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06/04/2014 11:16 am ET | Updated Jun 04, 2014

Recent College Grads Are Flocking To These Cities, According To LinkedIn

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With their diplomas in hand, millions of college graduates around the globe are ready to jump into the work world that, for most, exists someplace other than where their alma mater is located.

Some global cities are hotter destinations than others for recent college grads, however, with roughly 40 percent of new residents comprising recent college grads in the most popular destinations. Over the past year, LinkedIn analyzed the migration patterns of members 0-3 years out of college, studying moves greater than 100 miles (from starting city to destination city) that included more than 100 members. Also included (for those who still may be on the job hunt) are the biggest employers of freshly-minted grads in each city.

After crunching the numbers, the results show a mix of obvious global draws -- oui, Paris -- and some unexpected high-ranking metropolises.

Below are the 10 cities worldwide to where recent graduates are headed in droves:

  • 10 Sao Paulo, Brazil
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    34 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: ITAU, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Telefònica, HSBC, GE.
  • 9 Banglaore
    WikiMedia:
    34 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Mu Sigma.
  • 34 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: Google, Oracle, Apple, Cisco, Facebook.
  • 7 London
    WikiMedia:
    35 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: Barclays, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Goldman, Sachs, KPMG.
  • 6 Chicago
    WikiMedia:
    38 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: Deloitte, Accenture, PWC, Ernst & Young, Groupon.
  • 5 New York City
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    38 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citi, IBM.
  • 4 Madrid
    WikiMedia:
    40 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: Telefònica, Deloitte, PWC, BBVA, Accenture.
  • 3 Minneapolis-St. Paul
    WikiMedia:
    40 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: Target, 3M, General Mills, Wells Fargo, Cargill.
  • 2 Washington, D.C.
    WikiMedia:
    40 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Defense, World Bank, Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • 1 Paris
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    42 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. The major companies hiring new grads: BNP Paribas, L'Oréal, LVMH, EDF, Société Générale.

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