Current graduates nonetheless covet jobs on Wall Road or at prestigious consulting companies. However high-profile tech corporations are additionally on their brief lists of potential employers.
Amazon, for instance, shot up in recognition amongst enterprise and engineering college students, based on a brand new survey from Universum, a analysis and consulting agency.
The net retail big ranked quantity 17 on this yr’s record of most fascinating employers for enterprise college students, up from quantity 26 final yr. It additionally elevated its profile amongst engineering college students, rising to the 10th spot from quantity 13 final yr.
“Amazon is climbing the record like loopy,” says Universum’s Jonna Sjovall, managing director, Americas. “It is stealing votes from Fb, Google, and Apple.”
The curiosity in tech corporations is not new. Google has held onto the primary spot for each enterprise and engineering college students on Universum’s record for years, due to its high-profile model, perk-laden office and popularity for offering newly minted grads with difficult tasks.
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Different high-ranking expertise corporations on the record for grads included Apple, which took the seventh spot, and Microsoft, which got here in 10th.
Goldman Sachs ranked second on the record, certainly one of solely two Wall Road companies to make the highest 10. (JPMorgan Chase took the eighth spot.) Goldman Sachs plans to rent extra undergrads this yr than final, together with many who full its summer season intern program. Entry-level staff there get pleasure from an intellectually stimulating surroundings, with loads of alternative to study and develop on the job.
“We hunt down folks with all sorts of expertise, pursuits, and experiences,” says spokeswoman Leslie Shribman. “For us, it is about bringing collectively people who find themselves curious, collaborative and have the drive to make issues attainable for our shoppers and communities.”
All the Huge 4 accounting companies had been amongst these most desired by grads, with Ernst & Younger, Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC rating third via sixth, respectively.
Final yr KPMG employed three,000 interns and three,000 full-time staff, and it has comparable plans this yr. However the kind of entry-level staff the agency seems for is altering.
“We’re nonetheless hiring college students with the everyday accounting levels,” says James Powell, KPMG’s partner-in-charge of recruiting and school relations. “However we’re additionally seeing extra people with administration methods levels, IT levels, and engineering. These are talent units that we would not have checked out a number of years in the past.”
Huge-name consulting companies have been climbing the record lately, with McKinsey cracking the highest 10 to look within the ninth spot on the record, up from 11th final yr.
McKinsey additionally plans to enhance hiring this yr, and even entry-level staff have the chance to work on huge tasks and achieve lots of expertise shortly.
“Folks can work almost anyplace in the event that they be a part of McKinsey, since now we have places the place many opponents don’t, throughout Africa, Central Europe, and the Center East, for instance,” say Caitlin Storhaug, McKinsey’s head of world recruiting communications.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 19, 2018: 7:00 AM ET