Things are starting to look better for college graduates when it comes to gaining employment after college. Industry reports show the strongest areas of employment are in Accounting, Engineering, and Retail/Wholesale as the top employers extending offers to college grads. The technical fields of Accounting and Engineering, which have traditionally been the most active in hiring recent college grads over the years, continue to see high demand.

After analyzing hiring reports, recruiting trends, and multiple employer rankings, we have ranked the best companies for landing an entry level job after college.


Accounting services firms tend to look for degrees in Finance, Business, Economics, Accounting, and Logistics/Materials Management.

  1. Deloitte
  2. Ernst & Young
  3. Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  4. KPMG
  5. Grant Thorton
  6. RSM McGladrey
  7. Moss Adams
  8. Plante & Moran
  9. BDO Seidman
  10. Eisner


Engineering services firms tend to look for degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

  1. GE
  2. Intel
  3. Raytheon
  4. Nestle USA
  5. Boeing
  6. Entergy
  7. Northrop Grumman
  8. Lockheed Martin
  9. Siemens
  10. BAE Systems


Retail/wholesale trade employers tend to look for degrees in Business Administration, Business Management, and Marketing.

  1. Target
  2. Macy's
  3. Kohl's
  4. Walgreens
  6. Sears
  7. Abercrombie & Fitch
  8. Whole Foods Market
  9. Wegmans Food Markets
  10. Nordstrom

Data and Reports analyzed for this ranking:

BusinessWeek's Best Places to Launch a Career
Fortune's 100 Best Companies To Work For
Vault's Top Accounting Employers