In the past few years, Dustin has made incredible progress. He was once "incredibly nervous" during his interview at Davanni's, but he trusted his two-plus years of skill-building at MICC, which ultimately paid off. He negotiated an on-the-spot offer, making it clear that he needed a work-school balance, and has been excelling ever since.
Dustin has become a master at pushing past his concerns and making himself comfortable. At Davanni's, he teaches himself tasks outside of his regular duties and approaches the ever-changing landscape of the restaurant industry with a zen-like attitude.
But Dustin's drive doesn't stop there. His MICC Advisor has been encouraging him to socialize with peers outside of regular MICC activities, and he's been thriving. He even tried his hand at public speaking before MICC's 5K event and then ran an impressive 3.2 miles.
Six months later, Dustin was standing in front of 500 people co-hosting MICC's 2022 gala. Despite being nervous, he couldn't say no to the opportunity. And we're glad he said yes, he did a great job! Dustin also play drums for MICC's Rock Band!