7.  Microsoft

2017 top new grad employers

Microsoft is not looking for know-it-alls. Instead it wants employees who know how to learn. "We do obviously look for very specific skills for students coming off of campuses," says Chuck Edward, the company's head of global talent acquisition. "But the reality is, we're hiring them because they've learned how to learn."

It's part of a cultural transformation under CEO Satya Nadella where employees are encouraged to ask questions when they don't know something, take risks without judgment and not be afraid to fail. "Whether you're a college grad, in the industry, or an exec, all of us are needing to be continuous learners," says Edward. "College grads are just great at it because that's what they've been doing for the last several years." --T.Z.

First published June 30, 2017: 4:35 PM ET
Source: 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. Rankings here are for business students. For engineering/IT rankings, see the full list. More

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