Shirley Toy
toyshirleys@gmail.com
(872) 267-2048

Education

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL              Expected Graduation May 2018

  • Bachelor of Arts in English with a Professional Writing Concentration
  • Communication and Spanish minors
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.19/4.0
  • 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

Skills

  • 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 and AdWords

Relevant Experience

Her Campus Media, Boston, MA                                                                 August 2017–Present
Chapter Advisor

  • Serve as a liaison between Her Campus Nationals and the campus correspondent
  • Manage 8-10 Her Campus chapters across the nation
  • Provide weekly feedback to campus correspondents 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–Present
Co-Campus Correspondent; Editor-in-Chief

  • Design content calendar for editorial team
  • Oversee the editorial team while working closely with the Chapter President
  • Correspondent to Her Campus Nationals while ensuring all members are on task

Writer                                                                                                          September 2016–Present

  • 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