Charleston Wine + Food

From filling goodie bags to managing an event space, and from helping brew an original craft beer to curating Snapchat stories, my experience as a marketing + communications fellow at CHSWFF was nothing short of unique.

My first day was spent at a photoshoot, poppin’ champagne and being a last minute addition to the portfolio– stuffing my face with corn. #Glamorous. Needless to say, it was abundantly clear my experience wasn’t going to consist of your average intern duties.

Although not everyday was full of bubbly, my role at CHSWFF was constantly evolving.

I spent the summer drafting press releases and social media posts, but by spring, I was fielding phone calls and emails from influencers and managing the festival’s Industry Lounge onsite. I even transitioned from intern to instructor as the liaison between the festival and an undergraduate communications course at the College of Charleston.

Throughout this experience, I was viewed as a solution rather than a tool. The responsibilities I was entrusted with provided me with an immeasurable level of professional growth, and I am grateful for the skills I developed through the opportunities this position provided me.

Thanks for a one-of-a-kind experience, CHSWFF. Looking forward to seeing you pop the top off 2018!


See y’all in March!


- Brandy Francis, Guest Blogger

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