It is an arduous road to get there. Its path is laced with obstacles and dangers and pitfalls and traps. Those who make it will find that when they finally arrive—they will likely be alone and will be left to their own devices with only grains of guidance, no direction, and little advice. The euphoria of success is tempered with the reality that in this place, their degrees will mean little, their past accomplishments even less, and the experience and talents that brought them here will be put to the test—a new test, never before given—and one whose rules are ever-changing. It is not a reality show, but it is real. It is all part of “the game”—a very serious competition.

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