About Janus Consultants e.V.

Our history

It all began more than 25 years ago in 1991, with the initiative of two students T. Barth and M. Eickhoff when they ventured out into the business world by forming a CLP with the first partner inspired by the French JE idea. Their founding idea was to transfer theoretical knowledge into business application. This laid the foundation for what is currently Germany’s third-largest student-led consultancy.

Attention for the concept was important, therefore they partnered up with Prof. Dr. Steinle to spread awareness in the region of Hanover. 1998 marked a launch of the first iteration of our website as well as a professionally designed logo.

In the following years, the former non-profit organization with its patron Prof. Dr. Steinle worked extensively on its degree of popularity. New logos followed and the first website was already launched in 1998. Until 2006, the organization was structured into four areas in which each member adopted a specific role in the association.

In 2007 there was a change in the recruiting process. The goal was to create an image of Janus e.V. as an association consisting of an interdisciplinary team of highly motivated students. This was achieved with the help of a professional application procedure.

In 2009 the association changed its name to Janus Consultants e.V at the same time abandoning its status as a non-profit organization. While not forgetting our roots our main focus became expanding our members individual professionalism and success.

Between 2011 and 2014, there was a big change in the association structure to make it feel more like a company to facilitate a more corporate approach to problem solving.

With more than 450 consultants Janus Consultants e.V. have carried out more than 300 projects within 25 years. These 300 projects made up more than 20 thousand working hours.

Our values

Entrepreneurial thinking

Our approach to problem solving is always in a methodical and structured way. A holistic perspective is paramount. This enables us to come up with individual solutions with long-term effects.


Our professional, thorough and conscientious way of working enables us to achieve results of the highest quality. This is guaranteed by the thorough training of our members compliant with German national standard.


Professionalism in action and appearance are our paramount values. While we keep the fun of being a student organization, we structurally base ourselves on normal companies.


The readiness and the will to make a difference unites all of our members. Commitment and initiative are the basis of our lives in the association. We take responsibility for ourselves and for the others. Our main goal is to grow as individuals.