from FSU Art BA ’20 Amber Nicholson:
My responsibilities working with Reggae Fe Cafe included marketing and advertising. This also entailed coming up with designs and posting on social media. I also tasked myself with finding grants that the store was able to apply for as a small business during these hard times. Some of the challenges I faced was working remotely and making sure I made an effort to make my communication more personable to compensate for the direct engagement I would normally have.
I gained a lot of skills during this experience that I plan to continue developing throughout my career. I think that this internship combined with the increased recognized importance of supporting black business owners and content creators has given me ample opportunity to practice my networking skills.
One of the most memorable parts of the experience was when I was approached with a job offer to do a logo for another black owned business that was also starting up after they saw some of the work I did for Reggae Fe Cafe. Overall, I enjoyed interning here. Going to college and learning is a completely different experience than applying them in a job setting