10. J.P. Morgan

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College grads who land a job at this investment bank may not have to blow their first few paychecks on new suits anymore. This summer the company instituted a business casual dress code, making it one of the first Wall Street firms to officially loosen its tie.

The firm is also working to reduce the 24/7-work burden that often comes with an investment-banking career. This year, it implemented a "pencils down" policy that encourages bankers who aren't working on an imminent deal to take weekends off. Its mandatory "protected weekend" policy requires that all investment banking analysts and associates globally take at least one weekend off per month.

Most entry-level workers at J.P. Morgan start out as interns, and beyond investment banking, new grads can pursue careers in sales, product management or operations. "We are always looking for diverse talent who bring a unique perspective to the table," says Michelle Bucaria, head of firm-wide campus recruiting. "So history majors, English majors, and other liberal arts degrees are also areas of focus for the firm." --B.B.

First published June 29, 2016: 2:49 PM ET
Data source: Universum Global

How we pick the Top Employers for New Grads: Think of it as a popularity contest for companies: Every year research firm Universum Global ranks the most desirable employers, based on where undergraduate students around the world say they'd most like to work after graduation. More

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