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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Rank among business students: 21
Rank (engineering students): 34

Headquarters: Rotterdam, Netherlands
No. of employees: 173,000

What makes it great: Want to support Dove's campaign for "real beauty"? Or help figure out how to get 12,000 liters of ice cream across the desert without it melting? Job listings at Unilever cite challenges like these, and more.

With over 400 brands, this consumer goods company has a presence in nearly every country on the planet.

It also has a serious commitment to sustainability. Its 10-year plan aims to improve health and nutrition for 1 billion people and cut its global footprint in half. Many of its brands have strong social agendas, too (like Pureit, an affordable water purifier).

What they're looking for: Grads in more than 50 countries can apply for a two- to three-year Unilever Future Leaders training program. To get in, show you're a self-starter who can see brands through the consumer's eyes.

During interviews, be prepared with real-life examples and your own questions about Unilever, advises Adam Fisher, a global spokesperson. Most importantly, be yourself, he says. "We hire people because we believe their personality will flourish within our diverse workforce and culture," Fisher adds. --L.G.

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