21. Johnson & Johnson

top new grad employers

From Band-Aids and Tylenol to cancer and Alzheimer's research, J&J offers employees the chance to work on products and projects that touch a billion lives on a day-to-day basis.

Got a thirst to explore? New hires have the chance to work abroad -- the company operates in 60 countries including South Africa, Singapore and France.

Aside from relevant work experience and a strong academic background, J&J looks for passion and potential in prospective hires, says Sjoerd Gehring, global head of recruiting at J&J. Recruits are expected to keep their eye on larger corporate goals, he says, and go above and beyond their basic job tasks. --A.L.

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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