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Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on May 20
First-time job seekers surveyed by CareerCast.com and employment info provider Going Global chose their top international destinations. American students chose the United Kingdom as their top destination, followed by China, the United States, France and Australia. Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain and Italy rounded out the top ten.
But what I found even more puzzling was that students were also surveyed on their top American cities to start a career and a whopping 83% chose ultra-expensive New York City (trust me, I would know.) Washington D.C. was a very distant second.
NYC-bound, newly-minted grads may want to check out a column I wrote three years after moving to the city. It's a tough place, guys, although it does have its upsides, for sure. First and foremost, many of your friends will likely cycle through the city their first five years or so (at least, that's what happened with me) after graduation so you'll usually have fun, interesting people around (and it's always a place that's easy to get people to visit as well.)
I digress though--The study also included the top destinatons foreign- born students selected. The top of the list was exactly the same with the United Kingdom, China, and the U.S. placing one, two, and three for international students. However, Hong Kong and India took the next two slots. So the U.S. comes in third for American and non-American students alike.