Ikhsan Putra , Cohort 3
Bio: Ikhsan grew up in a multicultural family in Indonesia and speaks English as his 5th language. He works at the intersection of passion, purpose, and profit internationally. He uses his love for entrepreneurship to cultivate the organizations that empower the community and maximize social impact.
Current city: Los Angeles, CA
I am passionate about...
helping individuals, businesses, and organizations assess their skills and experience to strategize ways to make a difference in the world.
What led you to USC and specifically the MSSE program?
My volunteering journey started since i was 14 years old. Since then, I found my power & passion in social impact which bring me works with 15+ non-profit & 5 driven mission organization especially in healthcare, youth development and social enterprises development issue
What personal or professional experiences do you believe helped shape your values and worldview?
Connecting people with opportunities to use their skills and experience to transform their communities
What lessons and experiences at USC and the MSSE program helped build the foundation for your career today?
Through an MSSE degree, I have gained first-hand experience in social entrepreneurship, social impact, and community development as well as how to best implement a tangible impact for a mission-driven organization (non-profit & for-profit).
What advice do you have for current students?
Always keep pursuing what you are passionate in and remember that a career is a marathon, not a sprint. Just keep going and never give up on your self and your dreams.
Learn more about the work that Ikhsan has done at AIDS Healthcare Foundation here.