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B-School Chart of the Week: May 2013 Social Currency Ranking

May has been particularly busy in the love lives of Columbia Business School students and alumni. With seven mentions in the wedding announcements section of the New York Times this month, CBS seems to have more than quadrupled its social currency. One notable CBS marriage is that of alumna Juliette Wallack—who works as a marketing developer for financial news service Bloomberg—to David Metz, a ZS Associates consultant and alumnus of crosstown rival NYU Stern. Genevieve Thornton, another CBS alumna who is also a board member of the Columbia College Alumni Association, was married to Grey Baker, the founder of RightNexus. Reeve Hohlt, also a graduate of CBS, met his bride, Melody Calvo, at Apple, where they both work.

The year-to-date total of MBA mentions in the NYT has hit 76 (out of 383 weddings). Among the non-CBS weddings featured this month were that of Yale alumna and Betterment.com marketing manager Sarah Pickard to HBS alumnus and 1stdibs.com principal product manager Philip Michaelson; Stanford GSB alumni Maria Taft, owner of art advisory firm Goodman Taft, and Todd Swanson, an investor and chairman of Xinergy; and Gordon Liao to Sarah Nam, both of whom will enroll at Harvard this fall—he to pursue a doctorate in business economics and she to pursue an MBA and master’s in public policy.

May 2013 MBA Weddings

Other matrimonial business school mentions included SUNY Binghamton School of Management, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, UT Austin McCombs School of Business, Northeastern D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Wisconsin School of Business, Fordham Graduate School of Business, Nova Southeastern Huizenga Business School, and Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.




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