Popular companies for the class of 2020

The promise of high future earnings and job security lead the list of must-haves for this year's grads.

Popular companies for the class of 2020

Find a job at these leading companies.

What are the most popular companies according to the class of 2020? After surveying 52,738 students from 323 universities across the U.S., brand-management company Universum recently published its Most Attractive Employers list.

So what exactly makes a company attractive to these up-and-coming workers? These students say a company must offer a prospect of high future earnings, job security, as well as an inspiring purpose. So much for fancy offices, unlimited snacks, video games, and other so-called perks—the class of 2020 is much more interested in securing its future rather than having a $15,000 cappuccino machine in the communal kitchen. 

We took a look at the top 10 companies according to Universum's major categories: business, engineering, computer science, natural science, humanities/liberal arts/education. The most popular companies (Google, Amazon, and Apple) make repeat appearances across lists, which indicates that the class of 2020 sees huge future potential at those behemoths.

Check out the most popular companies that made Universum's list, and click through to see the jobs that are available on Monster right now.

Most popular companies: business

  1. Google
  2. Apple 
  3. The Walt Disney Company
  4. Amazon
  5. Nike
  6. J.P. Morgan 
  7. Netflix
  8. Tesla
  9. Goldman Sachs
  10. Spotify

Most popular companies: engineering

  1. Tesla
  2. SpaceX
  3. Lockheed Martin
  4. Google
  5. Boeing
  6. NASA
  7. Apple 
  8. Microsoft
  9. The Walt Disney Company
  10. Amazon

Most popular companies: computer science

  1. Google
  2. Apple 
  3. Microsoft
  4. Amazon
  5. Tesla
  6. Facebook
  7. SpaceX
  8. Netflix
  9. Nintendo
  10. Spotify

Most popular companies: natural sciences

  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. National Institutes of Health
  3. Center for Disease Control
  4. Doctors Without Borders 
  5. American Cancer Society
  6. Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Google
  8. NASA
  9. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  10. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Most popular companies: humanities/liberal arts/education

  1. United Nations (UN)
  2. The Walt Disney Company
  3. Google
  4. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  5. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  6. Netflix
  7. United States Department of Education
  8. National Geographic
  9. United States Department of State
  10. Buzzfeed

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