Pitt ranked a top employer for new grads

Forbes magazine has ranked Pitt among the 2021 best employers for new graduates

Pitt ranked No. 89 overall among businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Pharmaceutical company Merck took the top spot in the ranking this year, followed by Southwest Airlines and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

The University ranked No. 9 among education employers — ahead of colleges such as Harvard University, the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University. That list was topped by the University of Alabama, Birmingham; Penn State and Notre Dame.

The rankings are based on a survey of 20,000 Americans with less than 10 years’ professional experience. Respondents ranked their employers based on opportunities for advancement, compensation, safety and diversity and inclusion efforts. Company image and how likely responders would be to recommend their employer to others also were considered.