Amid growing uncertainty over the health of the global economy, it's the flight to safety that's shaping the employment outlook of many students responding to Universum's World's Most Attractive Employers 2019 survey.

"While there appears to be continued confidence among many students about the healthy state of the current job market, this year's survey also registered a decade-high percentage of students seeking employment security, especially women," the authors write. "This rising sentiment among students may be due to perceptions about the employment outlook, or it may simply be a sign of greater conservatism among Generation Z compared to millennials."

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