What We Offer
Better the LA Community
LACI consultants apply their knowledge and skills to help nonprofits and small businesses in the LA area by solving real business problems.
By joining LACI, you'll have the opportunity to improve your analytical, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to interact with our professor mentors, alumni, and professional network, with whom we host events throughout the semester.
As a member of our fellowship, you'll tackle relevant social issues and form meaningful relationships with peers who share your interest in social impact and consulting. Your fellow consultants will push you to think in new ways about important personal and social issues, driving personal growth.
What We Expect
LACI members dedicate, on average, 3-8 hrs/week to project-related research and analysis, team and client meetings, events, organization-wide meetings, and workshops (for new members).
While there is no formal training or expertise required, you should take a structured approach to problem-solving, have an aptitude for finding and improving weaknesses in a system, and demonstrate both creativity and practicality.
LACI is a team-oriented organization. As such, we look for applicants who will thrive in dynamic settings. We want members who take initiative and contribute original insights to their projects. But more importantly, we look for people with whom we can both work and hang out.
What to Look Forward to
A ten-week education workshop series for new members
Scoping the client's issues, conducting primary and secondary research, developing recommendations as a team, and creating a final deliverable
Professional development events and networking opportunities
Weekly team meetings and regular client meetings
Three project progress presentations to LACI Board
A Semester Showcase with LACI members, clients, and community members
Formal and informal fellowship events with new and returning LACI members