Latest Impact Stories
Microsoft’s Melinda Anderson Reflects on Five Years of the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative in San Francisco
Every year, Melinda Anderson shepherds the Columbia Girls in STEM program in San Francisco. Here's what she has learned.
Josefine Carlsson: Combining a Career in Social Work with Study in Human Rights
"The Human Rights program changed the way I look at my future and what I want to do moving forward."
Lisa Ehn: Business Certificate Helped Student Snag a Spot on Set at BBC Studios’ ‘Life Below Zero’ in Alaska
"I enjoyed everything about Columbia: the classes I took, the classmates I studied with, and the professors who taught me."
An Open Mind—Not Math—Is the Key to Grasping Applied Analytics
IBM researcher and SPS lecturer Dr. Jinjun Xiong believes students don't need to be engineers to understand machine learning.
Nathaniel Hill: Idea For Now-Booming Broadway Startup Was Born in Business Certificate Class
Nathaniel Hill ('16SPS, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business) is the founder and president of Broadway Plus.
Gayathri Ganesh: From Software Development to Operations Management with Applied Analytics
The graduate says the program helped her to better understand customer response and become a more well-rounded professional.
Sam Engelberg: Bridging Marketing and Business Intelligence with Applied Analytics
Sam Engelberg gained a new lens witnessing data and community unite as an Applied Analytics student at Columbia.
Constantin Brandt: Business Courses Offered A Leg Up for HEC Paris Business School Application
Constantin Brandt was a visiting student at SPS for a semester, but he says the business lessons learned will last a lifetime.
Gou Sunim: Meet the Korean Monk Whose Buddhist Path Led Her to the American Language Program at Columbia
"If I can share true-happiness and grow with people by using English, I can say English is my dream tool," she says of ALP.
Leisha Cason, ’20SPS, Nonprofit Management, on the Efficacy of Grassroots Organizations in Brazil
Leisha Cason is a Development Associate at GiGi's Playhouse, a Down Syndrome achievement center, in New York City.
Chunchun Zhang: Oral Communication Classes Offered a ‘Benefit of a Lifetime’ for Business Plus Student Turned Columbia School of Social Work Graduate
Chunchun Zhang was first drawn to SPS as a visiting Business Plus student during her senior year at Tianjin University.