With unemployment statistics trending high for recent college graduates, Sara Gurley considers herself fortunate to have come away from graduation with not only a diploma but also a job offer. Two days after her commencement ceremony, she started at N2 Publishing as a marketing coordinator.
"I interned at N2 for a couple of months before graduation," Gurley said, who got her English degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "I wasn't expecting to work there after college but can't imagine being anywhere else. When I tell my friends and family about the culture here – from generous days off and work remote opportunities to workout classes and monthly paid socials – and see the jealousy in their eyes, it makes me realize how lucky I am to be working here."
It didn't surprise Gurley that N2 Publishing added more recognition to its awards mantle this week when the company took the No. 8 spot on the list of 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates.
Since last year, N2 Publishing has been recognized on more than 10 lists, including Best Workplaces for Flexibility; Entrepreneur and Culture IQ’s Top Company Culture – Best in Large Enterprise Award; Great Places to Work and Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women; Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work; Best and Brightest’s 101 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For; and Best Employers in North Carolina.
"At N2, we're all about creating opportunities for our team to continue growing personally and professionally," said Katherine Daniel, director of human resources for N2 Publishing. "Providing this opportunity to recent college graduates is really exciting, as it puts everyone involved at a unique advantage to really shape how we approach work, handle collaborating with a team, and define what’s important in our careers. We’re truly hoping to build leaders."
The Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates is one in a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. Selections were based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work-certified organizations.
"Every company's future is built by the people it hires today," said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work. "The Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates inspire their newest team members to fully invest their talents in the workplace, knowing that their leaders are committed to employees' personal and professional growth."
About N2 Publishing
Based in Wilmington, N2 Publishing, Inc., was named North Carolina's fastest-growing media company by Inc. Magazine in 2015. N2 Publishing focuses on "turning neighborhoods into communities" by partnering with affluent neighborhoods to produce private, monthly publications filled with resident-contributed content. Every N2 issue is personal, relevant, and unique to the community it serves. Visit N2 Publishing online at http://www.n2pub.com.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.