and skills required in linking their chosen career path with sustainability. The program is free and fully organised by the ASA!

Program activities:

  • ASA’s Sustainability Seminar Series
  • Professional development sessions (such as how to build a LinkedIn page)
  • Opportunity to form a mentoring relationship with an industry professional
  • Exclusive YSL networking events


  • Gain sustainability skills and knowledge
  • Form strong networks with like-minded and passionate others
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Improve your employability through professional development
  • Network with industry professionals


To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • An ASA member (membership is free – check out our website!)
  • A current University of Adelaide Student
  • Able to attend the ‘Meet & Greet’ session on March 27
  • Able to commit to 3 mentor catch-ups during the year
  • At least 18 years of age


Selection of program participants will be based on an online application process. The four application questions are:

  • Describe your strongest competencies in your work, study and personal life.
  • What do you hope to gain from the YSL program.
  • Explain why you wish to link your career path with sustainability.
  • Explain why you think it is crucial for young people to act as sustainability leaders in the world.

Information Sessions:

To find out more about the program, you are strongly encouraged to attend one of our 20 minute information sessions which will be held in week 2 and 3.

Stay tuned for details.

First YSL Event:

The YSL program will kick off with a meet and greet session to network with other YSL participants. This session will also double as an opportunity for program participants to form a mentoring relationship with an industry professional. This event will be held on the evening of Tuesday the 27th of March at the University of Adelaide. Details will be coming soon!

Apply Now:

To apply, fill in the online application form here.

                Applications close Tuesday 20th March

                Successful applicants informed by Thursday 22nd March, COB


The Adelaide Sustainability Association Team


For further information and FAQs, see the attached YSL Students Guide or email us at