MGM Resorts International Named a Top Ideal Employer for Business College Students for Second Consecutive Year

April 23, 2014
Company earns 44th ranking; Only integrated casino resort company to place

Las Vegas, April 23, 2014 - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the nation’s Top 100 Ideal Employers for U.S. business students, according to Universum, a global employer brand research firm. In its second consecutive appearance, MGM Resorts has secured the 44th ranking and remains as the only integrated casino resort company recognized on the annual list. This year's results were recently announced in partnership with the Wall Street Journal.


“Students are considering more employers than they have at any other time in the last five years – so the competition is fierce, even for top employers,” said Universum President of the Americas, Melissa Murray Bailey. “These rankings celebrate the employers that have invested in building a strong employer brand and taken the time to truly understand what it is that students value in their career.”


The 2014 rankings of the IDEAL™ Employers are based on a survey of more than 46,000 undergraduate students, and reveal which employers have the most effective employer brands. Students choose an unlimited number of employers they would consider working for from a list of 230. From their “considered” employers they choose their top five “Ideal” employers. The Ideal Employer Rankings represent the companies with the most “Ideal” votes.


“We’re delighted to once again be named to this prestigious list of innovative companies looking for new ways to attract and retain our schools’ best and brightest,” said Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International. “The next generation of employee and business leaders recognizes that we are an employer of choice and a leading entertainment and hospitality company that provides a spectrum of dynamic career paths.”


In a separate survey by Universum last year, Masters of Business Administration students also ranked MGM Resorts high, ranking it No. 86 on Universum’s top 100 companies list for MBA Students. The company has also been recognized by DiversityInc Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as being a top company for diversity.


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About Universum

Universum is the global leader in employer branding, providing end-to-end solutions that empower organizations to become better at attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent. Founded in 1988, Universum’s mission is to create the best match between employers and potential employees by providing knowledge, guidance and actionable insights. The company gathers and analyzes insights about the career expectations of 700,000 students and young professionals annually in more than 30 countries, and serves as a trusted partner to 1,200 clients globally, including many Fortune 500 companies. With its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Universum is a privately held company with offices in 12 countries. Learn more about Universum’s rankings:


About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at

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