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2015 Annual Dinner

Monday, May 4, Columbia Business School brought together alumni, friends, corporate sponsors, and guests at the 2015 Annual Dinner. Each year, the event raises millions in unrestricted support, providing resources for curriculum development, student financial aid, faculty research, and the day-to-day operations of the School.

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The Class of 2015 Looks Ahead

On Sunday, May 17, the class of 2015 celebrated the School's Recognition Day ceremony, a day to share memories, appreciate achievements, and look ahead to the future. Enjoy a special look back at the diverse, inclusive community they formed and the impact they made.

Watch: “Class of 2015: A Look Back”>

A Passionate Entrepreneur, Prepared for Success

Snacking as he prepared for the New York City Marathon, Jon Sebastiani ’12 realized jerky had the potential to be healthy and popular — and that the industry was ripe for disruption. He went on to found Krave Pure Foods, recently purchased by Hershey. He shares the ingredients to success: passion and being prepared.

Read: “Hershey Buys Jon Sebastiani's Krave Jerky”>

Your Secrets are Weighing You Down

You “carry” a secret. You feel “burdened” by a secret. Your secret “weighs” on you. New research from Michael Slepian found that keeping a secret is akin to being encumbered by a physical weight. And that weight may be holding you back at work.

Read: “Your Secrets are Weighing You Down”>
 
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