As an eager beaver MBA student beginning my second year, there was one thing, and one thing only, on my mind—finding that perfect job. That ideal first step out of the gate. That leap in to the “real world” in which I would quickly sink or swim. Graduation day was my goal line, after which I would be home free. The only problem was…my graduation was on May 15, 2009, right in the middle of arguably one of the worst economic recessions in history.