In order to create something sustainable, you need the right location – the choice to establish the first 180 Degrees Consulting branch in the German-speaking area in Vienna is therefore not surprising. The city in the heart of Europe has long served as a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe.

Vienna is home to Europe’s biggest university for economics and business – the WU. In addition to the 24,000 regular students, around 1,000 students from over 40 countries all over the world spend a semester at the WU. For years the university has supported projects that pursue social impact and inter-cultural exchange. All those factors contribute to Vienna being the ideal hub for a student initiative to support charitable projects.

Join the 180 DC Vienna Team

Remuneration. Everybody involved in 180 Degrees Consulting works pro bono (without a paycheck). Instead, you gain valuable consulting experience, get a good merit to put on your CV, make contact with both exceptional students and interesting actors in the business and not least: you get to make an impact!

Timespan of the projects. 180 DC projects each run through a semester at university. Starting in late October/March and ending in the middle of January/June, they leave sufficient time before the exam period.

Workload. Consultants work 7-8 hours a week; Project Managers around 10 hours.

Language requirements. You do not have to speak German to be part of 180 DC. However, a high level of English is a must. Additional language proficiencies can be a plus.


The next recruitment period will start in February 2018.

Are you interested in creating social impact? Are you considering a career in consulting? Do you want to gain valuable work experience?

If you are:

  • a motivated, dedicated and passionate student,
  • with a genuine interest for creating social impact,
  • ready for a professional experience,
  • with time to commit to working on exciting projects

then we would be happy to receive your application!

At each stage, we carefully evaluate all candidates according to a set of predefined, objective criteria. We take the recruitment process very seriously, and our teams are incredibly dedicated to finding the most brilliant and motivated students.

For further questions please send a mail to or contact us via Facebook.



apply to Become a Consultant

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • SEED

    Area: Social Business
    Year: 2017

    Our consultants developed marketing and communication strategy for SEED. SEED was initiated by the Teach for Austria alumni association ’mehr ist möglich!’ and offers financial support to projects that are focusing on issues such as education, social inclusion, and integration. The organisation is funded by Western Union and supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung. The developed approach will enable SEED to better target potential project partners and ensures organisational growth.

  • TEDxDonauinsel

    Area: Social Business
    Year: 2017

    TEDxDonauinsel is an independently organized TED event, where inspiring speakers give live and impactful speeches and therewith bring together different people and initiate discussions in various fields in the community. Being a non-profit organization, TEDxDonauinsel struggled with long-term financial sustainability. 180 Degrees Consulting Vienna came up with a sustainable ready-to- implement finance strategy. This approach enables TEDxDonauinsel to make full use of sponsors, optimizing internal processes as well as providing them with possible alternatives of funding.

  • The Force

    Area: Social Business
    Year: 2017

    Tailoring Togo is a combined project by Togolese fashion designer Chantal Donvide and her company Aklala Batik and the Austrian NGO The FORCE. Together their goal is to provide the European market with quality batique clothes and fabrics. The earnings will be used to support an education center in Togo. 180 Degrees Consulting helped the team of The FORCE to develop a market entry strategy, including recommendations on market position, pricing, distribution channels and customer motivations.

  • Impact Hub Vienna

    Area: Social Business
    Year: 2017

    The key value of the Impact Hub in Vienna is to provide co-working space for (social) entrepreneurs from all over the world. Through different kind of events, speeches and workshops, the Impact Hub tries to connect like-minded people in order to boost the exchange of knowledge inside the community. 180 Degrees Vienna successfully gave advice regarding the extension of the width of membership types. By evaluating additional features for the current range of memberships, the Impact Hub was able to increase the value proposition for its clients.

Branch Leadership Team



A.T. Kearney

Jade Austria

Teach for Austria



Social Entrepreneurship Forum