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Erin S urge erin.surge@gmail.com
http://erinsurge.com
LinkedIn: Erin Surge

EXPERIENCE
Team Supervisor
Super Target, February 2018–present

Managed departments of the store that generate over $6,000,000 in revenue each year. Increased
comps in all departments in just 1 month. Trained new team members and educated them on sales
floor best practices. Completed extensive leadership training provided by Target. Executed sales plans
designed by corporate leaders; developed plans of action to ensure that all projects were completed
before deadlines. Collaborated with other supervisors to maintain store brand and complete projects.

Senior Content Developer
CREATE for STEM Institute, May 2015–March 2018

Wrote and edited project descriptions for 15 funded projects. Wrote all the content for the organization’s brochure.
Designed flyers, brochures, logos, and graphic illustrations using the Adobe Creative Suite. Managed an editorial
calendar using Asana. Captured photos of CREATE staff, events, projects, etc. using a Canon 5D Mark III.
Implemented and organized a digital media library composed of thousands of pictures. Created internal
newsletters in the website’s content management system, Drupal. Participated in the hiring of new interns.
Delegated work and supervised others. Streamlined onboarding process of new interns.

Freelance Copywriter
WRAC Department at MSU, spring 2017

Wrote 600+ word feature article for publication on the website. Generated questions for and interviewed the
subject of the article.

Assistant Editor
Exceptions Journal, Sep. 2014–Feb. 2016

Copyedited written submissions. Researched for, wrote, and published blog articles on the website.
Edited the WordPress site using HTML5 and CSS. Planned events to be hosted by the journal in
collaboration with co-editors. Designed the cover of the print edition using Adobe Photoshop and
InDesign.

ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION

Phi Beta Kappa Society B.A. in Professional Writing
spring 2017–present Michigan State University, 2017

Women in Entrepreneurship Minor in Environmental Science and
fall 2016–present Sustainability Studies

Additional coursework in document and graphic design,
Mortar Board National writing for nonprofits, project management, technical
College Senior Honor Society writing, grant writing, grammar and editing, HTML5 and
spring 2015–spring 2016 CSS, environmental and natural resource law, creative
writing, and conversational French.