SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. and CJ Cheiljedang Co., South Korea’s leading food and biochemical company, are the two most sought-after local companies among South Korean college students, a market survey showed Friday.
The annual survey of 1,003 college students by job search portal JobKorea said 15.3 percent of the 476 surveyed men selected Samsung Electronics as the most desired company to work at among the 100 largest local firms by revenue.
It marked the second straight year that the world’s largest maker of smartphones and semiconductors claimed the top spot, according to JobKorea
The Korea Electric Power Corp., South Korea’s state-run power utility firm, was the second-most popular among male college students with 14.9 percent. The utility company was followed by KT Corp., South Korea’s largest fixed-line and broadband operator, with 10.1 percent.
In comparison, the survey on 527 female college students found that 17.8 percent of them named CJ Cheiljedang as their No. 1 choice.
South Korea’s top cosmetics maker AmorePacific Co. ranked second among female college students with 15.9 percent, followed by Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea’s second-largest flag carrier, with 14 percent.