180 Degrees Consulting at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) provides students with the opportunity to engage in consulting projects with charities, social enterprises and non-for-profit organisations. Working in teams, our Consultants and Project Leaders conduct research, analysis and create innovative solutions to help these organisations achieve and expand their social impact. We give students the opportunity to gain leadership skills and consulting experience while driving value through high-impact, collaborative work. 

We welcome and encourage all students from all faculties and degree levels to join our organisation. Past Consultants and Project Leaders have come from Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs in the fields of Law, Medicine, Engineering, Commerce, Music, Science and Arts.

A semester at 180 Degrees Consulting UNSW typically consists of:

  • Weekly meetings with your project team to problem solve the toughest challenges for socially-focused client organisations
  • Client meetings (3-4 times per semester) to present your findings and insights
  • Industry mentor meetings (3 times per semester) to receive guidance and feedback from an assigned mentor from a global consulting firm (mentors in 2016-2017 have been from BCG, Oliver Wyman, L.E.K. Consulting, Nous Group and Infosys Portland)
  • Our comprehensive training program covering the topics of Problem Solving at 180DC, Excel, PowerPoint and Presentation Skills
  • Social events to bond with the rest of 180DC and the leadership team

On top of this, you will have access to unparalleled opportunities such as workshops with sponsor firms, our Asia-Pacific conference and various other personal and professional development opportunities across the consulting and social impact space. Our alumni have gone on to join firms such as McKinsey & Company, BCG, Bain, A.T. Kearney, Goldman Sachs, and founding startups which have secured 7-figure investments.

There is no better opportunity to develop, learn, and make friends to last a lifetime than at 180DC UNSW!

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You can read more about 180DC UNSW in our Branch in Focus piece.

For enquiries, please email us at unsw@180dc.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Address:

High St, Kensington, NSW, Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Australia

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • The ROKA Project, The 40K Foundation

    Area: Strategy & Market Analysis
    Year: 2014

    Roka is a fresh and exciting project that involves hiring and training women in poor villages of India to produce jewellery, which will be sold in Australia. The ultimate goal of this project is to empower the women and break the cycle of poverty. The project requires consultants to develop creative and effective strategies and solutions to effectively expose Roka to the market in order to generate strong sales.

    "Amazing! The students had come in with a very creative and strategic mindset."
  • Cancer Council

    Area: Volunteer Engagement
    Year: 2013

    The NSW Cancer Council works in communities across NSW. While it has been effective in recruiting volunteers across Greater Sydney, it would like to increase the number of volunteers it recruits in rural communities. The team is developing a strategy for increasing engagement in rural communities, considering the unique challenges non-profits face in these communities.

    "We appreciate the fresh approaches of new sets of eyes, and the enthusiasm of the students to do a good and professional job."
  • Variety NSW

    Area: Market Analysis
    Year: 2013

    Variety is a children's charity that is committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. Historically Variety has successfully used a primarily events-based marketing and fundraising strategy. Realising that Corporate Partnerships present an opportunity for further growth, they would like a team to conduct analysis of marketing and market positioning of other non-profit organisations in order to enhance Variety's partnership strategy..

    "Wonderful! A great team of enthusiastic and professional students."
  • Learning Links

    Area: Fundraising Strategy
    Year: 2014

    Learning Links is a charity and not for profit organisation that brings together professionals and passionate individuals to help children with learning difficulties and disabilities and their families. As a result of resource constraints, the foundation of their fundraising strategy has not been a core focus. It will be up to you and your team of professional consultants to improve and strengthen their fundraising strategy.

    'Let us work closely together to make a bigger difference in this society.'

    "The students showed a high level of professionalism with an impacting strategic direction"
  • Meals on Wheels

    Area: Market Analysis & Marketing Strategy
    Year: 2015

    NSW Meals on Wheels has 190 services operating across NSW, each with its own Business and Service Delivery model. Each Meals on Wheels branch is run by a local management committee, made up of volunteers from the community. These committees receive and control funding to employ one or more people to manage and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the service.

    The team is required to deliver actionable research on various aspects of the market such as its size, trends, distribution channels, success factors and details. Based on such information, a marketing model such as the ‘Segmentation, Target, Positioning’ model should be used to produce viable marketing strategies.

    "Outstanding presentation". The students provided highly innovative recommendations!

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