ATLANTA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), an international organization dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment, published today the 2014 Annual Millennial Career Survey. For the second year in a row, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the #1 company students want to work for.
Now in its seventh year, the NSHSS Annual Career Survey reflects the preferences of high-achieving students in the areas of career choices, employers, workplace environment, technology, communications and educational goals. This Survey uncovers career choices and workplace preferences of more than 12,000 high school students, college students, and young professionals. The findings are used by companies and organizations around the world to gain better insights into the mindsets of millennials.
Students ranked their top 3 preferences from a list of more than 220 companies generated from Fortune's Top 100 Companies to Work For from 2012-2014; DiversityInc's list of top 50 companies to work for in 2012-2014; select companies from Fortune's Global 500; and write-in choices. Health-related employers continue to rank highly, which mirrors their choice in majors, which include in order: medical and health-related fields, sciences, engineering/technology, business, and psychology. Eighty-percent indicate they expect to attend graduate school, considering the following degree programs in order: medicine, engineering, business and law.
The 2014 top ten companies students want to work for are as follows:
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Walt Disney Company
- Apple, Incorporated
- Local hospital
- DreamWorks Animation SKG
- Health Care Service Corp.
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
For the full list of companies and to view the 2014 Annual Millennial Career Survey in its entirety, please visit http://www.nshss.org/media/annualreports. For more information about the National Society of High School Scholars, please visit www.nshss.org.
About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS):
NSHSS was established to highlight the accomplishments of high school and college students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment, as well as to foster their continued success. Since 2002, NSHSS has inducted close to 1 million diverse members from over 160 countries. NSHSS provides a wide array of member benefits that prepare students for both college and careers. For more information visit http://www.nshss.org.
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SOURCE National Society of High School Scholars