Blow A Sad Trombone For Business Schools Across The Country

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Zumbach, 28, who gets his MBA in June, got hit with a harsh economic reality. "The pay scales just aren't there and even the jobs aren't there, especially in the financial services sector," he laments.

Steve Gellert, who will be graduating with an MBA from Cornell University's Johnson School, found campus recruiting to be a bust. Many recruiters weren't looking for full time hires, so he had to turn to sites like Monster.com and Hotjobs.com.
"I've applied to 15 or so jobs and haven't heard back," he says.

"I was fortunate enough to have three full-time job offers, one with a major consulting firm, one with the Secret Service and one with the National Park Service," says Patty Foglesong, who is graduating from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia on May 17. She'll be taking a job at the park service as a business management specialist in the Intermountain Region Office in Denver.

"When I signed up for this thing to years ago I figured it'd be two years of jerking off that would culminate in landing sweet gig with a bloated salary, the only drawbacks of which would be fitting in the hours in my schedule to make stops at p-town," Bob Cobb, who will graduate from Harvard Business School this June said. "Now I'll be lucky if I can find work S'ing D for money."

"What recession?" Vincent D'onofrio asked. "I finish up my online courses at the University of Phoenix next week and start at Citi Sept 1. C-suite style. Plenty of time to max and relax."

MBAs See Bleak Landscape In Recession [MSNBC]

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