Which Business & Innovations section should you join at Spec?
At Spec, there are five main teams that make up our B&I division: Revenue, Product, SpecTech, Engagement, and Events. Which you do belong in?
The thing you’re most interested in doing at Spec is:
Are you more interested in behind-the-scenes work, or do you want your project to be center stage?
Are you more left-brained or right-brained, number-savvy or a wordsmith, scientific- or humanities-inclined?
Finish this sentence: I’m looking for an extracurricular that will:
My ideal major or career industry is:
Spec is unique in that it is financially independent from the University, meaning that we’re free to publish whatever we want without worrying what the administration thinks. As a media organization, this is a quality that we really treasure, but it means that we need someone to make sure that we have the funds to do so. This is where Revenue comes in. As a member of the Revenue team, you’ll work on coming up with marketing strategies to appeal to our current clients (including JPMorgan, the Princeton Review, the Halal Guys, etc.), finding new ones, and interacting with Spec alumni.
The Product team is composed of active innovators and creators of apps and websites that aim to make the lives of students just a little bit easier. Additionally, Product peeps will frequently handle data to inform their creation-making, and will also interact a lot with Design in order to create the most clean and aesthetically pleasing websites and apps.
At Spec, we also have an entire team devoted to developing and improving our websites and products, which will obviously be great for anyone interested in coding, computer science, or getting some real, hands-on experience.
Members of our Engagement team are responsible for making sure that all Spec content reaches as many people as possible (and in turn, allows us to make the greatest impact we can). Therefore, Engagement-eers are taught to brainstorm campaigns, come up with ads for product, events, and publications, write social media text, and analyze data so that we can see what we’re doing right and wrong.
The mission of Spec formally is that we’re an organization that comes up with publications, products, and events, the but the last two of these things are less commonly known. At Spec, we’re dedicated to creating informative, inspirational, and popular events for the entire campus community to enjoy. (Past events have included the Columbia Media Conference [feat. Nate Silver!], the Premed Summit, and the Columbia Women’s Leadership Conference.)