WHO WE ARE
FOUNDED IN 2019
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180DC at Carnegie Mellon University is committed to providing high-quality, pro-bono consulting services to local non-profit organizations as well as others in the social impact sector. Following with Carnegie's long standing legacy of combative social change, our team is eager to continue and build upon that legacy through developing innovative and practical solutions, and thus results, for our clients.
OUR CORE VALUES
Through our consulting services, we further social good by strategizing innovative solutions for the social sector. We are focused on positive transformation as we work to turn challenges into opportunities and ideas into reality. By leveraging our members' diverse backgrounds and experiences we are committed to delivering high-quality work to our clients and -in turn- their communities.
We strive to become true partners for our clients. We take a co-creation approach to our solution-building as we work alongside them to reach their goals. As a club, we are constantly collaborating with other clubs, 180 DC branches, and companies to learn new skills, redefine practices, and gain more insights into consulting. We know that creativity is best formed with diverse backgrounds where ideas are tested and reformed.
A frequent word used to describe CMU 180 DC is family. This is because we are fostering a tight-knit community that is caring, supportive, and driven by social impact. Outside of projects, you can find us spending time together on and off campus whether that will be our socials, group dinners, or big-little dates. We want to establish relationships that will last a lifetime.
Our members are driven to learn about new ideas and topics. Through our consulting projects, members are able to make a significant difference, exercise real leadership, gain work experience, and get professional training. We provide all members with training focused on professional development so they can excel. We have sent our social-impact students to launch careers in fields such as consulting, investment banking, sales & trading, product management, and software engineering
OUR ALUMNI NETWORK
Maddie Morrison, Class of 2026
Not only have I been able to find ambitious and inspiring friends and mentors in my time at 180, I have also been able to witness firsthand the robust impact that non-profits have on their community. The relationships I’ve formed at 180 have transformed the way I think about the non-profit sector, bettering my understanding of how deeply embedded non-profits can be in the culture of a city. I couldn’t be prouder to belong to an organization whose primary goal is to empower and uplift organizations that serve Pittsburgh in such unique and necessary ways.
Mark Liu, Class of 2024
From building close relationships with everyone in the club to working on real world projects with fellow members, 180DC at CMU provided a platform for me to combine my passion for social impact with my professional interests, yet offered far beyond just that. I have found not only a place to improve on my skill set as a future consultant, but also a community, a family, of the most friendly and enthusiastic people that I proud to be a part of.
Meghna Sudhakar, Class of 2025
During my time in CMU 180DC, I’ve had the opportunity to both consult with local youth organizations and lead my own project which are invaluable experiences that have helped me reimagine how social impact can be achieved. With new tools, industry connections, and strategies that 180 has introduced to me, I feel more equipped to drive change that is sustainable and impactful in various aspects of my education and career. Being able to continue my passion of advocacy through this organization has been one of the highlights of my college career thus far.