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.


top employers kpmg
  • Rank among business students: 4
  • Rank (engineering students): N.A.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
No. of employees: 145,000

What makes it great: This vast Big 4 firm has a presence in 152 countries, so employees can cultivate a truly global work background. KPMG, which jumped up from no. 8 last year, also gives new hires generous perks from the get-go, including 5 weeks' vacation, flexible work schedules, and paid time off to do volunteer work.

What they're looking for: The firm hopes to hire around 5,000 interns and staffers this year, a 20% increase, says Blane Ruschak, executive director of campus recruiting. Half of KPMG's full-time hires come through its internship program, he says. Recruiters look for candidates with global experience (i.e., from studying a career-relevant topic abroad) as well as extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership savvy.

  @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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