Grow Baltimore, Gain Experience

The Community Consulting Lab at the Carey Business School brings together inter-disciplinary teams consisting of graduate students from across Johns Hopkins University to work with local businesses and organizations to help solve their business needs.

Students and organizations first come together during a match event where businesses and organizations looking for help pitch themselves to students interested in helping. Students then rank their choices based on mission and skill set and are matched with organizations aligned with their interests.

While students receive faculty assistance in client management and business strategy, the projects are led entirely by the students. Working in close collaboration with the businesses they’re matched with, teams must explore the business issue, gather data necessary to formulate a solution, and work with their organization to develop innovative, actionable plans. At the end of the engagement, students present their ideas and plans to the organizations, many of whom choose to implement the recommendations.

The Community Consulting Lab is always looking for students who are interested in participating in a consulting project. Graduate students from every part of the University are encouraged to apply. If you’re interested in participating in the next cohort, contact us.

We’re also seeking community partners to engage with our students. If you run a small business or not-for-profit organization in the Baltimore area, contact us to learn more and to discuss your organization’s interests.

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Community Consulting Lab Staff

  • Mike Doyle: Director, Student Ventures
  • Dan Sheats: Director, Curricular Experiential Learning
  • Nicole Mirra: Associate Director
  • Rick Milter: Faculty
  • Lindsay Thompson: Faculty
  • Will Holmes: Community Partner Mentor