SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — College students in South Korea have picked Samsung Electronics Co. as their preferred company to work for.
According to Jobkorea, a South Korean job search portal, 14.1 percent of 1,190 university students said they wanted to work for the company.
Samsung was followed by the Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) (11.2 percent), KB Kookmin Bank (10.8 percent), CJ CheilJedang Corp. (8.5 percent), Lotte Shopping Co. (8.2 percent), Asiana Airlines Inc. (7.6 percent), Lotte Hotel Co. (6 percent), Korean Air Lines Co. (5.6 percent), Samsung Display Co. (5.3 percent), and E-Mart Inc. (5.2 percent).
Among male respondents, 17.2 percent wanted to work for Samsung Electronics, followed by KEPCO and KB Kookmin Bank (12.3 percent each), Kia Motors Corp. (8.5 percent), and Samsung Display (7.1 percent).
Among female respondents, 12.4 percent wanted to work for Samsung Electronics, followed by CJ CheilJedang (11.1 percent), KEPCO (10.6 percent), Lotte Shopping (10.4 percent), and KB Kookmin Bank (9.9 percent).
Students studying economics and trade wanted to work at KEPCO and KB Kookmin Bank, with both companies garnering as much as 17.1 percent of preference votes.
Among students studying humanities and social sciences, KB Kookmin Bank was most popular with 15.2 percent of the votes.
For students in natural sciences and engineering, 20 percent chose Samsung Electronics. Among students in arts and physical education, Lotte Shopping topped the charts at 17.1 percent.
Among all respondents, 53.6 percent chose their company of preference based on annual income, followed by welfare and working conditions (50.5 percent), company reputation (36.3 percent), and company vision (28.5 percent).
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