With funding from W&J’s Franklin Internship Award, Will traveled to Houston to work in the studio as an audio technician assistant and business intern. The sociology major and English minor is excited to be following his dreams with support from the College. He feels confident he can achieve those goals thanks to the advice of his academic advisor, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Sociology John Krol, Ph.D., and the foundation he’s built at W&J.
Being able to stay cool and calm in the work setting came in handy for Will when his boss called him in on his day off to work with popular artist Chance the Rapper.
“I was scared to death but took the opportunity to work with someone I admired, and it proved to be one of the most exciting experiences,” he said.
“W&J encourages students to get out of their comfort zone and try something they only dreamed of doing. W&J has prepared me (for this internship) in several ways, but the most notable thing that W&J has given me is the ability to talk with important figures comfortably. I think it has to do with how small the school is and how personable the staff is. To be able to pursue something that has for the longest time been a dream means the world to me. I can’t thank W&J enough,” Will said.