Top 6 entry-level jobs

The results are in! CollegeGrad.com’s 2011 Top Employers survey results were just released (www.collegegrad.com, 2011)—putting the spotlight on some of the companies that hire large amounts of recent graduates. Spanning multiple industries—from education to retail—entry-level hiring is higher than it’s been in years. But what types of jobs are available at each of these top hiring companies?  

As it turns out, the job types are as diverse as the companies doing the hiring. Below, browse a selection of some of the positions available to entry-level grads. Do any of them look like a good fit for you? (If you need tips on how to land these jobs, check out this helpful article.)




   {content type="youtube" thumbnail="/imagesvr_ce/324/enterprise.gif" value="http://youtu.be/sy5Z0KuhAnw" title="Management Trainee"}Management Trainee. An early leader in entry-level hiring, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a management training program that allows recent grads to experience several facets of management and operations in order to hone in on a more specific career path.{/content}

  {content type="youtube" thumbnail="/imagesvr_ce/2149/teach-for-america.gif" value="http://youtu.be/u5QH-VAzB2A" title="Educator"}Educator. As a Teach for America corps member, recent grads become long-term education advocates by serving as teachers in low-income communities, then going on as alumni to lead efforts that change the face of public education.{/content}

 {content type="youtube" thumbnail="/imagesvr_ce/2031/verizon.gif" value="http://youtu.be/9Rghe-QSWLc" title="Retail Leader"}Retail Leader. At Verizon Wireless, entry-level grads have the option to learn the ins and outs of retail operations and running a business through the Retail Leadership Development Program (RLDP).{/content}

  {content type="image" thumbnail="/imagesvr_ce/1254/pricewaterhouse.gif" value="/imagesvr_ce/2490/consulting.jpg" title="Consultant"}Consultant. PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Ernst & Young are three of the “big four” audit firms—and, incidentally, they are also among the “big eight” hirers of entry-level grads. Entry-level grads can obtain jobs as junior consultants, specializing in accounting and auditing.{/content}

  {content type="image" thumbnail="/imagesvr_ce/1459/target.gif" value="/imagesvr_ce/1481/target stores.jpg" title="Business Analyst"}Business Analyst. In 2011, Target, one of the top employers of entry-level grads, is hiring a large amount of analysts. Business analysts at Target can expect to become familiar with brand management, buying and planning.{/content}

{content type="youtube" thumbnail="/imagesvr_ce/9270/americorps.gif" value="http://youtu.be/RnliTI1jpPE" title="Service Leader"}Service Leader. By providing recent grads with one year of full-time service, City Year helps its corps members to develop civic leadership skills that they can use throughout their lifetime.{/content}