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The mission of VIM Magazine is to empower Michigan State University students to express their individuality through fashion and to strengthen the bonds within the MSU and greater Lansing community.
VIM Magazine is a registered student organization at Michigan State University. The name “VIM” comes from the MSU fight song and means enthusiasm and vitality. The first issue was released on November 1, 2010. VIM Magazine features content as it relates to fashion, beauty, health, interior design, and college life at MSU. Entirely student-run, VIM is published biyearly in the fall and spring semesters and distributed to students at no cost.
VIM is more than just a magazine. The organization has grown immensely in its short five-year existence. As one of the top ten largest RSO’s at MSU, VIM provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable fashion-related experience in a variety of fields: advertising, professional writing and editing, graphic design, photography, finance, marketing, public relations, video production and editing, social media, event planning and more. At VIM’s weekly meetings, guest speakers from a variety of industries speak to students about professional development and career-related advice. VIM directors host internship advising panels, resume workshops and interactive events for all members to be involved in.
VIM alumnus have gone on to successful internships and careers at the following companies: Marie Claire, ANN INC., Vogue, Tory Burch, Rent the Runway, Diane von Furstenburg, Chicago Tribune Media Group, CHANEL, Elle, Glamour, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Teen Vogue, Christian Dior, Gannett, Ink Public Relations, Target, GQ, Valentino, Alison Brod Public Relations, Seventeen, Rebecca Minkoff, Glitter Guide, Team Detroit, MTV, HOUR Media, Martin Williams, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, White House Black Market, MRY, Fleishman Hillard Inc., Alexander Wang, Fluent Group, Vera Bradley, Birchbox and more.
VIM Magazine 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Editors-in-Chief: Hannah Bullion & Julia Le
Assistant to the Editors-in-Chief: Kara Dempsey
Managing Editor: Kaitlin Kisel
Editing Director: Leah Boelkins
Copy Editor: Emma Moller
Creative Director: Keire Estelle
Assistant Creative Director: Hanna Darnell
Art Director: Madeline Guzzo
Women’s Fashion Director: Katie McCoy
Assistant Women’s Fashion Director: Meghan Provenzano
Men’s Fashion Director: Claire Burns
Lifestyle Director: Ashley Fernandez
Assistant Lifestyle Director: Zoey Berghoff
Health & Beauty Director: Brooke Segal
Assistant Health and Beauty Director: Jessica Hanna
Creative Beauty Directors: Grace Richvalsky & Hannah Kutchinski
Events Directors: Jade Hoang & Morgan Schwanky
Visual Media Directors: Abby Burbary & Gabby Burbary
Marketing Director: Breanna Ratering
PR Director: Madison Blain
Social Media Director: Allison Fargo
Advertising Director: Maggie McDougall
Photography Director: Riley James
Assistant Photography Director: Isabel Inchaustegui
Digital Director: Michala White
Finance Directors: Amy Cao & Madison Marzonie
Casting Directors: Natalie Zunker & Grace Beck
Web Developer/Designer: Anderson Day
To apply for a position, you must be a current full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Michigan State University. Any MSU student may be a member of VIM Magazine. The registered student organization will not discriminate on the basis of age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight. Also, only MSU students may be officers and/or voting members.
An MSU student may join VIM Magazine during the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester and pay membership dues before the deadline which is set each semester by the Board of Directors. To remain in good standing, a member must (1) pay their membership dues by the deadline stated and (2) obey the rules set forth in the constitution and at member meetings.