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 microsoft
  • Rank among business students: 6
  • Rank (engineering students): 2

Headquarters: Redmond, WA
No. of employees: 99,000

What makes it great: Microsoft has made some big changes in the past couple of years. The software giant rebranded itself as a "devices and services" company and threw its energy into the laptop/tablet market.

New hires are launched into highly influential projects from day one and given a lot of room to explore side projects that spark their interests.

What they're looking for: To impress recruiters, show you're someone who "lives the lifestyle of a geek, besides being a geek in the classroom," says recruiter Anthony Rotoli. So join those hacker groups on campus and work on tech start-ups if you can. "Every six months commit yourself to doing something that will help you grow outside of the classroom," Rotoli advises.

And while skilled software engineers and program managers are consistently in demand, so are business grads with experience in finance, marketing or consulting.

  @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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