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.

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Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
Rank among business students: 13
Rank (engineering students): 50

Headquarters: New York, NY
No. of employees: 61,000*

What makes it great: Morgan Stanley profits are up 66% from a year ago. And the big bank has been ramping up its wealth management business. (In June, it got approval to complete its purchase of brokerage firm Smith Barney).

Still, the company's had some struggles of late-- executive bonuses were deferred this year and the Facebook IPO it underwrote last year was considered a disaster by many.

What they're looking for: The ideal candidate not only has a strong academic background, but is self-aware, intellectually curious, innovative and adaptable, says Jeff Brodsky, global head of human resources.

"Morgan Stanley emphasizes EQ as much as IQ," says Brodsky. "We are looking for diverse and talented individuals who are skilled, creative, and represent a broad cross-section of our global economy."

This summer, the bank had over 500 worldwide summer analysts. It pulls largely from this pool for full-time opportunities.

*No. of employees based on most current data available.
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