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: 4
Rank (engineering students): N.A.

Headquarters: London, UK
No. of employees: 180,500

What makes it great: Got wanderlust? At PwC, full-timers can apply to live and work in another country (France! Hong Kong! New Zealand!) after just three to four years on board.

Community service is big at this Big 4 firm too. The "PwC family" put in a collective 120,000-plus hours last year. Its Project Belize has sent more than 700 employees to teach financial literacy to kids in Central America since launching five years ago.

What they're looking for: PwC looks for recruits who are academically strong, active on campus, and primed for personal and professional growth, says Alexa Hamill, head of campus recruitment.

An ability to adapt quickly to change is important, since successful candidates "not only know how to work hard," she says, they also know how to "embrace opportunities that arise."

In the U.S. alone, about 4,000 new grads are hired every year, she says, about 70% of them former interns. --L.G.

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