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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Apple
Apple
Rank among business students: 6
Rank (engineering students): 4

Headquarters: Cupertino, CA
No. of employees: 76,100

What makes it great: Join Apple and join something big. The innovative tech titan -- nearing its 40th anniversary in Silicon Valley – has a track record of revolutionizing and inventing some of the world’s favorite gadgets.

Its secretive nature about what ‘next big thing’ might be in the pipeline -- Apple TV? iRadio? iWatch? -- fuels endless consumer excitement and buzz. And who doesn’t want to be a part of that?

What they're looking for: Candidates should be intensely detail-oriented, curious, and creative, Apple's careers site says.

And while the company may be hush-hush about upcoming products, it's not so secretive about the hard work it takes to make them. "A job at Apple is one that requires a lot of you," the site says, "but it's also one that rewards bright, original thinking and hard work."

Opportunities exist in a range of areas. The construction of a second Apple campus in Cupertino is intended to accommodate more than 12,000 employees. More than 200 job openings were recently posted in China. --L.G.

Is Apple a great place for new grads to work, or what?
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