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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Sony
Sony
Rank among business students: 18
Rank (engineering students): 9

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
No. of employees: 162,700

What makes it great: Sony is far more than the company that makes your TV, camera, and PlayStation. It's the producer of shows like Breaking Bad and the music label that's signed stars including Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood.

The Japan-based electronics and entertainment company has a lot to offer employees, too. They can learn how to manage stress or catch up on company news at lunchtime learning sessions, meet co-workers at one of hundreds of social events, or unwind in a game room during a break.

What they're looking for: Sony has a longstanding history in recruiting not only for technical skills, but also focusing on talent and potential, as well as cultural fit, says Tom Verbeke, a global hiring director.

Candidates should be passionate about the company and show they identify with its vision and values, he says. They should also demonstrate they can offer fresh ideas to help the company "wow" consumers, Verbeke adds. --L.G.

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