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TECHNICAL PROGRAMS – 2015-2019

One Year Technical Programs

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 and analytical roles, many 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 nearly 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).

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Employment Statistics, (2015-2019). For 2019, 79% of students were job seekers, 9% of students were founders, and 12% of students took other paths; for 2018, 83% of students were job seekers, 12% of students were founders, and 5% of students took other paths; for 2017, 72% of students were job seekers, 5% of students were founders, and 23% of students took other paths; for 2016, 73% of students were job seekers, 25% of students were founders, and 2% of students took other paths; for 2015, 82% of students were job seekers, 15% of students were founders, and 3% of students took other paths.

Note: Other paths include graduates returning to their pre-CT 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 2019 graduates received at least one offer within the 3 months after graduation. Consistent with prior years, more than 90% of the job seekers accepted software developer, data scientist /data analyst roles with mature companies or startups. Examples of companies that hired 2019 graduates include AbinBev, Adobe, Amazon, Bloomberg, Cisco, Datadog, Facebook, Freewheel, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Opex Analytics, Pinterest, Samsung Electronics, Shutterstock, StashInvest, Strata, Verizon, Walmart e-Commerce, and others.

 

Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Information Engineering

87% of all job-seekers in the 2019 cohort received at least one offer within 3 months after graduation. As in the prior years, nearly 90% secured roles as data scientists or data analysts, the rest accepted roles such as software developers. Examples of companies that hired 2019 graduates include Asana, Casper, CISCO, Citi, CKM Analytix, Jane Street, JetBlue, JP Morgan, and others.

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Employment Statistics, (2018-2019). For 2019, 82% of students were job seekers, 4% of students were founders, and 14% of students took other paths; and for 2018, 100% of students were job seekers.

Note: Other paths include graduates returning to their pre-CT employers, pursuing 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. The above percentages on the charts may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering

9 students graduated from the program in 2019. The cohort was comprised of 5 international and 4 domestic students. Of the total cohorts, 6 pursued full-time jobs while the rest started their own ventures, did not seek employment, or pursued non-degree related personal interests or continued their education. 50% of all job-seekers (3 students of whom 2 were international students) received at least one offer in the 3 months since graduation. Examples of companies that hired 2019 graduates include Samsung AI Research, Shutterstock, WeWork, and others.

 

Post-Graduation Location 一 All One-Year Programs

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Working Location, (2015-2019). For 2019: 62% worked in NYC and 38% worked elsewhere; for 2018: 67% worked in NYC and 33% worked elsewhere; for 2017, 61% worked in NYC and 39% worked elsewhere; for 2016, 76% worked in NYC and 24% worked elsewhere; and for 2015, 41% worked in NYC and 59% worked elsewhere.

Note: The above data includes all graduates regardless of their post-graduation career paths. 2015 and 2016 data reflects 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

94% of the 2019 class sought full-time employment upon graduation. As of the three months post-graduation, 97% of full-time job seekers received offers. Common roles included software developer, product manager, data scientist, and data engineer. Examples of companies that hired 2019 graduates include Airbnb, Cisco, Cloudera, Facebook, Freewheel, Google, Instabase, Microsoft, Oscar Health, Paxos, Wayfair, WW, Yelp, and others.

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Employment Statistics, (2016-2019). For 2019, 94% of students were job seekers, 3% of students were founders, and 3% of students took other paths; for 2018, 90% of students were job seekers and 10% of students were founders; for 2017, 85% of students were job seekers and 15% of students were founders; and for 2016, 75% of students were job seekers and 25% of students took other paths.

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

69% of the 2019 class sought full-time employment; 100% received offers within 3 months of graduation. Graduates pursued a wide range of career paths — many as software developers, data associates/analysts, clinical research associates, and research engineers at Weill Cornell, Oscar Health, GrubHub, WW (formerly Weight Watchers), Yelp, and others.

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Employment Statistics, (2017-2019). For 2019, 69% of students were job seekers, 8% of students were founders, and 23% of students took other paths; for 2018, 86% of students were job seekers and 14% of students were founders; and for 2017, 66% of students were job seekers, 17% of students were founders, and 17% of students took other paths.

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

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Working Location, (2016-2019). For 2019: 41% worked in NYC and 59% worked elsewhere; for 2018: 52% worked in NYC and 48% worked elsewhere; for 2017, 35% worked in NYC and 65% worked elsewhere; and for 2016, 83% worked in NYC and 17% did not.

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

Bar-graph, Post Graduation Working Location, (2017-2019). For 2019: 50% worked in NYC and 50% worked elsewhere; for 2018: 86% worked in NYC and 14% worked elsewhere; and for 2017, 69% worked in NYC and 31% worked elsewhere.

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 2019, Connective Media and Health Tech students worked at mature companies and startups such as ABinBev – Innovation Beer Garage, BCG Ventures, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, MITRE, Oath, Shutterstock, Teladoc, Uber, WeWork, WW (formerly Weight Watchers). The majority of internships were in software development and data analytics or product management fields.

 

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 2019, median salary for software development positions was $120,000; for data scientist/data analyst positions median salary was $102,000. In most cases, in addition to salary offers included equity, sign-on, year-end, or performance bonuses and relocation allowance (if applicable).