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Sam Bentzel is a graduating senior in Communication Studies at West Virginia University. He has a strong passion for social media and its uses in marketing. Social media is becoming a large aspect of marketing, and Sam wants to help a company take advantage of that. His experience with social media networking, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and his participation in marketing campaigns and internships makes him very qualified for successful social media marketing.

Work experience

May 2012Present

Communications/Marketing Intern

Higher Visibility

-Assist with the social media management and marketing duties for the clients of Higher Visibility

-Create marketing and communications materials promoting the services of Higher Visibility

-Research possible clients and the advancements of social media to keep Higher Visibility up-to-date

-E-mail marketing for the clients of Higher Visibility

Aug 2009Apr 2012

Administrative Office Assistant

Adventure West Virginia

-Created Excel spreadsheets to organize and increase efficiency of an operating budget of over $5000

-Organized and created Microsoft Word documents for easier access to the Adventure program’s information

-Monitored program payments of over 400 incoming freshmen, totaling over $180,000

-Handled all of the program’s expenses and input them into the operating budget

Jan 2011Apr 2011

Social Marketing Team Member

Check Yo Nutz Testicular Awareness Campaign

-Implemented a 10-step social marketing plan to increase awareness of testicular cancer on the WVU campus

-Researched the target audience through on-campus surveying and interpersonal communication

-Posted campaign information on the Check Yo Nutz facebook page, which had over 2,400 likes

-Tracked and analyzed the feedback posted on the Facebook page


Sarah Bentzel

Lynnmarie Kuntz

Lynn Strausbaugh

Steve Czyrny



Aug 2008Aug 2012

Bachelor of Arts

West Virginia University

-Current Overall GPA: 3.25

-Current Communication Studies GPA: 3.88

-Made the President's List (Achieving a 4.0 GPA) in the Fall and Spring semesters of 2011

-Made the Dean's List (Achieving a 3.5 GPA) in the Fall of 2012