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Not since 2002 have students graduating from an MBA programme seen such jobs uncertainty. Many will have to completely rethink their career plans, abandoning plans to work on Wall Street or in the City of London and opting instead for jobs in manufacturing companies or even in not-for-profit organisations. Many will find their plans to work in an overseas country foiled by the credit crunch.
In the first in a series of monthly Jobs Clinics, the Financial Times has brought together two experts in the field of MBA recruitment.
Bruce Lane is Vice President of MBA Focus, based in Columbus, Ohio, which works with recruiters and students from 60 of the world’s top MBA programmes to help both recruiters and graduates optimise their recruiting efforts.
Sandra Schwarzer is Director of Careers Services at Insead, which has campuses in Europe (Fontainebleau) and Asia (Singapore).
If you are a student worried about your career prospects, or a recruiter hoping to take advantage of the oversupply in the MBA market this year, send your questions for the next online Jobs Clinic held on Wednesday April 8 between 14.00 and 15.00 BST at http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/jobsclinic/apr2009