Landing a full-time job isn’t easy. It can be especially challenging if you’re looking for your first job because of the “chicken and egg” problem where you need relevant experience to get relevant experience—and few employers are willing to give a chance to someone who is unproven.
So, where should you focus your time and energy? Start with companies that have a history of hiring new grads. Often, these are organizations that…
- Are large (e.g., are in the Fortune 500)... which means that they likely have enough jobs that they need to hire at every level of seniority
- Have a subsection on their “Careers” page that contains terms like “graduate program,” “rotational program,” “leadership development program,” or “internship program”... which means that they have a “cohort” they need to fill each hiring cycle
- Have someone with a job title like “university” / “early career” / “campus” + “recruiting” / “talent acquisition”... which means that they have someone on their recruiting team dedicated to hiring for entry-level roles
To get you started, I’ve compiled a list of companies that definitely hire at the entry-level.
Did I miss any programs, organizations, or employers in this list? Please use this Google Form and I’ll add you to the acknowledgments list at the bottom of the page!
Corporate rotational programs
Meaning, programs which rotate employees through roles and positions within a company.
Marketing / Media
Technology and Engineering
Leadership development / early in career / university recruiting programs
- Citizens Bank
- Fifth Third Bank
- M&T Bank
- Mass Mutual
- Putnam Investments
Government / International Affairs
Healthcare / Insurance
Technology / Engineering
- Dell Technologies
- Dow Chemical Company
- Rockwell Automation
- Texas Instruments
- Thermo Fisher