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.


Our next recruitment phase will be in October 2017.

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

  • Kooperate

    Area: Social Business
    Year: 2016

    Kooperate accompanies organisations and companies in their efforts to generate social impact through corporate volunteering projects. These companies will get the opportunity to realize “high impact projects” for non-profit organisations and social enterprises. In addition to their impact on society, these projects will serve to underpin and strengthen a series of HR-related KPIs within the participating companies. 180 Degrees Consulting Vienna conducted a stakeholder analysis with the intention to provide Kooperate with a better understanding of the Austrian business environment and provided a sound basis for future marketing and sales efforts.

  • AfB - Arbeit für Menschen mit Behinderung gGmbH Österreich

    Area: Social Business
    Year: 2016

    AfB social & green IT is a non-profit organization and part of the „Initiative 500“ which aims at creating 500 new jobs for people with handicaps. AfB collects, cleans and repairs old IT-devices and then resells them in order to avoid e-waste and to help handicapped people to find employment.
    On of our 180 DC Vienna project teams created an IT-Hardware 2020 trend forecast that helped AfB to better understand potential threats and opportunities that the market developments will bring along. Based on this forecast strategic tailor-made measures were created, including an entire Marketing Strategy.

  • Red Cross

    Area: Social Work
    Year: 2016

    The Austrian Red Cross was founded in 1880 and represents without any doubt one of the most famous non profit organizations. In Austria the organization puts a focus on humanitarian support and public law, as well as, social work.
    This semester one of our teams did an evaluation of the “Get Social” campaign of Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz. It shows that the campaign has reached its goal to successfully attract and engage with its target group, and thus motivated the youth to become socially engaged, as the proportion of returning visits has increased and the ratio of the drop rate has decreased over the period of the campaign.

  • MTOP

    Area: Social Business
    Year: 2016

    MTOP – more than one perspective is an integrative advanced training program and stands for the innovative and efficient support for labor market integration for refugee academics. One of our teams conducted a research on diversity in Austrian companies for the start-up MTOP - more than one perspective in the spring semester 2016. According to their findings, Austrian companies show interest in hiring refugees, but it is too early to talk about best practices in Austria. The research also showed that language barrier, lengthy degree recognition process and lack of cultural understanding for recruitment process are the main challenges migrants face in Austria.



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