A new survey found a growing number of business school graduates see technology companies as the most appealing places to work, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Consulting firm Universum surveyed more than 6,000 students from dozens of business-schools around the country regarding their top five ideal employers. The Journal had the company narrow the survey to some of the top-ranked schools in the country and found that technology companies comprised four of the top 10 most preferred employers for this elite group.
Leading the pack was consulting firm McKinsey & Co. with 29.1 percent of those respondents, but Google placed not far behind with 27.8 percent. Apple, Facebook and Amazon rounded out the top technology companies at six, seven and nine, respectively.
“Top talent is thinking about their resume and about where they’re going to be challenged and excited, which I think might explain some of the tech companies on the list,” Russ Hagey, chief talent officer for consulting firm Bain & Co., told The Journal.
There were major differences between the total sample and The Journal’s more selective group, according to Universum. Google actually takes the top spot among the full sample, while Apple actually rises from sixth to third, suggesting the firm is seeing less interest from top talent.