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.

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IBM
IBM
Rank among business students: 17
Rank (engineering students): 3

Headquarters: Armonk, NY
No. of employees: 434,200

What makes it great: Employees at the world's largest IT and consulting firm work on everything from the way we hail cabs to how cities use energy.

There's no set path for mobility, says Deanna Laird, global leader for university hiring. "It's a world of opportunity," she says, citing "all these possibilities for where you can take yourself as a person and take your career."

What they're looking for: Creativity, curiosity, and strong collaborative skills are valued in would-be recruits. So are innovation and the drive to improve things, says Laird.

"We are always pushing the envelope," she says. "The world is continuing to change and we try to be change agents in our work."

The company is hiring across divisions and locations, from India to Poland. "Big data is one area that is particularly bright and shiny these days," she notes. --L.G.

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