The World’s Top Universities for Graduate Employment

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Choosing the right institution to attend can have a huge impact on a student’s future employability. Many companies look to certain top universities to employ only the best and brightest students. HR consulting company, Emerging, created a global employability ranking by asking employers from around the world to vote on the top universities that they keep on their radar. The ranking includes 150 universities from 34 different countries. European countries that came out on top include France, Switzerland, and Germany due to specialized professional experience that is built into their degree programs. Other countries that made it into the top 10 include the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. 

Institutions in the top five of the employment ranking include California Institute of Technology, a favorite among international employers, for its dedication to science and engineering and access to some of the most innovative tools available. Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in at number two for its career-enhancing programs in which many top companies are involved in the college courses and research. At number three is Harvard University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States, with an impressive alumnus of 30 heads of state and 48 Nobel Prize winners. Ranked number four is the University of Cambridge for its specialized knowledge due largely to its unique private tuition. The last spot in the top five goes to Stanford University for its large contribution to the development of Silicon Valley. The alumni and faculty of Stanford University have collectively founded companies that are valued at a total of $2.7 trillion.

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Written by Front Street Intern Evelyn Linger.