Spring 2023 project cycle

“There are enough charities to solve the world’s problems. They just need a hand to reach their potential.” (Nat Ware-Founder & CEO of 180 Degrees Consulting)

180 Degrees Consulting is the world’s largest university-based consultancy and we consult NGOs all around the world. We work to help improve education, reduce homelessness, and alleviate poverty through providing non-profit organizations the support and expertise they need to improve and expand their services. At the same time, we help develop a generation of future leaders committed to making a difference. Since 2017, 180 Degrees Consulting Helsinki has helped local NGOs increase their social development and impact. 

We are now looking for ambitious student consultants who are interested in working together with Finnish NGOs to solve challenges they may be facing. Student consultants will be utilizing their skills and expertise for a 10-week consultancy project running from February to May 2022. Since our first project cycle, student consultants from 180 Degrees Consulting Helsinki have gone off to work at acclaimed consulting firms as well as other renowned organizations that aim to create social impact.

Why join our projects?

We will be recruiting teams of four to five highly capable university students or recent graduates to collaborate on consulting projects. Each project will be working with a different NGO in Finland to provide potential solutions to a specific problem with which the organization is faced. Student consultants are expected to dedicate 4-5 hours/week to the project. Project groups will also be mentored by consultants and managers from top consulting firms, namely Bain & Company, Accenture, Reddal, and StrategyCo.Global.

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Who are we looking for?

Apply to become a Student Consultant if you are:

  • A change maker wanting to elevate social impact through what you do
  • A driven and ambitious student who may be interested in a future career in consulting
  • A team player with great communication skills
  • Innovative with a willingness to always learn something new

What we can offer you:

  • Skill training & mentoring from the top consulting companies: Bain & Company, Accenture, Reddal, and StrategyCo.Global. 
  • Great networking opportunities and an added extracurricular activity for your CV
  • Practical work experience with NGOs and social enterprises
  • The possibility to become part of next year’s board of directors
  • A chance to create real and positive social change

This is a volunteer position and no prior experience is required.

Apply now: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13-UAFD5_J4u8ST8VyOsrw3X1i_22MUAa72HPBLYZI8A/edit 

 

Estimated relevant dates for the consulting cycle 2023 

 

Application Opens 4 December 2022
Application Deadline 29 January 2023
Application result announcement 5 February 2023
Assessment Day 18 February 2023
Assessment result announcement 22 February 2023
Base Camp skill training 27 February 2023
Project kickoff 28 February 2023

Clients for 2023 

 

We welcome Monaliiku, Vikes, Aiesec, Suomen Yrittäjät, and Startuplifers on board as our clients for the Spring 2023 project cycle. Please scroll down to find the project descriptions and deliverables.

 

 

Our side project

We launched our branch podcast, the Slide Deck, in 2021 to effectively encourage young professionals to pursue a career in the management consulting industry. The podcast features 180 Degrees Consulting personnel/alumni and local NGOs who are striving to generate social impact. The link to the podcast is below (click the photo) ⤵️

 

 

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Monaliiku

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2023

    Monaliiku RY (Well-Being and Sports for Multicultural Women) is a non-profit organization established in 2009 that represents migrant women and aims to improve their quality of life and prevent their social exclusion. In Finland, Monaliiku organizes various sports events and programs, from football to dancing and museum visits, to bring people with different cultural backgrounds together. Monaliiku, as an NGO, has been active for many years and is quite well-known within their circle. Nevertheless, to reach out to the general public and have more funding resources, Monaliiku will need to argue for their results. The big question is the potential benefits of being an active federation (“liitto” in Finnish) with active member organizations The perspective has risen through Monalliku’s will to engage with other NGOs and associations in the field and to be able to be a driving force for the social change, as an association.

    wellbeing, social service, women, NGO
  • Suomen Yrittäjät (The Federation of Finnish Enterprises)

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2023

    The Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Suomen Yrittäjät) is the largest and most influential business federation in Finland, with more than 115,000 member businesses of all sizes. Yrittäjät helps entrepreneurs, improve the position of entrepreneurs and the conditions for entrepreneurship in Finland and Europe. The organization strengthens entrepreneurship, acts on behalf of entrepreneurs, and establishes networks for entrepreneurs both nationwide, regionally, and locally in municipalities.

    entrepreneurs, local business
  • Vikes

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2023

    The Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (known by its Finnish acronym ’Vikes’) is a journalists’ solidarity organization devoted to strengthening democracy and active civil society by supporting freedom of expression, quality journalism, and media diversity around the world. Through Vikes, Finnish journalists support their colleagues in other countries and form equal, cooperative relationships for mutual learning. Their main tool for strengthening freedom of expression is to offer training targeted to journalists, media workers, and other relevant stakeholders such as state officials.

    journalists, equality, freedom of expression
  • Aiesec

    Area: Finland
    Year: 2023

    Aiesec is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. It is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organisation run by Youth and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. In Finland, Aiesec supports the leadership potential of young people through experiential learning, international volunteering experiences and on-campus volunteering. Through Aiesec, Finnish schools and NGOs attract international volunteers to work on projects in their organisation; and Finnish families have the chance to experience cultural exchange as a host family. Moreover, Aiesec also help companies to recruit young talents from across the globe with ease through their company opportunity portal.

    leadership, world issues, management, youth
  • Startuplifers

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2023

    Startuplifers is on a mission to nurture the next generation of builders in the Nordics. Startuplifers is a not-for-profit organization connecting talented tech, design, and business students and graduates from Finnish and Swedish universities and UASs with the best startups in Silicon Valley and beyond.
    Building on the experience made through Startuplifers, the majority of our 250+ alumni are now playing an essential role in the fastest-growing Nordic startups like Wolt, Varjo, Blok, Singa, Valohai, Matchmade, Smartly.io, and many more.
    In addition to offering startup jobs, we help students and recent graduates in the Nordics land their first or next job by providing job search advice and career support workshops. Details and deliverables for this project are confidential and cannot be disclosed to the public. The relevant information will however be shared with the consultants once the project cycle begins.

    human resources

Partners

Bain and Company

Reddal

Accenture

Strategy Co.Global

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