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Consult Your Community (CYC)

CYC provides businesses with pro bono consultative services as part of a semester-long engagement where top students utilize their skills to provide research, analysis, and recommendations.

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Consult Your Community is a national non profit organization with the goal of helping small businesses around the country thrive. As such, the University of Maryland branch (UMD CYC) provides pro bono consulting services to small business through the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas. through this organizations, undergraduates gain real-world experience in client-facing communication, presenting, consulting research, recommendation formation, and more, while clients gain the benefit of a team of student consultants for a semester-long engagement.

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Use Consult Your Community (CYC) to…

  • Engage/sponsor consulting projects

    CYC pairs startups and businesses alike with student business analysts who use their education, mentorship network, and skills to support the client. Selected businesses and startups will receive consulting at no cost on their project; however, the project is expected to be continuous throughout one semester.

  • Get business advice for my venture

    Applying a wide range of skills and competencies to a project, CYC students provide startups with crucial information through research and relevant business acumen. By providing manpower and extra bandwidth at no cost, CYC is able to support startups and businesses with pertinent business advice.

  • Recruit interns & hire future grads

    The consulting experience gained by CYC students through the projects they work on prepare them well for professional opportunities. By engaging CYC, your business or startup may identify talented students who would be a great addition to your team.