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The Spring 2015 Mizzou Mag Club Trip, in Quotes

Select quotes from the annual Mizzou Magazine Club trip to New York, where we toured magazines, quizzed editors and mingled with alumni. These quotes tell the story of what we learned.

“Nobody gets hired on GPA, where you went to school, how you structure your resume… It’s who you are.”

Ryan D’Agostino, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Mechanics and former manager of the band Dispatch

“If you end up working at a smaller publication and doing a lot, that can sometimes be better.”

Sara Gaynes Levy, Features Editor of SELF Magazine, talking about summer internship opportunities

“Look for where there is a need and fill it. Every magazine has a blind spot.”

Jesse Kissinger, Assistant Editor of Esquire giving internship advice

Touring SELF Magazine with Tova Diamond.
Touring SELF Magazine with Tova Diamond.

“If you’re not up for a wild adventure for the next ten years, find a different career.”

Richard Dorment, Senior Editor of Esquire Magazine

“Your ideas should always outsize your resources.”

Andrew Del-Colle, Senior Editor of Popular Mechanics and WVU and MU grad

“It’s sexist, it’s disgusting… It makes more money than anything we publish.”

Mark Godich, Senior Editor of Sports Illustrated and MU graduate, talking about the annual Swimsuit Edition of SI

 

Real talk with Mara Reinstein of Us Weekly
Real talk with Mara Reinstein of Us Weekly

“Your magazine must always be evolving – as an editor, that’s your role.”

Lindsay Schallon, Features Editor of Seventeen Magazine and MU grad

“I think there’s a lot more value in personal experiences than people realize.”

Tova Diamond, Senior Designer of SELF Magazine and MU grad, talking about independent passion projects

“Don’t be afraid to tell people what you’re gonna do – don’t just have them tell you what to do.”

Joe Bargmann, Special Projects Director of Popular Mechanics

“I suggest you live life beyond your wildest dreams.”

– Allyson Torrisi, Director of Photography at Popular Mechanics