Welcome to the 180DC Turin Branch!

 

 

Who we are?

180 Degrees Consulting Turin was born in 2014 and since then it is a lot more than just a network of university students. We are a passionate and dedicated team of friends who work together to improve the community we live in, sharing goals, and build on each other’s ideas. All this in order to succeed together as a one-of-a-kind team of friends aiming to solve problems that matter.

Our branch invests in students and young people with innovative ideas, entrepreneurship, and cares to get involved. Through passionate training and effective mentorship provided by our team and our advisors working in the consulting industry, we improve always more our skills.

 

What our job is about?

At 180 Degrees Consulting Turin we collaborate closely with local NGOs and Non-Profits to improve their operations and help them increase their social impact and scale. We truly believe in them, supporting their missions and sharing their determination to shape a better community with equal opportunities for all individuals.

Our student association is organized like a real consultancy company, divided into internal functional areas (operations, finance, partnership, HR, marketing etc.); for more information about our consulting projects, at the bottom of this page, you can see some samples of projects completed.

 

Background and language requirements

It is mandatory to be signed up in a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree course under Polito or Unito. We accept student’s applications starting from the second year of the bachelor’s degree.

We are looking for students with a differentiated background, good entrepreneurship, and an attitude for team working. If you are not a student in economics, engineering, management, or finance it’s not an impediment; but it is an opportunity for us, as it is for you, to improve our capabilities and learn.

Good command of Italian and English is a must to be part of 180DC Turin. Additional language proficiency can be a plus.

 

Projects duration and workload

180DC projects take place usually from October to June and comprise two university semesters. Projects leave sufficient time for study day by day, especially during the exam period. Consultants work 2 to 4 hours per week on average, but the time can increase depending on your interest.

Volunteering and membership fee

Everybody is involved in 180 Degrees Consulting works pro bono (without a paycheck). Instead, you gain valuable consulting experience, increase your network with both exceptional students and interesting actors in the business, and not least you get to make an impact!

We require an annual fee of 25,00€ for every associate that must be conferred in October. This fee will be used for sustaining the projects, for the events and for the 180DC Turin branch needs.

 

Our recruitment process

Step 1 – Application: On this page click on “Apply now”. Then select the Turin branch during our application period (from the 1st  June to the 7th October). Submit your CV and a short cover letter.

Step 2 – Individual Assessment: If you will be considerate a valid candidate, you will be contacted in the next weeks by an HR member for the first recruiting session on Skype.

Step 3 – Group Assessment (optionally): You will be informed by email on the eventual date.

Step 4 – Results: A response will be sent to you in any case before 15 of November.

If you have any further questions with regard to the application process or ouassociation or need help in general please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] 

 

Address:

Turin, Italy

Turin

Italy

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Casa U.G.I.

    Area: Warehouse management
    Year: 2017

    Casa U.G.I. asked for 180dc Turin’ s help on the following issues:
    1. Figurative warehouse, no accountability of the stocks
    2. No tools or facilities to account stocks
    3. The absence of well-defined posts (warehouse manager, buyer...)
    4. Informational asymmetries

    180Degrees Consulting has helped Casa U.G.I. volunteers to improve warehouse management, both in terms of tools used and optimal allocation of resources.

    Solutions effectuated: Stocks re-allocation Inventory keeping up-to-date Google sheets too much complicated to use, instead excel sheets proved to be sufficient to handle warehouse management Definition of roles and relative tasks Making the warehouse management excel sheet available every time and everywhere via sharing on google drive.
    Client’s feedback: The project has centered in a very precise way what our requests were and therefore I do not think there is anything that could have made it more useful. The team has been very professional and proactive from the very beginning of the project up to the end. They showed availability in helping all the members of the staff, making volunteers feel comfortable with the IT implementation they made to the warehouse management system.
  • Amnesty International

    Area: Merchandising and comunication develoment
    Year: 2017

    Merchandising and Communication Plan for Amnesty International:
    •Statistic Data about Turin
    •Mapping
    • Events
    •Communication and advertising

    Results:
    1. Merchandise planning (both sales and orders) and Local Communication strategy (channels to use, messages to deliver etc.)
    2. Reading to the public, benefit events, sports tournaments, itineration training course, artistic performance, social media, sponsors, and crowdfunding.
  • Serming

    Area: Warehouse management
    Year: 2017

    Sermig is one of the biggest Onlus in Italy, for sure the biggest in Turin.
    Its social commitment regards several areas: welcoming and supporting to homeless people and immigrants, social integration for immigrants, training and sections for youngsters on themes as global leaving and communitarian values, and after-school activities to children in the area.
    There is a logistic issue: different volunteers can access the warehouse
    (estimated warehouse value = 200.000 euros)
    It is difficult to control the regular flow of the merchandising (what is coming in, what is going out, and what is the value of the total sales produced)

    Our solution:
    1° step: analysis of the situation.
    2° step: structuring the Solution: an open-access Online Form.
    Final result
    A Google Form accessible by every volunteer who can write what he has taken out from or has put inside the warehouse with an automatic check on the management tool.
    Only the administrator has control over the management tool generate, to easily monitor the WH flows, values, actual status, and to secure a solid data structure.
    Impacts:
    1. A huge reduction of time spent to monitor and check the WH values for the WH supervisor (a paid worker)
    2. The possibility to generate coherent invoices, precise and reliable, with a constant awareness of the WH flows values.
    3. The possibility to measure consistently the WH impacts in terms of the official social report, increasing the value of the Onlus activities.
  • Forma - @ttiva II

    Area: Social platforms and image
    Year: 2016

    Born in 2004 from the experience of professionals in the field of work, corporate and IT training, [email protected] provides its users with a number of highly qualified training services
    [email protected] has been under the patronage of the Piedmont Region since 2005 for the education services it provides to young people and adults
    [email protected] recently introduced delivery platforms for Distance Learning, in order to make the service accessible at a distance, meeting the needs of business optimizing logistics and time
    Project objectives:
    • No Facebook page available since the previous page realized by 180 DC was no more updated • No LinkedIn page available
    • No registration of the company on Google MyBusiness
    • No registration of the company on Google Maps
    • Need to spread the knowledge about social media usage within the NGO
    • Outdated PowerPoint presentation of the company
    • Re-design a Facebook page and its contents
    • Set the position of the company on LinkedIn
    • Register the company on Google Maps and MyBusiness
    • Set a manual for the management of the Facebook page
    • Create an updated PowerPoint presentation of the company
    • Realize a benchmark of Social Media pages by other companies in the same field.

    [email protected] executives were satisfied with the work on Social platforms and of the new company presentation
    Project outcomes:
    • A new logo was proposed to the NGO and it was very much liked by [email protected] executives.
    • The new Facebook page was presented and delivered to the client who was enthusiast about its final look and the easiness with which it could be used
    • Thanks to the methodological manual people of the NGO are now able to update the Facebook page without external help
    • The new LinkedIn page was delivered to the client who was satisfied with it and is thinking to use it for courses posting
    • The new company presentation was delivered to the NGO and it will be used for as the starting point of future collaborations with customers
    • The registration on Google MyBusiness and Google Maps now allows to find [email protected] online and their office can be reached easily Future Implications

    [email protected] is going to engage a new discussion with 180 DC Turin Branch in order to start new projects related to the company management
  • ESSERCI

    Area: Digital development
    Year: 2016

    ESSERCI is a Cooperative of type A which deals with human services, in response to the needs of the local community. It‘s a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to give citizenship to the rights and needs of individuals, families and local communities.
    Two different teams (Project A and B) got involved in order to meet the client needs.
    Project A Phase 1: enhance the efficiency of the Database: how to extract and manage data of Human Resources and Projects.
    Project A Phase 2: development of the handbook in order to customize it for client’s goals and to spread the knowledge of the Database within ESSERCI.
    Project B Phase 1: enhancing the efficiency of the server.
    Project Phase 2: training sessions and handbook development.

    Project A Phase 1
    HR Management: Only one DB extraction is sufficient to obtain all the relevant information regarding the employees/volunteers.
    Projects Management
    Only one DB extraction is sufficient to obtain the relevant information regarding all the ongoing projects in one Excel file.
    Project A Phase 2
    Thanks to 180 DC commitment every current and future employee/manager of the Cooperative has access to a detailed source of information about the Database.
    The client can now easily replicate the queries and save time and money for the data management. The information for the top management is clear and detailed and every employee can extract it.
    Project B Phase 1
    Improved flexibility of working and time spent to obtain managerial data Loss/theft/compromised server risk reduction
    Project B Phase 2
    Increased the knowledge about the tool - Developed a tool in order to transmit the knowledge
  • H4O

    Area: Ops and Planning; Communication and Marketing
    Year: 2015

    Organization:
    H4O is an Italian NGO aiming to improve and ensure the physical and moral integrity and dignity of all humans. The Organization operates in Madagascar and its final goal is to improve the sanitary conditions for the local population to enable communities to start growing independently.

    Project:
    180DC’s collaboration with H4O can be outlined in two main workstreams:
    1) Ops and Planning: research of possible national advocacies and financial support; creation of an effective accounting tool; definition of a logistics program to transfer materials from Italy to Africa.
    2) Communication and Marketing: definition of a new communications strategy (with the aim of gaining more visibility locally and internationally); organization of marketing events; creation of a new Facebook page and website Q&A.

    Project Outcomes:
    1) Achievement of the Piedmont County Advocacy and Financial Support;
    2) New collaboration with the Pharmacy Faculty of Turin to start producing drugs in Madagascar to improve the life expectancy of the population;
    3) 100+ posts in three months and1,000+ likes on Facebook page.

    “180 Degrees Consulting made our Organization Scale to levels we have never even thought of and gave us the hope that a better World is something we can actually achieve.”
  • CESI

    Area: Communication and Marketing; Fundraising
    Year: 2015

    Organization:
    Founded in 1965, C.E.S.I. is a non-profit organization which promotes studies and activities on European politics. The association is run by a small group of 10 people working on a voluntary basis.

    Project:
    C.E.S.I. was facing two different problems: a difficulty in recruiting new members and a lack of financial resources (the association lost its unique financial sponsor at the end of 2014). Therefore the branch supported C.E.S.I. in:
    1) creating a new marketing and communications strategy on social networks to increase awareness;
    2) researching new potential investors and applying for university funding.

    Project Outcomes:
    1) Increase in the vitality of Facebook and Twitter profile: + 2100 Likes; +1200 Tweets;
    2) C.E.S.I. managed to obtain a 500 euro from the University of Turin.

    "180 Degrees Consulting Turin enabled us to see our criticalities from a different prospective and helped us elaborate a strategy to move on."
  • [email protected]

    Area: Communication and Marketing
    Year: 2014

    Organization:
    Set up in 2001 from the experience of professionals in the field of corporate and IT training, [email protected] provides disadvantaged members of the societys with a number of highly qualified training services.

    Project:
    180DC support to [email protected] was mainly focused on:
    1) Brand re-definition and new design for logo;
    2) Marketing strategy gap-analysis and definition;
    3) Facebook page creation and website content structuring.

    Project Outcomes:
    1) Marketing strategy currently in use (since Sept. 2015);
    2) Built a strong and effective collaboration with the organization which engaged 180 Degrees Consulting for a new project.

    "I was particularly impressed by the attention to details and the structured thinking applied during the project; always trying to understand the underlying assumptions before running to a conclusion."

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