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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Rank among business students: 25
Rank (engineering students): 19

Headquarters: Vevey, Switzerland
No. of employees: 327,500

What makes it great: Nestlé isn't just chocolate and coffee -- it's the world's largest food company and it stocks kitchens, restaurants, and sports venues around the world.

Nestlé has "very strong roots in most countries, with a respect for different cultures," says Philippe Aeschlimann, a Nestlé spokesperson. Food is adapted for local tastes and requirements; for example, it makes a broad range of Halal food for Muslim consumers.

What they're looking for: Nestlé has high expectations for its hires. To succeed, employees need to make a strong impact and consistently hit performance targets.

Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their future. "Individual responsibility and autonomy are facts of life here," its careers site says.

Multi-year rotational programs are available in certain areas to help employees learn about the business and develop leadership and organizational skills. --L.G.

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