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TAYLOR LINKER

407 W. College Ave Salisbury, MD 21801 | (434) 942-1732 | tlinker1@gulls.salisbury.edu

EDUCATION
Salisbury University

May 2015

Candidate for Bachelor of Arts: Communications; Journalism concentration


Minors in Marketing Management and Community Health
Overall GPA and Major GPA 3.6/4.0

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Community Relations Intern, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD


Spring 2015

Collaborated with supervisors on a publication for National Hospital Week that recognizes
over 40 employees for their years of service
Demonstrated and maintained a professional attitude by fulfilling all daily responsibilities and
tasks
Recognized the importance of planning and attending community events such as HealthFest
that welcomed over 1,000 Salisbury residents

Events Intern, The Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD

Wrote weekly press releases and journalistic articles for upcoming events after conducting
thorough research and interviews
Recognized the importance of being adaptable in the public relations/event planning field
Developed new marketing strategies to promote and advertise upcoming events

Marketing Intern, South Moon Under, Berlin, MD


2013

Fall 2013

Summer

Planned and attended 5 large store promotional events with the marketing department
Updated various social media platforms including Twitter, HootSuite, Instagram, Facebook,
and
Blogger on an hourly basis
Valued the opportunity to create and maintain strong professional relationships with
supervisors

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Vice President II: New Member Coordinator, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
Nov. 2013- Nov. 2014

Developed and implemented new member education programs and goals to 41 new
members
Encouraged new members to develop and strengthen academic, personal, professional and
ethical skills
Demonstrated the importance of the fraternitys values and beliefs through weekly team
building
exercises and lesson plans

Public Relations Chair, Relay for Life SU


Sept. 2014

Sept. 2013-

Communicated with organizations on campus and in the community to create different


fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society
Updated Facebook and Twitter pages on a weekly basis to promote fundraisers and
awareness events
Created 8-10 publications to advertise and promote upcoming events and registration
discounts

Vice President I: Coordinator of Committees, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity


Nov. 2012- Nov. 2013

Supervised over 40 programming council positions while delegating specific tasks to each
position
Planned over 15 philanthropic events that raised over $10,000 towards breast cancer
education and awareness
Created in-depth marketing strategies for chapter events as well as events for other
organizations

Shift Manager, Texas Roadhouse, Salisbury, MD


Aug. 2014

Feb. 2009-

Promoted from hostess within 6 months based on initiative and strong work ethic
Determined how to organize and develop seating rotation based on wait time and seating
priorities
Developed dining strategies with management to ensure each guests expectations were
exceeded

HONORS/ORGANIZATIONS
National Order of Omega Honor Society
Vice President- Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society
Society of Professional Journalists

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