Shore BancShares Partners with Salisbury on Top Level Internship Program

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Shore Bancshares, Inc., an Easton, MD – based financial holding company, announced its support of the Salisbury University’s Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute (MASMI) program as a leading Silver Partner of the organization in February of 2016.

Stephanie Tyler, cash management & merchant services manager Shore Bancshares and Paul Gentry, Salisbury University student.

Stephanie Tyler, cash management & merchant services manager Shore Bancshares and Paul Gentry, Salisbury University student.

As a MASMI partner, the company has access to talented students who are prepared and focused in the profession of selling and sales management. The company is also given the opportunity to assist in curriculum development and gain access to sales research conducted by the Perdue faculty. “We rely on support from local businesses and organizations as we help train the sales force of tomorrow,” said Dr. Amit Poddar, MASMI director and Chair of the Management & Marketing Department . “We are excited to partner with a company that has such historical local roots as Shore Bancshares, Inc. as a MASMI sponsor.”

With the partnership, the company has the opportunity to participate in a senior sales class role play as a buyer and judge, attend private recruiting sessions, preferred space at the schools Sales Career Fair, and host an intern for the day program. “The partnership between Shore Bancshares and MASMI gives us the opportunity to help students as well as our companies when they are looking to hire qualified sales people to fill our positions in banking, insurance, and investments,” said Lloyd L. “Scott Beatty, Jr. president and chief executive officer at Shore Bancshares.

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Robin O’Brien, commercial lender Shore United Bank and Lauren Martin, Salisbury University Student

In November, Shore Bancshares hosted eleven junior and senior sales and marketing students that were selected to participate in the Intern for the Day Program. The students began their day by receiving an overview of the company’s structure and then directed to one of the companies’ locations to shadow a sales team member for the day.

Shore Bancshares, Inc. specializes in banking, insurance, and investments, giving students the opportunity to shadow all three industries. Each student was assigned to a sales team member to gain a better understanding of what a day in the life of a sales person is really like. “Shore Bancshares provided a fun and informative day. During my visit with Shore United Bank, I had the opportunity to visit with clients and learn a little about the entire sales process,” said Lauren Martin, Salisbury University student. “I had a great, eye-opening experience learning all about how business is conducted in the “real world”. Everything from the reception and orientation meeting to the tour through Centreville, Maryland’s branch was incredibly professional – yet warm and friendly,” said Paul Gentry Salisbury University student.

“We are a financial holding company that offers professional career opportunities in banking, insurance, and investments. Our partnership with Salisbury University and MASMI provides students with options to live and work on the Delmarva Peninsula”, said Donna Stevens chief operating officer at Shore Bancshares.

Founded in 2015, the MASMI provides an academic program for students interested in sales, with financial and mentoring support from regional and national sales leaders.

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