“Being a board member at 180DC Lund is fun and impactful.” says Lukas in his interview with the Editorial Director, Titilope. It was indeed a great experience having this conversation with one of the co-founders of 180 DC Lund who also happens to be part of the outgoing board members.
Can you tell us more about you and your role in 180 DC Lund?
My name is Lukas and I am one of the initial co-founders of 180DC Lund. During the first semester at 180DC, I worked as a Consulting Director and then took on the responsibility of the Vice-President during my second term with 180DC. I am currently studying for a double masters degree in Innovation & Global Sustainable Development as well as Social Data Science. Besides my studies and 180DC, I enjoy doing sports outside and recently have picked up playing the piano again.
When you came on board at 180 DC, what was your primary expectation(s)?
My main expectation was to have an impact as a student. Knowing I only have a limited amount of time working next to my studies, I wanted to engage in something where I can take on a lot of responsibility and where I am faced with new and interesting challenges every day. Personally, 180DC allowed me to bridge the gap between my university theory and actual industry practice.
Were those expectations met during your tenure?
Yes, the board position was exactly what I was hoping it to be and more.
What is the most significant lesson you learned while working at 180 DC?
The most significant lesson I’ve learned when being part of a young student organization is that I can directly influence the course of our organization. I also learned to step forward with and proactively pursue my ideas that I thought might be beneficial for 180DC.
How did the journey with 180 DC Lund benefit you as a person?
I think what I benefitted most from was that I was given the sole responsibility of tasks, knowing that if I don’t perform them, whatever was planned will not happen. As such, I think my engagement in 180DC really helped me in organizing and structuring my work – plus, I got to know a lot of inspiring and great people here!
How fun was it being a board member at 180 DC Lund? Can you gist us about some of the fun moments you had?
It was great fun throughout! I think one moment that I especially liked was our first kick-off event where we started our first projects – we did a lot of team building activities and had a great day overall. It was nice to see the very first generation of 180DC Lund consultants coming together and sharing their passion for social impact.
If asked to say 3 fun but essential things about 180 DC, what will it be for you?
Do you feel you made an impact? If yes, how did you feel about making a social impact?
I definitely feel like I had an impact! I believe that by now 180DC is a known organization within the university sphere of Lund and that we are now part of the city’s lovely student life. Also, the feedback from our clients showed me that the consulting work we provided really made a difference and helped them to further grow their business, which was a great confirmation of our hard work and after all, helped to make the world a slightly better place.
Thank you, Lukas. I sure had a great time with this. And I wish you the best of luck in your academics and career.
Master student in Media and Communication at Lund University. The author holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication Studies from the University of Ilorin. Titilope is an Editorial Director at 180 Degrees Consulting Lund.