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Masters of Science in Social Entrepreneurship

Professional Development and Advising

Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE) program gives students the business knowledge and skills to make sustainable social impact.  Students graduating from the MSSE may launch a social enterprise or play a key leadership role in an existing one.  These enterprises may be stand-along ventures or embedded in existing organizations.

Graduate Career Services focuses on incorporating MSSE achievement into a career management strategy to guide them in starting or accelerating a career.

MSSE candidates can tailor career services to fit their needs, including individualized coaching and guidance on skill building, personal branding, strategic career planning, resume critiques and employment negotiations to help target a job search strategy for specific positions or companies.

Appointments with advisors may be made directly online via the My Career Services Online Portal (MCSO).

One-on-One Coaching

Individual coaching sessions are available to MSSE candidates by contacting the MSSE career coach.

Kahzah Mims

Kahzah Mims

Resource Employee

Kahzah Mims is the primary Career Strategist for the MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE) program. In this role, his main responsibility is to advise and coach MSSE students to help them reach their career goals, whether that’s launching a new social venture or joining an existing social impact organization or other business. He joins Graduate Career Services as a resource employee on the Experienced & Working Professionals team.

Kahzah is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) with more than 12 years of experience in providing career guidance to students and working professionals. In addition to his role at USC Marshall School of Business, Kahzah is also the Managing Director of Alumni Relations for Thrive Scholars based in Los Angeles, CA. Previous positions that he has held include Career Development and Employer Relations Manager for Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School and Director of Career Services for ITT Technical Institute in Orange, CA. He has a passion for helping students reach their full potential and providing them with the necessary knowledge to achieve career success.

Kahzah was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, less than a couple of miles away from the USC campus. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Miami. Some of Kahzah’s personal interests include basketball (go Lakers!), football (go Cowboys!), listening to music, and experiencing new places. In his spare time, you might find him engaging in a wide array of activities such as listening to audiobooks, immersing himself in PlayStation 5 video games, spending time with family, or even trying out a new recipe he’s seen from following chefs on YouTube.

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