Cornell Tech students are more than just engineers or business students; at heart they are inventors and entrepreneurs. Scrappy and forward looking, they aim to use their analytic abilities and expertise to tackle complex problems and deliver products to market.
Upon graduation, they form their own ventures or work for companies that foster entrepreneurial spirit.
At Cornell Tech, we don’t observe rigid recruitment periods or elaborate logistical procedures, knowing the best way to get to know our students is simply to spend some time with them. Giving a talk at our campus in the heart of New York City or hosting a company visit are some of several ways to connect with our students.
Cornell Tech is a part of the vibrant Cornell University community, which means that students and employers have access to the Cornell network and alumni resources. Please see the FAQ section to learn more on how to connect to other schools at Cornell University and the alumni.
Employers should submit job descriptions (full-time and internships) here.
Type of Employment Our Students are Searching for:
One Year MBA: Seeking full-time employment upon graduation.
One Year MEng in Computer Science: Seeking full-time employment upon graduation.
One Year MEng in Operations Research and Information Engineering: Seeking full-time employment upon graduation.
One Year LLM in in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship: Seeking full-time employment upon graduation.
Two Year MS in IS Programs: Seeking summer and winter internships throughout first-year. Seeking Full-time employment upon graduation.
Additionally, many students in all of our programs are looking for opportunities to work part-time during the year.
Current Class Statistics as of Fall 2016
Master’s Students on Campus: 128
Numbers by Program:
- MBA: 42
- MEng in Computer Science: 47
- MS in IS, Connective Media: 33
- MS in IS, Health Tech (inaugural class): 6
Female students: 31%
International students: 51%
Students with a STEM undergraduate degree: 74%
- Founders or co-founders of companies before CT: 20%
- MEng and MS in IS –average of 2-3 years of pre-Cornell Tech full time work experience; MBAs – average of 4-5 years of pre-Cornell Tech full time work experience.
Classes begin on August 17
Recruiting events begin in late August and typically take place mid day during the week. Alternative arrangements can be made to accommodate employer schedules.
Each semester Cornell Tech hosts two large recruiting events for employers seeking to hire students for full time and summer/part-time positions. Both events are highly interactive and allow employers to conduct mini-interviews at the events as well as see the projects our students work on during their school year.
- Fall Anti-Career Fair - October 28, 2016
For companies ready to recruit students upon graduation with full-time jobs and summer internships in the fall.
2. Spring Startup Career Fair
For companies conducting ‘just in time’ hiring for full time and summer/part-time roles.
- When: mid April 2017*
- Where: Cornell Tech Campus
- Time: 3-6 pm ET
*Sign up will be announced.
Our resume books, compiled every September, showcase each of our students’ resumes. MBA resume books are available by download from the MBAFocus Database.
For all other programs, contact Marina Dadashev to get a Resume Book sent directly to you.
Each job description should include a short description of your company, the specific skills and competencies required and the expected learning experience that will take place. All jobs will be posted internally, accessible to all students and alumni.
Employers should submit job descriptions (full-time and internships) here.
To reach the Cornell University career management centers in Ithaca, please contact the following:
- Johnson Graduate School of Management (MBA)
- School of Engineering and Operations Research
- Law School (LLM)
Companies are welcome to reserve space on Cornell Tech’s campus for interviews, conduct interviews via video conferencing or interview students off campus.
Students should be given a minimum of six weeks to respond to an offer for full-time employment. (See offer policy) This guideline applies whether the students receive their offers through on-campus recruitment, MBA conferences, personal outreach, or through an internship.
- MEng and MS in IS
Employers extending offers during the Fall and Spring semester must give students until a certain date. (See offer policy), or a minimum of three weeks from the date of offer—whichever is later—to respond.
Please contact Marina Dadashev, Head of Career Management Center
To facilitate meaningful professional networking and productive recruiting, Cornell Tech encourages companies to meet and engage with our students throughout the year. Interacting with the students directly delivers the most effective understanding their capabilities and interests. To this end, we offer a number of alternatives to the standard recruitment presentation.
(Cornell Tech does not charge for participation in any of the events (including recruiting events), except sponsorship commonly required for hackathon participation.)
Tech Talks & Presentations
A talk or presentation centered on a subject relevant to engineering and business. Companies are encouraged to conduct these mid-day during class breaks to maximize students time and attendance.
Three theme-based hackathons are conducted each year. In the past, hackathons included FinTech, HealthTech and DataScience. Hackathons bring together Cornell Tech students, students from the Ithaca campus, and on occasion, students from other selected graduate programs. Participation in hackathons gives companies a unique insight into the capabilities of our students and the opportunity to observe how they work in teams while solving industry relevant problems. Companies are encouraged to sponsor hackathons – all funds go towards covering event expenses (food & prizes) for students.
Contact Ami M. Stuart to learn more about upcoming hackathons and sponsorship opportunities.
Conducting an interview clinic is a great way to get to know students and help them master the interviewing process. A clinic includes one experienced professional who interviews a student in front of a small group of peers and provides live feedback. Usually clinics take one hour.
Hosting a group of students is a great way to showcase your company and its culture. Most Fridays after 12 pm work well for company visits.
Students always seek advice and guidance from experienced professionals on their career opportunities and trajectory. To become a career mentor, please contact Marina Dadashev.
Every fall semester at Cornell Tech, students respond to challenges posed by leading startups, companies, and organizations in NYC, and deliver new business ideas and prototypes by the end of the semester.
Students engage with external organizations and practitioners and work together in cross-campus teams. The teams build real prototypes and technology, develop business plans to tackle the challenge and demonstrate their work to the organization at the end of the semester.
Class of 2015 and Summer ’15 internships (as of September 2015)
INTERNSHIPS: MS in Connective Media (inaugural class – a 2 year program)
FULL TIME: 15% of all one year program graduates pursued their own ventures, while 85% sought full time employment upon graduation. The placement rate of students who sought employment is 100%.
MBAS (inaugural class - 1 year program)
Sample Hiring companies (all programs): Amazon, Apple, AOL/HuffPost, Adobe, Betaworks, BuzzFeed, Classpass, CommonBond, Deloitte, eBay, Facebook, Flatiron School, Google, IBM, Intel, Mastercard, Microsoft, ReWalk, Splash, Verizon, WebMD
The following is a list of questions commonly asked by prospective students.
What is Cornell Tech’s career services going to do for me?
The goal of the Career Management office at Cornell Tech is to provide you with targeted services that enable you to realize you post-graduation career goal and provide you with a lifelong career management skills. By partnering with career services you will be able to:
- Maximize your access to potential employers
- Prepare for recruiting and become marketable via 'learn by doing' activities (e.g., extensive interview practicing)
- Expand your understanding of the landscape of careers available to you
Does your recruiting cycle coincide with that at Cornell University in Ithaca or do you run your own recruiting cycle?
We’re a part of Cornell University and while we run our own career services, we’re aligned with the timeline and processes of the Ithaca-based schools at Cornell. In addition to attending Cornell Tech recruiting events, our students can also participate in Ithaca-based career fairs and other events.
Do Cornell Tech students have access to Cornell University’s alumni and resources in addition to Cornell Tech alumni?
Yes, being a part of Cornell University means that our students have access to alumni database and any other resource available to Ithaca based students
Which companies hire Cornell Tech graduates?
See the Employment Statistics section above.
Do only tech companies recruit at Cornell Tech?
The companies that recruit at Cornell Tech represent a range of industries within and outside of the tech space. We have a balanced mix of tech and non-tech companies that come to campus and which seek to hire students from all programs..
How can I find more about recruiting opportunities on Ithaca’s campus?
Please contact the following career centers: