Join Our Team! - Board Applications Now Open!

We want to provide as many students with the opportunity to consult as many impactful organisations as possible! 

Board Applications Now Open!

Early Bird Deadline: May 8
Deadline: May 15
Find out more about the open positions here:

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CONSULTANT


Consultancy requires a problem to be properly identified and defined in order for consultants to find an appropriate solution.


Our student consultants at 180DC Amsterdam go through an intense training program, facilitated by experienced consultants from big international, as well as local niche, consultancies. The trainings range from the basics of consultancy, like how to apply our 7-step consultancy framework, to more advanced topics, like how to deal with complex problems and how to communicate problems and solutions successfully. For more specific challenges, we are happy to have the support of our mentors who advise our consultancy teams as needed.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR


We are looking for students who are passionate about social impact - those who have a drive to help the society surrounding them. Students who enjoy problem solving and are ready to take on whatever challenges organizations are faced with are perfect for 180 Degrees Consulting Amsterdam. If you are interested in gaining experience in consulting on a professional level and are keen on helping organizations that are working to benefit the community, 180 DC is the organization for you. We want students with a dedication to help the society surrounding them - those who work diligently and truly care about social issues.



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STORY 
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Meet meiling Geiges, A former 180 dc Amsterdam Consultant




My 180 Degrees Consulting Experience
- Meiling Geiges




With a background in Psychology, I joined 180DC as a student consultant in the spring of 2021. I was intrigued by the idea of helping social enterprises and thereby making a real-life impact. My consulting team was made up of members from various study backgrounds (i.e., Business Administration, PPLE, Political Science), which had the benefit of bringing diverse perspectives and approaches to the table. One of my favorite experiences during the consulting cycle was reaching out to and interviewing relevant stakeholders. These conversations allowed us to obtain information for our client, which we would not have been able to gather through internet sources alone. It felt incredibly rewarding to present our findings to our client in the end, and it was fulfilling to know that our work was going to help people.

Contrary to my expectations, my working relationship with our client did not end after the final pitch. A few weeks later, they reached out to me again and invited me to continue working with them. This allowed me to finally meet the people behind the company in real life (note: due to COVID-19, all interactions with our client took place online). It was insightful to learn more about the company and the people behind it as well as to see how the findings of my team and I at 180DC have been implemented. At the start, I was given the opportunity to work on a brand development project with the company’s summer interns from UC Berkeley. Shortly thereafter, I started exploring the field of Business Development, giving interviews to media outlets and representing the company at the Enlit Europe exhibition in Milan.

My time at 180DC has enabled me to re-orient myself professionally, expand my professional skills, and network with incredibly motivated people. It has truly been an exciting experience, helping a social enterprise, through 180DC, as well as working for them, after my time at 180DC.

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CONTACT US

We have three application cycles every year: for board positions, applications open in May for the following board year (i.e. June 2021 to June 2022). For consulting positions, applications are not currently open, but will open again in December!  If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us at amsterdam@180dc.org.