Alumni Stories | Anna Pakosz
What were you doing before you joined the Uprise Academy program?
Before the program I was trying myself in different things, continuously learning new skills [Anna worked as both a Brand Manager and a Curator). I wanted to focus all the knowledge I have collected into a personal creation, but I lacked deadlines. What I needed was a frame where I can create, and people around me who are also creating, trying to make the most out of themselves.
How has your career changed since graduating from Uprise Academy?
It definitely gave me the discipline to set goals and go after them. Also, it taught me to not be shy to ask for support from others. After we came back from Africa, I have realized the project (A week-long artist retreat called Stages of Limbo) that I have started to work on during the Uprise Program. It was more difficult to proceed alone for sure, but I had some good foundations.
What was the thing that surprised you most after joining Uprise Academy?
I guess what surprised me the most was the different colors I saw in people during these three months. I really understood that talent has 100 faces, and it is all very inspiring and beautiful.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about applying for the program?
I would say that it's a great opportunity to test yourself. It's a very intense environment with a lot of social interactions. If you have an idea of what your dream project is you can really get valuable input from people around you. It's like an inspirational forum to discuss ideas and grow as a human.
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