Oxy Consulting Group

Swan Hall with flowering trees

Established at Occidental College in 2015, the Occidental Consulting Group (OCG) strives to improve the local Los Angeles community by providing pro bono management consulting services to businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Our student consultants bring diverse perspectives and insights to difficult business problems, leveraging our analytical acumen to make an impact beyond the walls of the classroom. We individualize our approach to every project, working closely and collaboratively with our clients to produce meaningful and sustainable solutions. Whether a potential client is looking to embark on a new project, improve an existing one, or expand in other ways, we encourage and consider project applications of any nature.

Get in touch! Email ocg@oxy.edu.

What We Do

Our Process

We understand that no two clients are the same. Each project is approached in a personalized and unique way, yet all are addressed by leveraging the diverse skill sets and backgrounds of our members in order to develop insightful solutions for our clients.

Project Timeline

Our typical project spans one academic semester, or approximately 10 weeks. During this time, our consultants advance through various phases including problem assessment, research, and solution development. Close and consistent communication with our client ensures that we are progressing in a targeted and efficient manner. Upon project completion, a final deliverable is presented to our client and our OCG Board of Directors.  

Our Services

  • Problem Assessment
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Operational Planning

Testimonials and Past Projects

Hillsides, Los Angeles

“Hillsides, a 106-year-old Southern California child welfare charity, asked the Occidental College Consulting Group for help improving our volunteer and social media outreach. Within the span of a few months, the students were able to deliver an action plan for converting volunteers to donors, recommendations for a donor/volunteer database upgrade, upgraded volunteer manuals and forms, a social media influencers guide, and recommendations on social media best practices. From start to finish, the students were professional, poised, and informed, and we will definitely be putting many of their suggestions to use. This group of savvy students represent the best and brightest of what the next generation has to offer and is perhaps the best-kept secret in town for organizations and businesses in need of fresh ideas and approaches.”

- Alison Bell, Director of Communications and Social Media, Hillsides

Box It Up Storage, Los Angeles

“Working with the Occidental Consulting Group was a phenomenal experience. From the day they chose my business, OCG was incredibly professional, proactive, and creative. They provided incredibly valuable metrics to give our company better insight into our competitive landscape, accurately evaluated our internal and external business problems, and went above and beyond to produce a final proposal that has enabled me as a small business owner to see that now is the time for expansion. The Occidental Consulting Group showed us that expansion is not only a possibility, but a reality.”

- Grant Hamill, CEO, Box It Up Storage

Meet Our OCG Members

 

Linda Hussein

Linda Hussein

Co-president
Linda is a junior from Boulder, Colorado studying Economics and Computer Science. Joining the Occidental Consulting Group provided her with an opportunity to apply her interest in business,...
Rachel Vaidya

Rachel Vaidya

Co-president
Rachel is a junior from Chicago, Illinois studying Economics and Media Arts & Culture. She joined the Occidental Consulting Group in the fall of her sophomore year to build entrepreneurial...
Tzu Kit Chan

Tzu Kit Chan

Consultant
Tzu is a sophomore from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, double majoring in Philosophy and Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, and minoring in Cognitive Science. Tzu joins the Occidental...
Preston Chong

Preston Chong

Consultant
Preston is a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii studying Economics and Mathematics. He joined the Occidental Consulting Group in the spring of his junior year with hopes of making a tangible impact on...
Elise Corwin

Elise Corwin

Consultant
Elise is a first-year from Sunnyvale, California studying Computer Science and Cognitive Science. She joined the Occidental Consulting Group the spring of her first-year to apply her problem-...
Jameson Mitrovich

Jameson Mitrovich

Consultant
Jameson is a Freshman from Los Angeles, California, studying Economics and Politics. He joined the Occidental Consulting Group in the Spring of his freshman year to get involved with the local...
Aerex Narvasa

Aerex Narvasa

Consultant
Aerex is a junior from Los Angeles, California studying Diplomacy and World Affairs and East Asian Studies. He joined Occidental Consulting Group in spring of his junior year to gain experience...
Samson Oeding

Samson Oeding

Consultant
Samson is a sophomore economics student from Portland, Oregon. Joining the Occidental Consulting Group offered him the opportunity to solve real-world problems and develop financial acumen while...
Garrett Richardson

Garrett Richardson

Consultant
Garrett is a sophomore at Occidental College studying Diplomacy & World Affairs. He has been a member of Occidental Consulting Group since December of 2019. Originally from Boise, Idaho, in...