Shirley Toy
(872) 267-2048


The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL                                  Graduated May 2018

  • Bachelor of Arts in English with a Professional Writing Concentration
  • Communication and Spanish minors
  • APIASF/NBC Universal Scholarship Recipient July 2016
  • Certifications: Hootsuite Academy Social Marketing 2017
  • Relevant Courses: Writing for Digital and New Media, Media and Professional Writing, Interpersonal and Media Communication


  • Language: Spanish, Cantonese, Taishanese, and Mandarin Chinese
  • Technical: AP Style, SEO, CMS, Microsoft Office Suite, iOS, Windows and Mac, WordPress, Weebly, Piktochart, Hootsuite, Reddit, HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, PowerEditor, Facebook Business Manager, and AdWords

Relevant Experience

Her Campus Media, Boston, MA                                                             August 2017–May 2018
Chapter Advisor

  • Serve as a liaison between Her Campus Nationals and the campus correspondent(s)
  • Advise 10 Her Campus chapters remotely across the nation
  • Provide weekly feedback to campus correspondent(s) about their chapter’s content

SOCIAL Sparkling Wine, Chicago, IL                                                    May 2017–August 2017
Social Media Intern

  • Schedule content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via Hootsuite and compose captions
  • Coordinate photoshoot logistics by scouting the location, poses, outfits, props, and subject
  • Increase follower count by 1,000 on Instagram while focusing on audience engagement

Her Campus Media, Chicago, IL                                                                   May 2017–May 2018
Co-Campus Correspondent; Editor-in-Chief

  • Design content calendar and oversee an editorial team of 27 students
  • Edit and schedule all features for weekly publication on Her Campus UIC website
  • Correspondent to Her Campus Nationals while ensuring all 43 members are on task
  • Reach Pink Level Chapter Status (Top 25%) – highest recognition within the first semester under my Co-Campus Correspondent and I’s leadership

Writer                                                                                                      September 2016–May 2018

  • Contribute original pieces and pitch ideas to the Her Campus UIC Online Magazine weekly
  • Write content focused on academic and life skills and DIY activities
  • Uphold and follow all guidelines set by Her Campus Media

Work Experience

Pandora Jewelers, Chicago, IL                                                                     August 2016–Present
Design Specialist

  • Promote Pandora Preferred Credit card, meet credit card enrollment and commission goals

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Chicago, IL                                                                May 2015–August 2016
Sales Specialist

  • Met or exceeded goals for securing enrollment into Sweet Rewards loyalty program