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

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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:

Consulting Resources

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 Consulting Resources Portal

These tools and resources have been created to assist you in producing high-quality advice for your clients and to help you grow personally and professionally.

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⇒ Compass (The 180 Degrees Consulting Management Platform)

This is where you can manage your consulting projects, download tools and resources, and upload deliverables.

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⇒ Our Annual Journal, 180Review

This annual publication contains numerous insights on achieving social impact. 

 

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

Due to unprecedented demand we have paused new branch applications through rest of 2020. We will re-open applications for starting a branch with a brand new streamlined selection and onboarding program in early 2021.

If you are interested to be notified on when the new application program begin, please fill this form for email updates.

As starting a 180DC branch is a momentous task that take over many months, here are some of the things you can do to prepare for a successful application next year:
  • Secure a founding team of 4-8 individuals to assist in founding a branch in your university.
  • Ensure that you have ample time remaining in your current university program (min. 6 months) and that you have thought through a succession plan.
  • Check with your university that you have permissions to set up and operate an externally affiliated organisation within the university.
  • Ensure you are able to set up an entity that can sign legally binding contracts and possess its own bank account.
  • Start reaching out to potential professional partners/mentors who are happy to support you through your operations.
  • Create a list of prospective clients who can provide projects for you to work on next year.

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