Banking has taken a hit to its reputation since the 2008 financial crisis but still wins out as the profession of choice among business-minded graduates.
Goldman Sachs, the US investment bank, pipped its rival JPMorgan as university graduates' most desirable place to work, according to a survey by Emolument, which collects data on pay. Students may even be underestimating their desire for a job at Goldman: The bank pays them more than they expect to earn, according to the survey.
Alice Leguay from Emolument said: "With 40% of our students on business-related degrees, we expected to see financial institutions top the tables.
"For all the banker-bashing of the last few years, the industry still holds significant appeal for young graduates eager to pay off their student loans fast and earn their stripes at blue chip institutions," Leguay said.
This article was published in Business Insider, 12th November 2015