Business Alumni Update | 2015
Ailsa Young

Minute With a Mentor

Ailsa Young

Associate Director
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Mentor since 2015

Ailsa has had almost ten years professional experience with PwC spending the last seven years focused on Deals.

Since moving to Australia from the UK in 2010 she has led a number of interesting and rewarding transactions in the Specialist Medical and Technology sectors as well as developing and maintaining a particular focus on the Private Clients space in the local Adelaide market. Ailsa manages PwC's local Health and Community Services account team which is focused on Specialist Medical, Not-For-Profits and Community Service Organisations and Aged Care. She is also the Societal Relevance Team Leader for the Adelaide office.

In her personal life Ailsa is a former international hockey player, having played for Scotland for a number of years, the highlight being representing Scotland at the World Cup in Perth in 2002. Hockey took her all over the world, fuelling her passion for travelling.

We asked Ailsa, if he had one piece of advice for alumni what would it be?

Focus, get involved, achieve. Doing your day job well is often not enough to get you where you want to be. Think about what motivates you, what your passions are, where you can make a difference to your team, your employer or to the community. Once you've found your focus, be proactive, take on additional responsibilities and get involved in that area. Then, talk about it. Be your own biggest fan. Not in a boastful way, but in a way that will let the people around you know who you are, what you are doing and what you have achieved. This will make you stand out and help you get where you want to be.”

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