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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 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 28
  • 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 held held in week 2 and 3.

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 takes place at the end of March each year.

Apply Now:

To apply, fill in the online application form here.

                Applications are now closed for 2018 and will re-open in early 2019


The Adelaide Sustainability Association Team


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