ABOUT business & innovations (B&I)
Gain transferable skills at the largest student business on campus. Help us close deals with clients, generate revenue, analyze data, design products, launch marketing campaigns, and develop software to sustain and promote Spec for years to come.
The Revenue team is integral to generating Spectator's $300K in revenue. Staff members grapple directly with the real world challenges of business and management, from business-to-business sales to fundraising initiatives.
Engagement allows Spectator to reach and understand its audience. Through a combination of marketing, data analytics, and social media optimization work, Engagement staffers shape the public face of Spectator.
Invent new products, innovate new features on our website, manage a software project with a group of creative and passionate people. Learn, contribute to, and master every facet of the product development process that every tech company uses.
Spectator brand studios
Spectator Brand Studios operate at the intersection of business and journalism. Staff members work alongside real-world businesses and produce content which will develop brand awareness for clients while actively engaging the Columbia community.
Publisher | 143rd Spectator Managing Board
“Nothing at Columbia has prepared me to learn about how real businesses operate than Spectator. At Spec, I’ve had the opportunity to lead a team to generate $300K in revenue and launch Spectator’s first branded content studio. Most importantly, however, I’ve been able to work with the most talented, intelligent, and hardworking individuals I’ve met in my life––and I know that there’s no problem, strategic or operational, that we cannot overcome.”
WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON
Here are some of the recent projects we've created and events we've hosted for the Columbia community.