The Best Places to Launch a Career

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Recruiter Roundtable

Top recruiting execs at IBM, Target, and Boston Consulting Group discuss entry-level recruiting and hiring in today’s tough economy.

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Special Report

The Best Places to Launch a Career

To lure and keep young talent when cash is tight, companies of all stripes are appealing to Gen Yers' ambitions for speedy advancement—and their desire to do good while doing well

Employer Profiles

Learn more about internships, starting pay, benefits, and prospects for advancement at the 119 organizations on our list

Blog: First Jobs

BusinessWeek editors and reporters make daily posts on companies, careers, and other topics of interests to young professionals

How We Found the Best Places to Launch a Career

The methodology behind BusinessWeek's three-part test that uncovers and ranks the best employers for college undergraduates

Frequently Asked Questions

The New Corporate Fast Track for Young Talent

Nowadays, the handpicking begins even before the first job

Video: Launching a Career: Hospitality

A Marriott account executive discusses the advantages of a hospitality major and working in corporate sales.

Video: Launching a Career: Manufacturing

A recent grad who is part of General Electric's Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP) talks about her experiences interning while in school and getting to know her new colleagues

Video: Launching a Career: Nonprofit

A fifth-grade teacher on the challenges and rewards of teaching special education students in his Brooklyn school

Video: Launching a Career: I-Banking

A first-year analyst at JPMorgan talks about his experiences interning and recently joining the company after graduation

Video: Launching a Career: Accounting

An Ernst & Young staff accountant discusses the "number cruncher" stereotype and her new role as boss after a recent promotion

Video: Launching a Career: Ernst & Young Tops the List

Your first job is more important than you think. We take a look at BusinessWeek's annual list of "Best Places to Launch a Career."

Starting Out

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Lessons from the Rejection Jar

In today's job market, recent grads can expect a good share of rejection. That's not a bad thing