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    U.S. College Students Recognize Mayo Clinic as an “Ideal Employer,” Survey Says

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 21, 2012.  For the eighth year in a row, Mayo Clinic has been named an "Ideal Employer" by U.S. college students, according to a survey by Universum Communications. Nearly 60,000 undergraduates and 5,800 MBA students at 318 U.S. colleges participated in the 2012 survey from November 2011 to March 2012. Mayo Clinic continues to be the only health care provider listed.

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"What an honor for Mayo Clinic to be recognized by college students across the U.S. as an attractive employer," says Shirley Weis, Mayo Clinic chief administrative officer. "The true strength of Mayo Clinic is our employees, and we strive to recruit top employees and support opportunities for professional development and career advancement for employees to have the necessary tools to build a rewarding career at Mayo Clinic."

Mayo Clinic ranked second among natural science students as their pick for an ideal employer, the third straight year Mayo has held the ranking. Other 2012 rankings for Mayo Clinic include:

  • Liberal Arts students — 19th
  • Engineering students — 44th
  • MBA students — 66th
  • Business students — 70th
  • IT students — 114th

The Universum ranking of ideal employers is based on students' responses to questions about their career expectations, how they perceive companies as employers and what they associate with those employers. Universum monitors trends and collects data to help companies attract, recruit and retain top talent. Employer participation and listing in the survey is not purchased or applied for; rather, only student nomination can result in an employer listing.


About Mayo Clinic:

Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.orgwww.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

Media Contact: Kelley Luckstein, 507-284-5005 (days), newsbureau@mayo.edu