Dividends Magazine


Dividends is the Saunders College of Business alumni magazine at RIT. In the past, this publication was created and distributed quarterly, but in the summer of 2009 a decision was made to turn the magazine into a yearly publication with online updates. I was chosen out of many potential students for this internship. After much research into past editorials, I decided upon the sections and types of stories that would be included into Dividends

This led to me to speak with professors and alumni to perform interviews for articles in the magazine. After assembling a small team of four people to write articles and much editing we had completed enough articles to fill a 24 page magazine. As the co-op and only person dedicated to this project, much of the writing and editing fell onto me.

Following the completion of the written and edited articles, I was faced with the task of designing the entire magazine. At first this was a challenge because I had only dealt with Photoshop and Illustrator in the past. After a week or so of learning InDesign and creating layouts for the magazine, I settled upon a design for the magazine. After many meetings with my supervisor and the dean of the college, tweaks were made and the magazine was completed and ready for printing.

The printing process went through the university's printing press. After a sample magazine was printed and some minor alterations were made, the magazine was approved to be printed. In all 500 copies of the magazine were printed and distributed to alumni.