MAJR Magazine Looks To Inspire Social Good in College Students - Generocity Philly


Nov. 6, 2013 9:30 am

MAJR Magazine Looks To Inspire Social Good in College Students

"The core of MAJR is really getting students to think how their major is going to make a difference in the world, how their work is going to make a difference in the world," editor-in-chief Christian Behl said.


St. Joseph’s University student, Matthew Conforti, is featured in Issue 1 (Photo
by Kevin Shields)

MAJR Magazine hopes to inspire a movement: their student-based team is looking to inspire, educate and engage students in the social good movement.

“This is a group of students who want to make a difference in the world,” editor-in-chief Christian Behl said. “The core of MAJR is really getting students to think how their major is going to make a difference in the world, how their work is going to make a difference in the world.”

The first issue was released this week online. The concept of MAJR Magazine started back in February 2013, when Behl and his team spoke to over 200 college students and discovered there were a lot of college students who wanted to make a difference but didn’t know how. Work on the first issue began in July by a team of seven students.

“The real obstacle was really just defining what we were going to do. We started out with this giant big open intention of wanting to make a difference and having fun in doing it,” said Behl. “So it took us from February to July to figure out what we were going to do. There was a lot of work that we did during those months to figure it out.”

The first issue features 3 local entrepreneurs (Brian Linton of United by Blue, Gabriel Mandujano of Wash Cycle Laundry, and Dave Gloss of Here’s My Chance) whom Behl had previous exposure to. “They really just stuck out as pioneers in the area and I thought they would be great examples for us.”

The magazine also includes a fashion and music section to promote that social good is a lifestyle. The next issue (released during the winter semester) looks to expand on their current work and will cover social good from all over the US and tie in different lifestyles from different areas over the country, but will still be assembled by the Philadelphia-based student team.

In addition, MAJR is looking to partner with major universities in the area to help spread the word about the magazine and get students involved in the creation of the magazine.

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