2. Apple

top new grad employers

New grads are attracted to Apple not only for the great pay and benefits, but also for the cool factor and the opportunity to work on innovative new products.

The company is making a serious effort to make its workforce more inclusive. Last year, Apple hired more than 11,000 women globally, up 65% from the previous year. Half of Apple's U.S. hires so far this year have been women or minorities.

Last year, Apple announced a new stock ownership program for employees, allowing anyone who works for the company to purchase restricted stock. --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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