Best Starting Job?

“It’s opportunities like these, combined with a fast-paced business such as Bristol (Conn.)-based ESPN, that have helped catapult Walt Disney Co. to the No. 1 spot on BusinessWeek’s inaugural “Best Places to Launch a Career” ranking. Disney’s strong on-campus recruiting, solid benefits, and collaborative culture also helped land the entertainment giant at the head of the rankings, which identify top employers for new college graduates. Disney’s place at the pinnacle is also a testament to its popularity with students, but its desirability goes well beyond the company’s instant name recognition. In many ways, Kosa’s experience at ESPN, where he enjoys exciting, high-pressure work, rapid advancement, and immediate impact, is the new American workplace writ small. Because if members of his generation have their way — and they will — there will be a lot more employers like ESPN.”

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