In Search of Jobs, MBAs Take Off the Gloves

For MBAs, the business world was, not so long ago, a manicured and paradisal Eden. Success was achieved through a series of necessarily ordered steps: acceptance into business school, an internship, a full-time job, a wealthy retirement. But in a span of just two years, the MBA playing field has morphed into a chaotic jungle. Jobs seem near extinction. The old system of progression is broken. The new king of the jungle is determined by whoever wins the job hunt—and MBAs are stopping at nothing to get to the prize.

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