Each year we survey graduating seniors and produce a comprehensive report that highlights what our students are doing upon graduation. Data collected includes positions, geographical locations, employers, salaries and much more.
December 2020, May 2021, and August 2021 graduates should complete the Cornell Career Services 2021 Postgraduate Survey.
2020 Undergraduate Career Outcomes
Leveraging their life-changing undergraduate experiences, our graduates have explored the boundaries of purpose-driven science alongside the leading minds of today — becoming the leading minds of tomorrow.
Cornell CALS graduates embark on inspiring careers as industry leaders, innovators, scholars, public servants and engaged citizens.
The 2020 post-graduate report survey yielded a 76% response rate.
entered the workforce
were offered two or more job offers
went on to graduate or professional school
* 10% are seeking employment, 4% are exploring other endeavors.
Starting salary ranges
20% reported two or more job offers.
High starting salary range
Median salary range
Average salary range
Cornell CALS graduates work and study around the world
|Region||Number of graduates|
|Southwest & Rocky Mnt.||11|
Around the World
|Location||Number of graduates|
|Asia: China, Japan, Hong Kong||3|
Where our graduates go
- Adobe Systems
- Aldi, Inc.
- Comcast/NBC Universal
- E. & J. Gallo
- Goldman Sachs
- Howard Hugs Medical Institute
- ICF International
- JP Morgan & Chase Co.
- Kraft Heinz
- McKinsey & Company
- National Institutes of Health
- Procter & Gamble
- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
- United Nations
- Vogue Magazine
- Weill Cornell
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Duke University
- Georgetown University
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New York University
- Stanford University
- The Ohio State University
- Tufts University
- University of Arizona
- University College London
- University of California – Berkeley
- University of Michigan
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Pennsylvania
- Washington University – St. Louis
- Yale University
Industries where our graduates work
|Employment sectors||Percent||Average salary|
|Human Healthcare Services||12%||$40,726|
|Other Nonprofit Organizations||4%||$40,181|
Degree types & graduate fields of study
|M.D. and M.D./Ph.D.||7.7%|
Most frequently selected graduate fields of study
|Agriculture & Natural Resources||5.7%|
|Applied & Fine Arts||0.5%|
|Architecture & Environmental Design||2.4%|
|Business & Management||10.0%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||9.6%|
|Other Human Health Fields||7.6%|
|Public Affairs & Services||1.4%|
Note: This data offer a snapshot of Cornell CALS students outcomes from the undergraduate class of 2020. Figures include the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
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