Gairy Hall

Gairy Hall
Full-Time MBA
Hometown or Country
Fayetteville, Georgia
Previous Education
BA in economics from Columbia University, 2011
Previous Work Experience
Assistant Vice President at Citi Private Bank
Post-CBS Goals
Management Consulting
CBS Activities
University Senate, Student Government, Hermes Society, Black Business Student Association, Management Consulting Association, and Wine Society
Favorite NYC Activities
Trying new restaurants (I love Indian, steakhouses, and anywhere with good cheesecake), learning about the city’s architecture, and visiting the smaller parks (Madison Square Park and Bryant Park are my favorites)

Sections, cohorts, teams — each school has a different name for it, and at CBS we have “clusters." However, my cluster might as well be called "Family E'16" as I have had the privilege of meeting 68 amazing individuals through both the ups and downs of our time at CBS.

Taking our core curriculum classes together meant that we could carry conversations and ideas from one course to another, tied together even further by professors who coordinated cases and topics from their side of the lectern. Recruiting is a notoriously rigorous commitment, but each company event became much more manageable and enjoyable when we spotted fellow Es and could take a breather from asking about firm culture and career development.

I could not talk about cluster bonding and not mention our Fall Break trip. Each cluster takes a few days of rest and relaxation in the fall, and while we love bonding in Uris, the sand and sun of Cancun helped develop even stronger friendships. I am already excited for next year’s trip!

My cluster has a reputation for giving CBS our all, from academics to recruiting to socializing, and we absolutely do! What might not be visible at first is how this extends to our personal relationships. The support we show one another after our CBS Matters sessions is powerful. We are always looking out for each other, from Watson Library to the many social events held around the city, and have collectively built an intense, inclusive bond.

It is exciting to know we have more semesters together. Clusters are representations of the student body as a whole. I am looking forward to branching out even more and getting to know many people across classes and programs. CBS is full of the most amazing people, with the most interesting backgrounds and achievements, I have ever met.


Fall 2015 Cross-Registration Dates

  • A-term, B-term, and Full-term electives: 10:00 am on Thursday August 20th until 4:00 pm Tuesday September 8th.
  • B-Term electives: 10:00 am Wednesday October 21st until 4:00pm Wednesday October 28th.