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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Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola
Rank among business students: 9
Rank (engineering students): 15

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
No. of employees: 150,900

What makes it great: The Atlanta-based beverage giant operates in more than 200 countries, serving up 1.8 billion drinks a day. No wonder its red-and-white logo is recognized around the world.

Coca-Cola sponsors mega-events like the World Cup and partners on big global projects, like helping women entrepreneurs in emerging markets or trying to reduce the impact of its own water use across multiple continents.

Coke also has a big seal of approval from Warren Buffett: Berkshire Hathaway has built up its holdings of the stock for decades and owned 400 million shares at last check.

What they're looking for: To impress recruiters, new grads should show they can "think and act as a global citizen," says Laurel McKie, who oversees university talent programs.

Hiring managers also look for leadership skills, intellectual curiosity, and a history of achievement. Candidates should demonstrate they're results-driven and "bring their passions to life through community, work or academics," says McKie. --L.G.

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