"’I want to quit the MBA Program. The job situation is miserable. The economy is headed down the drain. I enrolled here with expectations that I would get into brand management—I deserve it! Now, it seems that you can’t deliver. I can’t see doing the work and running up more debt just to go back to the job I had before B-school. I’m outta here.’
These are words that chill a teacher. They reveal a gap between expectations and achievement. They suggest a failure of courage and ambition. They are a symptom of the jarring adjustment required by the current economic crisis. And they imply confusion about the role of professional education in society and in the life of the individual.
Sure enough, these are tough times for everyone. The students no win B-school applied at a time when it looked like school was a sure thing: an entry to a better life. Then came the crunch..."
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Source: Dean Bruner’s Blog - Darden School