World’s Top Employers for New Grads

For an exclusive CNNMoney list, research firm Universum Global surveyed college students around the world to see where they most want to work.

11 of 50
J.P. Morgan
J.P. Morgan
Rank among business students: 11
Rank (engineering students): 32

Headquarters: New York, NY
No. of employees: 259,000

What makes it great: The financial services giant has lost some of its luster in the wake of its $6 billion "London Whale" trading loss and, more recently, investigations into its hiring practices in China. While the company slipped out of the top 10 this year, it remains highly popular with new grads.

An abundance of intensive training programs help employees gain skills, certifications, and contacts in areas like asset management and global markets. Liberal arts majors have their own specially designed boot camp to get up to speed.

Then there's the pay. On average, employees at the corporate and investment bank division reportedly earned more than $200,000 last year.

What they're looking for: For starters, candidates should have a strong interest in finance, be good with numbers, and be ready to log long hours.

Those with "an appetite for learning, a desire to make a real difference, and a strong team ethic will be successful," says James Bland, who oversees global recruitment.

Candidates can only apply to one of its business areas, which range from investment banking to quantitative research. --L.G.

Is J.P. Morgan a great place for new grads to work, or what?
Top MBA 100

Get the complete lineup of ideal employers for B-school students, in an exclusive CNNMoney.com list.

Think of it as a popularity contest for companies: Every year research firm Universum Global ranks the most desirable employers, based on where undergraduate students around the world say they'd most like to work after graduation. More

Comments? Email the editor

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.