For Job-Seeking MBAs, Alumni May Be the Answer

For Alex Cavallini, the financial crisis hit home as he was preparing to begin a job with Cummins Inc. (CMI) Less than 24 hours before he was set to fly out to his new office, the diesel engine manufacturer rescinded his offer, leaving the recent graduate jobless—even though just a few months before he had his pick of offers from two companies. "I felt like I was losing two jobs at once," he says.

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