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Who's the top employer among IT and engineering students?

Forget Google or Apple, if you’re an engineering major. A new poll shows that more college students in that field are choosing government agencies as their dream employer over private-sector firms.

Employer branding firm Universum recently polled more than 59,640 undergraduates to find out their ideal employer in specific fields of study, including business, engineering and IT. And no surprise there: Google was once again voted the top employer among business and IT majors. The company also earned a number 5 spot among engineering students and was chosen as a preferred employer by nearly half of those students.

The top employer in engineering, however, was a government agency. NASA was picked by 17 percent in its respective field. The Energy Department was also in the top 10 for engineering majors, placing seventh in that category.

Top 10 engineering:
1. NASA
2. Boeing
3. Lockheed Martin Corporation
4. Google
5. General Electric
6. Apple
7. Energy Department
8. Exxon Mobil Corporation
9. Walt Disney Company
10. BMW

Top 10 IT:
1. Google
2. Microsoft
3. Apple
4. Facebook
5. IBM
6. Amazon
7. Intel
8. Electronic Arts
9. Walt Disney Company
10. Sony

The State Department, the FBI and the CIA were popular picks among liberal-arts students, although the Walt Disney Company snagged the top spot. 

Top 10 humanities/liberal arts/education:
1. Walt Disney Company
2. United Nations
3. Teach for America
4. Google
5. State Department
 6. Apple
7. Peace Corps
8. FBI
9. Central Intelligence Agency
10. American Cancer Society

Posted by Camille Tuutti on May 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM


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