180 Degrees Consulting Presentation Evening

25 May 2018

A successful presentation evening was held by 180 Degrees Consulting Canterbury at WSP Opus NZ, full of great opportunity for clients, consultants, mentors and invited guests from the University.

  • 180 Degrees Consulting Presentation Evening Semester 1 2018

    Attendees at the 180 Degrees Consulting presentation evening, 24 May, 2018.

180 Degrees Consulting team presenting

Team Gap Filler, presenting at 180 Degrees Consulting presentation evening.

180 Degrees Consulting Canterbury held their final presentation evening last night at WSP Opus NZ, with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor, Ian Wright in attendance.

Teams of 2-4 presented their months of hard work back to 7 Christchurch not-for-profits.

The seven not-for-profits included:

  • New Brighton Community Gardens

  • Christchurch Community House

  • Christchurch School of Music

  • Enviroschools

  • SPCA

  • Gap Filler

  • Project Lyttleton

Throughout the process, teams were provided mentoring from individuals from Christchurch businesses including PwC, WSP Opus NZ, Cavell Leitch and Fairground Accounting.

Basti Prescott (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours), a 180 Degrees student consultant, worked with his team on Gap Filler. He found the most beneficial part was the opportunity to engage with these mentors.

‘WSP Opus provided some really valuable advice on professionalism and strategy around all aspects of consulting. The consulting directors and executive were hugely supportive and put in a lot of effort to upskill the consultants in a whole range of areas such as presenting, report writing, project planning and industry engagement’, he explained.

Vice President, Rebekah Bisson, was incredibly proud of how the final presentation evening ran, ‘The work of our consultants was of a very high standard and the clients and mentors were impressed with what was produced’.

180 Degrees student consultants come from various colleges throughout the University, creating teams with such diverse skill sets such as marketing, communication, finance and business strategy.

‘Our consultants come from a range of academic backgrounds, it was great to see them working together on real world projects that challenged them to think critically and I know they have found their work this semester very rewarding. We look forward to seeing what next semester brings’, said Rebekah.

180 Degrees Consulting Canterbury is the first branch in New Zealand, focused on offering not-for-profits a range of tailored consulting services.

As a 180 Degrees student consultant, you will work with not-for-profits and businesses using multiple skills from your studies while gaining work experience and boosting your CV.

If this sounds like you and you are interested in getting involved semester two, contact 180 Degrees Consulting. Follow their Facebook page or check out their website here.