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TECHNICAL PROGRAMS – 2015-2020

One-Year Technical Programs

During 2015-20, five graduate-level technical programs have been 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 and analytical roles, many at the junction of technology and business. Prior to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell Tech’s technical program graduates who sought full-time employment or summer internships sustained a 100% employment rate within three months of graduation.

Prospective students should note that past employment rates are not indicative or predictive of future outcomes.

 

Master of Engineering in Computer Science

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

Computer Science statistics

Note: Other paths include graduates returning to their pre-Cornell Tech employers, pursuing fellowships, and/or other personal, non-degree related interests or continuing their education. The above percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

90% of 2020 graduates received at least one offer within the 3 months after graduation. The majority of job seekers accepted software developer roles with mature companies or startups. Examples of companies that hired 2020 graduates include AbinBev, Amazon, Bloomberg, Cedar, Cisco, Datadog, Facebook, Google, Palantir, the DTX company, Twitter, Waymo, and others.

 

Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Information Engineering

82% of all job-seekers in the 2020 cohort received at least one offer within 3 months after graduation. The majority secured roles such as data scientists or data analysts, data engineers, and software developers. Examples of companies that hired 2020 graduates include Amazon, Bloomberg, Cigna, Gap, Paypal, Priceline, and others.

ORIE statistics

Note: Other paths include graduates returning to their pre-Cornell Tech employers, pursuing fellowships, and/or other personal, non-degree related interests or continuing their education. The above percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The 2020 class was comprised of 14 students; 4 started their own companies, while the rest looked for full-time employment. 100% of job seekers received at least one offer. Examples of companies that hired 2020 graduates include NVIDIA, Space X, Twitter, PSEG, and others.

ECE Statistics

Note: Other paths include graduates returning to their pre-Cornell Tech employers, pursuing fellowships, and/or other personal, non-degree related interests or continuing their education. The above percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

Post-Graduation Location 一 All One-Year Programs

One-Year Programs statistics

Note: The above data includes all graduates regardless of their post-graduation career paths. 2015 and 2016 data reflect students in the CS program only; ORIE and ECE programs were established in 2017 and 2018 respectfully.

 

Two-Year Technical Programs

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Connective Media and Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech are the two-year programs at Cornell Tech.

 

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Connective Media

100% of full-time job seekers received at least one offer. The majority of accepted roles were software developer, data analyst/scientist, solutions engineer. Examples of companies that hired 2020 graduates include Amazon, Cigna, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Oracle, and others.

Connective Media statistics

Note: Other paths refers to pursuits such as fellowships and/or other personal, non-degree related interests or continuing education.

 

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech

71% of the 2020 class sought full-time employment; 100% received at least one full-time offer. Most common roles included software developer, data associate/analyst, quant analyst at companies such as BCG Ventures, Cigna, Google, and others.

Health Tech statistics

Note: Other paths refers to pursuits such as fellowships and/or other personal, non-degree related interests or continuing education.

 

Post-Graduation Location 一 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 many of the large tech companies to extend offers for predetermined locations.

 

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Connective Media

Connective Media statistics

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

 

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech

Health Tech statistics

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

 

Summer Internships 一 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 concentration in 2015 and Health Tech concentration in 2016, 100% of all students who sought summer internships received offers. During the summer of 2020, a number of students conducted faculty-led research in place of an internship. Companies that hired Jacobs students for summer internships in 2020 included Amazon, Audible (Amazon), Facebook, Google, Hulu, Intel, MITRE, Teladoc, and others. The majority of the internship roles were software development and data analytics.

 

Compensation – Technical Programs

The compensation package at tech companies, where the majority of technical programs graduates accepted roles, depends on the stage of the company’s life cycle, the amount of equity granted (and its value) as well as years and relevance of professional experiences of a graduate. In 2020, the median salary for software development positions was $120,000; for data scientist/data analyst positions median salary was $115,000. In most cases, in addition to salary offers included equity, sign-on, year-end, or performance bonuses and relocation allowance (if applicable).