Welcome to ITAM’s Chapter of 180 Degrees Consulting!
Applying to join a consulting team
To apply, please fill out the ITAM Consultant Application Form and email it to email@example.com. You can also email this address if you have problems downloading the application form.
The deadline for applications this semester is the 3rd of February at 23:59, Mexico City time.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What organizations have you worked with in the past?
In the first and second semesters of 2011, our chapter undertook six different projects, employing over 30 students in the consulting and management areas. Our clients for the first semester were:
- ASOMAS I.A.P.
- Iluméxico A.C.
- Sin Fronteras I.A.P.
- Ojos Que Sienten A.C.
- Obra Social Legaria A.C.
- PIDES A.C.
2. What types of projects do you undertake?
We undertake projects were we think our impact can be more powerful. We try to find clients with needs that appeal to the students’ creativity and technical knowledge.
We plan to undertake five projects over the first semester of 2012. Here are the details:
Asociación Mexicana Anne Sullivan (ASOMAS) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Its mission is to foster the development of deaf-blind children and/or multiple challenges through didactic programs that favor their independence, autonomy, and integration to their family and community.
Their job consists in offering help to children as young as one month of age, and up to 15 years of age through a case-by-case strategy that seeks to provide the child with both independence and integration abilities.
ASOMAS also advices and provides training to relatives and related institutions to help them assist the children in their rehabilitation process, favoring the involvement of families and schools in the process.
Plataforma Integral de Desarrollo Sustentable (PIDES) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, commited with the empowering of youth. It seeks to catalize, generate, and collaborate in the development of proyects that solve different social and environmental problems.
Under this idea, PIDES creates spaces to help youths be involved as social entrepreneurs, restating paradigms and in a constant search of new paths of development that culminate in actions. One action at a time, one problem at a time, one community at a time.
Innitiatives: I, YOUTH, JOS, PIDES: AGUA, PIDES: Conecta,Critical Mass
III. Obra Social Legaria
Obra Social Legaria is a non-profit technical school focused on educating people with limited economic resources. There are currently 300 students enrolled in the five different technical degrees the organization provides. The project’s objective will be to help them structure a new catering business to help them raise funds, and develop internship programs for their students.
IV. Ojos Que Sienten
Ojos Que Sienten is an organization with the goal of changing societies perception of blind individuals, focusing in developing their abilities, empowering them, and helping them involve in the social, academic and professional circle. This association was born after the Mexican photographer, Gina Badenoch, began working on a research project about blind photographers. Gina realized that photography can be a very powerful tool to empower blind individuals.
Today, Ojos que Sienten offers human development workshops to international enterprises, among other activities offered by their students who after their capacitation gain independence, and the courage to change the worlds perception towards blindness.
V. Sala Uno
Sala Uno is an enterprise committed to offer low cost health treatments to visually impaired individuals. This is achieved by giving a quality-personalized service at a very accessible rate to the general population. In turn, a strong social impact is generated.
This enterprise pursues to be the leader health provider in Latin America offering wholesome solutions at a low cost to the biggest health problems in the region.
3. What sort of training does 180 Degrees Consulting provide?
Our international body, along with one of the most prestigious for-profit consulting firm, has developed a consulting methodology upon which we will base our training. At the moment we are also negotiating training and mentoring sessions with the same consulting firm, to be delivered throughout the semester.
4. What commitment is required?
Consultants are normally required to:
- Attend a one-hour team meeting most weeks
- Meet with the non-profit organization they are working with a few times throughout the semester
- Provide individual progress results every two weeks
- Assist with the writing of a mid-semester report, and a final consulting report
- Attend a presentation evening at the middle of the semester, and another one at the end of semester
The workload is equivalent to that of an easy subject at University. Students from ITAM will be able to fully validate their Social Service after two semesters working with us. Students from other Universities are encouraged to apply and ask about their Social Service options.
5. I do not have any previous experience in consulting. Should I still apply?
Yes. Many non-profit organizations benefit from simply having people come in with fresh eyes to offer creative solutions to problems they are facing. Experience is not a prerequisite to making good recommendations. Furthermore, when we form consulting teams we generally try to match more experienced consultants with students who have less (or no) experience. The training that will be provided to all consultants will also helps improve your consulting ability.
6. Should only business students apply to join a consulting team?
Certainly not! We encourage students from all courses and years to apply. Whilst some projects have more of a focus on business management, many projects do not.
7. Who is on the executive of ITAM’s Chapter?
- Executive Director: Gerardo Meléndez
- Associate Director: César Jerónimo Esquinca
- Associate Director: Sofía Garrido
- Associate Director: Jorge Villanueva
- Consulting Advisor: Juan Carlos Rodríguez
- Project Coordinator: Nicole Dominguez
- Project Coordinator: Gerardo Regalado
- Project Coordinator: Omar Trejo
- Communication Manager: Maud Ritz
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