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Sara Walker

3214 Birnamwood Rd. ● Raleigh, NC 27607

919-649-9728 ● Swalker129@gmail.com

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                                                 Chapel Hill, NC

Journalism and Mass Communication – Public Relations with a minor in Southern Studies —  May 2012

Saint Mary’s High School                                                                                       May 2008

HONORS:

Sports Communication Program
Blanchard Academic Scholarship
Jim and Pat Thacker Sports Communication Grant
 

COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE 

UNC Sports Information   —  Chapel Hill, N.C.

Student Intern : 2009-2012

  • Sports Information Director for UNC Men’s Golf  (Senior Year)
  • Sports Information Director for UNC Gymnastics (Junior Year)
    • Assembled media guides including writing season preview, updating stats, program history and player bios
    • Interviewed players and coaches for tournament recaps, previews, press releases and player spotlights
    • Maintained and created gymnastics content for official UNC athletics website TarHeelBlue.com (Now GoHeels.com)
    • Assist with game-day responsibilities for UNC men and women’s basketball, football, fencing, softball and field hockey including statistics, recaps, quotes and media relations

CBS Interactive : College Sports   —  Carlsbad, Calif.

Editorial Intern : April-Aug. 2011

  • Built, updated and maintained top college sports websites using HTML, Netitor and Photoshop
  • Designed graphics and coded web page for Johns Hopkins University
  • Worked with individual school representatives to meet their desired vision
  • Updated and designed rosters, directories for schools such as Minnesota, Connecticut, Villanova and Ohio State

Deer Valley Resort  —  Park City, UT

Skier Services Representative : Nov. 2012-Present

  • Skier Services sales agent with a focus on customer service and satisfaction as well as efficient and accurate bookings
  • Assist in booking corporate accounts

 

Pardon The Interruption : ESPN — Washington, D.C.

Intern : August 2011

  • Researched and pitched story ideas in morning meeting, rough cut video to be used in broadcast

Chapelboro.com  —  Chapel Hill/Europe

Blogger : Summer 2012

  • Wrote weekly columns based on European travel experiences on blog titled “Adventures of a Carolina Graduate”
  • Tied in local themes and multimedia to enhance each article

Freelance Communications Specialist — Raleigh, N.C.

Walker Auto Stores & Loaves and Fishes Inc. : Present

  • Walker Auto Stores: designed marketing flyers, assisted with accounts rec./payable and activated online and social media resources (i.e. Constant Contact, intra-web network and Facebook) for local family-owned business with 26 locations
  • Loaves and Fishes: currently designing easy-to-use website for not-for-profit children’s afterschool program

COMMUNITY

YMCA Volunteer Basketball Coach (Jan.-March 2011)  *  Pi Beta Phi Sorority—VP of Communications  (Jan.-Dec. 2010)

SKILLS and COURSEWORK:  HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Constant Contact and Microsoft Office Suite

Graphic Design Classwork:

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