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TECHNICAL PROGRAMS – 2015-2018

Currently, five graduate-level technical programs are offered on campus. While each program has a different subject matter focus, all provide a strong technical foundation, which in conjunction with the Studio curriculum, equips Cornell Tech’s graduates to pursue a variety of engineering, analytical and roles at the junction of tech and business. Over the course of the last four years, Cornell Tech’s technical program graduates who sought full-time employment or summer internships sustained a 100% employment rate within three months of graduation. Due to the small number of graduates in the inaugural ECE class, their numbers are not reported below.

Prospective students should note that past outcomes are not predictive of the future ones.

 

ONE YEAR PROGRAMS

Master in Computer Science

The following information excludes beta CS class graduates (2014).

 

 

Note: Other paths include graduates returning to their pre-CT employers, pursing fellowships and/or other personal, non-degree related interests or continuing their education. Percentages on the charts may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

More than 90% of the job seekers in the last three years accepted Software Developer or data scientists roles with mature companies or startups. A small number of graduates accepted data science, business or business oriented roles such as Consultant, Deployment Strategist, Investment Analyst, Product Manager or Program Manage. Examples of companies that hired Master in Computer Science graduates include Amazon, Audible, AQR Capital, Bloomberg, Cisco, Datadog, Facebook, JP Morgan, Google, E&Y, Hulu, Imagen, Linkedin, Lyft, WeWork (Meetup), Microsoft, Oracle, Palantir, Pivotal, Shutterstock, Turbonomics and many other.

ACCEPTED FULL-TIME JOBS BY INDUSTRY AND FUNCTION

Shown in absolute numbers.

Bar-graphs representing jobs accepted by recent-CS graduates by Industry and Function (2015-2018). For 2018: by industry, 52 students accepted jobs at tech companies and 7 in non-tech companies; by job function, 51 students accepted jobs in software development, 5 in consulting & strategy, 2 in investment and quant analysis, and 1 in product/program management. For 2017: by industry, 24 students accepted jobs at tech companies and 4 in non-tech companies; by job function, 24 students accepted jobs in software development, 2 in data science, and 2 in product/program management. For 2016: by industry, 29 students accepted jobs at tech companies and 4 in non-tech companies; by job function, 33 students accepted jobs in software development. For 2015: by industry, 25 students accepted jobs at tech companies and 3 in non-tech companies; by job function, 25 students accepted jobs in software development, 2 in data science, and 1 in product/program management.

Note: n reflects the number of job seekers in each class. 

POST GRADUATION LOCATION

Majority of CS graduates stayed in the New York city area, regardless of their post-graduation career paths. Commonly, large tech companies extend their full-time offers for a specific location.

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Working Location, (2015-2018). For 2018: 65% worked in NYC and 35% worked elsewhere; for 2017, 67% worked in NYC and 33% worked elsewhere; for 2016, 76% worked in NYC and 24% did not; for 2015, 41% worked in NYC and 59% did not.

Note: the above data includes all graduates regardless of their post-graduation career paths.

 

Master in Operations Research and Information Engineering

The second ORIE class graduated in May 2018. All graduates pursued full-time employment with companies such as Bloomberg,  E&Y, Celonis, Citi, Opex Analytics, Verizon Innovation, Wayfair and other. Over 90% of graduates accepted roles as Data Scientists/Data Analysts, the rest accepted roles such as Software Developer, Consultant or Investment Analyst.

POST GRADUATION LOCATION

 

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Working Location, (2017-2018). For 2018: 68% worked in NYC and 32% worked elsewhere; for 2017, 29% worked in NYC and 71% worked elsewhere.

 

Note: the above data includes all graduates regardless of their post graduation career paths

 

 

TWO YEAR PROGRAMS

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media and Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech

The majority of students in both programs accepted full-time employment offers upon graduation. 10% of Connective Media  and 14% of Health Tech 2018 graduates started their own ventures.

 

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media

All 2016-2017 graduate received and accepted offers within three months of graduation. As of the three months post graduation, 89% of 2018 full time job seekers received and accepted offers. Common roles included Software Developer, Product Manager, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Product Manager, Product Designer with Adobe, Affirm, Apple, CKM Advisors, Google, Facebook, Freewheel, Meetup/Wework, Shutterstock, Stash and other.

 

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Paths, (2016-2018). For 2018: 90% sought employment after graduation and 10% became founders. For 2017: 85% sought employment after graduation and 15% became founders. For 2016: 75% sought employment after graduation and 25% chose “other” paths.

 

Note: other paths refers to 3 graduates who either pursued fellowships or continued their education.

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech

All students who sought full time employment in the inaugural class of six were able to secure full-time offers upon graduation. In 2018, all but one student found full time employment, most as software engineers in companies such as Adobe, Neilsen Media,  Paige.ai, Shutterstock and others.

 

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Paths, (2017-2018). For 2018: 86% sought employment after graduation and 14% became founders. For 2017: 66% sought employment after graduation, 17% became founders, and 17% chose an “other” path.

 

 

Note: other paths refers to one graduate who continued with pre-CT employment.

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS – TWO YEAR PROGRAMS

Most of the students in the two year programs take advantage of summer internships between their first and second years. Since each program’s inception – Connective Media degree in 2015 and Health Tech degree in 2016, 100% of all students who sought summer internships received offers. During the summer of 2018, Connective Media and Health Tech students worked at mature companies and startups such as AllianceBernstein, AB-INVBEV – Innovation Beer Garage, Cloudera, Datadog, Facebook, Ford, Google, Oath, Pandora, Pfizer, Shutterstock, Uber, Wework, WW (formerly Weight Watchers), WorldBank etc. Most as software developers or product managers.

POST GRADUATION LOCATION – TWO YEAR PROGRAMS

The majority of the two year program graduates accepted full-time roles with companies located in the New York City area. As with all other programs, it is common for several of the large tech companies to extend their full time offers for a specific location.

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media

 

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Working Location, (2016-2018). For 2018: 52% worked in NYC and 48% worked elsewhere; for 2017, 35% worked in NYC and 65% worked elsewhere; for 2016, 83% worked in NYC and 17% did not.

 

Note: the above data includes all graduates regardless of their post graduation career paths. 

 

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech

 

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Working Location, (2016-2018). For 2018: 86% worked in NYC and 14% worked elsewhere; for 2017, 50% worked in NYC and 50% worked elsewhere.

 

Note: the above data includes all graduates regardless of their post graduation career paths.

COMPENSATION – ALL PROGRAMS

The compensation package at tech companies, where the majority of technical programs graduates accepted roles, depends on the stage of company’s life cycle, the amount of equity granted (and it’s value) as well as specific experiences of a graduate. The salary range for the 2018 graduates across all technical programs who accepted software development positions, was $100,000 – $180,000. In most of cases, offers included equity, sign-on or year-end targeted bonuses and relocation compensation (where applicable) in addition to salary.