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The ideal employers chosen by undergraduate students interested in the fashion, retail and apparel sectors.

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13.2 percent

"Nike has a good brand image and enjoyable products — they are also very competitive," said one student. The $18.6-billion activewear company prides itself on diversity in the workplace, along with recruiting talent from countries around the world. "Our highly competitive internship programs provide candidates with the opportunity to gain the best hands-on experience in virtually every area within Nike," stated the company. The Nike Adrenaline Internship program, for example, is a paid internship that runs for 10 weeks at company headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Interns have access to the company's world-class athletic facilities and they receive an employee discount, along with numerous other benefits.

9.2 percent

While this Columbus, Ohio-based retailer has shed its Limited and Express apparel stores, its Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works names remain among retailing's top brands. And the company maintains a strong presence across campuses nationwide. "Limited Brands has an excellent marketing team and they have grown to be very successful in America," said one student surveyed. Internships are offered to both undergraduate and graduate students during summer break. All internships offer project work and daily assignments, which range from one to four assignments and are presented to the brand's executive leadership at the end of the summer program. Interns actively participate in team meetings that include senior executives.

Source: the universum ideal employer survey; over 43,000 students participated in the survey within the u.s.; students were asked to select up to five ideal employers out of a universe of 200 companies
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