During the Celebrate Well Dunn Event in November we highlighted the stories of our Alumi Interns in a slide show. Here is the our first class of Well Dunn Interns from 2013.
Excited to share another success story from a Joy Antwi a 2016 Well Dunn Intern.
Graduating from undergrad and doing something that you love doesn’t happen to many, but I lucked out. I spent years trying to explore different avenues that would allow me to continuously grow. Listening to music, discovering new artists and enjoying music & arts festivals became my passion; I spent time searching for a pre-existing niche that my skills could thrive in and my passions could come into use. I was seeking a way to help cultivate, and facilitate artistic connections and communication to the masses.
After another beautiful Bonnaroo I learned about some of the pieces that go into the yearly celebration and came across the Well Dunn Organization. I loved the organization’s mission and driving force for its creation, Emily Dunn. I was over eager to get involved, and wrote an essay, that could have easily turned into a novel. Once I submitted my application I prayed that this all would become real, and it did.
I got in connection with Deborah Dunn who found me to be a plausible great fit at Big Hassle Media. I moved to New York in May, and didn’t only fall in love with the city but Big Hassle and my teammates. May quickly turned into August and before for I knew it my internship was over. The possibility of having me on the team arose and it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I am now a happy Hassler!
Congrats Joy!! We can’t wait to see where this new path takes you!
Emily Dunn was my sister’s best friend and someone I always looked up to. I aspired to be like her — creative, a hard-worker, and an ambitious person in the music industry.
The biggest takeaway for me while interning was learning that I have a very logistical and managerial brain. I learned how important that can be in the industry, and I learned that creativity doesn’t always mean you have to know how to draw or paint or be “artistic.” Being artistic can mean that your work is like art, and you’re good at it.
Currently, I am working for Suite Treatments out in Oakland, CA. Suite Treatments is one of the proud partners of Well Dunn!
“It’s okay to not know what you want to do. And if that’s true for you, try everything…and keep
Throwing a Blue Moon beer from the crowd up to The Head and the Heart during their set at Bonnaroo 2014. And yes, he caught it!
Favorite Place to See live music
Great American Music Hall
Favorite Place to Drink
Favorite Place to Eat
When in San Fran you must…
Ride bikes across Golden Gate Bridge (corny, I know, but it’s actually so much fun).