Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements to join 180DC Ghent?


You need to be a student at the University of Ghent, 2nd bachelor or higher. Most of our members are engineers (civil, business, bio), however students of all backgrounds are welcome to apply!




How many hours per week will be spent on the project?


Between 2 and 6 hours per week.




What is expected from a 180DC consultant?


We definitely expect motivation and energy from you. Joining 180DC is a process, we do not expect fully equipped consultants, but we do expect that you invest time and effort into your project.




What is in it for me if I join 180DC?


First of all, real life experience with consulting is a big advantage for your further career. You learn how to communicate with both clients and your team members in a professional way. Secondly, you will be free to join our internal and external workshops hosted by our partners. Thirdly, you become part of the 180DC family where you will meet a lot of great people!




How do I apply?


Press the "Apply Now" button in the right hand corner or go straight to https://180dc.org/platform/apply/branch/ghent to apply.

Do not forget to mention in your cover letter whether you’re applying for a consulting team or a legal team.

If you’re applying for a consulting team, you can follow the further instructions for the application process.

If you’re applying for a legal team, you will be contacted by our legal directors.




How does the application process work?


For consultants:

The first step of this application process will consist of you uploading your CV and writing us a motivation letter, including how you came into contact with 180DC Ghent.

If you are accepted for the second step, we will reach out to you to schedule an online one-on-one case study interview with one of the board members. This case will take around 45 minutes to complete, in which we will test your logical thinking, analytical skills and your way of communicating.

If all goes well, you will be invited for the third and final step of the application process: a personal interview and groupcase. Here we want to get to know you better and see how you work in a group-setting.

For legal:

The first step of this application process will consist of you uploading your CV and writing us a motivation letter, including how you came into contact with 180DC Ghent.

If you are accepted for the second step, you will be contacted by our legal directors to schedule an application interview in which you will introduce yourself and in which your overall legal skills will be tested.




What happens when I go on Erasmus for one semester?


180DC is a family, you are welcome when you return to Belgium!




What is the difference between the consulting projects and the legal projects?


Our consulting projects consist of great challenges regarding analytical insight. Your analytical skills will be tested during the application process and will be needed to create a satisfying result on our consulting projects.

Our legal projects consist of specific legal questions non-profits or social enterprises might be confronted with. A legal background is necessary to solve these real-life cases. Your overall legal knowledge will be tested through an interview with our legal directors.




When is the deadline to apply?


Applications for motivation and cv will close on Sunday 10/10 at 22:00. However, it is recommended to apply as early as possible.