A Talk with Michigan's Placement Director

Al Cotrone of the University of Michigan Business School on the current state of the MBA recruiting process

Al Cotrone has seen the good and bad in MBA hiring trends over the six years that he has directed the University of Michigan's careers office. On Jan. 22, Cotrone was BusinessWeek Online's guest for a live chat on the job outlook for MBA grads. Cotrone fielded questions from audience members, as well as from co-hosts Jack Dierdoff, a consulting editor for BusinessWeek Online, and Brian Hindo, management education reporter. Here's an edited transcript of that chat:

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