180 Degrees Consultants are incredibly talented, very creative, high-achieving, carefully selected university students that are committed to making a difference in the world.

Become a Consultant

To apply to become a 180 Degrees Consultant, please click the button below, then select your branch and complete the form.

Why You Should Get Involved

 1. Make a Significant Difference 

Waving signs in protest or standing on the side of a road with a bucket collecting money are not the only ways to make a difference. A better way to make a difference is to improve the effectiveness of worthwhile organizations! Improved effectiveness means donations go further and more people can be helped both now and in the future.

 2. Gain Hands-On Work Experience 

Most internships and part-time work is boring, tedious, unrewarding, and not challenging. 180 Degrees is different. We give you the opportunity to get experience that employers value. You will be working on real projects with real clients and will be able to exercise real leadership!

 3. Get Professional Training 

180 Degrees has worked with leading top-tier consulting firms to develop our own tailored consulting methodology and consulting training program. You will receive professional consulting training from 180 Degrees, often in conjunction with representatives from McKinsey, BCG, Bain, or other professional services firms.

 4. Obtain Valuable Life Skills 

You will develop numerous transferable skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, oral and written communication, creative thinking, client management, and cross-cultural communication.

 5. Work Directly with Amazing Non-Profits and Social Enterprises 

You will experience first hand the fantastic work that many organizations are doing.

 6. Experience Being a Consultant 

What better way to learn about consulting and decide if you want to pursue a career in consulting than to experience it first-hand!

 7. Solve Important Challenging Problems 

Few things are more rewarding than working in a team to develop solutions to difficult problems.

 8. Socialize with Like-Minded People 

Because work is more fun when it doesn’t feel like work.

 

“I do not think there is a better value-for-time volunteering experience than being a 180 Degrees Consultant. It hits multiple birds with one stone – work experience, making a difference, and professional training. Why do these things separately when you can do them simultaneously?” – Nat Ware (Founder & CEO) 

 

To learn more about becoming a 180 Degrees Consultant, watch the short video below:

Branch Pages

There are currently 81 branches of 180 Degrees Consulting around the world:

 

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Testimonials

  • Keksi Donath

    "Joining 180 Degrees Consulting was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has not only given me the opportunity to give back to society while doing something I love but has also challenged me to grow as a person. I have met the most amazing and inspiring people."

  • Alex Vincent

    "180 Degrees is one of the few organizations that is legitimately thoughtful and novel. It is a great opportunity for students to get practical experience that is manageable alongside full-time study.”

  • Anna Maria Berger

    "Working for 180DC allowed me to put theory into practice, gain real-life consulting experience, and enhance our clients' social impact. I had the chance to work within a very international environment, together with ambitious colleagues. I could not have asked for more!"

  • Ameya Avasare

    "180 Degrees Consulting was essential in helping me secure a management consulting position at one of the top-tier consulting firms. I gained the ability to approach any problem through a logical and step-by-step framework and communicate the results in an effective manner."

  • Sara Malik

    "180’s esteemed reputation lies in the talent that runs within the organization, giving it that unique ability to enact sustainable change."

  • Connor Adams

    "It’s amazing to see the impact we generate for our clients. At all levels of the organization – from the board to the consulting teams – students love the work and are driven to support each other along all steps of the process. Working in cooperation with other brilliant individuals, generating solutions together, and then watching as those recommendations are implemented to impact greater society, is an infectious and rewarding process!"

  • Markus Liebmann

    "180 has been truly great experience – being challenged by diverse situations, learning and growing by hands-on experience, but also being in a like-minded community. I have not just learnt a lot on a personal and professional level, but also I have got to know many incredible people."

  • Giordana Vicidomini

    "180 Degrees means difference to me, a group of young students who, in their own small way, are trying to do something good, to make a difference."

  • Madi Braun

    "180 Degrees has helped me develop my ability to work effectively in teams. Working in teams in a classroom setting is quite different from the set of pressures you face working for a real client. Ultimately, trying to accommodate the needs of a growing non profit has been an outstanding learning experience."

Join the Global Leadership Team

The Global Leadership Team is the body that leads and manages the work of 180 Degrees Consulting around the world.

This includes supporting existing 180 Degrees branches, helping new branches to get established, facilitating collaboration between branches, ensuring consulting quality control, measuring the social impact of 180 Degrees worldwide, and making crucial strategic decisions about the future of the organization.

If you want to help expand the social impact of 180 Degrees around the world, we encourage you to apply to join the Global Leadership Team.

Start a Branch

180 Degrees is a highly ambitious organization. We want to grow so that we can help more non-profits and social enterprises to achieve their full potential, and so we can train more university students to become great social impact leaders! There is a massive need for the services that 180 Degrees provides.

We want you to help us expand our impact! If you are based at a university where there is not currently a 180 Degrees branch, we encourage you to consider applying to start a branch. We’re looking for talented, entrepreneurial, hard-working and committed people with the right motivation! 

Starting a branch is a very competitive process as we want to maintain high quality. We want to ensure all branch founders are exceptionally talented, very committed, and have the right motivation. Less than 15% of applications to start a 180 Degrees branch are ultimately approved. For those considering applying, it is important to know that while starting a branch is exceptionally rewarding it is also a significant time commitment. We expect at least 10-15 hours per week dedicated to 180 Degrees. The good news is that if you are approved to start a branch, we’ll support you every step of the way. You will have access to our extensive consulting and marketing resources, be trained in our proven processes, have access to IT support, get advice on how to best run a branch, be invited to our leadership summits, and be able to use our custom built consulting management platform that we call Compass. You will also be a part of the exciting, innovative and growing 180 Degrees global community.

The first step in the process is to express interest by filling in the following form. If we are impressed by your application, we will then be in contact with you regarding next steps. This typically includes an in-person or online interview.

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180 Degrees branch leaders gather in Chicago to meet each other, share best practices, and plan for the year ahead!

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