Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 07, 2009
With the economy in turmoil, many MBA graduates are finding the job search tough going. To give readers some insight into the strategies they’re pursuing and the difficulties they face, BusinessWeek has recruited four out-of-work MBAs to write about their experiences for a new feature called “The Hunt” that will appear periodically on the Getting In blog. Comments, as always, are welcome.
Michael Janger is a Wharton MBA graduate with many years of experience in finance and strategy at companies such as Thomson Reuters, BCD Travel and, most recently, American Express. He lost his job with American Express in January as part of a company-wide layoff.
Janger graduated from Wharton with a double major in marketing and strategic management. During his MBA program, he worked as a summer financial analyst at IBM, and participated in the Wharton-Recanati Multinational Marketing Program with Tel Aviv University in Israel. Before his MBA, he was a paralegal at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati of Palo Alto, Calif. He earned his B.A. in political science from Brown University.
Born with profound bilateral deafness, Janger is very active in the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. While he searches for full-time jobs, he works on consulting engagements with businesses and non-profit organizations that serve individuals with disabilities.