25% of Young Professionals Want to Work for Google
Other hot would-be employers: Apple, Disney, State Department
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2011 7:15 AM CDT
Google is the top company in a survey of where young people want to work, according to a new study.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – We're guessing "job openings" is a popular Google search term: Nearly 25% of young professionals would like to work for Google, according to a new survey. It was by far the most popular would-be employer, reports the Wall Street Journal. Apple snatched second place, followed by Walt Disney, the State Department, Amazon, and the FBI. Microsoft was No. 7, and Facebook was the top write-in choice (followed by the Department of Homeland Security and the UN).

Some 10,306 young professionals—in this case, meaning college grads with one to eight years of work experience—to pick up to five ideal employers from a list of 150. The Journal notes that although young people want to work at tech companies, few may have the skills needed to get hired by one: Top majors for 2008 grads were business, health sciences, social sciences, and history; in fact, nine times more people graduated with business degrees than computer science degrees that year.

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YourFootInYourMouth
Mar 21, 2011 12:51 PM CDT
Sure! I'd love to! All the exciting creative wonderment and liberties an up-and-comer would provide would be awesome! I hope Y2K doesn't screw us up too bad.. I'm looking forward to it though, I'm gonna go rock that Prince dance song right now!
LetsBeReal
Mar 21, 2011 10:28 AM CDT
wait...most people want to work for the world'd best company?
BCto
Mar 21, 2011 9:38 AM CDT
because yuppies (young professionals) are sheep. They want to do whatever is trendy and working for google is very trendy at the moment. Pretty understandable. The headline should read : People like doing popular things