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.

EY (Ernst & Young)

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  • Rank among business students: 2
  • Rank (engineering students): N.A.

Headquarters: London, UK
No. of employees: 190,000

What makes it great: EY, a Big 4 professional services firm with 150 offices around the globe, holds on to its second-place ranking this year. Beyond a good salary and the opportunity to build a strong resume, the firm offers softer perks like a flexible work schedule and paid time off for volunteering. No wonder EY consistently ranks on lists of the best companies for diverse employees, people with disabilities, working mothers and others.

That's saying a lot in a field where consultants often contend with lengthy workdays and brutal travel schedules. "We have a more holistic view of the individual," says Shirley Jackson, global recruitment leader.

What they're looking for: EY expects to hire 50,000 interns and new grads this year to work in consulting, auditing and other parts of the business, Jackson says. To impress recruiters, give examples of your business savvy and leadership capabilities. Even better: Land an internship at EY while still in school, so you can demonstrate your skills to managers before you graduate.

  @CNNMoney - Last updated September 25 2014 10:21 AM ET

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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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