The survey, which polled students from 22 universities across the country, stated that 26.4 percent of students prefer working for State-owned enterprises after graduation, while 24.8 percent prefer government agencies and public insititutions.
Meanwhile, students who listed multinational companies as their top choice fell to 22.6 percent from 27.9 percent last year.
In addition, the popularity of Chinese private companies among students has dropped from 23.1 percent to 21.2 percent, and those wanting to start their own business immediately after college fell from 4.5 percent to 3.4 percent.
报告指出，通过历年对比发现，尊重员工（respect for employees）已经连续多年被大学生评价为理想雇主（desirable employer）需要具备的首要特征，而公平公正的用人原则（fairness and equal opportunity policy at workplace）也越来越受到大学生的重视。
According to the survey, students expect to earn an average of 6,884 yuan ($983) per month in their first job, up from last year's 6,530 yuan. Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen remain the top three cities of choice for fresh graduates.
State-owned enterprises (SOEs)
the most desirable employer
start one's own business