Department of State Ranks High as Best Place To Launch a Career for 2009

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 15, 2009


In the September 14 edition of BusinessWeek, the Department of State placed among the top five places to launch a career. Out of hundreds of employers, including write-ins, the Department of State ranked:

· first as best federal agency to launch a career; and
· fifth as best place to launch a career.

The Department of State was listed under first-ranked Deloitte & Touche, second-ranked Ernst & Young, third-ranked PricewaterhouseCoopers, and fourth-ranked KPMG.

BusinessWeek’s ranking of best places to launch a career is based on a poll of 60,000 U.S. undergraduate students by Universum USA, a Philadelphia research company; and information provided by employers on everything from pay and benefits to training programs and retention.

To view all the rankings, visit:

http://www.businessweek.com/careers/first_jobs/2009/1.htm?chan=magazine+channel_special+report

Contact: Brenda Greenberg
HR Public Affairs Officer
(202) 467-4282



PRN: 2009/917