The Jobs Wizard of Wharton?

Peter Degnan is revamping the B-school's career center. But a tepid economy continues to make placing grads a challenge

In some ways, Peter Degnan is an unlikely choice to direct the career services office at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He came to Wharton with no relevant academic experience, after living outside the U.S. for more than a decade. Yet the 44-year-old former investment banker has been handed one of the most important roles at Wharton: Helping find good jobs for the school's grads, who expect their high-priced education to buy them an edge in the most inhospitable MBA labor market in years.

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