Young Professionals

What is SWANA’s Young Professionals Group?
We are a group of individuals who represent the future of the solid waste industry. We are passionate about the environment, our industry, and helping each other succeed. We are eager to offer advice, brainstorm ideas, develop solutions, and share in the struggles and triumphs of working in this business. We are energetic. We are motivated. We are committed. We are the next generation of SWANA’s leaders.

Why Join?
Here are a few of the many benefits you’ll receive by joining SWANA’s Young Professional group:
• Excellent networking opportunities at events, conferences, and online
• Webinars targeted at helping you navigate the challenges of the solid waste industry
• Resources that provide you with tools and information needed to succeed in your career
• Opportunities to voice your opinion about the future of SWANA

How Do I Get Involved Locally?
SWANA NLC YP’s host a handful of events each year across the Northern Lights Chapter. If you would like to join the events, get in touch with your YP committee members:

  • Michelle Tomasiewicz
  • Rana Mandour
  • Lauren Quan

While you must be 35 or younger to be an official SWANA YP, we don’t check ID at the events.

Student Memberships

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has established a comprehensive collegiate network where students can:

• Get in front of current leaders and decision makers working in solid waste and recycling who can lead to potential internships and become future employers

• Interact with peers from across the country and the globe who have similar study and career interests via online forums and local/national events.

• Create campus groups

• Learn more about industry trends and new technologies that can guide your course of study and lead to career opportunities

If you are a full-time student (undergraduate or grad student) with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management or recycling-related professions, SWANA has a Student Membership that is perfect for you. If you know of students that are interested in these topics, pass this onto them.

Access our network and unlock a world of opportunities today!
Sign up for the FREE SWANA Student Membership NOW at SWANA YP