Each year we survey graduating seniors and produce a comprehensive report that highlights what our students are doing upon graduation. The data includes positions, geographical locations, employers, salaries and much more.
December 2019, May & August 2020 graduates:
2018 Undergraduate Career Outcomes
Our graduates tackle the world’s most challenging problems.
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.
78% response rate.
|Graduate & Professional School||23%|
Starting salary range
37% reported two or more job offers.
Cornell CALS graduates work and study around the world
|Region||Number of graduates|
|Southwest & Rocky Mnt.||27|
|Location||Number of graduates|
|Europe: Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, UK||10|
|Africa: Tanzania, South Africa, Liberia||4|
|Asia: Japan, Singapore, Taiwan||3|
Industries where our graduates work
|Employment sectors||Percent||Average salary|
|Human Healthcare Services||6%||$40,614|
|Other Nonprofit Organizations||5%||$28,953|
Where our graduates go
- Boston Consulting Group
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Constellation Brands
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- E. & J. Gallo
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Goldman Sachs
- Longwood Gardens
- McKinsey & Company
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- National Institutes of Health
- Weill Cornell
- Brown University
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Duke University
- Georgetown University
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- London School of Economics
- New York University
- Ohio State University
- Princeton University
- Stanford University
- Texas A & M University
- University of California – Berkeley
- University of Chicago
- University of Michigan
- University of Pennsylvania
- Vanderbilt University
- Wageningen University
- Washington University – St. Louis
- Weill Cornell
- Yale University
|M.D. and M.D./Ph.D.||9.5%|
Most frequently selected graduate fields of study
|Agriculture & Natural Resources||11.20%|
|Business and Management||8.90%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||8.90%|
|Other Human Health Fields||5.30%|
|Architecture & Environmental Design||2.40%|
Note: This data offer a snapshot of Cornell CALS students outcomes from the undergraduate class of 2018. Figures include the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
These survey results are compiled into a database dashboard and are currently available to anyone with a Cornell NetID. Those who are not able to access the dashboard or PDF reports below for any reason should email their request to calscareer [at] cornell.edu.
- Postgraduate Survey Dashboard
- Cornell Career Services university-wide Postgraduate Report.
- Cornell Institutional Research and Planning Dashboard.
- NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) provides Occupational Salary Calculators, HR Salary Calculators and Salary Calculator Center to assist you with your salary queries.
Summer experience survey
Tell us what you did this past summer by filling out the student experience survey — job, internship, travel, took a class, research...whatever. Your information will help others in their search for practical experiences, and inform CALS about the kinds of summer opportunities our students pursue.
View Summer Survey Results: See what other Cornell students have done during their summers for future ideas.