Community Consulting Lab

Put your business skills to practice, consult for local entrepreneurs 

The Community Consulting Lab provides a unique opportunity for students to put their business toolkit to work, while developing key consulting skills such as business communication, effective teaming, and strategic problem solving with empathy. Diverse teams collaborate with community partners to deliver solutions with impact and grow local economies. Joining a powerful network of innovative people with ideas on how to take on society’s most challenging needs, students will gain a valuable consulting experience.

Deliver business expertise to local entrepreneurs.

Match with an entrepreneur from Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab, Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses or Baltimore's Chamber of Commerce. You will work with them through weekly meetings to create a valuable deliverable.

Develop your skills and experience.

Participate in a range of training workshops and seminars that are relevant to the work that you will be doing. Workshops are run by our mentor-in-residence, Will Holmes, Carey Business School faculty and various other experts.

Be part of a cohort of excellent passionate people.

You will work in teams made up of students from Carey Business School, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Johns Hopkins graduate schools. You will have the opportunity to share experiences and inspire one another at monthly cohort meetings.

"I was able to learn important client relationship management skills, project management skills and strategic online marketing. Not only did I gain confidence in my abilities, but I was able to speak to this experience in interviews, helping me land an education consulting internship and my current full-time position at the public sector consulting firm right here in Baltimore. Ultimately, I'm proud to have assisted an incredibly worthy non-profit start-up in my community. That experience is why I decided to study at Carey."

Vanessa Bovee, MBA ‘19

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