Work History

Work History
May 2015 - Present

Marketing & Communication Intern

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Managed and updated social media analytics to show increases in hits through all social channels

Created a WeddingWire account to gain inquiries for Phipps wedding venue and had a 300% increase over one year in webpage hits

Drafted and proofread press releases and board updates to be distributed among various news channels in the Pittsburgh region

Participated in a market research study to find non-visitors perceptions of Phipps

Jan 2014 - Present

Social Media Coordinator

Ashland University Football Team/Sports Intern

Maintained the team's Facebook account, and various social media calendars, including opening an Instagram account

Increased following count from 300 friends on Facebook to over 700

Implemented new promoting techniques for future football recruits

Worked with the team to rebrand their name into NCAA compliance

Jan 2013 - Present

Public Relations Office Assistant

Ashland University

Wrote press releases and feature stories on a daily basis

Wrote articles in the Alumni Magazine, which featured a story on a Kansas City Royals employee

Organized different stories to be posted to all University social media accounts including Twitter and Facebook

Jan 2014 - Nov 2015

Social Media Coordinator

Ashland University Gridiron Club 

Created Club's Facebook account and increased following count to over 300 friends on Facebook

Helped plan and implement Ashland University Football Alumni Golf Outing 

Maintained Social Media Analytics to notice growth in followers 

Aug 2013 - May 2014

Public Relations/Student Blogger

Ashland University

Created blogs and stories to be posted on the University's Tumblr page

Generated new stories to appeal to potential prospective students

Jun 2011 - Jan 2012

Event Planner 

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Organized and planned high school conferences

Coordinated different aspects of each conference by means of providing security and religious services 

Education

Education
Aug 2012 - May 2016

B.A

Ashland University

Triple Major:

Public Relations/Strategic Communication

Health & Risk Communication

Sport Communication 

Portfolio

Awards

Certifications
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Distinguished Undergraduate Student

Ohio Communication Association 

The Distinguished Undergraduate Student award honors the most distinguished undergraduate student in the state of Ohio 

Nov 2015 - May 2016

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Ashland University 

Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of academic achievement, leadership, and collegiate involvement and service within the university or community

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015

Eastern Communication Association Top Undergraduate Poster Award

Eastern Communication Association 

Won the top undergraduate poster award in the Eastern region for communication studies based on a research study completed at the undergraduate level 

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015

Outstanding Junior Award

Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University 

This award is given to the most outstanding undergraduate student in the Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University 

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014

Outstanding Sophomore Award

Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University 

This award is given to the most outstanding undergraduate student in the Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University 

Oct 2013 - Oct 2013

Ohio Communication Association Top Undergraduate Poster Award

Ohio Communication Association 

Won the top undergraduate poster award in Ohio for communication studies based on a research study completed at the undergraduate level 

Honors

Alpha Lambda Delta (2012-Present) - Honor society for students who achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher and are in the top 20% of their class during their first year or term of higher education 

Lambda Pi Eta (2015-Present) - Official Communication Studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA)

Omicron Delta Kappa (2015-Present) -National Leadership honor society in the United States

Ashland University Dean's List (2012-Present) - Achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher each semester at Ashland University 

Certifications


Certificate of Completion

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research certifies that Megan Salatino successfully completed the NIH Web-based training course “Protecting Human Research Participants”.

Date of completion: 02/26/2014

Certification Number: 1415820

Affiliations

Sport Communication Club - President (2012-Present)

Planned and implemented a concussion forum to discuss the dangers of concussions in all areas of sport 

Volunteered with the Cleveland Browns to work in the Team Shop during home games

Implemented a campaign during National Nutrition Month to bring awareness of healthy eating on college campuses


Public Relations Student Society of America - Vice President (2013-Present)

Attended conferences that offered professional development, networking opportunities and resume workshops


Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Mac/Windows PC

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat