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The Top 5 Companies That Hire CMC Students

November 11, 2011

Kasvi Malik
The Top 5 Companies That Hire CMC Students

With the Senior Thesis deadline just around the corner, we’re seeing more and more harrowed seniors rushing around campus in a caffeine-induced haze trying to divide their time equally between those remaining 4(0) pages and making job application deadlines. To make at least one aspect of their lives a bit easier, we went to Career Services and did some of their job search work for them by asking which companies have hired the most CMC students over the last few years. We asked Young Kwak, Associate Director of Career Services, to compile data for five years for companies CMC students worked at. We then added up the figures for each company and ranked them in order.

Here are the top five:

Teach For America

This non-profit organization recruits college graduates and professionals to teach in urban and rural communities throughout the United States in order to provide high quality education to underprivileged children who cannot afford the kind of education they deserve. Teach for America has over 1,200 employees, a ten percent increase over last year.  One of the perks is a week-long vacation around every holiday. The organization was ranked 82nd on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For (2011)” and has recruited a total of 37 CMC students over the past five years. The fourth application deadline to be a Corps Member  is January 6th, 2011. Apply here.


With almost 40,000 employees in the United States alone, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is one of the Big Four accounting firms along with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and KPMG.  It is the world’s second largest professional services network, offering audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk, and financial advisory services in over 150 countries. Deloitte is known for its diversity.  According to Fortune, a third of Deloitte employees are nonwhite. The business was ranked 63rd in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For (2011)” and over the past five years has hired 21 CMC students. Check out their website here.


Another of the Big Four, PwC is the world’s largest professional services firm in terms of revenue, with operations across 757 cities in 154 countries. Similar to Deloitte, its main services include tax advisory, assurance, audit services, general advisory, and consulting. PwC also happens to be the firm that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences goes to in order to tabulate and certify the votes for the Academy Awards. The company was ranked 73rd in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For (2011)” and is known for work flexibility, training and ethics. PwC has recruited a total of 18 students from CMC since 2007. Apply online or get more information here.


Clearly, no introduction is required, but I Googled it anyway, and found that the world’s largest search engine’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Google came in 4th on the “100 Best Companies to Work For (2011).”  What makes them so great?  Fortune writes, "The search giant is famous for its laundry list of perks including free food at any of its cafeterias, a climbing wall, and, well, free laundry."  Since 2007, 11 CMC-ers, 7 of which were from 2011’s graduating class, have been helping the company achieve its mission.

Ernst & Young

The most globally managed of the Big Four, E&Y has member firms in over 140 countries. Its four main service lines are assurance, advisory services, tax services, and transaction advisory services. Not only was it ranked the 9th largest private company in the US in 2010 by Forbes magazine, it also topped BusinessWeek's list of “Best Places to Launch a Career” in 2008. It landed the 77th position on the “100 Best Companies to Work For (2011)" rankings. EY has hired a total of 9 students from CMC since 2007, five of which were from the class of 2010. Get more information here.


Other companies that seem to particularly like CMC graduates include the fourth of the Big Four accountancy firms, KPMG, which has recruited 3 students, Parco, Inc., Semler Brossy Consulting Group, and Cornerstone Research, which all hired 4 CMC students over the past five years. Mercer and Merrill Lynch also appear on the list with a total of 3 CMCers each.

We are proud to have such an impressive list of global companies offering CMCers such amazing opportunities despite the not-so-great job market, and we’re sure the class of 2012 is only going to give us more reason to hold our heads up high.

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