About Verge

Verge Magazine is an online, student-produced publication that challenges, inspires and helps college students, post-grads and new professionals navigate and explore life beyond the classroom.

Our readers are educated, active and in tune with the world around them. They strive to be the leaders of tomorrow and aren’t afraid to explore unchartered territory. They’re in touch with the world around them and are not afraid to change it. They’re curious. They ask why. They’re starting their independent lives and they seek advice from their peers and expert sources.

Readers of Verge have a zest for life and aren’t afraid to show it. They like to try new things and break out of their ordinary routines. They’re tomorrow’s innovators and intellectuals. They’re forward-looking, open-minded and passionate. They seek meaningful connections in their communities and they want to learn more about the important issues facing people who may live down the street or on the other side of the globe. They want to get involved, take a stand, make a difference, change the world.

In terms of their lifestyle, our readers are generally urbanites who are renting apartments or are taking those first steps toward buying a new home. Some are married; some may have even started a family. Some are still driving banged-up secondhand cars; others may have just signed the papers on their first car loan. They’re all looking for good bargains in life. They prowl thrift stores for funky junk to adorn their apartments and shop at chain grocery stores, but love hitting the open-air market on the weekends. They might even grow organic vegetables from a pot on their apartment balcony. They’re content to live in a studio apartment, eating pb&j and take-out Indian food until they dazzle their bosses in that first entry-level job that takes them on the path to their dream careers. Many of them are newly minted graduates or college students living on a shoestring budget; they’ll appreciate the money-saving strategies they’ll find in our magazine.

Verge readers are connected to their world in technologically personal ways—from their iPod to their Blackberry—and they’re constantly evolving and exploring new trends. They’ve grown up in chat rooms, connected with friends through MySpace, defined themselves by their Facebook status updates, and perhaps even overdosed on mindless celebrity feeds on Twitter. They read emails during their morning commute on the subway or bus and tweet about a book they’ve read while drinking a latte in a coffee shop. They’re enthusiastic adopters of new technology, but they still hold on to some traditional—even low-tech—habits, perhaps eschewing a Kindle for an actual book, turning away from a screen to read a print magazine they can roll up and take with them, or bypassing Google to seek information and entertainment at a newsstand.